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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…

New Apple research app could revolutionize heart, hearing, women’s health research

September 11, 2019
Apple announced that it is launching three studies leveraging the Apple Watch’s capabilities to allow people to track their heart rate and…

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Q&A: Benefits, harms of estrogen therapy in women who had ovaries removed

September 9, 2019
For women who had a hysterectomy and their ovaries removed, estrogen therapy was associated with long-term benefits if the therapy began before the…

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Q&A: Putting the new BRCA1/2 screening recommendations into practice

September 9, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that primary care physicians screen women with a familial risk assessment tool if they…

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Patient order errors in NICUs more common for twins, multiple births

September 5, 2019
Results of a study conducted at six New York NICUs suggested that multiple-birth infants are at an increased risk for wrong-patient order errors…

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USPSTF recommends preventive drugs for women at high breast cancer risk

September 3, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force today recommended that clinicians offer breast cancer risk-reducing medications such as tamoxifen, raloxifene…

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‘Not your mother’s marijuana’: Surgeon General issues warning about drug’s harms

August 29, 2019
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, issued an advisory to raise awareness — especially among pregnant women and youth — of the harms…

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Hypertension, preeclampsia mediate adverse pregnancy outcomes in RA, SLE, psoriasis

August 29, 2019
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and psoriasis, the presence of hypertension or preeclampsia accounts for…

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Late menopause may lower type 2 diabetes risk

August 28, 2019
Later age at menopause was associated with lower risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Primary Care Diabetes. “In…

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C-section birth linked to autism, ADHD

August 28, 2019
Offspring born via cesarean delivery were at increased risk for autism spectrum disorder and ADHD compared with those born by vaginal delivery…

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NIH-funded study emphasizes lack of information about prenatal opioid exposure

August 28, 2019
A review published in Pediatrics revealed gaps and inconsistencies in findings about the outcomes of children exposed to opioids prenatally and…

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Mothers 45 and older at highest risk for severe morbidity, mortality

August 23, 2019
Older maternal age was associated with increased risks for severe maternal morbidity and mortality, particularly in those 45 years or older…

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CDC: Vaccine could have prevented 92% of HPV cancers

August 22, 2019
CDC data showed that most of the estimated 34,800 cancers yearly attributed to HPV annually between 2012 and 2016 could have been prevented if the…

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Moving residences in first trimester may increase risk for adverse birth outcomes

August 22, 2019
Infants born to mothers in Washington state who moved during the first trimester were more likely to be born preterm and have low birth weight…

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USPSTF: Screen women with increased risk for BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations

August 20, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that primary care physicians assess women with a familial risk assessment tool if they have family…

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Maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy linked to lower IQ scores in kids

August 19, 2019
Findings from a prospective, multicenter birth cohort study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggested that maternal exposure to fluorinated water during…

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1 in 5 women have anxiety disorders in pregnancy, postpartum

August 2, 2019
Anxiety disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum period were more prevalent than previously believed, with about 1 in 5 women meeting diagnostic…

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1 in 270 births have ‘dual burden’ of prematurity, severe maternal complications

August 1, 2019
About one-quarter of mothers in California who experience severe maternal morbidity during childbirth, or SMM, also give birth prematurely, according…