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July 2019 Briefing - OBGYN & Women’s Health

Last Updated: August 01, 2019.

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN & Women's Health for July 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Having a Partner, Health Impact Postmenopausal Sexual Activity

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a partner and good physical health are key factors for continuation of sexual activity among postmenopausal women, according to a study published online July 8 in Menopause.

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Oral Semaglutide Reduces HbA1c, Weight in Patients With T2DM

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with placebo, oral semaglutide monotherapy is associated with superior and clinically relevant improvements in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and weight loss among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online July 18 in Diabetes Care.

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Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of burnout seem to be associated with greater explicit and implicit racial bias among resident physicians, according to a study published online July 26 in JAMA Network Open.

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Moving House in First Trimester Linked to Worse Infant Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Moving to a new home in the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for low birth weight and preterm birth, according to a study published online July 30 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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Preeclampsia History Increases Risk for End-Stage Kidney Disease

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women with preeclampsia have an increased risk for developing end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), according to a study published online July 30 in PLOS Medicine.

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CDC: General Fertility Rate, Teen Birth Rate Decreasing in U.S.

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From 2017 to 2018, there were decreases in the U.S. general fertility rate and the teen birth rate, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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New Opioid Rx Rules Coming for U.S. Employees' Health Plans

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tighter rules on opioid painkiller prescriptions for U.S. government employees will be implemented in the fall, the Trump Administration says.

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$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Three drug companies will pay a total of nearly $70 million to California to settle charges of delaying the sale of generic drugs to keep brand-name drug prices high, the state's attorney general said Monday.

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Oil, Gas Well Exposure May Up Risk for Congenital Heart Defects

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women living near more oil and natural gas development activity have a greater chance of giving birth to children with congenital heart defects (CHDs), according to a study published online July 18 in Environment International.

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SGLT-2 Inhibitor Use Not Linked to Increased Risk for UTI Events

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Initiation of therapy with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors for type 2 diabetes mellitus is not associated with an increased risk for urinary tract infection (UTI) events compared with initiation of other second-line antidiabetic medications, according to a study published online July 30 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- National norms have been developed for assessing empathy among men and women at different levels of medical school education, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

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Opioid Prescribing, New Persistent Use Down After Childbirth

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Since 2008, there has been a decrease in opioid prescribing and new persistent use after vaginal or cesarean delivery, according to a study published online July 26 in JAMA Network Open.

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Random Plasma Glucose Levels Can Predict Diabetes Diagnosis

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Random plasma glucose (RPG) levels can predict development of diabetes, according to a study published online July 19 in PLOS ONE.

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Serious Falls Pose Risk to People Living With HIV

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Benzodiazepines and muscle relaxants are associated with serious falls among people living with HIV in their 50s, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

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Mortality Up in Women With Central Obesity, Regardless of BMI

FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women with normal-weight central obesity have increased mortality risk compared with normal weight women with no central obesity, according to a study published online July 24 in JAMA Network Open.

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Vitamin D Supplementation Beneficial for Glucose Metabolism

FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D3 supplementation can improve glucose metabolism in patients at high risk of diabetes or with newly-diagnosed diabetes, according to a study published online July 1 in the European Journal of Endocrinology.

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Review Supports Testosterone for Low Sexual Desire in Women

FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For postmenopausal women with low sexual desire causing distress, testosterone is an effective treatment, with a preference for nonoral administration, according to a review published online July 25 in the The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

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Model Fails to Predict Risk for Maternal ICU Admission

FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A predictive model that uses prenatal risk factors to help identify women at higher risk for admission to the maternal intensive care unit (ICU) has low positive predictive value, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Targeted Interventions Raise HPV Vaccine Acceptance in Women

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Among young women, targeted educational interventions, particularly educational videos, increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine acceptability and knowledge, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Exposure to Air Pollution Tied to Raised Odds of NICU Admission

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Acute exposure to pollutants in the week prior to delivery and day of delivery is associated with increased odds of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission, according to a study published online July 12 in the Annals of Epidemiology.

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Minor Changes in BMD Seen With Tenofovir PrEP in Short Term

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tenofovir preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) therapy does not appear to be associated with clinically significant declines in bone mineral density (BMD) in the short term, according to a study published online June 19 in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

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Increase in Rates of Medical Imaging in Pregnancy in U.S., Canada

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From 1996 to 2016, the rates of medical imaging among pregnant women increased in the United States and Ontario, Canada, according to a study published online July 24 in JAMA Network Open.

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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Gestational Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Following a Mediterranean diet in pregnancy does not reduce the risk for adverse maternal and offspring complications but may reduce the odds of gestational diabetes, according to a study published online July 23 in PLOS Medicine.

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Allergan Recalls Textured Breast Implants Linked to Lymphoma

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Allergan's textured breast implants will be recalled due to their link to a rare cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

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CDC: Mortality Rates Continue to Decrease for Hispanic Adults

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Age-adjusted death rates decreased for Hispanic adults from 2000 through 2017, while for non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black adults, the rates have remained stable since 2011-2012, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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WHO 'Treat All' Recommendation for HIV Widely Implemented

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization "Treat All" strategy for antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation among patients living with HIV was the standard of care at almost all International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) sites by mid-2017, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the International AIDS Society.

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Cancer Risks Examined in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with the general population, there is an increased risk for certain cancers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Singapore, according to a study published online July 11 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

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Tissue Adhesive, Sterile Strips Similar After Cesarean Section

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With cesarean deliveries, wound complications are similar for tissue adhesive and sterile strips when used after closure of a Pfannenstiel skin incision, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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USPSTF Reaffirms Benefit of Hep B Screening in Pregnant Women

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening pregnant women for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection at their first prenatal visit (A recommendation). This recommendation forms the basis of an updated final recommendation statement published in the July 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Nonphysican Practitioners Filling Post-ACA Primary Care Gap

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care practices may be relying on advanced practitioners (APs) to accommodate new Medicaid beneficiaries following the passage of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A bill to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients and lower federal and state health costs has been introduced by two U.S. senators.

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Long-Term Diastolic Dysfunction Seen After Early Preeclampsia

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a history of early or preterm preeclampsia have an increased prevalence of diastolic dysfunction, according to a review published online July 2 in the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

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Reoperation Rate Down With Retropubic Sling for Incontinence

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For women with recurrent stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the cumulative incidence of reoperation is significantly lower with treatment with a retropubic sling versus a transobturator sling, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Nonprescription Antibiotic Use Seems Prevalent in the United States

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nonprescription antibiotic use appears to be prevalent in the United States, according to a review published online July 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Plant-Based Diets Inversely Linked to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Plant-based dietary patterns seem to be beneficial for the primary prevention of type 2 diabetes, especially when the diets are enriched with healthful plant-based foods, according to a review published online July 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Smoking Has Long-Term Impact on Peripheral Artery Disease Risk

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Both duration and intensity of smoking have a long-term impact on the risk for three major atherosclerotic diseases: peripheral artery disease (PAD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and stroke, according to a study published in the July 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Rates of Anal Cancer Precursors High in Women Living With HIV

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs), which precede anal cancer, is high among women living with HIV (WLHIV) in the United States, according to a study published online July 11 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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New ACC/AHA Guidelines Detect More Cases of Gestational Hypertension

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Adopting the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for hypertension resulted in an increase in the prevalence of high blood pressure in pregnant women, according to a study published in the July 5 issue of Circulation Research.

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Frequency of Cannabis Use Before, During Pregnancy Increasing

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From 2009 to 2017, the frequency of cannabis use in the year before pregnancy and during pregnancy increased, according to a study published online July 19 in JAMA Network Open.

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Financial Incentives Help People Stop Smoking

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Financial incentives do seem to help people quit smoking, according to a study published July 17 in the Cochrane Library.

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Excess Risk for Diabetes-Linked Heart Failure Greater in Women

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The excess risk for heart failure associated with diabetes is significantly greater in women than men, according to a meta-analysis published online July 18 in Diabetologia.

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CDC: Prevalence of Smoking Quit Attempts Unchanged in Most States

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- During 2011 to 2017, the prevalence of quit attempts in adult smokers did not change significantly in 44 states and increased in only four states, according to research published in the July 19 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Prevalence of Suicide Ideation 4.6 Percent in Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For low-income pregnant women, the prevalence of suicide ideation is 4.6 percent, with increased odds of suicide ideation for women with depression, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders.

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CDC Assesses Burden of Eye Disorders in Adults With Diabetes

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eye disorders frequently affect adults aged 45 years and older with diagnosed diabetes, and disorders are more common for those with diagnosed diabetes for 10 years or more, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Pregnancies in Women Taking Isotretinoin Dropped Since 2006

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Since initiation of the iPLEDGE program in 2006 to reduce fetal exposure to isotretinoin, there has been a reduction in pregnancies among women taking isotretinoin, although exposure still persists, according to a report published online July 17 in JAMA Dermatology.

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About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm is 6 percent across a range of medical settings globally, according to a review published online July 17 in The BMJ.

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Systolic, Diastolic HTN Contribute to Adverse CV Events

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Both systolic and diastolic hypertension contribute independently to the risk for adverse cardiovascular events, according to a study published in the July 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Menstrual Cups Seem Safe for Menstruation Management

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Menstrual cups appear to be safe for menstruation management, according to a review published online July 16 in The Lancet Public Health.

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HIV-Infected Cells Persist in CSF in Individuals on Long-Term ART

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- About half of HIV-positive individuals on long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART) have HIV-infected cells in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to a study published online July 15 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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Racial Disparity Shown in Odds of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Diagnosis

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The odds of diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) are increased for non-Hispanic black and Hispanic women and for younger women, according to a study published online July 8 in Cancer.

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Frequent Fried Food Intake Increases Risk for Coronary Artery Disease

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The frequency of fried food consumption shows a positive linear relationship with the risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study recently published in Clinical Nutrition.

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Tool Uses Spine X-Rays to Assess Response to Osteoporosis Tx

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new measure derived from conventional X-rays and a machine learning algorithm is effective for assessing bone-specific effects of osteoporosis treatment, according to a pilot study published in the July issue of Skeletal Radiology.

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Prepregnancy Surgery Linked to Risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Prepregnancy surgery is associated with elevated neonatal abstinence syndrome risk in future pregnancies, according to a study published in the July 15 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Practitioner Empathy Has Lasting Benefit After T2DM Diagnosis

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Positive patient experiences of practitioner empathy in the year after type 2 diabetes diagnosis can confer long-term benefit, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Prenatal Opioid Exposure Harms Long-Term Child Development

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Prenatal opioid exposure (POE) is negatively associated with neurocognitive and physical development in offspring from the age of 6 months into school age, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Network Open.

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Productivity Loss Sizable With Menstruation-Related Symptoms

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Menstruation-related symptoms (MRS) cause a great deal of productivity loss, mainly due to presenteeism, according to research published online June 27 in BMJ Open.

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State-Level Variation Noted in Economic Burden of Cancer

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There is considerable state-level variation in the economic burden of cancer, according to a study published online July 3 in JAMA Oncology.

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Kratom Use Associated With Significant Toxicities

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The unregulated herbal supplement known as kratom, which is mainly used for self-treating pain or mood disorders in the United States, is associated with significant toxicities, according to a report published in the July issue of Pharmacotherapy.

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Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vascular events, infections, and cancers account for about three-quarters of serious misdiagnosis-related harms, according to a study published online July 11 in Diagnosis.

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Awareness, Use of PrEP on Rise Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a recent increase in the awareness and use of HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to research published in the July 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A plan to let Medicare patients receive rebates that drug companies currently pay to insurers and middlemen has been withdrawn by the Trump administration.

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Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure of U.S. physicians to work-hour reforms during residency training is not associated with post-training differences in patient mortality, readmissions, or costs of care, according to a study published online July 11 in The BMJ.

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Sugary Beverage Consumption Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Higher consumption of sugary drinks is associated with an increased risk for overall cancer and breast cancer, according to a study published online July 10 in The BMJ.

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Exposure to 2009 pH1N1 Vaccine During Pregnancy Seems Safe

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to the 2009 pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) influenza vaccine in pregnancy is not associated with most negative health outcomes among offspring, according to a study published online July 10 in The BMJ.

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High Social Stress Linked to Greater Bone Loss After Menopause

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High social stress is associated with greater bone loss during six years of follow-up among postmenopausal women, according to a study published online July 9 in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

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Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Survey results show that health care professionals have implicit and explicit gender bias, according to a study published online July 5 in JAMA Network Open.

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Focus on Ovarian Cancer Surgical Volume May Not Be Best Metric

WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting ovarian cancer surgery to high-volume surgeons and hospitals to improve survival could restrict care at many low-volume centers with better-than-expected outcomes, according to a study published in the June issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Two Algorithms Can ID Patients at Risk for HIV, PrEP Candidates

WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two new research papers, published online July 5 in The Lancet HIV, present algorithms that can help identify patients at risk for HIV and candidates for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

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Guidance Updated for Managing Infants at Risk for Group B Strep

WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines for the management and treatment of group B streptococcal (GBS) disease in infants were published online July 8 in Pediatrics.

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New WIC Food Options Improve Maternal, Birth Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Revisions to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food package are associated with beneficial impacts on maternal and birth outcomes, according to a study published online July 1 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge

TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A Trump administration rule to force pharmaceutical companies to disclose the list prices of their drugs in television ads was blocked Monday by a federal judge.

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EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout

TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Receipt of more than the average number of electronic health record (EHR) system-generated in-basket messages is associated with an increased probability of physician burnout, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of Health Affairs.

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Environment May Be Main Factor in Norway's Obesity Epidemic

TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Environment most likely remains the main contributor to the obesity epidemic in Norway, given that body mass index (BMI) has increased for both genetically predisposed and nonpredisposed people since the 1960s, according to a study published online July 3 in The BMJ.

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Food Insecurity Associated With Increased Insulin Resistance

TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Household food insecurity (HFI) is associated with insulin resistance among Latinos with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Nutrition.

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In-Hospital Maternal Mortality Down in Pregnancies With Lupus

TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In-hospital maternal mortality decreased from 1998 to 2015 in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and non-SLE pregnancies, with a greater decline for SLE pregnancies, according to a study published online July 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Consistent Time of Day Aids Workout Habit

MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Consistency in timing of workouts may help sustain high physical activity levels among adults successfully maintaining weight loss, according to a study published online July 3 in Obesity.

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Most Supplements Offer Little Protection Against Heart Disease

MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Certain nutritional supplements and dietary interventions may reduce the risk for some cardiovascular outcomes in adults; however, the overall effect of nutritional supplements on cardiovascular disease outcomes remains unclear, according to a review published online July 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Risk of Stillbirth Increases in Pregnancies Past 37 Weeks

MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for stillbirth increases the longer a pregnancy continues past 37 weeks of gestation, according to a meta-analysis published online July 2 in PLOS Medicine.

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Early Warning Signs May Predate Eating Disorder Onset

MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Early warning signs may help providers identify eating disorders earlier, according to a study published online July 1 in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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Regional Fat With Normal BMI Affects CVD Risk After Menopause

WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI), higher percent trunk fat is associated with elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, while higher percent leg fat is associated with lower CVD risk, according to a study published online June 30 in the European Heart Journal.

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Most U.S. Adults Are Concerned About Antibiotic Resistance

WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. adults have heard of and are concerned about antibiotic resistance, but 45 percent report having not taken antibiotics as prescribed, according to a report published online June 21 by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Adverse Outcomes Up for Pregnant Women With Migraine

TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with migraine and their offspring have increased risks of several adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes, according to a study recently published in Headache.

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I-131 Tx for Hyperthyroidism May Up Risk for Solid Cancer Death

TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with hyperthyroidism treated with radioactive iodine (RAI), greater organ-absorbed doses seem to be positively associated with increased risk of death from solid cancer, according to a study published online July 1 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Guide Addresses Medical Issues Relevant to Transgender Persons

TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A guide to help clinicians understand the medical issues relevant to transgender persons, based on a review of current evidence, was published online July 2 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Disparities Identified in Access to Infertility Care for U.S. Women

TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Disparities exist in access to infertility care for women in the United States, according to a study published online June 28 in Fertility and Sterility.

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In Utero Opioid Exposure Tied to Poor Outcomes Throughout Childhood

TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In utero exposure to opioids is associated with higher risks for short- and long-term adverse outcomes, including preterm birth and neurodevelopmental and physical health disorders in children, according to a study published online June 28 in JAMA Network Open.

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Guidance Issued for Management of Fontan Circulation

TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A scientific statement with recommendations for follow-up care in patients with Fontan circulation surviving into adulthood was published online July 1 in Circulation.

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Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges

TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eighteen percent of all emergency department visits and 16 percent of in-network hospital stays have at least one out-of-network charge, according to a report published June 20 by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Most Women Do Not Regret Genetic Testing Before IVF

MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Regardless of test results, 94 percent of women undergoing preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) were satisfied with their decision, according to a study published online June 21 in Human Reproduction.

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