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Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Tied to Autistic Traits in Children

February 19, 2020. 7:00 PM CST. Stronger links seen for boys versus girls and for those with lower prenatal folic acid supplementation Read article


Having More Sexual Partners Tied to Increased Odds of Cancer

February 14, 2020 Odds of reporting cancer diagnosis increased for those with 10 or more lifetime sexual partners

Massachusetts Health Reform Tied to Decrease in Advanced Cancer

February 14, 2020 Findings seen for colorectal cancer, but no similar findings found for advanced breast cancer diagnoses

No Sign of Vertical Transmission of COVID-19 Found in Late Pregnancy

February 13, 2020 Varied symptoms identified in nine pregnant women with 2019 novel coronavirus disease

Risk for Complications From Mesh Implant Does Not Diminish

February 13, 2020 Continued surveillance necessary for patients with mesh implants for pelvic organ prolapse repair

Caregivers Are in Need of Better Health Care Coverage, Access

February 13, 2020 Caregivers at greater risk for lack of coverage, not accessing needed health care due to costs

Studies Explore Prevalence of Skin Cancer Among Sexual Minorities

February 12, 2020 Gay, bisexual men have increased odds of skin cancer; OR significantly higher for gender-nonconforming adults

2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills

February 12, 2020 Percent of persons in families with problems paying bills higher for women, children, non-Hispanic blacks

High BMI May Cut Overall Survival in HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

February 12, 2020 BMI had no impact on progression-free survival to first-line chemotherapy

Breast Development, Puberty Starting Earlier in Girls Worldwide

February 11, 2020 Age at pubertal onset decreased almost three months per decade from 1977 to 2013; earliest onset in the U.S.

Genetic Basis for Testosterone Levels Differs According to Sex

February 11, 2020 Genetically higher testosterone level generally benefits men, harms women in metabolic diseases

Use of General Anesthesia May Up Risk for Postpartum Depression

February 11, 2020 PPD requiring hospitalization higher among women undergoing general anesthesia for cesarean delivery

Elevated FPG May Increase Adverse Outcomes in GDM Pregnancies

February 11, 2020 Rates of LGA, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy up with fasting hyperglycemia in gestational diabetes

Empathy Declines as Students Progress Through Medical School

February 10, 2020 Similar pattern seen for both D.O. and M.D. students, although decline was less great among D.O. students

Seniors Have Concerns About Affording Health Insurance

February 10, 2020 About half of adults aged 50 to 64 have little, no confidence in being able to afford insurance on retirement

Telepsychiatry Services Expand Access to Behavioral Health Care

February 10, 2020 Benefits seen in emergency departments and perinatal integrated care in a specialty obstetrics practice