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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
FDA Approvals

Cancer Status Bests Family History for BRCA Testing

20 oktoober, 2017 - 20:25
Half of all BRCA mutations can be missed when family history is used to guide eligibility for genetic testing. Looking at cancer status, instead, is more effective and cheaper, new research shows.
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Regular Walking, Even if Minimal, Tied to Lower Death Risk

20 oktoober, 2017 - 20:09
In a large cancer prevention cohort study, regular walking -- even below the minimum recommended levels for physical fitness -- was tied to reduced all-cause mortality risk compared with inactivity in older Americans
Medscape Medical News

Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment

18 oktoober, 2017 - 16:59
Although bisphosphonate holidays can be part of the long-term management of osteoporosis, the concept does not transfer to all other drugs, an expert suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation?

18 oktoober, 2017 - 13:47
A hospital wants its L&D nurses to learn moderate sedation in the rare event that an emergency C-section is performed under local anesthesia.
Medscape Nurses

Does Gestational Diabetes Per Se Up Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk?

17 oktoober, 2017 - 02:41
A new prospective study hints that gestational diabetes alone -- without subsequent development of type 2 diabetes -- could up CVD risk, although healthy living seems to attenuate the risk.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Clears New Robotic Surgery System

17 oktoober, 2017 - 00:01
The Senhance System (TransEnterix Surgical Inc) includes unique technological characteristics and is intended for use in laparoscopic colorectal and gynecologic surgery.
FDA Approvals

Mom's Multivitamin Use May Cut Comorbid Autism, ID Risk

16 oktoober, 2017 - 17:52
Multivitamin use in pregnancy may lower the risk for co-occurring autism and intellectual disability.
Medscape Medical News