August 2015 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN & Women's Health for August 2015. 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.

Ultrasound, MRI Comparable for Cervical Cancer Staging

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Transvaginal sonography (TVS), performed by a dedicated gynecologic radiologist, is comparable to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing and staging local cervical cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.

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Osteonecrosis of Jaw Risk Highest for IV Bisphosphonate Use

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is highest in association with intravenous bisphosphonate use, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Lack of Sufficient Iodine Nutrition Common During Pregnancy

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research indicates that many pregnant women have a median urinary iodine concentration below the recommended level, which may have a negative impact on the motor and cognitive functions of offspring. The findings were published online Aug. 20 in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

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Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Seen in Black Women

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young black women have a higher rate of BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations than previously believed, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in Cancer.

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AMA: Ruling Makes It Easier for Insurers to Terminate Doctors

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The outcome of a recent case regarding the termination of physicians by an insurance company following a dispute over the necessity of medical services provided has serious implications for physicians and their patients, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Growth Hormone May Benefit Bone Health in Older Women

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis may benefit from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. The results were reported online Aug. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Sleep Deprived Surgeons Appear to Be Self-Regulating Well

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of death, hospital readmission, or complications following surgery is no more likely if the surgeon worked a midnight shift before a daytime operation, according to a study published in the Aug. 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Blood Test Predicts Relapse in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early-stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, researchers report in the Aug. 26 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Psoriasis Patients at Higher Risk for Arrhythmia

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with psoriasis are at higher risk of developing arrhythmia, even after controlling for other risk factors, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Most Women Feel Distress With False-Positive Mammogram

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of women who receive false positives on mammography experience distress and anxiety, according to research published online Aug. 26 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Anorexia Resurgence Can Occur After Smoking Cessation

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking cessation may be associated with resurgence of anorexic symptoms in patients with a history of anorexia nervosa, according to a clinical case report published in the September issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

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Acupuncture Beats Pills for Hot Flashes in Breast CA Survivors

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture appears to be more efficacious than oral medication for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, sham acupuncture, gabapentin, and a placebo pill. The study was published online Aug. 24 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Healthier Diet Linked to Reduced Congenital Heart Defects

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who follow a very healthy diet are much less likely than those who eat poorly to have a baby with tetralogy of Fallot or atrial septal defects, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in the Archives of Disease in Childhood-Fetal & Neonatal Edition.

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Too Few Blacks, Hispanics Pursuing Careers As Physicians

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few members of certain minority groups are pursuing careers in U.S. medicine, resulting in a serious lack of diversity among general practitioners and specialists, according to a research letter published online Aug. 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Equally Safe Delivery for Low Risk by Family Doctors, Ob-Gyns

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In low-risk pregnancies, delivery of the baby by a family doctor or an obstetrician is equally safe, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Perfluorinated Alkylate Levels Up in Breastfed Infants

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers may inadvertently pass industrial chemicals along to their infants through breastfeeding, which might lower the effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers report. The study was published online Aug. 20 in Environmental Science & Technology.

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Ureteric Injury Risk With Hysterectomy Up 2001 to 2010

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In 2001 to 2010, 0.5 percent of women experienced ureteric injury in the year after a hysterectomy, with lower rates for benign versus malignant conditions and rates of injury increasing between 2001 and 2010, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Supportive Doctors Boost Patients' Weight-Loss Efforts

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss is more successful for obese patients who feel they have the most helpful doctors compared to those who feel their doctors are less helpful, according to a study published in the September issue of Patient Education & Counseling.

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Nonselective Beta-Blocker Use Ups Survival in Ovarian Cancers

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nonselective beta-blocker use is associated with improved overall survival among patients with epithelial ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancers (collectively, epithelial ovarian cancer [EOC]), according to a study published online Aug. 24 in Cancer.

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Non-Invasive Laser Technique Accurately Detects Melanoma

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've developed a non-invasive test that can detect melanoma skin cancer without a biopsy. Their findings were published online Aug. 11 in Nature Scientific Reports.

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Patient, Family Advisors Can Play Key Role in Practices

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Practices can employ patient and family advisors in order to help them focus on patient-centered care needs, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Case Report: Hidradenoma Papilliferum in Pregnancy

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hidradenoma papilliferum in association with pregnancy has been illustrated in a case report published online Aug. 12 in the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

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Tamoxifen-Phospholipid Complex May Alleviate TMX Toxicity

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Administration of a tamoxifen-phospholipid complex (TMX-PLC) is associated with improvement in TMX-induced hepatotoxicity in rats, according to an experimental study published in the September issue of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

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Detailed Medical History Best Screening for Preeclampsia

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a detailed medical history remains the best and only recommended screening approach for preeclampsia, according to a practice bulletin published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Breast CA Mortality Rate 3.3% for Women Diagnosed With DCIS

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only 3 percent of women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) will die of breast cancer within 20 years, and more aggressive treatment does not improve that high survival rate, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in JAMA Oncology.

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ACOG: Best Evidence for Rx of Nausea, Vomiting in Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a practice bulletin published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, recommendations are presented for the management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

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Report Highlights Ways to Improve Physician Resilience

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Strategies can be adopted for improving physician resilience and the ability to handle the challenges presented by patient care, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Long Work Hours Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours is associated with increased risk of stroke, and with a smaller increased risk of coronary heart disease, according to research published online Aug. 19 in the The Lancet.

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Oral Contraceptive Use May Moderate Inflammatory Arthritis

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oral contraceptive (OC) exposure is associated with better patient-reported outcomes in early inflammatory arthritis, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in Arthritis Care & Research.

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Obesity May Fuel Breast CA Via Change in Breast Tissue Structure

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity enhances local myofibroblast content and stiffness-promoting extracellular matrix (ECM) components in mammary adipose tissue, according to an experimental study published in the Aug. 19 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Role of SNP Variant in FTO Explored in Obesity

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A single nucleotide variant in the FTO obesity locus disrupts a conserved motif, which has obesity effects, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Addyi (flibanserin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first drug to treat generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder among premenopausal women. The drug is for women who do not have an underlying physical or psychological cause for the disorder, the agency said in a news release.

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Case Report of Uterine Artery Pseudoaneurysm After C-Section

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Uterine artery pseudoaneurysm has been described after cesarean delivery and can result in life-threatening hemorrhage if untreated, according to a case report published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Favorable Effect of Exercise on BMD Continues As Women Age

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For early-postmenopausal osteopenic women, exercise is consistently favorable for bone mineral density (BMD) over a prolonged period, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Even Light Drinking Increases Risk of Breast Cancer in Women

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of alcohol-related cancer is increased even with light to moderate drinking in women, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in The BMJ.

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Incidence of Endometrial Cancer on the Rise Across Racial Groups

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of endometrial cancers is elevated for women across all racial/ethnic groups, while non-Hispanic black women have excess incidence of aggressive cancers and lower survival, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Federal Grants Target Heroin Epidemic in Eastern States

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration will provide millions of dollars in federal grants to help counties hardest hit by a heroin epidemic in the eastern United States.

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Lumbar Spine BMD Ups Fx Risk in Women With Discordant T-Scores

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lumbar spine (LS) bone mineral density (BMD) increases fracture risk among women with lower LS T-score than femoral neck (FN) T-score, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Early Menarche May Add to Risk of ER− Breast CA in Black Women

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age at menarche could play a role in development of estrogen receptor-negative (ER−) breast cancers among African-American women, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Patterns of Vaginal Microbiota Linked to Preterm Delivery

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain patterns of vaginal microbiota are associated with higher risk of preterm delivery, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Classification Details Pain Prevalence Among U.S. Adults

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An approach for classifying pain severity developed by the Washington Group on Disability Statistics is effective for assessing self-reported pain among U.S. adults, according to a study published in the August issue of The Journal of Pain.

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Post-Hysterectomy Cystoscopy May Lead to False-Positive Result

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with a pre-existing unknown nonfunctional kidney, cystoscopy to confirm ureteral patency after hysterectomy may lead to an incorrect assumption of a ureteral injury, according to a case report published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Pregnancy Mortality Due to H1N1 '09 to '10 Pandemic: 12 Percent

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- During the 2009 to 2010 pandemic flu season, 12 percent of pregnancy-related deaths were attributed to confirmed or possible influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 infection, according to research published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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RAD51 Mutations Confer Moderate Risk of Ovarian Cancer

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Deleterious mutations in RAD51C and RAD51D genes are associated with increased risk of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Earlier Oocyte Retrieval May Aid Older Women Undergoing IVF

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Earlier oocyte retrieval can help avoid premature follicular luteinization in older women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a study published online Aug. 11 in the Journal of Endocrinology.

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U.S. Varicella Cases Drop Sharply Due to Vaccine

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Varicella cases in the United States have dropped sharply since a vaccine against the disease became available in 1995, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

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Multigene Test IDs More at Risk for Hereditary Breast/Ovarian CA

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Multigene testing for hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer (HBOC) identifies more mutations that are likely to change clinical management, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in JAMA Oncology.

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CDC Determines Prevalence of Osteoporosis in Older Adults

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of osteoporosis and low bone density has been examined among adults aged 65 years and older. The findings were published online Aug. 13 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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ST-Segment Analysis Doesn't Cut Adverse Neonatal Outcomes

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of ST-segment analysis in fetal heart-rate monitoring is not associated with reduced composite neonatal outcomes, according to a study published in the Aug. 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Subsequent Neoplasm Risk Up for Decades in Child CA Survivors

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survivors of childhood cancer are at increased risk for treatment-related subsequent neoplasms (SNs), even after age 40 years, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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More Physicians Reporting Dissatisfaction With EHR Systems

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More physicians report being dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their electronic health record (EHR) system, compared with five years ago, according to a report published by the AmericanEHR Partners and the American Medical Association.

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Diet High in Refined Carbs Could Increase Depression Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High-glycemic-index (GI) diets could increase the risk of depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Many Reproductive-Age Women Experience Pelvic Pain

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Untreated pelvic pain is common among U.S. women in their childbearing years, according to a study published online Aug. 11 in Human Reproduction.

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Universal 3rd-Trimester Syphilis Rescreening Not Cost-Effective

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Universal third-trimester syphilis rescreening is not cost-effective given the national average seroconversion rate, according to a study published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Study Compares Outcomes for Fresh, Cryopreserved Oocytes

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In vitro fertilization (IVF) with cryopreserved donor oocytes has lower cancellation rates and lower live birth rates compared with donor cycles using fresh oocytes, according to a research letter published in the Aug. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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HAC Reduction Program Penalty Kicks in for FY2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The latest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) effort to reduce hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) is the HAC Reduction Program, according to an Aug. 6 health policy brief published in Health Affairs.

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~30 Percent With Epithelial Ovarian CA Survive Long Term

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About thirty percent of women with epithelial ovarian cancer survive for more than 10 years, including some with high-risk disease, according to a study published online July 31 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Low-Fat, Higher-Complex Carb Diet Aids Gestational Diabetes

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A higher-complex carbohydrate/lower-fat (CHOICE) diet significantly improves gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)-associated markers compared to the conventionally recommended low-carbohydrate/higher-fat (LC/CONV) diet, according to a small study published online July 29 in Diabetes Care.

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Diastolic Dysfunction Common After Anthracycline Chemo

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Diastolic dysfunction (DD) frequently develops after anthracycline chemotherapy for breast cancer, according to a study published online July 16 in The Oncologist.

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In-Person Staff Meetings Are Valuable for Health Care Teams

MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In-person staff meetings, which are not too short or too long and are held frequently, are valuable for health care team operation, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Iodine Supplementation in Pregnancy Cost Saving in U.K.

MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Iodine supplementation is potentially cost saving for pregnant women in the United Kingdom, according to a review published online Aug. 9 in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

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Processed Meat Intake in Men May Cut Fertilization Rates in IVF

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For men whose female partners are undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART), specific meat intake is associated with fertilization rates, according to a study published online July 20 in Fertility and Sterility.

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How Do We Optimize Time With Patients in Primary Care?

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care providers (PCPs) can improve the productivity of face-to-face visits with patients by identifying activities that can be delegated to another team member or performed using a different modality, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

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Gestational Age Calculation Alters Preterm Birth Rate

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Differing methods used to calculate gestational age affect the accuracy of the reported rate of preterm births in the United States, according to research published in the August issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Hypofractionated Breast Irradiation = Reduced Toxicity

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For women with breast cancer, hypofractionated (HF) whole-breast irradiation (WBI) is associated with reduced toxic effects compared to conventionally fractionated (CF) WBI, according to two studies published online Aug. 6 in JAMA Oncology.

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Many Hospitals Being Penalized for 30-Day Readmissions

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of the nation's hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having patients return within a month of discharge, losing a combined $420 million, according to a report published by Kaiser Health.

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Rx Use in Pregnancy Common in Low-Income Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription medications are commonly dispensed to pregnant women enrolled in the U.S. Medicaid program, according to research published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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CDC: U.S. Infant Mortality Rate at Historic Low

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. infants who die before their first birthday continues to decline and is at a historic low, health officials reported Thursday. The findings were published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Aug. 6 National Vital Statistics Report.

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Tenofovir Gel Could Help Prevent Genital Herpes Simplex

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pericoital application of tenofovir gel may substantially cut women's risk of contracting herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), according to a study published in the Aug. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Oral Contraceptives Tied to Long-Term Endometrial CA Protection

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of oral contraceptives, even for just a few years, offers significant long-term protection against endometrial cancer, and longer use is associated with greater risk reduction, according to research published online Aug. 4 in The Lancet Oncology.

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Spicy Food Consumption Linked to Reduced Mortality Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who regularly eat spicy foods appear to have a reduced mortality risk, according to research published online Aug. 4 in The BMJ.

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Bariatric Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery are far less able to process alcohol after their procedure, a small, new study suggests. The research was reported online Aug. 5 in JAMA Surgery.

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More Social Media Use Linked to Mental Health Concerns in Teens

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who frequently use social media are more likely to say they struggle with mental health concerns that are not being addressed, according to research published in the July issue of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

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Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Ups Ovarian Cancer Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intraperitoneal chemotherapy significantly improves survival among women with advanced ovarian cancer; however, fewer than half of eligible U.S. patients are receiving it, according to research published online Aug. 3 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Increasing Trend Toward Use of 'Laborists' in Hospitals

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals are increasingly employing laborists who are always at the hospital to handle births and obstetrical and gynecological emergencies, with positive results, according to a report published by Kaiser Health News.

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Higher Mortality Tied to Planned Vaginal Breech Delivery

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Perinatal mortality and morbidity is significantly higher with planned vaginal breech delivery compared with planned cesarean delivery, according to a review published online July 29 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

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Women, Blacks Fare Worse After Acute Myocardial Infarction

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) takes more years from the expected life spans of women and blacks than from white males, according to a study published in the Aug. 11 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Focus on Consequences May Help Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Highlighting what might happen if children aren't vaccinated can change the thinking of some people who oppose vaccines, according to research published online Aug. 3 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Bone Health Benefits Lacking for Vitamin D Supplements

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from osteoporosis, according to research published online Aug. 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Lifestyle Intervention Cuts GDM Among High-Risk Women

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A moderate lifestyle intervention can reduce the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among high-risk pregnant women, according to a study published online July 29 in Diabetes Care.

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Novel Pharmacological Activity for R-Ketorolac in Ovarian Cancer

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The R-enantiomer of ketorolac is enriched in peritoneal fluids and inhibits peritoneal cell GTPase activity with administration after ovarian cancer surgery, according to a study published online June 12 in Clinical Cancer Research.

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Review: mHealth Text Messages Promote Medication Adherence

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mobile health (mHealth) short message service text messages can improve medication adherence, according to a review published online July 27 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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Standing More Can Benefit Cardiometabolic Health

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting appears to be linked to increased blood glucose and cholesterol levels, but standing more helps improve all these measures, according to research published online July 31 in the European Heart Journal.

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Concomitant Administration of 9vHPV With MCV4/Tdap Feasible

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For 11- to 15-year olds, concomitant administration of Gardasil 9 (9-valent human papillomavirus [9vHPV] vaccine) and Menactra (MCV4; Neisseria meningitides serotypes A/C/Y/W-135) or Adacel (Tdap; diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis) is noninferior to intermittent administration, according to a study published online Aug. 3 in Pediatrics.

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Review: Risk of Parasitic Myoma Post Laparoscopic Morcellation

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For women undergoing laparoscopic morcellation, the subsequent incidence of parasitic myomas is low, but discussion with patients should include this possibility, according to a review published online July 29 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

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