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More Evidence Common Morning Sickness Drug May Not Work

19 jaanuar, 2018 - 22:12
A pill millions of women have used for morning sickness may not actually help relieve nausea, according to a new study that some doctors say reinforces their decision to stop prescribing the drug.
Reuters Health Information

Don't Forget! Reminders Boost Vaccination Rates

19 jaanuar, 2018 - 02:28
Reminding patients or families they are due for immunizations via phone calls, email, postcards, or texts increases vaccination rates for children, adolescents, and adults, a systematic review has shown.
Medscape Medical News

New HHS Division to Protect Clinicians With Religious Objections

19 jaanuar, 2018 - 01:56
The Trump administration opens the new unit within HHS to focus on claims of coercion on medical staff to perform abortions and other procedures over religious objections.
Medscape Medical News

ADHD Prescriptions Skyrocket Among Young Women

18 jaanuar, 2018 - 22:28
A spike in ADHD drug use among young women is a 'public health concern,' given the uncertainty about the safety of using ADHD medications during pregnancy, federal health officials say.
Medscape Medical News

Outcomes Get Worse for Pregnant Women With Diabetes in Scotland

18 jaanuar, 2018 - 15:17
Perinatal outcomes for mothers with diabetes in Scotland have not improved over time and, if anything, are worse today than they were 15 years ago.
Medscape Medical News

Statue of Controversial Surgeon to Be Moved From Central Park

17 jaanuar, 2018 - 16:03
Dr J. Marion Sims, dubbed 'the father of modern gynecology,' performed experimental surgery on slave women without consent and without anesthesia.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Gathers Input on Feasibility of Home Pap Testing

17 jaanuar, 2018 - 16:03
Clinicians and pathologists at an all-day FDA meeting said they worried that women might opt out of physician visits or fail to follow up on abnormal results.
Medscape Medical News

Breastfeeding May Halve Diabetes Risk in Women

17 jaanuar, 2018 - 01:08
The risk for type 2 diabetes was reduced by almost half throughout their childbearing years for women who breastfed for 6 months or longer, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Musing on Sexual Ethics

17 jaanuar, 2018 - 00:05
Dr George Lundberg urges discussion on modern sexual ethics.
Medscape Internal Medicine

Protect Patients From a Surge in STDs

16 jaanuar, 2018 - 22:29
The latest surveillance report reveals that sexually transmitted infections are again on the rise.
CDC Expert Commentary

Is Antacid Use During Pregnancy Tied to Childhood Asthma?

16 jaanuar, 2018 - 18:29
Pregnant women who take antacids may be more likely to have children who go on to develop asthma than their counterparts who don’t take these medications, a research review suggests.
Reuters Health Information

Obesity Paradox Prevails for PCI in Women

16 jaanuar, 2018 - 16:53
Pooled analyses in a large all-female cohort revealed higher mortality risk at either end of the BMI spectrum and underlined the need for special attention to underweight women undergoing PCI.
Medscape Medical News

US Influenza Activity Widespread and Intense, May Be Peaking

12 jaanuar, 2018 - 21:44
The US is experiencing a very active flu season and early signs suggest that the season may be severe, federal health officials say, with 'almost a doubling' of hospitalizations in just the past week.
News Alerts

Pregnant Women Often Prescribed Unsafe Antibiotics

12 jaanuar, 2018 - 17:44
Four in 10 pregnant women diagnosed with a urinary tract infection in the first trimester received antibiotics linked to birth defects, according to an analysis of national insurance claims data.
Medscape Medical News

SHEA Updates Contact Precautions Recs for Drug-Resistant Bacteria

12 jaanuar, 2018 - 16:08
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America addresses when hospitals can safely stop protocols in the wake of multidrug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile infections.
Medscape Medical News

ACIP Now Recommends Third Dose of Mumps Vaccine

12 jaanuar, 2018 - 00:27
With the number of cases at a 10-year high, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends an additional dose of a mumps-virus-containing vaccine for people at high risk in an outbreak.
Medscape Medical News

Incontinence Drug May Help Sleep Dysfunction in Older Women

12 jaanuar, 2018 - 00:11
An antimuscarinic agent used to treat urinary incontinence improves sleep quality as well as bladder symptoms in older women, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News

Hormone Therapy May Head Off Menopausal Depression

11 jaanuar, 2018 - 20:28
Hormone therapy may help prevent the onset of symptoms of depression in the transition to menopause, particularly for women experiencing recent life stressors.
Medscape Medical News

CMS Opens Path for Medicaid Work Requirements With Waivers

11 jaanuar, 2018 - 19:40
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new guidance today for states to add employment-related requirements to Medicaid through demonstration projects.
Medscape Medical News

Opioid Prescribing Practices of Ob/Gyns

11 jaanuar, 2018 - 17:32
Dr Andrew Kaunitz comments on new studies that look at opioid prescribing in obstetrics and gynecology.
Medscape Ob/Gyn