OBGYN & Women's Health News

In Utero Ultrafine Particle Exposure Tied to Asthma in Offspring
Active Interventions Generally Helpful for Urinary Incontinence
Fewer Complications After MIRS Introduced for Endometrial Cancer
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Induction for Late-Term Pregnancies at 41 Weeks Tied to Small Benefits
Opioid Prescriptions Dropped for New Users From 2012 to 2017
Guidelines Developed for Polymyxin Antibiotic Use
Infertility in Women Linked to Modestly Elevated Cancer Risk
E-Cigarettes May Threaten Goal of Achieving Tobacco Endgame
Prenatal High-Dose Vitamin D Not Linked to Asthma at Age 6
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Mumps Causes Quarantine of Over 2,200 Immigrant Detainees
Resistance Training May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Progression
Parity, Risk for Breast Cancer Studied for BRCA1/2 Carriers
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Diet Quality in Midlife Not Linked to Later Risk for Dementia
Acupressure Reduces Lasting Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors
Stillbirth Risk Up With High Serum Bile Acids in Pregnancy
Moderate Muscle Strength Linked to Lower Risk for T2DM
CDC: Flu Season May Have Peaked
FDA Approves First Immunotherapy Drug for Breast Cancer
Long-Acting Regimen Noninferior to Daily ART for HIV-1
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Up With Maternal Smoking
Genetic Testing Recommended for All Patients With Breast Cancer
Mumps Outbreak Reported at Temple University
History of Cycling Weight May Up Risk for Heart Disease in Women
AAN: No Increased MS Relapse Risk in Postpartum Period
Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking Addictive, Harmful to the Heart
GDM Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Event Risk Postpartum
ACC: Photoplethysmography Signal Can Detect Diabetes
Recall Down, Cancer Detection Up With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
Raspberries May Aid Glucose Control With Prediabetes
High-Quality, Plant-Based Diet Tied to Lower Risk for CVD Mortality
Long-Term Systemic Hormone Therapy May Up Alzheimer Risk
Menopause Symptoms Linked to Chronic Pain in Midlife
No Increased Risk Seen for Pregnancies Conceived Within Year of Stillbirth
Behavioral Intervention Ups Physical Activity in T2DM
Studies Look at Ways to Reduce Depressive Episodes in Obese
Second Man HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Program in Peds Rheumatology Clinic Ups Education on Teratogenic Rx
Breast Cancer Diagnosis Delays Seen With High-Deductible Health Plans
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Tied to Stroke Risk
Poll: Many Older Adults Report Feeling Lonely, Isolated
Pneumococcal Vaccination at Age 50 Prevents the Most Disease
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
HPV Infection Unlikely to Spread From Hand Contact
Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy Does Not Cause Miscarriage
Robotically Assisted Devices Not Approved for Cancer Surgery
Performance Improvement Sustained After DBT Adoption
Lymphadenectomy Does Not Up Survival in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Prenatal Vitamin Intake in Early Pregnancy May Cut Autism Risk
CDC: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled in the United States
Antenatal Corticosteroid Tx Tied to Reduction in Birth Size
Decline Observed in HPV Type 16/18 Cervical Precancers in U.S.
Achievement of Targets in T2DM Varies by Season
Sufficient Investment Could Reduce HIV Epidemic by 2030
Excessive Gestational Weight Gain Tied to Maternal Morbidity
Environmental Exposures Before, After Birth Tied to Lung Function
Program Aids Weight Loss in Patients With Mental Illness
Knowledge of Transgender Health Care Not Linked to Education
Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use
FDA: Thermography No Substitute for Mammograms
Some Characteristics Unique to Depression Before, After Birth
Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Prenatal Care Inadequate for Moms With Child Taken Into Care
Serious Medical Outcomes Reported With Kratom Exposure
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Cholecystectomy in Pregnancy Tied to Worse Outcomes
One-Third of PCPs Discuss Breast Cancer Treatments With Patients
44.4 Million Estimated to Be Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer by 2069
Intervention Can Reduce Orders for Inpatient Urine Cultures
2005 to 2015 Saw Drop in Primary Care Physician Supply
U.S. Agencies Probing Johnson & Johnson Over Asbestos in Talc
FDA Advances Regulation to Ensure Sunscreen Safety, Efficacy
8 More U.S. Communities to Be Assessed for PFAS Toxin Exposure
Wellness Problems Prevalent Among Ob-Gyn Residents
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Acupuncture Alleviates Moderate-to-Severe Menopause Symptoms
Sacituzumab Govitecan Promising in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Midlife Cognitive, Physical Activity May Cut Dementia Risk
Many Experience Improvement in Sex Life After Bariatric Surgery
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks
Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients
USPSTF Says Screen Women With Higher Risk for BRCA Mutations
Oncotype DX Not Cost-Effective for Low-Risk Breast Cancer
Low Vitamin D Tied to High Blood Glucose Levels in Women
Cardiovascular Risk Increased During Gender Transition
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
FDA Approves First Customizable Insulin Pump
Primary Care Providers Can Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause
CDC: Heterosexual Syphilis Transmission Up for Drug Users
Artificial Intelligence Predicts Survival in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through Feb. 2, 2019
Human Milk Microbiota Shaped by Maternal Factors, Feeding Method
Rates of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Low for Denosumab-Treated Women
p, p'-DDT Exposure Linked to Breast Cancer Through Age 54
USPSTF Recommends Counseling to Prevent Perinatal Depression
CDC: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 to 2018
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation ID'd in the Opioid Epidemic
Women Less Likely to Get Periop Care Before Hip Fracture Surgery
More Than a Half Million Deaths From Breast Cancer Averted
Reproductive Health Counseling Inadequate in IBD
Rates of Diabetes Screening High Among Adults Age ≥45
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
High-Risk HPV Infection Linked to Increased Risk for CVD in Women
CDC: Heart Attack Awareness Improved Since 2008
FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased
T2DM Initially Remits in Majority Who Undergo Gastric Bypass
Conservative Management Feasible for Adnexal Masses
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Up With PCOS Regardless of BMI
Radiologists Can Help ID Intimate Partner Violence
Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use
No Increased Risk for Cancer for ART-Conceived Children
Outcomes Good for Autologous Reconstruction After Implant Fail
Updated ACIP Immunization Schedule Released for Adults
Severe Maternal Morbidity, Mortality Up With Infertility Tx
Some Obesity-Related Cancers Increasing in Younger Adults
Discontinuing TNFi Before Gestational Week 20 Is Feasible
Physician Burnout Tied to Ability to Address Social Needs
HPV Educational Video May Increase Vaccination Rates
Use of Image Analysis to ID HER2 Status in Breast Cancer Outlined
Maternal Factors Predict Postpartum Depression Trajectory
Maternal Glucose in Pregnancy Tied to Child's Glucose Outcomes
CDC: Most Black HIV Patients Interviewed for Partner Services
Long-Term Incidence of A-Fib Increased in Women With Breast Cancer
Rising Temps May Up Burden of Congenital Heart Disease in U.S.
AHA: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
More High-Value Care Associated With Receipt of Primary Care
Management of MS in Pregnancy Reviewed in U.K. Guideline
Small Increase in HbA1c Seen With Switch to Human Insulin in T2DM
FDA Receives an 'F' in Tobacco Prevention Report Card
Undisturbed Maternal Sleep Tied to Higher Risk for Late Stillbirth
New Guidelines Introduced for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Pregnancy
Few Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Meeting HbA1c Goals
Adverse Birth Outcomes Up With Medically Assisted Reproduction
Evidence Lacking for Benefit of Surgery for Vertebral Fractures
Many Teens Not Up to Date on HPV Vaccination
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Fried Chicken, Fish Linked to All-Cause, Cardiovascular Death
Initiative Tied to Decreased Racial Inequity in Breastfeeding
Time to Breast Cancer Surgery Delayed for Non-Hispanic Blacks
Marketing of Opioids Linked to Increased OD Mortality
Herd Protection Seen With 4-Valent HPV Vaccination
Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Doctors
CDC: Slight Hike in Prevalence of Gastroschisis Since 2006-2010
Repeat Tubal Procedures Up After Hysteroscopic Sterilization
Review Gives Guidance to Support Teens With Gender Dysphoria
CDC: Opioid Prescribing Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas
Messages for Increasing Parental Confidence in HPV Vaccine ID'd
Mindfulness, Stress Linked to Menopausal Symptoms
Mandated Neonatal Abstinence Reporting Helps Quantify Cases
Trained Alert Dogs Can Detect Impending T1DM-Related Events
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Overreact to Genetic Testing
Prevalence of Knee OA Lower With Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible
Low-Income Women Lack Menstrual Hygiene Supplies
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy
Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss
Replacing Sitting Time With Activity Lowers Mortality Risk
Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk
USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Meds for Breast Cancer
Delayed Contraception Leads to Early Unwanted Pregnancy
Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
Breast Cancer Incidence Up With Persistent Vasomotor Symptoms
Postpartum New-Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD
Menopausal Hormone Tx Use Down Post-WHI Recommendations
Drug Overdose Death Rate Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU
Use of Diabetes Monitoring Tests in Primary Care Suboptimal
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
Algorithm Evaluates Cervical Images to ID Precancer, Cancer
CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
Total Fertility Rates Vary by State
Obesity Linked to Lower Gray Matter Brain Volume
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Long Work Hours Tied to Poor Glycemic Control in T2DM
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
USPSTF Affirms Guidance for Hep B Screening at First Prenatal Visit
Women With CVD Have Worse Self-Reported Outcomes
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Cervical Cancer Screening Rates 'Unacceptably Low'
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia
Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
Psychoeducational Intervention of Little Benefit in Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Disparities Mostly Explained by Facility Factors
Partner-Delivered HIV Self-Testing Can Up Linkage to Care
Three Novel Loci Associated With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ID'd
Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Having Children Tied to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Risk for Breast Cancer Increased With False-Positive Screening Result
Toll on Health From Depression, Anxiety Akin to Smoking, Obesity
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
More Than Two-Thirds of Drug OD Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit
More Americans Reporting Less Than Six Hours Sleep Per Night
Health Care Screening Practices Impact Skin Cancer Diagnosis
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
EMS Treatment for Possible Heart Attack Varies by Sex
HPV Ups Cervical Cancer Risk, Even With No Cellular Signs
FDA Announces Safety Monitoring Measures for the Essure Device
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
CDC: Weight, Waist Size, BMI Increased for Many U.S. Adults
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
CDC: ~65 Percent of U.S. Women Currently Using Contraceptives
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
Exercise Promotes Executive Functioning in Sedentary Adults
Endocrine Tx Does Not Impair Neuropsychological Performance
Edentulism Tied to Greater Risk for High BP After Menopause
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