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Analgesics in Pregnancy Do Not Seem to Cause Offspring Asthma

March 19, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Sibling comparison analysis suggested association confounded by specific maternal factors Read article


Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications

March 18, 2019 Overall, 92.8 percent of oral solid medications contain at least one potential allergen

Fewer Complications After MIRS Introduced for Endometrial Cancer

March 18, 2019 Introduction of minimally invasive robotic surgery linked to reduced odds of severe complications

Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017

March 15, 2019 Early-career physicians most susceptible to burnout; late-career physicians less vulnerable

Guidelines Developed for Polymyxin Antibiotic Use

March 15, 2019 Polymyxin B recommended for routine use in invasive infections; colistin preferred for lower UTI

Opioid Prescriptions Dropped for New Users From 2012 to 2017

March 15, 2019 Decline seen in number of providers initiating opioid therapy in any patients who have not used opioids

Induction for Late-Term Pregnancies at 41 Weeks Tied to Small Benefits

March 15, 2019 Study could not show noninferiority of expectant management; outcomes good with both strategies

E-Cigarettes May Threaten Goal of Achieving Tobacco Endgame

March 14, 2019 Concern increasing that use of newer tobacco products may catalyze transition to tobacco products, drugs

Infertility in Women Linked to Modestly Elevated Cancer Risk

March 14, 2019 Overall risk higher for developing cancer; increased risks seen for uterine, ovarian, lung, thyroid cancers

Prenatal High-Dose Vitamin D Not Linked to Asthma at Age 6

March 14, 2019 No significant difference seen in asthma diagnoses for children in high-dose vitamin D, placebo groups

CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health

March 13, 2019 Most health measures remained stable from 2017; percent of adults who have been tested for HIV increased

Parity, Risk for Breast Cancer Studied for BRCA1/2 Carriers

March 13, 2019 Higher risk seen in uniparous BRCA1 carriers, parous BRCA2 carriers; breastfeeding cuts risk in BRCA1

Resistance Training May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Progression

March 13, 2019 Findings based on two-year comparison to aerobic training, no exercise among patients with prediabetes

Diet Quality in Midlife Not Linked to Later Risk for Dementia

March 12, 2019 No significant difference in incidence rates for dementia according to measures of diet quality

Stillbirth Risk Up With High Serum Bile Acids in Pregnancy

March 12, 2019 Higher risk of stillbirth with serum bile acids ≥100 µmol/L in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

Acupressure Reduces Lasting Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

March 12, 2019 Tied to improvements in pain, anxiety, depression among breast cancer survivors with fatigue