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USPSTF: Primary care interventions associated with increased likelihood of breastfeeding

April 27, 2016

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is seeking comments on a draft recommendation promoting primary care interventions in support of breastfeeding, according to a statement.

The USPSTF is seeking to update its 2008 B-grade recommendation, which concluded that there was adequate evidence that primary care interventions to promote breastfeeding during pregnancy and after birth increased rats of initiation, duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding. The update, also a B-grade recommendation, focuses on the effectiveness of breastfeeding support interventions on initiation, duration and exclusivity

Latest infertility research and news: What you need to know

April 25, 2016
April 24 through 30 is National Infertility Awareness Week, which began in 1989 to raise the profile of the disease and encourage members of the public to better…
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Healthy diet may reduce hypertension risk in women with gestational diabetes

April 21, 2016
Women with gestational diabetes were 20% less likely to develop hypertension later in life if they maintained a healthy diet, researchers reported in…
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Hypertensive pregnancy disorders associated with worse neurological outcomes

April 18, 2016
Hypertensive pregnancy disorders were associated with smaller brain volume and slower cognitive performances, according to research presented at the American Academy of…
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USPSTF: Primary care interventions associated with increased likelihood of breastfeeding

April 27, 2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is seeking comments on a draft recommendation promoting primary care interventions in support of…

Latest infertility research and news: What you need to know

April 25, 2016
April 24 through 30 is National Infertility Awareness Week, which began in 1989 to raise the profile of the disease and encourage members of the…
In the Journals

Healthy diet may reduce hypertension risk in women with gestational diabetes

April 21, 2016
Women with gestational diabetes were 20% less likely to develop hypertension later in life if they maintained a healthy diet, researchers reported in…
Meeting News Coverage

Hypertensive pregnancy disorders associated with worse neurological outcomes

April 18, 2016
Hypertensive pregnancy disorders were associated with smaller brain volume and slower cognitive performances, according to research presented at the…

Assisted reproductive technology associated with certain birth defects

April 14, 2016
Recent findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that infants conceived with assisted reproductive technology had a greater prevalence of…
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Preventable maternal, child deaths could be eliminated in a generation

April 14, 2016
Avoidable maternal and child deaths could be “largely eliminated” in a generation by a rapid, global push to prioritize and expand…

Latest research on sexual assault for physicians

April 13, 2016
There are approximately 293,000 victims of sexual assault each year, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.Marking Sexual Assault…
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Long-acting reversible contraception counseling needed for young women

April 13, 2016
Variable knowledge of long-acting, reversible contraceptives among adolescent women in school-based primary care centers suggests that more…
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Limiting energy intake, increasing nutrient density effectively manages pregnancy weight gain

April 11, 2016
Primary care physicians seeking to adhere to the Institute of Medicine’s 2009 guidelines for managing weight gain in their pregnant patients…
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Blood clot risk lower for estrogen-only menopause treatments

April 7, 2016
The risk for venous thromboembolism associated with hormone therapy was lower for patients receiving estrogen only, compared with a combination of…
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