In the Journals

Genetic variants predict age at menopause, influence longevity

June 17, 2019
A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies suggests that several genetic variants predict the timing of menopause in women, whereas newly…

Meeting News

DASH diet may lower risk for preeclampsia

June 14, 2019
Pregnant women who had a greater adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, diet were less likely to develop preeclampsia, a…

In the Journals

Women denied abortions report worse long term physical health

June 11, 2019
Women who were denied abortions and gave birth reported worse health after 5 years than those who sought and received an abortion, according to study…

In the Journals

USPSTF: PrEP should be offered to patients at high risk for HIV

June 11, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that patients at high risk for HIV be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, with…

Meeting News

NIH, USDA analyses show prenatal multivitamin labels incorrect, unclear

June 10, 2019
Prescription and over-the-counter prenatal multivitamin labels were often either wrong or confusing, according to two studies presented at Nutrition…

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Few infants in NYC with possible ZIKV exposure have associated birth defects

June 7, 2019
Approximately 5% of infants with possible congenital Zika virus exposure had defects at birth potentially associated with the infection, according to…

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Maternal diabetes, obesity influence type 1 diabetes risk in offspring

June 7, 2019
Mothers with excess weight or diabetes were more likely to have offspring who develop childhood-onset type 1 diabetes when compared with…

FDA News

FDA issues warning for vinpocetine

June 3, 2019
The FDA said it was warning women of childbearing age about the synthetically produced compound vinpocetine found in dietary supplements or as a…

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Cytologic HPV screening every 3 years ideal for women aged 21 to 29

May 30, 2019
A recent study of cancer screening strategies found that cytologic testing every 3 years in women aged 21 to 29 years, with continued cytologic…

Meeting News

Tips in managing PCOS

May 30, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Despite being extremely prevalent, polycystic ovary syndrome remains a challenging condition to diagnose and manage, in part…

In the Journals

Maternal genetic risk for type 2 diabetes tied to birth weight in offspring

May 29, 2019
Black women with a higher genetic risk score for type 2 diabetes are more likely to have offspring with a higher birth weight, whereas a higher…

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Prepregnancy diabetes predicts curtailed breastfeeding among black mothers

May 29, 2019
Black women with diabetes diagnosed before pregnancy were less likely to initiate breastfeeding and ceased breastfeeding earlier when compared with…

Meeting News

In vitro fertilization may increase risk for peripartum cardiomyopathy

May 28, 2019
One-third of women with peripartum cardiomyopathy had subfertility with high rates of in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection…

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Congenital Chagas disease affects up to 5% of infants born to infected mothers in US

May 28, 2019
Up to 5% of infants born in the United States to mothers infected with Chagas disease become congenitally infected, according to a review published…

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Milk expression within 8 hours of birth tied to successful lactation throughout NICU stay

May 21, 2019
Milk expression within 8 hours after birth in mothers with very low-birth-weight, or VLBW, infants was associated with a higher probability of being…

Meeting News

Breastfeeding at least 6 months may prevent maternal subclinical atherosclerosis

May 20, 2019
Postmenopausal women who reported breastfeeding for at least 6 months had less arterial stiffness and atherosclerosis vs. women who breastfed for…

In the Journals

1 in 7 babies around the world born with low birthweight

May 16, 2019
Findings recently published in The Lancet Global Health suggested that although a decrease in the prevalence of infants born with low birth weight…

In the Journals

Maternal migraine may increase risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes

May 15, 2019
Women with migraine had a higher risk for several adverse outcomes after pregnancy compared with women without migraine, according to results from a…

In the Journals

Multiple pregnancies increase diabetes risk in postmenopausal women

May 15, 2019
Postmenopausal women reporting a history of at least four pregnancies were 28% more likely to develop diabetes when compared with women who reported…

In the Journals

Functionalized magnetic beads may successfully treat preeclampsia

May 15, 2019
Preliminary lab results from a recent study showed that functionalized magnetic beads successfully reduced blood levels of sFlt-1, a molecule…