Mediterranean diet, stress reduction improves child neurodevelopment
In a recent study, improved neurodevelopmental outcomes were seen in children aged 2 years whose mothers received a Mediterranean diet or mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention during pregnancy.
Websites contain misinformation on Anti-Mullerian hormone test
In a recent study, multiple misleading claims were found on websites selling direct-to-consumer Anti-Mullerian hormone tests.
Study finds diet adherence reduces pregnancy loss
In a recent study, adherence to diets was associated with pregnancy loss outcomes after infertility treatment.
ART increases cerebral palsy risk
In a recent study, cerebral palsy was seen significantly more often in children born from assisted reproductive technology than those naturally conceived.
US leads the world in list prices for diabetes, antiobesity meds
New drugs may lighten patient weights and wallets.
Physical activity reduced by Parkinson’s Disease
In a recent study, women with Parkinson’s Disease had reduced rates of physical activity.
How malignancy impacts contraception and sterilization choice
In a recent study, patients chose different methods of contraception or sterilization at delivery based on their presenting malignancy.
Plasma protein can predict perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
In a recent study, patients at risk of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders presented with different plasma protein levels than those not at risk.
NIH establishes centers to improve maternal health
The Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence will work to reduce maternal mortality in the United States, with a focus on populations which face disparities in health care.
Cyberattacks on health care grow in number even as more leaders, staff gain awareness
‘New era’ as 2023 could go from bad to worse for invasions of computer networks.
EnPlace device effective for pelvic organ prolapse repair
In a recent study, improved outcomes were observed in patients receiving the EnPlace sacrospinous ligament fixation device for pelvic organ prolapse repair.
Discomfort over hair thinning prevalent in women
In a recent survey, 23% of women reported hair thinning as the physical issue which brought them the most discomfort.
Programs effective for reducing postpartum hospitalizations
In a recent study, hospitalization rates were reduced among women enrolled in a postpartum navigation program.
COVID-19 pandemic showcased importance of care coordinators in primary care practices
Coordinators provided vital human connection for patients, study finds.
FDA approves the use of Sequel’s spiral tampon
The spiral tampon provides a more comfortable option with improved absorption capabilities.
Pravastatin use in pregnancy improves child neurodevelopmental outcomes
In a recent study, long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes were improved in children of parents receiving pravastatin compared to placebo.
FDA accepts NDA for cefepime-taniborbactam for complicated UTIs
If approved, cefepime-taniborbactam will provide treatment against complicated urinary tract infections in adults.
FDA warns against using tests by Universal Meditech
Universal Meditech, Inc. has recalled many of its tests, leading the FDA to warn consumers against using them.
Adverse outcomes of assisted birth lowest at 39 weeks
In a recent study, rates of infant mortality were lowest among patients who delivered at 39 weeks of gestation.
Induction of labor at 39 weeks increased after ARRIVE trial
In a recent study, temporal trends indicated a rise in induction at 39 weeks of gestation and decrease in cesarean delivery among low-risk nulliparous patients in the United States.
Pelvic pain factors associated with poorer quality of life after surgery
In a recent study, a lower pain-related quality of life was found in patients with preoperative pelvic pain conditions after surgery.
Survey shows menopause curriculums lacking in residency programs
A recent survey indicated a lack of proper menopause education for obstetricians and gynecologists.
HHS launching tour for maternal health
The Maternal Outcomes Matter Showers Tour will encourage the spread of educational information and health care services related to maternal health.
Curcumin does not impact bleeding from contraceptive implant
In a recent study, rates of abnormal bleeding among etonogestrel contraceptive implant users did not differ between a curcumin and a placebo group.
Vaginal estrogen effective against recurrent UTIs
In a recent study, recurrent urinary tract infection rates decreased by over 50% in women using vaginal estrogen.
Program to reduce venous thromboembolism rates after surgery
In a recent study, the rates of venous thromboembolism on an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery pathway were 1.1% for open surgery and 0.3% for minimally invasive surgery.
COVID-19 infection associated with fetal demise
In a recent study, COVID-19 infection was common in mothers who experienced stillbirth or late miscarriage.
DARE-HRT1 intravaginal ring demonstrates positive efficacy data in phase ½ study
Daré Bioscience has published the results of a phase ½ trial on DARE-HRT1, indicating efficacy against moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms.
Daily sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased liver cancer, mortality in older women
An analysis of postmenopausal women shows a nearly two-fold increase in liver cancer incidence among those who consume at least 1 soft drink or fruit drink daily.
How blood pressure predicts pregnancy outcomes
In a recent study, only blood pressure levels considered stage 2 hypertension were useful for predicting adverse pregnancy outcomes.
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