June 2016 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

Share this content:

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN & Women's Health for June 2016. 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.

BRCA1 Mutations May Raise Risk of Serous/Serous-Like Uterine CA

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with BRCA mutations undergoing risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) do not have increased risk for uterine cancer, but the risk of serous/serous-like endometrial carcinoma is increased for BRCA1+ women, according to a study published online June 30 in JAMA Oncology.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Metabolomics Signature Can Predict GDM to T2DM Transition

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A metabolomics signature can predict the transition from gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) to type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published online June 23 in Diabetes.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Butter May Not Be As Unhealthy As Previously Thought

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Butter may not be the unhealthy food many Americans believe it to be; however, that doesn't mean that butter provides any real health benefit, according to research published online June 29 in PLOS ONE.

Full Text

Zika Virus Congenital Syndrome: A New Teratogenic Disease

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Zika virus congenital syndrome is a new teratogenic disease, with many definite or probable cases presenting with normal head circumference values, according to research published online June 29 in The Lancet.

Abstract - França
Full Text
Abstract - Martines
Full Text
Editorial

Religious Service Attendance May Lower Suicide Risk in Women

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who regularly attend religious services may have a lower risk of suicide than those who don't, according to research published online June 29 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Florida Reports First Case of Zika-Linked Microcephaly

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Florida's first case of a Zika-related birth defect has been reported by state officials.

More Information

Too Little, Too Much Sleep Can Impair Insulin Sensitivity in Men

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Too much or too little sleep may raise the risk of diabetes in men, but not women, according to a study published online June 29 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Abstract
Full Text

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Progress Slowing Down in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of decline in cardiovascular disease mortality has decelerated, according to research published online June 29 in JAMA Cardiology.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Electronic Record Demands Are Overwhelming Many Physicians

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians using electronic practice tools report higher rates of burnout and increased frustration with the amount of computerized paperwork, according to research published online June 27 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Pregnancy May Lengthen Life of Zika Virus Infection

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infection with the Zika virus may protect against future infection, but pregnancy seems to extend how long the virus stays in the body, according to findings published online June 28 in Nature Communications.

Full Text

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Pelvic Screening Examinations

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to weigh the balance of benefits and harms for screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic, nonpregnant adult women. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement, published online June 28 by the USPSTF.

Evidence Review
Draft Recommendation Statement
Comment on Recommendation

Two Vaccines Deemed Feasible Against Zika Virus Infection

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Experimental studies support the effectiveness of two vaccine candidates against the Zika virus, according to research published online June 28 in Nature.

Full Text

Omega-3s Tied to Lower Risk of Fatal Coronary Heart Disease

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk of fatal coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a review published online June 27 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Patients Face High Hospital Bills Despite Having Insurance

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Costs of hospitalization for privately insured adults rose more than 37 percent over five years, with patients paying more than $1,000 on average by 2013, according to research published online June 27 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Vaginal Pessary Beneficial in Pelvic Organ Prolapse

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP), use of vaginal pessary in addition to pelvic floor exercises is associated with improvements in prolapse symptoms and quality of life, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

2017 Will Bring Premium Rate Increases Under ACA

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act will rise in 2017, analysts and insurance brokers say.

More Information

Candesartan Doesn't Prevent Trastuzumab Cardiotoxicity

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In patients with early breast cancer, candesartan does not protect against trastuzumab-related cardiotoxic effects, according to a study published online June 23 in JAMA Oncology.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Recommendations Developed for Managing Obstetric Lacerations

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Recommendations have been developed for the prevention and repair of obstetric lacerations during vaginal delivery. The new Practice Bulletin was published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

High-Fiber Diet May Promote Healthy, Disease-Free Aging

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A diet inclusive of foods rich in fiber may fuel more successful aging, according to research published online June 1 in the Journals of Gerontology.

Abstract
Full Text

CDC: FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Should Not Be Used 2016-2017

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The nasal spray form of the influenza vaccine should not be used next flu season, according to an announcement late Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Panel on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

More Information

Exposure to the Dengue Virus May Up Potency of Zika Infection

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prior exposure to the dengue fever virus may increase the severity of Zika virus infection, according to a study published online June 23 in Nature Immunology.

Full Text 1
Full Text 2

Pre-Op Breast MRI Affected by Patient Positioning

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There is evidence that the position a woman is placed in during preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could influence the scan's accuracy, according to research published online June 22 in Radiology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Failure of Dual Antimicrobial Therapy for Gonorrhea Reported

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a case report published in the June 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, dual antimicrobial therapy failure is described in the treatment of gonorrhea.

Full Text

Zika Infection Also Linked to Uveitis in Adults

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a letter published online June 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers describe the case of a man who was infected with Zika and developed uveitis.

Full Text

Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block Beneficial After Hysterectomy

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women undergoing abdominal hysterectomy, superior hypogastric plexus block with ropivacaine is associated with reduced opioid consumption, according to a study published online June 12 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Male PCPs Less Likely to Assess CVD Risk in Female Patients

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many male primary care physicians regard cardiovascular disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, according to research published online June 21 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Full Text

Use of Patient Navigators Improves Cancer Screening Rates

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of patient navigators improves cancer screening rates among low-income and ethnic minority patients, according to a study published online June 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

CDC: Alternative Medicine a Booming Business in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans spent more than $30 billion out of pocket in 2012 on chiropractors and other complementary health practitioners, as well as supplements and other forms of alternative medicine, according to research published online June 22 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health Statistics Reports.

Full Text

APCs, Doctors Order Low-Value Services With Similar Frequency

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Advanced practice clinicians (APCs) and physicians order low-value health services with similar frequency, according to a study published online June 20 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

High Glycemic Index/Load Diet Linked to Acne Vulgaris

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with acne vulgaris have significantly higher glycemic index and glycemic load levels and significantly lower serum adiponectin levels, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Phytoestrogen Supplementation Improves Menopause Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Composite and specific phytoestrogen supplementation is associated with reductions in the frequency of hot flashes and vaginal dryness, according to a review published in the June 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Exercise May Be Protective Against Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and mortality, two new studies suggest.

Abstract 1
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Abstract 2
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Tips Provided for Leveraging Social Media

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- During a presentation at the 2016 American Medical Association Annual Meeting, Kevin Pho, M.D., founder and editor of the popular physician blog KevinMD, shared insights into making a difference in health care through use of social media.

More Information

Too Many A-Fib Patients Taking Aspirin Instead of Anticoagulant

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. patients with atrial fibrillation who need anticoagulation to prevent strokes aren't receiving it, according to a study published in the June 28 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

One Free Meal From Industry Ups Brand-Name Rx Among Doctors

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians who receive even one free meal, valued at less than $20 on average, are more likely to prescribe a promoted brand-name drug than a cheaper generic alternative, compared with doctors who did not accept a meal, according to a study published online June 20 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Reset Room Can Help Address Physician Burnout

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The creation of a reset room is one of several solutions that can help physicians and medical providers address burnout, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.

More Information

Tax Incentives Being Offered to Primary Care Preceptors

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tax incentives are being offered to encourage physicians to serve as preceptors to medical students, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

More Information

Scientists Pinpoint Potential Drug Target for Zika Virus

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A potential way to prevent Zika and similar viruses from spreading in the body has been identified, according to research published online June 17 in Nature.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Most Women Diagnosed With HIV in Pregnancy Retained in Care

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most women diagnosed with HIV during pregnancy are still retained in clinical care over the first year postpartum, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Strategy Needed to Address Impending Physician Shortage

FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Steps should be taken to combat the impending physician shortage of between 61,700 and 94,700 doctors that the United States is expected to face over the next decade, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

More Information

Enhanced Recovery Pathway Helpful in Gyn-Onc Surgery

FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An enhanced recovery pathway is beneficial for gynecologic oncology patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Zika Infection in Third Trimester May Not Harm Development

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The danger of Zika-related birth defects may be confined to maternal infections that occur during the first two trimesters of pregnancy, according to a study led by Margaret Honein, Ph.D., of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and published online June 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text

Pharmacist Involvement Can Improve Cardiovascular Care

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with poorly controlled cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors could improve their prognosis by having pharmacists help manage their care, according to a study published in the June 21 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Potential Impact of Single-Payer Health Care Discussed

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is promoting his version of single-payer health care, although the actual impact of such a system is unclear, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

More Information

Unplanned Readmission for ~8 Percent of Surgical Discharges

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Unplanned readmissions occur in about 8 percent of patients discharged from the general surgical service, according to a study published online June 15 in JAMA Surgery.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Most Websites, Apps Not Accurate for Predicting Fertile Window

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most fertility websites and applications (apps) are not accurate for predicting the fertile window, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Prices for Care Rise Significantly As Multi-Hospital Systems Emerge

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital prices in California increased substantially from 2004 to 2013, with a larger increase in hospitals that are members of multi-hospital systems, according to a study published online June 9 in Inquiry.

Abstract
Full Text

USPSTF Reaffirms Need for CRC Screen Beginning at Age 50

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reiterating a recommendation last made in 2008, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is advocating that regular colorectal cancer (CRC) screening begin at age 50 and continue until at least age 75. The updated recommendation was published online June 15 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Recommendation Statement
Evidence Report
Editorial

Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Can Cut HBV Transmission

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) during pregnancy can reduce the rate of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), according to a study published in the June 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Preemies' Hearts Benefit From Breastfeeding in the Long Term

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breastfeeding premature infants appears to increase the likelihood that those infants will have healthier hearts in young adulthood, according to research published online June 14 in Pediatrics.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Reoperation Rate 4 Percent for Mesh-Based Prolapse Surgery

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women undergoing mesh-based prolapse surgery, the reoperation rate is 4.0 percent at a median of 1.17 years, with reduced risk for patients of surgeons with very high volume, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Four-Step Strategy Suggested for Boosting Practice Quality of Care

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Four steps can help doctors improve patient care and office efficiency, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

More Information

Some Weight-Loss Drugs Are More Effective Than Others

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Any of the prescription weight-loss drugs on the market can help obese adults lose weight, although some appear to be more effective than others, according to research published in the June 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Abnormal Pap Posthysterectomy for ~30 Percent of HIV+ Women

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About one-in-three HIV-infected women with no prehysterectomy history of abnormal Pap results have abnormal vaginal Pap results after hysterectomy, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Many Patients Prescribed Opioids Sharing Leftover Pills

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of patients prescribed opioids receive more than they need, and many share the drugs or fail to store them securely, according to research published online June 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Full Text 1 (subscription or payment may be required)
Full Text 2

Persistent Depression Linked to Increased CAC Scores in Women

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Persistent depressive symptoms are associated with increased coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores among middle-aged women without cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published in the June 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Ob-Gyns Should Promote HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obstetrician-gynecologists can play a critical role in reducing HIV transmission by promoting pre-exposure prophylaxis, according to a commentary published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Review Links H. pylori Infection With Metabolic Syndrome

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with metabolic syndrome, according to a review and meta-analysis published online June 7 in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

WHO Advises Delaying Pregnancy in Zika-Affected Areas

FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In order to avoid having infants with Zika-related birth defects, women living in areas where the virus is circulating should consider delaying pregnancy, according to the World Health Organization.

More Information

High-Dose Steroid No Benefit to Platelets in Preeclampsia

FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High-dose methylprednisolone does not prevent platelet decline in women with preeclampsia and platelet counts below 150 × 109/L, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Oral Contraceptive Use Ups Surgery Risk in Crohn's

FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For females with Crohn's disease (CD), long-term use of oral contraceptives (OCs) is associated with increased risk of surgery, according to a study published in the June issue of Gastroenterology.

Abstract
Full Text

Elevated 3 Alpha-Diol G Levels for Many Women With Acne

FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About half of adult women with acne, with normal androgenic status, have elevated levels of 3 alpha-diol G, according to a study published online June 6 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Chemo Ups Metabolic Syndrome Risk in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with early-stage breast cancer with no preexisting metabolic syndrome (MetS), chemotherapy is associated with increased risk of MetS, according to a study published online May 24 in Cancer.

Abstract
Full Text

Women With A-Fib Less Likely to Receive Oral Anticoagulants

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among patients with atrial fibrillation, women are less likely than men to receive oral anticoagulant therapy, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Renal Function Tests Stratify Risk in Pregnant Women With HTN

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Baseline renal function tests can stratify the risk of severe preeclampsia in pregnant women with chronic hypertension, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Cut Opioid Use

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Implementation of prescription drug monitoring programs can reduce the prescribing of Schedule II opioids, according to a study published in the June issue of Health Affairs.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

PPI Use Ups Risk of Osteoporosis, Osteopenia in Femur

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is associated with increased risk of developing osteoporosis and osteopenia in femur bones, according to a study published online May 31 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Moving in First Year of Life Ups Preventable Hospitalizations

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who move homes in the first year of life have a significantly increased risk of emergency admissions for potentially preventable hospitalizations (PPH) between ages 1 and 5 years, according to research published online June 3 in Pediatrics.

Full Text

Shift Work 'Unwinds' Body Clock, May Lead to More Severe Stroke

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Circadian rhythm disruption associated with shifted light:dark (LD) cycles exacerbates stroke outcomes in a rat model, according to an experimental study published online June 2 in Endocrinology.

Abstract
Full Text

Fatty Acid Fractions in Breast Adipose Tissue May ID Carcinoma

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For postmenopausal women, fatty acid fractions in breast adipose tissue may be associated with invasive ductal carcinoma, according to a study published online June 7 in Radiology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Obesity Rates on the Rise Among Women, but Not Men

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More American women than ever are obese, while the number of obese men has held steady, according to a study published in the June 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Another study in the same issue found that excess weight is also still a concern for adolescents.

Abstract - Adults
Full Text
Abstract - Children
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Diet Inclusive of Healthy Fats Does Not Lead to Weight Gain

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An eating plan that includes healthy fats such as olive oil and nuts isn't likely to cause weight gain, according to a study published online June 6 in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

USPSTF Recommends Screening for Syphilis Infection

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for syphilis infection in non-pregnant persons who are at increased risk of infection. These findings form the basis of a recommendation statement published in the June 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Recommendation Statement
Evidence Report
Editorial

Exercise Cuts Cardiac Events in Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with non-metastatic breast cancer, exercise is associated with reductions in the incidence of cardiovascular events, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Opinions Vary on Management of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians' opinions on management of subclinical hypothyroidism vary, according to a Beyond the Guidelines article published online June 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Late-Term Gestation Linked to Improved Cognitive Outcomes

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Late-term infants have better cognitive outcomes but may have impaired physical outcomes compared with full-term infants, according to a study published online June 6 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Vaccination in Pregnancy May Offer Protection for Preemies

MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A combination vaccine offered to mothers from 28 weeks of gestation may offer protection for infants born prematurely, according to a study published online June 2 in Pediatrics.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Few Engage in Five Behaviors for Preventing Chronic Disease

MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Few U.S. adults engage in all five health-related behaviors recommended for chronic disease prevention, according to a study published online May 26 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.

Full Text

Operative Hysteroscopy Doesn't Cut Postmenopausal Bleeding

MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Operative hysteroscopy does not reduce recurrent bleeding in women with postmenopausal bleeding (PMB), thickened endometrium, and benign endometrial sampling, according to a study published online May 26 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Zika Virus May Be Transmitted Through Oral Sex

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to transmit Zika virus through oral sex, according to a research letter published in the June 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Full Text

Too Few Patients Receive Surgical Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may significantly extend ovarian cancer patients' lives, but one in five women do not have the procedure, according to a study published online May 5 in Gynecologic Oncology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

15.5 Million Americans Now Surviving Cancer

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors in the United States reached record numbers this year -- 15.5 million -- and the American Cancer Society predicts they'll total more than 20 million in another decade. The report, prepared by the American Cancer Society in collaboration with the U.S. National Cancer Institute, was published online June 2 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Abstract
Full Text

Hypocaloric Diet, Exercise Both Reduce Visceral Adiposity

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Both hypocaloric diet and exercise reduce visceral adiposity (VAT), with exercise tending to have a larger effect on reducing VAT, according to a review published online May 23 in Obesity Reviews.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Reduced Fecundability

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depressive symptoms are associated with reduced fecundability, according to a study published online April 28 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Twin Gestation Ups Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twin gestation is associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to an article published online May 23 in Diabetes Care.

Abstract
Full Text

Luteal Phase of Menstrual Cycle May Be Key Time to Quit Smoking

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain weeks of a woman's menstrual cycle may be better than others for quitting smoking, according to a study published online May 10 in Biology of Sex Differences.

Full Text

Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Mindfulness Meditation

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness meditation seems to help breast cancer patients better manage symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, and fear of recurrence, according to a study published online May 31 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

AMA Module Promotes Training of Medical Assistants

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new training module can improve training for medical assistants (MAs), according to a report from the American Medical Association (AMA).

More Information

Patients Like to See Physicians Wearing White Coats

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most patients prefer that physicians wear white coats, according to research published online June 1 in JAMA Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

New Program May Help Cut UTIs Associated With Catheter Use

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new program may help reduce both urinary catheter use and its associated infections, according to research findings published in the June 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Premenstrual Estrogen Levels Drop More Rapidly in Migraineurs

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In women who get migraines, levels of estrogen drop more rapidly in the days before menstruation, compared to that seen in women without migraines, according to a study published online June 1 in Neurology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Gene Database Offers Doctors Insights Into Breast, Ovarian CA

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A BRCA gene database can help physicians better understand their patients' genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancer, researchers say.

More Information

CVD Risk Appears to Be Increased in Women With Migraine

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a study published online May 31 in The BMJ.

Full Text
Editorial

Baby With Zika-Related Microcephaly Born at N.J. Hospital

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A woman from Honduras who apparently became infected with the Zika virus in her home country gave birth Tuesday in a New Jersey hospital to a baby girl with microcephaly, officials said.

More Information

Vigilance Urged for Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diagnosis and management of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) are discussed in a review published in the May 31 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Patients With IBS Often Have Negative Health Care Encounters

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients suffering from severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often have negative experiences of health care encounters, and actively negotiate such professional discourse by presenting a counternarrative describing their own suffering and strengths, according to a study published online May 24 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Gut Microbiome Tied to Metabolic Hormones in Early Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In overweight and obese women, gut microbiome composition is associated with the metabolic hormonal environment at 16 weeks of gestation, according to a study published in the May issue of Diabetes.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

RSNA: Sleep Deprivation Appears to Affect Heart Function

RSNA: Sleep Deprivation Appears to Affect Heart Function

Small study finds lack of sleep affects blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers

Three Low-Carb Meals a Day Can Lower Insulin Resistance

Three Low-Carb Meals a Day Can Lower Insulin ...

However, pre-meal exercising not helpful in reducing evening blood glucose levels

Augmented Reality, Gaming May Help Relieve Phantom Limb Pain

Augmented Reality, Gaming May Help Relieve Phantom Limb ...

Study finds exercising virtual limb can cut pain by as much as half

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »