Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV

kfaceyHealth, Women's Health

Women insert the ring, which gradually releases an antiretroviral drug. MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — When used regularly, a medicated monthly vaginal ring may be an effective way for women in sub-Saharan Africa to protect themselves from HIV infection, according to new research. The flexible ring contains the antiretroviral drug dapivirine. The ring, developed by the nonprofit International … Read More

Wide Variation Seen in ‘Dense’ Breast Diagnoses

kfaceyHealth, Reproductive Health, Women's Health

Doctors may misjudge a woman’s cancer risks as a result, researchers say. MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A woman’s odds of being told she has “dense” breasts may depend on which radiologist reads her mammogram, a new study finds. The study, which involved centers in four U.S. states, found that radiologists varied widely in how often they defined … Read More