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It’s raining women
Our series of articles on women’s health look at the iron needs of girls, adolescents and in adulthood, as well as the benefits of egg timer testing, which allow women to know what their reproductive potential are and plan, accordingly. We provide tips on what contraceptives are best for which patients, investigate endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome, which affect women of reproductive age, and delve into the importance of nutritional supplementation during pregnancy to ensure the best outcomes for mother and baby.
In older women, breast cancer (BCa) is one of the leading diseases. In our article on page 8, we share the news that abemaciclib recently became the first cyclin-dependent kinase 4 and 6 inhibitor to be approved as adjuvant treatment in combination with endocrine therapy for high-risk hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative, and node-positive early BCa.
Lastly, we look at menopause transition and the benefits as well as some of the risks associated with hormone replacement therapy. In our article on page 52, we also look at why women are at greater risk of obesity and the role of hormones.
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It’s raining women!
Transcending the norms of conventional early breast cancer treatment
App helps manage children’s mental health
3 PET-CT scans now PMB for Hodgkin lymphomas
CPD: How to overcome challenges to effectively manage AR
Living with hep C: Patient experiences
Endometriosis: A complex disease with a significant impact on QoL
PCOS: Understanding the multi-faceted impact on women’s health
The importance of egg timer testing for all women of childbearing age
Supplementing during pregnancy: Benefits for mom and baby
Why do women have a greater risk of obesity compared to men?
Access to contraception: A basic human right and way to reduce unintended pregnancies
Impact of GSM symptoms more profound in sexually active women
Do type and route of HT matter?
Building resilient bones
A breakthrough in iron delivery technology
Statin intolerance: Is It real or a myth?
How to improve long-term health outcomes in patients living with T2DM
Important milestones in the treatment of diabetes
Early intervention in schizophrenia improves patient outcomes
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