Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV

kfaceyHealth, Women's Health

monthly vaginal ring

Women insert the monthly vaginal 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 … 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