In the Journals

Radioactive iodine treatment not linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes at 6 months

October 21, 2019
Radioactive iodine treatment following a thyroidectomy was not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes when conception occurred 6 months or longer…

Hormone health highlights in honor of World Menopause Day

October 18, 2019
Friday marks the 10th anniversary of World Menopause Day, established by the International Menopause Society to show support for women worldwide and…

At Issue

Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
In August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years

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Same-day LARC for teens saves $2,000 per patient

October 15, 2019
Providing teenagers with same-day long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, saved more than $2,000 per Medicaid patient in the United States vs…

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Maternal HIV infection may impact flu vaccine response in infants

October 15, 2019
In a study conducted among nearly 500 influenza vaccine-naive mother-infant pairs in Malawi, researchers found that maternal HIV infection was…

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Maternal bariatric surgery reduces birth defect risks among children

October 15, 2019
Children born to mothers who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are less likely to have birth defects when compared with mothers with obesity who did…

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Marijuana use during pregnancy: What clinicians need to know

October 14, 2019
CDC data show that 16.2% of pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years reported using marijuana nearly every day. These findings recently prompted U.S…

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Maternal weight gain tied to poor birth outcomes in twin pregnancies

October 10, 2019
In twin pregnancies, very high and very low maternal weight gain were both associated with poor birth outcomes, according to findings published in…

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Speed of increasing milk feeds does not affect neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants

October 9, 2019
Preterm and very low-birth-weight infants fed in faster and slower increments had comparable neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 24 months, according…

FDA OKs new indication for canagliflozin, laser therapy improves menopausal symptoms — top stories in endocrinology

October 9, 2019
The FDA recently approved a new indication for the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin, and a randomized controlled trial showed that laser therapy can…

Meeting News

Valacyclovir reduces rate of fetal CMV infection by 71%

October 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — Findings from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial presented at IDWeek sparked hope for the use of antiviral…

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Most pregnant women do not get flu, Tdap vaccines

October 8, 2019
Only 34.8% of pregnant women have received both the influenza and Tdap vaccines, missing a chance to protect themselves and their infants from…

USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to recommend bacterial vaginosis screening in pregnant women

October 8, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did not find enough evidence to recommend screening for bacterial vaginosis in asymptomatic pregnant women…

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Women, girls with ADHD six times more likely to have teenage pregnancy

October 2, 2019
Women and girls with ADHD are significantly more likely to give birth as teenagers than those without ADHD, according to a nationwide cohort study…

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‘Explain the science’: PCPs can improve flu vaccine uptake among pregnant women

September 30, 2019
Pregnant women are “considered the most important risk group” that needs to get the influenza vaccine, researchers wrote in Vaccine

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USPSTF: Screen pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria

September 24, 2019
Pregnant women should be screened for asymptomatic bacteriuria using a urine culture, according to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force…

Meeting News

Maternal smoking may lead to reproductive health issues in daughters

September 20, 2019
Mothers who smoked during pregnancy had daughters who showed signs of increased testosterone exposure, which could result in long-term reproductive…

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Risk for neural tube defects from dolutegravir lower than previously thought

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
According to results from the ongoing Tsepamo study in Botswana, infants born to women who took the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir for HIV…

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Forced sexual initiation linked to adverse health outcomes in women

September 19, 2019
Women who were physically forced or coerced into their first sexual intercourse were at increased risk for adverse outcomes in reproductive…

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N-3 fatty acid supplementation fails to reduce preterm delivery rate

September 11, 2019
Maternal supplementation with n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids did not reduce rates of early preterm deliveries, nor did it affect rates of…