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February 2019 Briefing – OBGYN & Women’s Health

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN & Women’s Health for February 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.

Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy Does Not Cause Miscarriage

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An influenza vaccine cannot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry, researchers say.

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Robotically Assisted Devices Not Approved for Cancer Surgery

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The use of robotically assisted surgical devices for breast removal and other cancer-related surgeries is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because there is no proof of its safety or effectiveness in such cases, the agency says in a warning to doctors and patients.

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Performance Improvement Sustained After DBT Adoption

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Performance improvements after adoption of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) relative to digital mammography (DM) performance have been sustained, regardless of DBT volume, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in Radiology.

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CDC: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled in the United States

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The battle against new HIV infections has lost some steam in recent years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Prenatal Vitamin Intake in Early Pregnancy May Cut Autism Risk

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Maternal prenatal vitamin intake during the first month of pregnancy is associated with a reduced risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in siblings of children with ASD, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Lymphadenectomy Does Not Up Survival in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For patients with advanced ovarian cancer who have undergone intra-abdominal macroscopically complete resection and have clinically negative lymph nodes, lymphadenectomy is not associated with longer overall or progression-free survival, according to a study published in the Feb. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Decline Observed in HPV Type 16/18 Cervical Precancers in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The proportion of human papillomavirus (HPV) 16/18-positive cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2 to 3 or adenocarcinoma in situ (CIN2+) declined from 2008 to 2014, according to a study published online Feb. 21 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Achievement of Targets in T2DM Varies by Season

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There is seasonal variation in achievement of the guideline targets for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), blood pressure (BP), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol among persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published online Feb. 22 in Diabetes Care.

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Antenatal Corticosteroid Tx Tied to Reduction in Birth Size

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Antenatal corticosteroid therapy (ACT) is associated with reductions in birth size for infants, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in PLOS Medicine.

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Sufficient Investment Could Reduce HIV Epidemic by 2030

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New HIV infections could be reduced and prevalence could begin to decline by 2030 with sufficient investment, including meeting 95 percent targets for diagnosis, care retention, and viral suppression by 2025, according to a study published online Feb. 22 in AIDS and Behavior.

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Program Aids Weight Loss in Patients With Mental Illness

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A behavioral weight loss intervention is effective among overweight and obese individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), regardless of their diabetes status, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Diabetes Care.

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Excessive Gestational Weight Gain Tied to Maternal Morbidity

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Gestational weight gain in excess of guidelines from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is associated with increased risk of severe maternal morbidity, according to a study published in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Environmental Exposures Before, After Birth Tied to Lung Function

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to several chemicals before and after birth appears to be associated with a decrease in lung function later in childhood, according to a study published in the February issue of The Lancet Planetary Health.

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Knowledge of Transgender Health Care Not Linked to Education

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Transphobia — not formal or informal education — predicts provider knowledge of transgender health care, according to a study recently published in Medical Education.

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Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Prognostic bleeding risk models that can estimate the absolute bleeding harms of aspirin have been developed for individuals in whom aspirin is being considered for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online Feb. 26 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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FDA: Thermography No Substitute for Mammograms

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite claims to the contrary, thermography should not be used in place of mammography for breast cancer screening, detection, or diagnosis, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Prenatal Care Inadequate for Moms With Child Taken Into Care

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mothers with a history of having a child taken into care by child protection services have an increased risk for inadequate prenatal care in a future pregnancy, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Serious Medical Outcomes Reported With Kratom Exposure

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, exposure is associated with serious medical outcomes, especially as part of multiple-substance exposure, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Clinical Toxicology.

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Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The incidence of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) has increased among younger women, and sedentary time is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among women, according to two studies published in the Feb. 19 issue of Circulation, a “Go Red for Women” theme issue on cardiovascular disease in women.

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2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2014 to 2017, there was an improvement in burnout and satisfaction with work-life integration among U.S. physicians, according to a study published online Feb. 22 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Some Characteristics Unique to Depression Before, After Birth

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Several unique characteristics are linked with depression at different time points before and after giving birth, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journal of Neuroscience Research.

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National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — National health spending is projected to increase at an annual rate of 5.5. percent from 2018 to 2027, with fundamental economic and demographic factors the main drivers, according to a report published online Feb. 20 in Health Affairs.

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Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Just one-third of users of biologically based complementary medicine (CM) disclose their use to traditional health care providers, according to a review published online Feb. 7 in Scientific Reports.

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One-Third of PCPs Discuss Breast Cancer Treatments With Patients

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One-third of primary care providers (PCPs) report participating in breast cancer treatment decisions, according to a study published online Feb. 1 in Cancer.

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Cholecystectomy in Pregnancy Tied to Worse Outcomes

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who undergo cholecystectomy during the third trimester of pregnancy experience worse outcomes than women who wait until after delivery, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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Intervention Can Reduce Orders for Inpatient Urine Cultures

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An intervention that makes changes to urine testing orderables can reduce the urine culturing rate, according to a study published online Feb. 21 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

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44.4 Million Estimated to Be Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer by 2069

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In the absence of further intervention, in the next 50 years, an estimated 44.4 million women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer globally, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in The Lancet Oncology.

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8 More U.S. Communities to Be Assessed for PFAS Toxin Exposure

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Eight additional communities near current or former U.S. military installations that will be included in assessments of human exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were announced Thursday by federal officials.

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FDA Advances Regulation to Ensure Sunscreen Safety, Efficacy

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps Thursday to tighten regulation of over-the-counter sunscreen products.

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U.S. Agencies Probing Johnson & Johnson Over Asbestos in Talc

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Johnson & Johnson is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over possible asbestos contamination of the company’s baby powder and other talc-based products.

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2005 to 2015 Saw Drop in Primary Care Physician Supply

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2005 to 2015, there was a decrease in primary care physician supply per capita in the United States, with increased supply associated with lower mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Midlife Cognitive, Physical Activity May Cut Dementia Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Midlife cognitive and physical activity is associated with a reduced risk for dementia and dementia subtypes, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Neurology.

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Many Experience Improvement in Sex Life After Bariatric Surgery

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About half of women and men who report some level of dissatisfaction with their sexual life prior to bariatric surgery experience clinically meaningful improvement during five years of follow-up, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in JAMA Surgery.

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Acupuncture Alleviates Moderate-to-Severe Menopause Symptoms

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A brief acupuncture intervention is associated with reductions in moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in BMJ Open.

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Sacituzumab Govitecan Promising in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An antibody-drug conjugate, sacituzumab govitecan-hziy, shows promise in refractory metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, according to a study published in the Feb. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vertical integration between hospitals and physicians has little impact on quality measures, while increased hospital market concentration is strongly associated with reduced quality in measures of patient satisfaction, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in Medical Care Research and Review.

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Wellness Problems Prevalent Among Ob-Gyn Residents

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Wellness problems are prevalent among obstetrics and gynecology residents, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A blood test that can quickly diagnose dangerous sepsis infections has been developed, according to research published in the Feb. 1 issue of Biosensors and Bioelectronics.

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New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new medical school to be opened by California-based health system Kaiser Permanente will waive tuition for all students in its first five graduating classes.

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Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Higher consumption of nuts, especially tree nuts, is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in Circulation Research.

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Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cancer death rates are decreasing faster in blacks than whites in the United States, according to a report published online Feb. 14 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Maternal exposure to fluconazole during pregnancy may increase the risk for spontaneous abortion, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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USPSTF Says Screen Women With Higher Risk for BRCA Mutations

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for women at increased risk for carrying a BRCA1/2 mutation as well as genetic counseling and testing as indicated for those screening positive. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Feb. 19 by the USPSTF.

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Cardiovascular Risk Increased During Gender Transition

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People receiving hormone therapy during gender transition have an increased risk for cardiovascular events, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in Circulation.

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Oncotype DX Not Cost-Effective for Low-Risk Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The multigene expression test Oncotype DX (ODX) is not cost-effective for women with breast cancer who are at low risk for recurrence, according to research published online Jan. 22 in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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Low Vitamin D Tied to High Blood Glucose Levels in Women

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lower serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentrations appear to be associated with high blood glucose levels in women, according to a study recently published online in Menopause.

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FDA Approves First Customizable Insulin Pump

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 insulin pump, which allows a patient to customize treatment, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Growth in hospital prices and payments outpaced growth in physician prices and payments from 2007 through 2014, according to a report published in the February issue of Health Affairs.

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CDC: Heterosexual Syphilis Transmission Up for Drug Users

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A substantial proportion of heterosexual syphilis transmission seems to be occurring among those who use drugs, especially methamphetamine, according to research published in the Feb. 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Artificial Intelligence Predicts Survival in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Artificial intelligence software can predict prognosis in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) above established prognostic methods, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in Nature Communications.

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Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Among postmenopausal women, consumption of artificially sweetened beverages (ASB) is associated with an increased risk for stroke, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Stroke.

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Primary Care Providers Can Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in primary care settings has the potential to reach most U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a brief report published online Jan. 31 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through Feb. 2, 2019

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The 2018 to 2019 influenza season has been low in severity so far, and overall vaccine effectiveness is about 47 percent, according to two reports published in the Feb. 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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p, p’-DDT Exposure Linked to Breast Cancer Through Age 54

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — p, p’-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is associated with breast cancer through age 54 years, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Rates of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Low for Denosumab-Treated Women

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For denosumab-treated women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, invasive oral procedures and events (OPEs), including dental implants, tooth extraction, natural tooth loss, scaling/root planning, and jaw surgery, are common and associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), although the overall rate of ONJ is low, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Human Milk Microbiota Shaped by Maternal Factors, Feeding Method

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Compared with direct breastfeeding, indirect breastfeeding with pumped milk is associated with the depletion of oral bacteria and a higher abundance of potential pathogens, according to a study published in the Feb. 13 issue of Cell Host & Microbe.

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Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In 2017, health care spending per person reached $5,641, according to the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Report.

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USPSTF Recommends Counseling to Prevent Perinatal Depression

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians provide or refer counseling interventions for pregnant or postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression. This recommendation forms the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Feb. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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CDC: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 to 2018

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2017 to 2018, there was an increase in any tobacco use, especially electronic cigarette use, for high school and middle school students, according to research published online Feb. 11 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many systematic review protocols in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO) do not include adverse event reporting, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

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Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation ID’d in the Opioid Epidemic

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There is considerable race/ethnicity and income-level variation in the opioid epidemic, according to research published online Feb. 11 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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More Than a Half Million Deaths From Breast Cancer Averted

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 1989 to 2018, between 384,046 and 614,484 cumulative breast cancer deaths are estimated to have been averted, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in Cancer.

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Rates of Diabetes Screening High Among Adults Age ≥45

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rates of diabetes screening are high, with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) used less but more likely to result in clinical diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in Diabetes Care.

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Women Less Likely to Get Periop Care Before Hip Fracture Surgery

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although more women have hip fracture surgery, they are less likely to receive perioperative geriatric care and anesthesia consultations, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a drug industry first, Johnson & Johnson will start giving the list prices of its prescription drugs in television ads.

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CDC: Heart Attack Awareness Improved Since 2008

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Since 2008, there has been an increase in the number of U.S. adults with awareness of heart attack symptoms and knowledge of the appropriate response to a heart attack, according to research published in the Feb. 8 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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High-Risk HPV Infection Linked to Increased Risk for CVD in Women

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is associated with an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online Feb. 7 in Circulation Research.

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FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There has been an increase in the number of U.S. women diagnosed with a cancer caused by breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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Conservative Management Feasible for Adnexal Masses

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The risk for malignancy and acute complications is low for patients with an adnexal mass with benign ultrasound morphology who are managed conservatively, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the The Lancet Oncology.

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T2DM Initially Remits in Majority Who Undergo Gastric Bypass

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with high levels of type 2 diabetes remission at one year, although 27 percent relapse after five years, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in Diabetologia.

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Up With PCOS Regardless of BMI

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Irrespective of age and weight, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in Diabetes Care.

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Radiologists Can Help ID Intimate Partner Violence

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) undergo more imaging procedures than age- and sex-matched control patients and are more likely to have obstetric-gynecologic findings and acute fractures, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in Radiology.

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No Increased Risk for Cancer for ART-Conceived Children

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children conceived by assisted reproductive technology (ART) do not appear to have a significantly increased cancer risk, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in Human Reproduction.

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Outcomes Good for Autologous Reconstruction After Implant Fail

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Autologous breast reconstruction after failed implant-based reconstruction seems safe and is associated with improved patient outcomes, according to a study published in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most qualifying conditions for which patients are licensed to use cannabis medically have substantial or conclusive evidence of therapeutic efficacy, according to a report published in the February issue of Health Affairs.

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Updated ACIP Immunization Schedule Released for Adults

MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released its updated adult immunization schedule for 2019; the schedule was published online Feb. 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Severe Maternal Morbidity, Mortality Up With Infertility Tx

MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with infertility-treated pregnancy have an increased risk for severe maternal morbidity or maternal death, with invasive infertility treatment associated with an increased likelihood of having three or more severe maternal morbidity indicators, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in the CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Some Obesity-Related Cancers Increasing in Younger Adults

MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The incidence of some obesity-related cancers is increasing in younger generations, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in The Lancet Public Health.

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Physician Burnout Tied to Ability to Address Social Needs

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Improving clinic capacity to respond to patients’ social needs may reduce primary care physician burnout, according to a study published in the January-February issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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Discontinuing TNFi Before Gestational Week 20 Is Feasible

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Discontinuing tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) before gestational week 20 in women with well-controlled rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is not associated with disease worsening in late pregnancy, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

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Maternal Glucose in Pregnancy Tied to Child’s Glucose Outcomes

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In utero exposure to higher levels of maternal glucose is associated with higher glucose levels and insulin resistance during childhood, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Diabetes Care.

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HPV Educational Video May Increase Vaccination Rates

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Educational videos in pediatric clinics can increase rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescents, according to a study published in the January issue of Pediatrics.

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Maternal Factors Predict Postpartum Depression Trajectory

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Four maternal characteristics can predict 12-month trajectories for women with postpartum depression with 72.8 percent accuracy, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Depression & Anxiety.

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CDC: Most Black HIV Patients Interviewed for Partner Services

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More black index patients diagnosed with HIV are interviewed for partner services than all index patients combined, according to research published in the Feb. 1 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Use of Image Analysis to ID HER2 Status in Breast Cancer Outlined

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Recommendations have been developed to improve accuracy, precision, and reproducibility in the interpretation of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) immunohistochemistry (IHC) results for breast cancer with use of quantitative image analysis (QIA); the guideline was published online Jan. 15 in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

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