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New Guidance on Managing Postpartum Pain

21 Mai, 2018 - 18:31
ACOG recommends an individualized approach to postpartum pain management that may include nonopioids, opioids, and nonpharmacologic approaches.
Medscape Medical News

Extreme Diets: Fads and Facts

21 Mai, 2018 - 18:00
Radical diets have exploded in popularity since the 19th century. We dig into notable examples -- from Fletcherism to liquid diets to Beverly Hills -- reviewing their history, claims, and impact.
Medscape Internal Medicine

US, EU Warn About Birth Defect Risk From Dolutegravir

18 Mai, 2018 - 22:39
The FDA and EMA have warned about a possible increased risk for neural tube defects in infants born to women who take dolutegravir for HIV during pregnancy.
News Alerts

Alendronate Reduces Cardiovascular Risk After Hip Fracture

18 Mai, 2018 - 18:55
Alendronate, and likely other bisphosphonates, lower cardiovascular event rates in patients treated for osteoporosis following a hip fracture.
Medscape Medical News

US Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low

18 Mai, 2018 - 18:39
Fertility rates hit another record low in 2017 as birth rates declined for women of nearly all age groups younger than 40 years. Birth rates continued to rise for women in their early 40s.
Medscape Medical News

Simple Ratio May Predict Fracture Risk in Obese Patients

18 Mai, 2018 - 17:35
Bone mineral density divided by body mass index could offer a simple way of predicting fracture risk in those overweight or obese, and may outperform the trabecular bone score.
Medscape Medical News

Prevention Bundle Halves Rate of Surgical Site Infections

18 Mai, 2018 - 16:00
Posthysterectomy surgical site infections fell by more than half after a hospital implemented a seven-step surgical site bundle, a study has found.
Medscape Medical News

Saving Black Mothers' Lives

17 Mai, 2018 - 22:26
Our high rates of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity disproportionately affect minority women. How can we prevent these unnecessary deaths?
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Hormone Therapy and Risk for Cancer in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers

17 Mai, 2018 - 15:46
Dr Andrew Kaunitz discusses the impact of hormone therapy on risk for breast cancer in BRCA carriers undergoing risk-reduction surgery.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

First Postpartum Depression Therapy Promising in Phase 3 Trials

16 Mai, 2018 - 19:42
The first treatment specifically for postpartum depression quickly decreases both moderate and severe symptoms of the condition, say two new phase 3 trials.
Medscape Medical News

HPV Vaccines Protect Against Precancerous Cervical Lesions

16 Mai, 2018 - 16:14
HPV vaccines dramatically reduce the risk for precancerous cervical lesions in young women free of HPV infection at the time of vaccination.
Medscape Medical News

Ob/Gyn Visits Should Promote Heart Health: AHA/ACOG Advisory

15 Mai, 2018 - 21:05
Yearly well-woman visits are an opportunity to focus on lifestyle choices, including smoking cessation, diet, weight, and physical activity, to optimize cardiac health, a joint advisory concludes.
Medscape Medical News

The Case for Early Screening Mammography

15 Mai, 2018 - 18:10
'Pennywise and pound foolish' screening guidelines put women under 50 at increased risk for delayed breast cancer diagnosis, say researchers.
Medscape Medical News

Fracture Risk During Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday Is a Concern

14 Mai, 2018 - 23:32
Risks for fracture after suspension of bisphosphonates for osteoporosis need to be weighed against benefits, the authors say.
Medscape Medical News

Worse Outcomes of Hysterectomy by Very Low-Volume Surgeons

14 Mai, 2018 - 21:40
Complications, including death, are more common after hysterectomies performed by surgeons who do only one such procedure per year, researchers report.
Reuters Health Information

Is This 'Provocative Finding' Related to Serous Ovarian Cancer?

14 Mai, 2018 - 21:08
Dr Maurie Markman discusses a provocative new study on BRCA1 methylation status and ovarian cancer.
Medscape Oncology

Most Dispensaries Recommend Marijuana for Morning Sickness

14 Mai, 2018 - 17:40
Pot during pregnancy? More than two thirds of cannabis dispensaries in Colorado recommended it for nausea relief during the first trimester, a new study has found.
Medscape Medical News

Fertility, Birth Rates the Same in Women With, Without Epilepsy

10 Mai, 2018 - 17:49
Previous research has suggested that women with epilepsy have lower fertility and fewer live births than do women in the general population. This study shows that fertility, time to conception, and the number of live births are similar.
Medscape Medical News

Umbilical Cord Blood May Offer Early FH Diagnosis

10 Mai, 2018 - 04:46
Individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia could eventually be diagnosed at birth via their umbilical cord blood, allowing treatment to start years before symptoms develop, say Danish researchers.
Medscape Medical News

Attempted Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Tied to Higher Risks for Mother, Infant

9 Mai, 2018 - 22:54
Although absolute rates of adverse outcomes are low, attempted vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) delivery is associated with higher relative rates of morbidity and mortality in mothers and infants, researchers say.
Reuters Health Information