Mobile Ultrasound Patrol cut scan cost from $80 to $2 for Morocco moms

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Mobile Ultrasound Patrol cut scan cost from $80 to $2 for Morocco moms

July 10, 2014 5:51 am by | 0 Comments

Equipping doctors and nurses with the right mobile technology and sending them into rural communities can make prenatal care significantly cheaper, safer and more efficient, a new study has found….


Following the demographics, P&G gets back into the adult diaper business

Following the demographics, P&G gets back into the adult diaper business

July 24, 2014 6:13 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s easy to talk about Baby Boomers and how America is getting older, but nothing makes that demographic shift clearer than diaper sales. The Wall Street Journal reported last week…


Johns Hopkins will pay $190M to thousands of women secretly filmed by gynecologist

Johns Hopkins will pay $190M to thousands of women secretly filmed by gynecologist

July 21, 2014 4:55 pm by | 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190 million to thousands of women who were secretly filmed by a doctor during gynecological exams. The proposed settlement, announced Monday,…



Study: HPV test is better than Pap smear for cervical cancer screening

Study: HPV test is better than Pap smear for cervical cancer screening

July 19, 2014 1:11 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) may be the best way to know whether a woman is at risk of developing cervical cancer in the near…


CMS names finalists for $360M in grants to help kids, seniors, dual eligibles

CMS names finalists for $360M in grants to help kids, seniors, dual eligibles

July 11, 2014 3:50 pm by | 0 Comments

CMS announced the second batch of prospective recipients of its Health Care Innovation Awards, which brings the total amount of funding for the project to about $360 million for health…


CombiMatrix offers answers for women who have had multiple miscarriages

CombiMatrix offers answers for women who have had multiple miscarriages

July 10, 2014 5:49 am by | 0 Comments

It’s a little discussed fact that many pregnancies end in miscarriage – and it can be hard to understand why. CombiMatrix, an Orange County-based fetal diagnostic company, has developed a…


From The Pill to The Chip? A birth control implant you turn off with a remote is on the way

From The Pill to The Chip? A birth control implant you turn off with a remote is on the way

July 9, 2014 7:54 am by | 0 Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice if family planning were as simple as turning on the TV? Well, it might be in the near future, thanks to a contraceptive computer chip slated for…


Wow of the Week: Older moms outlive younger moms

Wow of the Week: Older moms outlive younger moms

July 5, 2014 1:30 pm by | 0 Comments

You hear an awful lot about the risk factors of waiting to have a child. But older moms may have a secret advantage. New research suggests that moms who have…



Supreme Court: Only small, privately held companies can avoid ACA birth control rule

Supreme Court: Only small, privately held companies can avoid ACA birth control rule

June 30, 2014 10:01 am by | 0 Comments

UPDATE: The Supreme Court’s latest ruling about part of the Affordable Care Act is not a soundbite decision with clear implications for each side of the debate. In the Hobby…


OBGYNs want more guidelines, tools for discussing toxic exposure during pregnancy

OBGYNs want more guidelines, tools for discussing toxic exposure during pregnancy

June 26, 2014 11:21 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Obstetricians recognize that exposure to chemicals and metals can affect a pregnancy, but said in a new survey that they face barriers to counseling patients…


Period tracking app evolves into ‘female community’ as Meet You raises $35M more

Period tracking app evolves into ‘female community’ as Meet You raises $35M more

June 25, 2014 9:19 am by | 0 Comments

Meet You, a Chinese app for females to track their periods, announced yesterday $35 million in funding led by SIG. Matrix Partners China and China Renaissance K2 Ventures also participated….


Florida passes new law after man tricks woman into taking abortion pills

Florida passes new law after man tricks woman into taking abortion pills

June 21, 2014 6:19 am by | 0 Comments

TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed into law harsher penalties for crimes in which a fetus is harmed or killed, no matter how early in the pregnancy.
The legislation drew passionate support this spring from a Florida wo…


March of Dimes hits a home run and doesn’t even know it!

March of Dimes hits a home run and doesn’t even know it!

June 21, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

The March of Dimes effort to reduce or eliminate elective deliveries and C-sections has led to thousands of women not having major unnecessary surgery and babies who would have required…


Depression may aggravate heart problems in young women

Depression may aggravate heart problems in young women

June 19, 2014 2:50 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women under age 55 with suspected heart problems are twice as likely to have a heart attack, require artery-opening procedures or die if they also…


Antidepressants during pregnancy safe for baby’s heart, according to new research

Antidepressants during pregnancy safe for baby’s heart, according to new research

June 19, 2014 8:32 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Records from nearly a million women and their newborn children offer new evidence that common antidepressants taken during pregnancy do not increase the risk of…


San Francisco’s new city law gives released inmates health insurance under ACA

San Francisco’s new city law gives released inmates health insurance under ACA

June 12, 2014 3:45 pm by | 0 Comments

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department is implementing a new city law allowing its staff to enroll inmates into health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi believes that…