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Doctors Not Trained to Spot Sex Trafficking Victims

18 märts, 2015 - 20:30
Most healthcare providers aren't trained to recognize victims of sex trafficking - and many don't realize that's a problem, according to a new study.
Reuters Health Information

Prolonged Breast-feeding Linked to Higher Adult IQ

18 märts, 2015 - 18:25
Prolonged breast-feeding is associated with higher intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling, and higher adult income, even after accounting for socioeconomic factors.
Medscape Medical News

PET/MRI Valuable in Diagnosis of Pelvic Malignancies

16 märts, 2015 - 18:20
Simultaneous PET/MRI imaging proves to be a valuable diagnostic modality for staging of pelvic malignancies and detection of recurrences, metastases.
Medscape Medical News

Oncotype DX: Usage Consistent With Guidelines

16 märts, 2015 - 18:20
New data show that the 21-gene recurrence score for predicting risk for metastatic breast cancer has been quickly adopted in clinical practice.
Medscape Medical News

Survival After Surviving -- Estimating Late Recurrence Risk

16 märts, 2015 - 18:20
How does recurrence risk change for a patient who has already survived ovarian cancer for a few years? Maurie Markman comments on a recent Journal of Clinical Oncology paper addressing the question.
Medscape Oncology

Male Smokers Have Elevated Risk of Osteoporosis

14 märts, 2015 - 00:30
Male smokers have a greater risk for osteoporosis than other men and even than women smokers, a recent study finds, suggesting that U.S. screening guidelines focused on women might need to be expanded to include men.
Reuters Health Information

Mild Kidney Disease Tied to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

13 märts, 2015 - 20:24
The risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth and the need for neonatal intensive care are increased with all stages of kidney disease.
Medscape Medical News

Ozone and Preterm Birth in Women With Gestational Diabetes

13 märts, 2015 - 06:27
Does exposure to air pollution during pregnancy increase the risk of preterm birth? How do other complications of pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes, impact the risk?
American Journal of Epidemiology

Maternal Mortality Largely Preventable, Large Study Shows

12 märts, 2015 - 18:16
A recent review of maternal mortality in California identified the top five causes of maternal mortality; the data suggest many deaths were preventable.
Medscape Medical News

Pregnant Woman's Stress Level May Affect Child's Genome

12 märts, 2015 - 18:16
How a pregnant woman perceives stressful experiences may have a dramatic effect on her unborn child's genome, new research from Canada suggests.
Reuters Health Information

HPV Vaccine in Teens: No License for Sexual Activity

12 märts, 2015 - 00:26
Mining a large dataset suggests that giving teenage girls the HPV vaccine is not likely to lead to risky sexual behavior.
Medscape Pediatrics

Benefits of Metformin in Reproductive-Age Women

11 märts, 2015 - 18:30
Dr Peter Kovacs summarizes a review of the drug's uses.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Distinguishing Fetal Death, Stillbirth May Help Prevent Both

11 märts, 2015 - 16:25
Current definitions of stillbirth and fetal death are inconsistent and do not reflect modern clinical knowledge.
Medscape Medical News

Extreme Rate of Prenatal Alcohol Disorders in Poor

10 märts, 2015 - 20:27
Almost 40% of low-income adult and 57% of child psychiatric outpatients have a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure, a single-center study shows.
Medscape Medical News

Morcellation Foe Presses On Despite Return of Cancer

10 märts, 2015 - 18:23
Although her immediate focus is on her health, Amy Reed, MD, will continue to campaign against the device that upstaged her undiagnosed uterine cancer as well as conduct research on how to keep her disease at bay.
Medscape Medical News

Cervical Cancer Screening Rates 'Distressingly' Low

10 märts, 2015 - 02:32
Dr Maurie Markman discusses a recent CDC survey revealing that 1 in 10 US adult women were not screened for cervical cancer during a recent 5-year period.
Medscape Oncology

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Excels at Finding Abnormalities

9 märts, 2015 - 22:25
A simple blood test can rule out trisomy 21 with more than 99% certainty.
Medscape Medical News

No Link Seen Between Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mortality

9 märts, 2015 - 22:25
A systematic review and meta-analysis of more than 52,000 postmenopausal women in 43 randomized controlled trials found no association between hormone replacement therapy and death from any cause.
Medscape Medical News

CDC Investigates Rise in Opioid-Addicted Newborns

9 märts, 2015 - 18:33
Surveillance data from three Florida hospitals identified 242 babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome during a 2-year period.
Medscape Medical News

Test for Fetal Abnormalities Finds Maternal Cancer

6 märts, 2015 - 21:25
An assay that examines circulating fetal cell abnormalities in maternal blood has detected chromosomal irregularities suggestive of cancer or another disease in 40 women.
Medscape Medical News