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Air Pollution at Key Stages of Pregnancy Affects Fetal Thyroid

18 september, 2018 - 19:21
Exposures to ambient particulate matter, particularly in mid-pregnancy, are linked to increases in newborn total thyroxine measures.
Medscape Medical News

'Amazing' Reduction in Obesity at Age 5 from Early Sleep Training

17 september, 2018 - 18:04
Children whose parents received sleep support and guidance in the months after childbirth had half the risk of obesity at age 5 compared with other groups studied, in a somewhat unexpected new study finding.
Medscape Medical News

Progesterone Best for Preterm Birth in Women With a Short Cervix

17 september, 2018 - 16:44
The PESAPRO study shows cervical pessary is not better than vaginal progesterone for early preterm birth prevention in women with a short cervix and is associated with more adverse events.
Medscape Medical News

ASPREE: No Benefit of Aspirin in Primary Prevention

17 september, 2018 - 15:40
Findings of the ASPREE trial show no benefit, at all, of aspirin in primary prevention of disability, cardiovascular events and death, or all-cause death in healthy elderly people.
Medscape Medical News

New Guidance for Care of Transgender Children, Teenagers

17 september, 2018 - 11:44
A new American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement provides guidance for pediatricians caring for transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents and their families.
Medscape Medical News

Adolescents Conceived by ART Show Increased Vascular Aging

14 september, 2018 - 15:50
A follow-up of healthy adolescents conceived through assisted reproductive technologies shows persistent premature vascular aging and progression to hypertension.
Medscape Medical News

Oral Contraceptive Use Link to Childhood Leukemia

13 september, 2018 - 16:58
Maternal use of combined estrogen/progestin oral contraception near or during pregnancy was significantly associated with an increased risk for non-lymphoid-type leukemia in offspring.
Medscape Medical News

Clinicians Advised to Prep for 'Huge Challenge' From Florence

13 september, 2018 - 00:13
Disaster aid organization urges clinicians to reach out to fragile patients, as hospitals and aid organizations prepare for what one governor says will be a 'marathon, not a sprint.'
Medscape Medical News

Do You Support Single-Payer Health Insurance?

12 september, 2018 - 14:21
For the first time, the American Medical Association has given the idea a full hearing.
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Two New Contraceptive Methods: More Choice or More Risk?

11 september, 2018 - 22:39
Dr Andrew Kaunitz comments on the benefits of one of these new methods and some concerns about the other.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Mild Gestational Diabetes Ups Risk for Women and Their Children

11 september, 2018 - 18:07
Diagnosing gestational diabetes using new looser criteria is important because even 'mild elevations in blood sugar during pregnancy have important implications for both the mother and the child.'
Medscape Medical News

Long-term Data Support Less Surgery in Breast Cancer

11 september, 2018 - 18:07
Long-term findings continue to support the currently recommended practice of doing no axillary dissection in early breast cancer when patients have only one or more micrometastases in the sentinel nodes.
Medscape Medical News

The Overwhelming Safety of the HPV Vaccine

7 september, 2018 - 20:56
Why has one of the most well-studied vaccines in history been unable to dispel fears about its safety?
Medscape Infectious Diseases

Green Dye Beats Blue for Node Mapping in Uterine Cancer

5 september, 2018 - 17:49
Green fluorescent dye was found to be superior to standard blue dye for sentinel lymph node mapping in uterine cancers.
Medscape Medical News

Test All Pregnant Women for Syphilis Early, USPSTF Says

5 september, 2018 - 17:17
Screen all pregnant women for syphilis early in pregnancy, the USPSTF urges in a statement reaffirming its 2009 recommendation, as troubling trends show a recent doubling of cases of congenital syphilis.
Medscape Medical News

New ESC Guideline on Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy

5 september, 2018 - 16:29
The document endorses a pregnancy heart team for care, advises inducing labor at 40 weeks, and provides a table on safety of cardiovascular drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Medscape Medical News

Early Menopause in 64% of Young Lung Cancer Patients

4 september, 2018 - 19:11
Premenopausal women with lung cancer treated with chemotherapy are, like young women with breast cancer, at significant risk for amenorrhea, according to a first-of-its-kind study.
Medscape Medical News

Label Mix-Up Prompts Montelukast Recall

1 september, 2018 - 00:39
Pill bottles that are labeled as montelukast sodium tablets but actually contain the antihypertensive losartan potassium are being recalled.
News Alerts

New Equation Bests BMI at Estimating Body Fat Mass

31 august, 2018 - 23:51
A new way to estimate the percentage of whole-body fat appears to be superior to BMI in men and women and across various ethnic groups and is less likely to misclassify individuals in the wrong obesity category.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Approves Two New Drugs for HIV

31 august, 2018 - 19:03
Pifeltro contains doravirine, a new non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, and Delstrigo is a fixed-dose combination of doravirine, lamivudine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate.
FDA Approvals