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MTHFR and Birth Defects: Does Type of Folate Matter?

24 veebruar, 2020 - 21:21
How do MTHFR genotypes affect blood folate levels and the risk for birth defects? Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions.
CDC Expert Commentary

FDA OKs First Once-Daily IV COX-2 Preferential NSAID for Pain

21 veebruar, 2020 - 23:37
The FDA approved meloxicam injection (Anjeso, Baudax Bio) for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, either by itself or with other NSAID analgesics.
FDA Approvals

Endocrine Society Advises on Use of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis

21 veebruar, 2020 - 17:37
Updated guidance for osteoporosis now includes a recommendation for the use of romosozumab, but only in severe osteoporosis and not in women with a history of myocardial infarction or stroke.
Medscape Medical News

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Good This Season, CDC Says

21 veebruar, 2020 - 02:30
Preliminary estimates show influenza vaccine effectiveness for 2019-2020 was 55% in children and 45% overall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Medscape Medical News

Longer Breastfeeding, Lower Type 2 Risk After Gestational Diabetes

20 veebruar, 2020 - 23:30
Women with a history of gestational diabetes who breastfed for 2 years or longer had a 27% lower risk of type 2 diabetes than those who did not, a new study shows.
Medscape Medical News

Poll: Americans Unaware STIs Are Common and Increasing

19 veebruar, 2020 - 20:19
Despite evidence showing that some STIs are occurring at an all-time high, a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows American adults are unaware of STIs' prevalence and management.
Medscape Medical News

First Baby From Immature Eggs Removed From Patient With Cancer

19 veebruar, 2020 - 20:19
A patient with breast cancer at risk of infertility from adjuvant chemotherapy has given birth 5 years after having immature oocytes removed, matured in the laboratory, and then frozen.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Approves Weekly Contraceptive Patch Twirla

18 veebruar, 2020 - 23:08
Twirla is a levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol transdermal contraceptive option for women with a BMI <30 kg/m2 for whom a combined hormonal contraceptive is appropriate.
FDA Approvals

Alcohol, AFib, and Women: A Hazardous Mix?

18 veebruar, 2020 - 20:05
The first randomized trial evidence of a link between AFib and alcohol.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

FDA OKs New Drug for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

14 veebruar, 2020 - 01:11
Lactitol (Pizensy) is an osmotic laxative taken once daily for treatment in adults with chronic idiopathic constipation.
FDA Approvals

HPV Vaccine for Adults: Who Needs It? Who Doesn't?

14 veebruar, 2020 - 01:11
Find out which adults should be offered the HPV vaccine and who might want to skip it.
Medscape Internal Medicine

Test Normal, but Sperm Differs in Obesity, May Impact Fertility

13 veebruar, 2020 - 19:08
'We have shown that obesity significantly impacts the human sperm proteome, potentially to the detriment of important spermatogenic processes and the function of mature spermatozoa,' say researchers.
Medscape Medical News

Hard Times for America's $100M Breast Cancer Screening Trial

13 veebruar, 2020 - 16:07
The United States is spending a lot of money on a huge breast cancer screening trial that some clinicians say is unnecessary or even unethical. What's going on?
Medscape Medical News

Newborn Transfer May Not Reflect True Rate of Complications

13 veebruar, 2020 - 04:04
Using newborn transfer as a measure of quality of obstetric care may disadvantage hospitals that do not have a neonatal intensive care unit, which are likely to transfer newborns to hospitals that have them.
Medscape Medical News

One in Five Elective Surgeries Comes With a Surprise Bill

11 veebruar, 2020 - 18:44
Researchers estimate that on average, there are more than $2000 add-on charges for out-of-network clinicians such as anesthesiologists and surgical assistants after procedures with in-network primary surgeons.
Medscape Medical News

More Patients Turning to 'Direct Primary Care'

11 veebruar, 2020 - 18:44
DPC Frontier estimates there are 1,219 practices in 48 states and Washington, D.C. They range in size from solo practitioners to corporate, multisite primary care organizations with thousands of doctors.
WebMD Health News

SMFM 2020

10 veebruar, 2020 - 21:30
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SMFM 2020
Medscape Ob/Gyn

PCP Visits Declined by Nearly One Quarter in Less Than 10 Years

7 veebruar, 2020 - 23:59
Fewer commercially insured adults are visiting primary care physicians, and the trend has both negative and positive consequences, experts said.
Medscape Medical News

Can a Weighted Vest Preserve Bone as Seniors Lose Weight?

7 veebruar, 2020 - 17:55
"I am hopeful that we'll see participants lose weight and that the vest use is able to reduce weight-loss-associated bone loss to a similar degree as resistance training," says lead investigator.
Medscape Medical News

Testing Sperm at Home: The Latest Infertility Trend

6 veebruar, 2020 - 23:48
Reacting to reports of falling sperm counts among the population, some men seek reassurance through home sperm testing.
Medscape Family Medicine