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Antenatal Steroids Tied to Reduced Birth Size, Even at Full Term

12 märts, 2019 - 17:37
Study found that of babies exposed to steroids given for lung maturity in case of premature birth, 45% were actually born full term but still had smaller birth size compared with unexposed term infants.
Medscape Medical News

Endometriosis Must Come 'Out of the Shadows': New Review

12 märts, 2019 - 16:17
New review addresses lack of awareness, unmet needs, and barriers to care in endometriosis, with the goal of improving research, diagnosis, and treatment.
Medscape Medical News

Even Later-Life Exercise Reduces Mortality

8 märts, 2019 - 22:21
Regular exercise reduced the risk of dying by 29% to 36%, and increased physical activity in midlife was as effective as maintaining a high activity level from adolescence onward.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Approves First Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer

8 märts, 2019 - 21:02
For use in advanced triple-negative disease, atezolizumab is approved in combination with the chemotherapy nab-paclitaxel. The pairing improved progression-free survival.
FDA Approvals

Chemo Is 'Invisible Threat' to Cancer Clinic Staff

8 märts, 2019 - 19:26
Because of its toxicity, chemotherapy is an occupational hazard for the staff of cancer clinics, but related safety issues do not seem to be a major clinical concern or a topic of much research.
Medscape Medical News

Insulin-Treated Diabetes Tied to LGA and Preterm Birth

8 märts, 2019 - 14:38
Newborns of women with insulin-treated diabetes have the highest risk for being large for gestational age and prematurity; maternal type 2 diabetes increases these risks, and maternal obesity adds to it.
Medscape Medical News

Under the Radar: Female Genital Mutilation in the United States

6 märts, 2019 - 23:29
Two US experts on female genital mutilation, or 'cutting,' provide tips for clinicians on how to identify and ask patients about the practice.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Acupuncture a 'Realistic Option' vs HRT for Hot Flashes

4 märts, 2019 - 18:47
A small study shows that acupuncture is better than no treatment for menopausal symptoms and is a realistic option for women who cannot or do not wish to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT), say researchers.
Medscape Medical News

EU Panel Backs Risankizumab (Skyrizi) for Plaque Psoriasis

1 märts, 2019 - 21:36
The interleukin-23 inhibitor is for treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy.
International Approvals

ESC Guidelines on Pregnancy in Women With CVD

1 märts, 2019 - 18:24
Anticoagulation in women with mechanical valves and the mWHO classification of maternal risk are addressed in this review of new ESC guidelines on pregnancy in women with cardiovascular disease.
theheart.org on Medscape

Pregnancies Within Months of a Stillbirth Have Good Outcomes

1 märts, 2019 - 01:53
For women who conceived within 6 months of a stillbirth, there was no increase in the risk of a further stillbirth, preterm birth, or small for gestational age infant.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Warns About Robotic Mastectomy, Other Surgeries

28 veebruar, 2019 - 22:57
A new safety communication urges caution in the use of robotically assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries.
News Alerts

'Meticulous' Trial Overturns an Ovarian Cancer Practice

28 veebruar, 2019 - 00:37
For decades in advanced ovarian cancer, 'debulking' surgery has included regional lymph node removal. A landmark trial indicates no benefit.
Medscape Medical News

More Evidence Prenatal Vitamins Reduce the Risk of Autism

27 veebruar, 2019 - 21:41
Taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy was associated with a 50% reduction in the risk of autism spectrum disorder recurrence.
Medscape Medical News

CBT Bests Supportive Psychotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

26 veebruar, 2019 - 17:59
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for body dysmorphic disorder leads to more consistent improvement in severity and associated symptoms than supportive psychotherapy.
Medscape Medical News

Nuts Tied to Lower CVD Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

25 veebruar, 2019 - 17:14
A study found eating more nuts, especially tree nuts, may lower CVD risk in people with type 2 diabetes. Increasing nut consumption further, even after diabetes diagnosis, may be beneficial.
Medscape Medical News

Trump Administration Bans Abortion Referrals at US-Funded Clinics

23 veebruar, 2019 - 00:16
The Trump administration said on Friday that taxpayer-funded family planning clinics which primarily serve low-income Americans will no longer be able to refer patients for abortions, a move that critics vowed to challenge in court.
Reuters Health Information

Nurse Builds Database of Women Murdered by Men

22 veebruar, 2019 - 20:48
For dozens of hours each week, Dawn Wilcox scours the internet for news stories of women killed by men for a public list called Women Count USA.
Kaiser Health News

16% HPV Vaccination Rate Among US Adolescents 'Inadequate'

22 veebruar, 2019 - 20:00
All physicians should do what they can to improve inadequate HPV vaccination rates in adolescents, says Maurie Markman.
Medscape Oncology

Mitigating Implicit Bias in Med Schools Boosts Diversity

22 veebruar, 2019 - 17:20
When one medical school implemented training to reduce the effects of implicit bias on admissions, student diversity improved. Other schools are taking notice.
Medscape Medical News