August 2017 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 2017. 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.

Higher Event Rate of T2DM in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a higher event rate of type 2 diabetes (T2D), with diagnosis at a younger age, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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CDC: 60 Percent of America's Single Men Report Using Condoms

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About six in 10 sexually active single men in the United States are taking responsibility for birth control, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

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Minimal Evidence for Electronic Communication Guidelines

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Minimal evidence is available for guidelines for electronic communication between patients and providers, according to research published online Aug. 28 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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Spousal Caregiver Well-Being Tied to Recipient Health Expenses

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poor spousal caregiver well-being is associated with increased care recipient expenditures and emergency department use, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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More Evidence Links Epstein-Barr Virus to MS Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or cytomegalovirus may up the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), and the link isn't limited to whites, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in Neurology.

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CPR Less Likely for Cardiac Arrests in Black Neighborhoods

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In cases of cardiac arrest, the racial make-up of the neighborhood may determine the likelihood of receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a passer-by or having access to a public defibrillator, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in JAMA Cardiology.

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Paternal Age in the United States Is Rising

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The average age of fathers of newborns has risen in recent decades, raising questions about the possible social and public health impact, according to research published online Aug. 30 in Human Reproduction.

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Proactive Approach Encouraged for Online Patient Reviews

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most patients are using online reviews as a first step to finding a new doctor, with 65 percent forming an opinion from reading one to six reviews, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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Sedentary Time a 'Potent Risk Factor' for Mobility Loss

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Excessive sitting, especially while watching television, poses a significant health hazard to older Americans, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.

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FDA Approves Vabomere for Complicated UTIs

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The intravenous antibiotic Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis.

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Many U.S. Women Unaware of Minimally Invasive Fibroid Tx

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many American women with uterine fibroids don't know there's a minimally invasive embolization technique that may be an alternative to a hysterectomy, a new poll finds.

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Review Links Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Cognitive Impairment

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with increased likelihood of cognitive impairment, according to a review published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Neurology.

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Too Many New Mothers Silent on Postpartum Depression

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One in five new mothers who develops postpartum depression or another mood disorder after childbirth suffer in silence, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in the Maternal and Child Health Journal.

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Most Melanomas Don't Start As Existing Moles

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of melanomas arise from new lesions rather than existing moles, according to a review published online Aug. 29 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Younger Adults, Especially Men, Lag in HTN Treatment, Control

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent improvements in hypertension awareness, treatment, and control overall, all three remain worse in adults aged 18 to 39, according to research published online Aug. 28 in Hypertension.

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Options Available for Estrogen Depletion After Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many non-hormone options and therapies are available for the treatment of estrogen-depletion symptoms in breast cancer survivors, and individualized treatment is important, according to a review published online Aug. 2 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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AAP: Hep B Vaccine to Be Given Within First 24 Hours of Life

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine should be given within the first 24 hours of life, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement published online Aug. 28 in Pediatrics.

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Estrogen Via Patch Superior for Menopausal Sexual Symptoms

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Supplemental estrogens may be beneficial for sexual function in menopausal women, but the form of medication delivery appears to matter, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Clinicians Urged to Heighten Alert for Perinatal Suicide Risk

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide is a leading cause of death among pregnant and recently pregnant women, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Gender-Specific High-Risk 'Window' Seen in Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's disease face a 10-year window -- between ages 65 and 75 -- when they have far greater chances of developing the disease than men with similar genetic risks, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Neurology.

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Flame Retardants Associated With Reduced IVF Success

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Higher exposure to organophosphate flame retardants is associated with reduced success of in vitro fertilization, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in Environmental Health Perspectives.

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Less Than Half of Seniors With A-Fib Receive Anticoagulants

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 45 percent of older adults with atrial fibrillation (AF) admitted to the hospital are prescribed an anticoagulant, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Opioids Often Prescribed Unnecessarily for Migraine

FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Too many patients with migraines are prescribed opioids, while too few may be getting recommended medications, according to research published recently in Cephalalgia.

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CDC: More U.S. Teens Starting HPV Vaccination

FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Six out of 10 U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 received one or more doses of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in 2016, but many are still not completing the vaccination series, according to research published in the Aug. 25 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Lithium in Drinking Water Linked to Dementia Incidence

FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lithium in drinking water is associated with the incidence of dementia in a nonlinear pattern, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Google Search for 'Depression' Now to Provide Screening Test

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Web search giant Google is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to make depression screening a part of a search for 'depression' on the site.

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Patient Beliefs May Explain High Rate of Medicine Intake

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Subjective norms and attitudes toward medicine consumption predict the intention and expectation to consume medicines, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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Increased Risk of MI, Stroke for Patients With Hip Fracture

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with hip fracture have an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Day-Supply of Opioid Rx Factor in Likelihood of Long-Term Use

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The days supplied is far more important than the dosage level or even the type of pain being treated in risk of opioid use disorder following opioid prescription, according to a study published recently in The Journal of Pain.

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Collaborative Communication Could Improve HTN Rx Adherence

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health care providers can help boost patient adherence to antihypertensive medications by communicating more collaboratively with patients, and including discussion of socioeconomic challenges, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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Tablet Use Encourages Patients to Explore Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The multispecialty San Bernardino Medical Group has replaced magazines with digital devices in waiting rooms, which can help patients learn about their risk of diabetes and take preventive action, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Once-Yearly Counseling Tied to More Physical Activity in T2DM

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Theoretical and practical once-yearly counseling for three years is associated with increased physical activity (PA) and reduced sedentary (SED) time in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Diabetes Care.

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Nurse-, System-Related Factors Analyzed in Wrong-Patient Events

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Greater focus is needed on correct identification processes in order to prevent wrong-patient medication administration incidents, and system supports for nurses are critical, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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Leukomelanoderma After Hydroquinone Use Described

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a case report published online Aug. 16 in the Journal of Dermatology, leukomelanoderma is described in patients using hydroquinone at a concentration of 10 percent.

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In T2D, Glycemic Control Up With Continuous Glucose Monitoring

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with type 2 diabetes receiving multiple daily insulin injections randomized to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) have improved glycemic control versus usual care, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Even Overdose Doesn't Stop Opioid Prescribing

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After treatment for an opioid overdose, many Medicaid patients continue to receive prescriptions for them and few are prescribed anti-addiction medications after hospital discharge, according to a research letter published in the Aug. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Many Parents Would Support Transgender Teen's Transition

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of U.S. adults surveyed would be supportive if they had a teenage child who wanted to transition to the opposite gender, according to a Harris Poll commissioned by the American Osteopathic Association.

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Lower SBP Target for Blacks May Benefit Cognitive Function

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For seniors and particularly blacks with hypertension, lowering systolic blood pressure to 120 mm Hg or lower may help prevent cognitive decline, according to a report published online Aug. 21 in JAMA Neurology.

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Zika Thrives in Pregnancy Due to Vulnerable Immune System

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus thrives in pregnant women by suppressing their already dampened immune systems and running roughshod over their body's natural defenses, which allows the virus to directly attack the fetus, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in Nature Microbiology.

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Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 7.7 per 1,000

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) among children is estimated at 7.7 per 1,000 in the general population, according to a review published online Aug. 21 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Occult Cancer Found in ~5 Percent With Unprovoked VTE

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 20 patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) have occult cancer detected within one year, according to a review published online Aug. 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Maraviroc-Containing HIV PrEP Regimens Safe, Well Tolerated

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Maraviroc (MVC)-containing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens are well tolerated for preventing HIV infection in uninfected women, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Hours Worked Impacted by Kids for Female, Not Male Doctors

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For women, but not men, in dual-physician couples, weekly hours worked are lower for those with versus those without children, according to a research letter published online Aug. 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Mortality Estimates Favor Annual Mammography From Age 40

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An annual screening mammogram starting at age 40 is the optimal strategy to avert an early breast cancer death, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in Cancer.

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Anti-Vaccine Info in Pregnancy May Delay Infant Immunization

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy is an important time for educating about infant immunization, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Pediatrics.

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Outdoor Nighttime Light Exposure Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There is an association between living in areas with high amounts of ambient nighttime light and slightly increased odds for breast cancer in younger women who smoke, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in Environmental Health Perspectives.

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Depression, Anxiety May Affect Bone Metabolism in Older Teens

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use are associated with bone metabolism in older adolescents and young adults, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Aids PTSD in Eating Disorders

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DMPFC) seems to be beneficial for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients with eating disorders, according to research published online Aug. 16 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

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Early, Single Non-Ablative Fractional Laser Tx Aids Scarring

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Early, single non-ablative fractional laser (NAFL) exposure can offer improvement in clinical scar appearance, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Secure Messaging Linked to Better Diabetes Management

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with diabetes, use of secure messaging for medical advice is associated with better diabetes management, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in Diabetes Care.

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Zika Does Not Appear to Last in Semen As Long As Thought

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus might not remain in the semen of some infected men as long as previously thought, according to a research letter published in the Aug. 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Worse Survival Seen for Alternative Vs Usual Cancer Rx

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who choose alternative medicine over traditional cancer treatments for curable cancers have a higher risk of dying early, according to research published online Aug. 10 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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One-Quarter With Early Breast Cancer Strongly Considers CPM

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of newly diagnosed patients with early-stage breast cancer consider contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), with one-quarter considering it strongly, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in Cancer.

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Moderate, Severe OSA Linked to Elevated Blood Coagulability

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are associated with elevated blood coagulability markers, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

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Oral Contraceptive Use Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Oral contraceptive (OC) use is associated with reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to research published online Aug. 17 in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.

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Increase in Survival Without Severe Disability for Preemies

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- During the past two decades, survival and survival without severe or moderate neuromotor or sensory disabilities have increased among preterm infants, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in The BMJ.

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Online Nursing Education Can Up Patient Use of VTE Prophylaxis

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Online training for nurses has been found to increase hospital patients' use of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in PLOS ONE.

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Families Shoulder Majority of Costs Related to Dementia Care

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lifetime costs of care are substantially increased for individuals with dementia, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Dietary Energy Density May Up Risk of Obesity-Linked Cancers

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Higher dietary energy density (DED; the ratio of energy intake to food weight) is associated with increased risk of obesity-related cancers among normal-weight women, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Opioid Rx Frequently Issued for Nonspecific, Spinal Conditions

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Within a cohort of patients insured through TRICARE, the most common diagnosis associated with initial opioid prescription is other ill-defined conditions, according to a research letter published online Aug. 16 in JAMA Surgery.

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Intensive Blood Pressure Tx Aids Those With Prediabetes

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The beneficial effects of intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) treatment are similar among those with prediabetes and fasting normoglycemia, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in Diabetes Care.

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Evolocumab Doesn't Affect Cognition When Added to Statins

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There is no significant difference in cognitive function for patients treated with evolocumab or placebo added to statin therapy, according to a study published in the Aug. 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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FDA: Potential Contamination in Some Liquid Pharma Products

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of numerous liquid pharmaceutical products because of possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in vulnerable patients.

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Frequency, Degree of Pubic Hair Grooming Linked to Injury Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The frequency and degree of pubic hair grooming is associated with the risk of grooming-related injury and high-frequency injury, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in JAMA Dermatology.

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Antidepressants Used by 12.7 Percent of Those Age ≥12 in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressant use is common among U.S. individuals aged 12 years and older, with non-Hispanic whites more likely to take antidepressants than other racial/ethnic groups, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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Falling Insulin Requirement Linked to Placental Dysfunction

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes, falling insulin requirement (FIR) is associated with altered expression of placental antiangiogenic factors and preeclampsia, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in Diabetes Care.

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Perceived Social Support Lower for Cancer Caregivers Vs Patients

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A sense of coherence (SOC) is associated with cancer patients' acceptance of their illness, according to a study published Aug. 9 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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Studies Used for FDA Approval of Device Changes Often Low Quality

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many studies used to support U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of high-risk medical device modifications are not controlled; and efficacy of drugs granted accelerated approval is often confirmed three years after approval, according to two studies published in the Aug. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Specialist Access No Better With Adoption of Access Standards

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adoption of specialty access standards does not improve access to specialists, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy Order Has No Effect on Pain

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The order of successive office hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy for evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding does not impact the global pain perception or time required, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Diverse Spectrum of Neurologic Syndromes Seen With Zika

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is associated with increased incidence of neurological syndromes, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in JAMA Neurology.

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All-Cause, CVD Mortality Down With Light, Moderate Drinking

MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- All-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality are reduced for U.S. adults with light and moderate alcohol intake, according to a study published in the Aug. 22 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Smoking During Pregnancy Up Among Women With Depression

MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past decade, smoking during pregnancy has increased significantly among women experiencing a major depressive episode (MDE), according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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Endometrial Ablation Doesn't Increase Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For women in Finland, endometrial ablation is not associated with increased risk of endometrial or breast cancer, according to a study published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Rebound Seen Predelivery After HIV Suppression in Pregnancy

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women achieving HIV viral suppression in pregnancy can experience viral load rebound predelivery, according to a study published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Hospital Volume, Quality Impact Survival in Ovarian Cancer

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with ovarian cancer, both hospital volume and adherence to quality metrics are associated with survival, according to a study published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Marijuana Use May Up Risk of Hypertension-Related Mortality

THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana increases by three-fold the risk for hypertension-related mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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Increase in Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking in U.S. Adults

THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From 2001-2002 to 2012-2013 there was an increase in alcohol use, high-risk drinking, and in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a study published online Aug. 9 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Maternal Sleep Disorders Increase Risk of Preterm Birth

THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia and sleep apnea during pregnancy are associated with significantly increased risk of preterm birth, according to a study published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Study Quantifies Condom Use in 15- to 44-Year-Olds in 2011-15

THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Condom use was 23.8 percent for women and 33.7 percent for men aged 15 to 44 years in 2011 to 2015, according to a study published online Aug. 10 by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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History of C-Section Ups Risk of Complications in Hysterectomy

THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For women undergoing hysterectomy, a history of previous cesarean delivery is associated with increased risk of complications, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in JAMA Surgery.

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Live Attenuated Flu Vaccine Not Effective for Children in 2015-16

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- During the 2015 to 2016 season, influenza vaccines reduced the risk of influenza illness, but the live attenuated vaccine was ineffective among children 2 to 17 years of age, according to a study published in the Aug. 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Wound Complication Rate for C-Section Varies With Suture Type

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For women undergoing cesarean section, closure of the skin with poliglecaprone 25 suture is associated with a reduced rate of wound complications, according to a study published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Colorectal Cancer Mortality Rates Down in Blacks, Up in Whites

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality rates have decreased since 1970 in black adults (aged 20 to 54 years), but increased among white individuals, according to a research letter published in the Aug. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Births Outside Obstetric Institutions Up Mortality Risk

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Unplanned birth outside an obstetric institution is associated with increased peripartum mortality and long travel time to an institution, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Single Measures of Viral Load May Overestimate HIV Suppression

MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Single measures of viral load can overestimate how many individuals with HIV infection have viral suppression, according to an observation piece published online Aug. 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Guidance Provided for Preventing Practice Billing Errors

MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Strategies can help to prevent medical practice billing errors, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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FDA Approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with certain types of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV).

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Strong Religious Beliefs May Be Linked to Higher Weight

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There is evidence of a significant association between religious affiliation and body weight, with religiosity being significantly associated with higher body weight, according to research published online Aug. 2 in Obesity Reviews.

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Moms' Prior Flu Vaccine Doesn't Weaken Newborns' Benefit

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Receipt of influenza vaccine the previous year predicts higher baseline antibody titers and decreased peak antibody responses against all influenza strains in pregnant women, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in Vaccine.

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In Utero Psychotropics + Opioids Up Neonatal Drug Withdrawal

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Use of psychotropic medications in addition to prescription opioids during pregnancy is associated with increased risk and severity of neonatal drug withdrawal, according to a study published online Aug. 2 in The BMJ.

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Genetic Variation Impacts Pharmacokinetics of Exemestane

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The OATP1B1 c.521>C single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) influences exemestane pharmacokinetics in healthy postmenopausal women, according to a study published online July 29 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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Revenue Exceeds Expenditures for Many ABMS Member Boards

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overall revenue exceeds expenditures for many American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Periodontal Disease History Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Among older women, periodontal disease history is associated with increased total cancer risk, and with increased risk of several specific types of cancer, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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U.S. Doctors Still Writing Too Many Opioid Prescriptions

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than one out of three average Americans used a prescription opioid in 2015, despite growing concerns these medicines are promoting widespread addiction and overdose deaths, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Little Risk of Oropharyngeal Mucosal Transmission of Zika

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus doesn't appear to be transmitted through saliva, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in Nature Communications.

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New Research Supports Safety of Aspirin in Heart Failure

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some research has raised concerns about the safety of aspirin for heart failure patients, but a new study, published in the Aug. 1 issue of JACC: Heart Failure, appears to offer some reassurance.

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Climate Change Expected to Up Premature Deaths From Pollution

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Increases in air pollution caused by rising temperatures will trigger an additional 60,000 premature deaths each year around the globe by 2030, and as many as 260,000 more premature deaths annually by 2100, according to findings from a new study published online July 31 in Nature Climate Change.

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Laparoscopic Niche Resection May Reduce Related Symptoms

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Laparoscopic niche resection is associated with improvement in niche-related symptoms and/or fertility-related problems in women with a large niche (residual myometrium [RM] <3 mm) in the uterine cesarean scar, according to a study published online July 13 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Poor Adherence to Self-Monitoring of Glucose in GDM

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Only about 60 percent of women with newly diagnosed gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) perform ≥80 percent of required self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) tests, according to a study published online July 18 in Diabetes Care.

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Alarms Could Save Children From Being Left in Hot Cars

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The recent deaths of two Arizona children in hot cars show the need for a proposed federal law that would require carmakers to install alarms for back seats, child advocates say.

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Higher Risk of Dementia Seen in Those Hailing From 'Stroke Belt'

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health issues for people born in high stroke mortality states (HSMSs) include a higher risk of developing dementia -- even if they move elsewhere, according to research published online July 31 in JAMA Neurology.

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Comprehensive Initiative Has Positive Impact on Opioid Rx

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A comprehensive initiative, including creation of prescribing and dispensing policies, monitoring and follow-up processes, and clinical coordination through electronic health record integration, can have a positive impact on opioid prescribing, according to research published online July 14 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

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