June 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 June 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.

Three Issues to Consider Before Selecting EHR

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Work flow, features and functionality, and technical infrastructure should all be considered in advance of selecting an electronic heath record (EHR) system, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Patients Want Online Access to Physicians, Health Records

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Internet-savvy Americans would like to add their doctors to their group of Facebook friends or e-mail contacts, according to a study published online June 24 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of CVD

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have experienced a traumatic event or develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new large study suggests. The report was published online June 29 in Circulation.

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Robotic Sx Viable for Morbidly Obese With Endometrial Cancer

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Robotic surgery is safe and feasible for the surgical management of morbidly obese patients with endometrial cancer, according to research published in the July issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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CDC Examines Prevalence of Undiagnosed HIV

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people have undiagnosed HIV, with the prevalence varying by geographic area, according to a report published in the June 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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AMA Discusses Pre-Retirement Evaluation for Aging Doctors

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Issues relating to physician retirement and evaluation of aging physicians before retirement are discussed in a Council on Medical Education report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Maternal Hyperglycemia Not Linked to Obesity in Offspring

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal hyperglycemia seems not to be a risk factor for obesity in offspring aged 5 to 7 years after adjustment for maternal body mass index (BMI), according to a study published online June 19 in Diabetes Care.

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U.S. Dietary Guidelines Will No Longer Focus on Fat

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nutrition experts are supporting a federal decision to drop recommended restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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H3N2 Mutation to Blame for Low Efficacy of 2014-15 Flu Vaccine

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mutation in the H3N2 virus led to a mismatch between it and the H3N2 strain used to create the 2014-2015 vaccine, according to research published June 25 in Cell Reports.

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As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of smokers in the United States drops, those who still light up are smoking less and more likely to try quitting, according to a study published online June 24 in Tobacco Control.

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Many Primary Care Physicians Misinformed About Opioids

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians who are ill-informed about opioids may be unintentionally contributing to their misuse, according to new research published online June 22 in the Clinical Journal of Pain.

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SSRIs Tied to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to ease menopausal symptoms may face a long-term rise in their risk for bone fracture, a new study suggests. The findings was published online June 25 in Injury Prevention.

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C-Section, Autism Spectrum Disorder Link Questioned

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While initial study results suggested children born by cesarean section are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the association did not remain in additional analysis of sibling pairs, implying the increased risk was more likely due to unknown genetic or environmental factors. The findings were published online June 24 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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SCOTUS Upholds Subsidies for Affordable Care Act

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Supreme Court upheld on Thursday the legality of tax subsidies for millions of Americans who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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Prenatal Exposure to H2 Blockers, PPIs Ups Asthma Risk

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prenatal exposure to H2 blockers (H2Bs) or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with a small but significantly increased risk of asthma in offspring, according to a study published online June 20 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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Lack of Consistent Supplement Use Documentation for Inpatients

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Upon hospital admission, most patients are not asked if they take dietary supplements, according to a study published recently in Patient Education and Counseling.

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Moderate-Quality Evidence for Marijuana Rx for Pain, Spasticity

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana may be useful in treating chronic pain and spasticity, but less effective for other conditions, according to the results of a review published in the June 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Review: Colposcopy Linked to Adverse Psychological Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For women with abnormal cervical cytology, colposcopy and related procedures are associated with adverse psychological outcomes, especially anxiety, according to a systematic review published online June 22 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

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ACOG: Doctors Should Urge Against Prenatal Marijuana Use

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should discourage women from using marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding, due to the potential effects that the drug's active ingredients can have on a child's brain development, new guidance states. The committee opinion was released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular light exercise can be as good for seniors as moderate or vigorous exercise, according to a new study published in the May/June issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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Too Much Sitting Linked With Higher Risk of Anxiety

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who spend much of their day sitting may be more likely to feel anxious, a new review suggests. The findings were published online June 19 in BMC Public Health.

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Pregnancy Outcomes Good for Women With Controlled SLE

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is under control, women who conceive usually have healthy pregnancies and infants, according to research published online June 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Anxiety Independently Predicts Pain in Patients With MS

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pain is prevalent in more than half of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), and is independently predicted by anxiety, according to a study published online June 18 in Pain Medicine.

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VA/DoD Release Guidelines for Dyslipidemia Management

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A joint clinical practice guideline for the management of dyslipidemia for cardiovascular disease risk reduction in adults has been summarized and published online June 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Embryo Cryopreservation Feasible for Women With Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For women with breast cancer, embryo cryopreservation after aromatase inhibitor treatment and ovarian stimulation preserves fertility, according to a study published online June 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Researchers Report U.S. Obesity Epidemic Getting Worse

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About 35 percent of men and 37 percent of women are obese, while 40 percent of men and 30 percent of women are overweight, according to a research letter published online June 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Glucocorticoids, 3-Ketosteroids Adversely Affect Breast Cancer

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Glucocorticoids and other 3-ketosteroids may adversely affect patients with mixed estrogen receptor (ER) α-positive/cytokeratin-5 (CK5) breast cancer, according to a study published online June 22 in Oncogene.

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Yoga, Meditation Aid Menopausal Symptoms After Breast Cancer

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For breast cancer survivors, a yoga and meditation intervention is associated with improvement in menopausal symptoms, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of Cancer.

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Medical Identity Theft Incidents Increasing

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical identity theft is on the rise, costly to consumers, and challenging to resolve, according to the fifth annual report published by the Ponemon Institute.

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Caution in Social Media Age: Self-Promotion Can Backfire

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a series of experiments, researchers found that people who self-promote often offend others. The study was published in the June issue of Psychological Science.

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Medications Can Increase Risk of Heat-Related Illness

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Commonly used medications may increase the risk of dehydration and heat-related illness during hot weather, according to an article published online June 13 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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FDA Cracks Down on Online Sale of Illegal Medical Products

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with international partners, moved this week against more than 1,050 websites that sell potentially dangerous counterfeit medicines and medical devices, the agency said Thursday.

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Hundreds Arrested Nationwide for Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of people have been charged after health care fraud sweeps were made across the United States, the federal government said Thursday.

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White Matter Abnormalities in Female Interstitial Cystitis

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome have white matter abnormalities, according to a study published in the July issue of The Journal of Urology.

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Virtual Credit Card Fees Amount to 3 to 5 Percent of Payments

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Payment with virtual credit cards (VCCs) is associated with considerable fees, although physicians are often unaware of these charges, according to the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Case Report: Pregnancy Could Mask Symptoms of Ebola

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The unique immunologic status of pregnant women might alter the presentation and progression of Ebola virus disease (EVD), according to a letter published in the June 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Breast-Conserving Therapy Rates on the Rise

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of women with early-stage breast cancer who undergo breast-conserving therapy (BCT) has risen slowly in recent years, new research shows. The study was published online June 17 in JAMA Surgery.

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Maternal Stress-Linked Changes in Vaginal Microbiota Explored

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal stress-induced changes in the vaginal microbiota impact vaginal immunity and metabolic processes, according to an experimental study published online June 16 in Endocrinology.

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Meta-Analysis: Oral Sex Is Not Risk Factor for Oral Cancer

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oral sex is not an independent risk factor for oral cancer, according to a meta-analysis published online June 11 in the Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine.

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Direct Messaging Not Yet Widely Adopted by Physicians

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Direct secure messaging (Direct), which is a standardized protocol for exchanging clinical messages and attachments, has not been widely adopted by physicians, despite its potential for improving care coordination, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Prenatal DDT Exposure Tied to Higher Breast Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) was banned in the United States in 1972, women exposed to the chemical in utero may be more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had less exposure, according to a study published online June 16 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Personal Choice of Diet Plan May Lead to Less Weight Loss

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing a weight-loss plan based on food preferences might backfire and lead to less weight loss, according to a study published in the June 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Daily Milk or Dark Chocolate Linked to Cardiovascular Benefits

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged or older individuals who eat as much as 3.5 ounces of chocolate a day may receive cardiovascular benefits, according to a report published online June 15 in Heart.

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Early Age of Menopause Linked to Seropositivity in RA

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In women with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), early age at menopause is associated with seropositivity, according to a study published in the May issue of Arthritis Care & Research.

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ADHD Rx Studied for Cognitive Boost in Menopause

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse), a stimulant usually prescribed to children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may help to improve menopausal women's executive function, a new, small study suggests. The findings were published online June 11 in Psychopharmacology.

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Curcumin Reduces High Glucose-Induced NTDs in Mice Embryos

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Curcumin appears to reduce high glucose-induced neural tube defect (NTD) formation by blocking cellular stress and activation of caspases, according to an experimental study published in the June 4 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Review Examines Inappropriate Prescribing of IV Fluids

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Inappropriate prescribing of intravenous (IV) fluids most often involves incorrect volumes and types of IV fluids prescribed, according to a review published online June 11 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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Article Weighs Paying Off Student Loans Versus Investment

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newly-minted physicians should consider the issues relating to paying off their loans versus investing for retirement, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Half of Cancer Deaths Due to Past, Current Smoking

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers -- including lung, colorectum, and pancreatic tumors -- can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates. The report was published online June 15 as a research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Fewer Malocclusions Seen in Exclusively Breastfed Children

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more infants breastfeed, the less likely it is that they will develop any kind of misalignment in their teeth later on, but pacifiers can negate some of that potential benefit, according to a study published online June 15 in Pediatrics.

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Women Get Year's Worth of Birth Control Under New Oregon Law

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A first-of-a-kind insurance law that allows women to obtain a year's worth of birth control at a time will take effect in Oregon on Jan. 1.

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Low-Salt Diet Boosts Efficacy of Antihypertensives

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A low-salt diet further improves the efficacy of antihypertensive drug regimens, according to a study published May 29 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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Postpartum IUD Use Up With Intracesarean Placement

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of women using intrauterine devices (IUDs) at six months postpartum is higher for those undergoing intracesarean delivery placement versus those with planned interval IUD placement, according to a study published online June 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Tattoos Can Mimic Metastasis on PET-CT in Cervical Cancer

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with cervical cancer, extensive tattoos could mimic metastasis on positron emission tomography (PET) fused with computed tomography (CT) imaging, according to a case report published online June 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Mindfulness Shows Promise in Eating Disorder Prevention

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness may be a promising approach for prevention of eating disorders among adolescent girls, according to a study published online June 6 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

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Study Estimates Incidence of Surgical Never Events

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wrong-site surgery and retained surgical items still occur, and evidence for interventions to prevent these is limited, according to a review published online June 10 in JAMA Surgery.

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Car Crash Risk Up for New Users of Sedating Sleep Meds

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sedating sleep medications increase the risk for car accidents among new users compared with nonusers, with risk continued for up to a year among regular users, according to a new report published online June 11 in the American Journal of Public Health.

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CDC Advises U.S. Health Professionals to Be Alert for MERS

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Government officials are advising U.S. health professionals to be alert for signs and symptoms of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) following an outbreak in South Korea.

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Higher Breast CA Risk Seen for Obese Postmenopausal Women

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for breast cancer among obese women may be up to 58 percent higher than for normal-weight postmenopausal women, according to a report published online June 11 in JAMA Oncology.

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Some Graduating Seniors Not Matching to Residency Positions

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 250 of this year's graduating seniors from U.S. medical schools did not match to a residency position, according to the American Medical Association.

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Length of Lookback Period Important in Incident AMI Trends

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The length of the lookback period (LP) affects trends in incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI), with a greater effect in women, according to a study published online June 9 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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β-Cell Function Linked to Inflammation in PCOS

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), pancreatic β-cell dysfunction is associated with hyperglycemia-induced nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) activation and systemic inflammation, according to a study published in the May 1 issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Report Offers Guidance on Medical Ethics Education

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An analysis of the current state of medical ethics education in the United States has been published in the June issue of Academic Medicine. The article, the Romanell Report, also offers guidance to assist medial ethics educators in meeting expectations.

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Geographic Location Most Important for Residents

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For residents, the most important element in a future practice is geographic location, with lifestyle, adequate call hours and personal time, and a good financial package also cited as being important, according to the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Birth Reported From Transplanted Childhood Ovarian Tissue

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers are hailing as a medical breakthrough, a 27-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy baby conceived from ovarian tissue that had been surgically removed and frozen when she was a child. The study findings were published online June 9 in Human Reproduction.

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One Vaccine Dose May Adequately Protect Against HPV

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix could prevent as many cases of cervical cancer as the current two- and three-dose schedules, a new study contends. The findings were published online June 9 in The Lancet Oncology.

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Fewer BMD Tests May Be Indicated for Some Women

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A postmenopausal woman who is 50 and has a normal bone density test may not need her next such test for 10 or even 15 years, according to research published in the June issue of Menopause.

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Extra Time During MCAT Linked to Less Success in Med School

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical school applicants with Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores obtained with extra test administration time have lower rates of success in medical schools, according to a study published in the June 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Parental Age Factors Linked to Autism Risk

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents' ages may play a role in a child's risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to new research published online June 9 in Molecular Psychiatry.

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Unexpected Problems in 29 Percent of Low-Risk Pregnancies

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-nine percent of pregnancies identified as low risk have unexpected complications necessitating nonroutine obstetric or neonatal care, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Ketorolac Doesn't Reduce Pain With IUD Placement

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing intrauterine device (IUD) placement, ketorolac does not reduce pain with placement, but is associated with pain reduction at five and 15 minutes after placement, according to a study published online June 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Professional Guidelines Have Limited Impact on Pre-Op Testing

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The publication of 2002 professional guidelines on routine preoperative testing correlated with a reduction in routine electrocardiogram testing, but not in the incidence of radiography, hematocrit, urinalysis, or cardiac stress testing, according to research published online June 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Analysis Targets U.S. Hospitals With Highest Markups

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The 50 U.S. hospitals with the highest charge-to-cost ratio have markups approximately 10 times the Medicare-allowable costs, and most of these hospitals are for profit, according to a study published in the June issue of Health Affairs.

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AMA Offers Guidance for Physician-Hospital Relationships

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines can enable successful physician hospital relationships and integrated leadership, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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CDC Guidelines Update Treatment, Management of STDs

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New recommendations have been provided to update the 2010 guidelines on the treatment and management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The 2015 guidelines are available online in the June 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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CDC: Vaccine Production for 2015-16 Flu Season Underway

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having acknowledged that the 2014-15 flu vaccine was mismatched to the circulating influenza strains, U.S. health officials have strengthened next season's vaccine for broader protection.

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FDA Panel Votes 18-6 to Approve Rx for Female Libido

FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended approval Thursday of flibanserin, a medication designed to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women.

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Study IDs Surgical Never Events, Contributing Factors

FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical never events and contributing human factors have been identified, with individual cognitive factors contributing one half of all nano-codes, according to a study published online May 29 in Surgery.

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Rise in CRC Screening Rates After ACA Implementation

FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act may have helped boost rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among lower income Americans, a new study suggests. The findings were published online June 4 in Cancer.

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Limited Evidence for Screening Mammography for Women in 40s

THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to the debate about the benefits of mammography screening before age 50, a new research review finds limited evidence that screening prevents breast cancer deaths among women in their 40s. The report, published in the June 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, reflects a longstanding debate.

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Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Formed

THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nine states have enacted the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact law, with the seventh state's enactment triggering formation of a commission to administer a process for physicians seeking licensure in multiple states, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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CMS: Hospital Charges for Common Procedures Up

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prices hospitals charge patients for a number of common procedures rose more than 10 percent between 2011 and 2013, more than twice the rate of inflation, according to data released by the federal government Monday.

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Surgery for Low-Grade DCIS May Not Improve Survival

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery for low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) does not significantly improve outcomes for patients, according to research that raises questions about the overuse of surgery for the condition. The study was published online June 3 in JAMA Surgery.

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Menopausal Symptoms Unaffected by Vitamin D, Calcium

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not help ease the symptoms of menopause, according to study results published online June 1 in Maturitas.

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CDC: 1 in 5 U.S. Teens, Younger Adults Tested Recently for HIV

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-fifth of teens and younger adults in the United States have been tested recently for HIV, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

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Risk to Infant From SSRI Use in Late Pregnancy Deemed Small

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infants born to mothers taking antidepressants in late pregnancy may be slightly more likely to develop persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), a new study suggests, but the risk is very small. The findings were published in the June 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Inverse Link for Coffee Intake, Cholecystectomy Risk

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For premenopausal women and those using hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there is an inverse association between coffee consumption and risk of cholecystectomy, according to a study published in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Breastfeeding Tied to Lower Odds of Childhood Leukemia

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breastfeeding is associated with a reduced risk of childhood leukemia compared to the risk for children who were never breastfed, according to research published online June 1 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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