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Social Media May Help Pregnant Moms Overcome Vaccine Fears

7 november, 2017 - 16:59
Use of an evidence-based, vaccine-friendly website with social media was associated with higher rates of infant vaccination, researchers reported.
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Infertile Couples Avoid Zika Areas, but Not Sex

7 november, 2017 - 16:59
Couples who have difficulty having a baby alter their travel plans to avoid areas where the Zika virus is endemic, but do not change their behavior when it comes to conception, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News

Updated Guidelines on VBAC Released by ACOG

7 november, 2017 - 16:43
A revised practice bulletin from the College advises that many women with previous cesarean deliveries can have a successful vaginal birth in later pregnancies.
Medscape Medical News

The Flu Shot During Pregnancy: Safe and Effective

6 november, 2017 - 21:52
After a study linked miscarriage with the flu vaccine, many pregnant women became reluctant to receive it. Here's what clinicians should tell pregnant women to reassure them about the safety of the flu vaccine.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Make Screening Mammography Personal, Say the French

3 november, 2017 - 21:47
France is overhauling its national breast cancer screening program, but the key element of the reforms is taking a more individualized approach.
Medscape Medical News

Good Obstetrical Outcomes Better With Single-Embryo Transfer

3 november, 2017 - 21:31
The chance of bringing home a healthy baby after in vitro fertilization is better with single- than with multiple-embryo transfer, regardless of whether fresh or frozen oocytes are used.
Medscape Medical News

ACOG Guidelines: Vaginal Seeding Not Recommended

2 november, 2017 - 15:58
Vaginal seeding of infants born by cesarean delivery should not be performed unless it is part of an approved research protocol, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Medscape Medical News

High Traffic Exposure Related to Lower IVF Success

2 november, 2017 - 15:58
Traffic-related air pollution affects in vitro fertilization outcomes, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Cloth Surgical Caps May Be Best After All

31 oktoober, 2017 - 15:46
Cloth skull caps may prevent operating room contamination better than can disposable caps or bouffant hats in an operating room, new data showed.
Medscape Medical News

FDA: Don't Remove Uterine Fibroids With Ultrasonic Aspirators

31 oktoober, 2017 - 14:10
The agency's nonbinding recommendation points to the same risk posed by power morcellators -- the inadvertent dispersion of occult cancer. ACOG disagrees with the new guidance.
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Maternal Use of Acetaminophen Linked to ADHD in Kids

30 oktoober, 2017 - 22:42
The risk is related to duration of use, but the causal relationship is still questionable, authors caution.
Medscape Medical News

Women With Infertility Issues Have Higher Mortality Risk

30 oktoober, 2017 - 22:42
Women who experience difficulty conceiving a child are almost 50% more likely to die from breast cancer and 70% more likely to die from diabetes than their fertile counterparts, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News

Intimate Partner Violence: Physicians Need to Ask About It

30 oktoober, 2017 - 22:42
Intimate partner violence is widespread and, lately, all over the news -- but the topic is still hush-hush. Are healthcare providers failing their patients by neglecting to ask about it?
Medscape Medical News

How Freeze-Only Transfers Compare With Fresh Embryo Transfers

30 oktoober, 2017 - 18:11
Do freeze-only embryo transfers have better implantation and ongoing pregnancy rates than fresh embryo transfers?
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Misconceptions About Hormone Therapy Persist

27 oktoober, 2017 - 19:53
Many professionals in ob/gyn clinical practice reportedly lack understanding about hormone therapy and about data from the Women's Health Initiative trials, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Preimplantation Diagnosis in the Era of Genomic Medicine

27 oktoober, 2017 - 19:05
Many parents who might choose preimplantation genetic diagnosis aren't even aware of the option.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2017 Scientific Congress

27 oktoober, 2017 - 18:18
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASRM 2017.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

RAI-Associated Thyroid Antibodies Link to Neonatal Hyperthyroidism

26 oktoober, 2017 - 19:40
Elevated maternal TSH-receptor antibodies in the third trimester following radioiodine treatment for Graves' disease are associated with an increased risk of hyperthyroidism in newborns.
Medscape Medical News

'Testy Time' for Assisted Reproduction

25 oktoober, 2017 - 18:54
Preimplantation genetic testing will be in the spotlight at the upcoming American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Congress, where scientific advances will be shadowed by ethical debate.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Clears Shingles Vaccine Shingrix for Adults 50 and Older

23 oktoober, 2017 - 18:57
The approval follows a unanimous vote last month by an FDA panel that concluded that the vaccine is effective and safe for adults aged 50 years and older.
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