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  • May 23, 2019 9:02 AM | Anonymous

    May 23, 2019, HealthDay News

    Maternal vitamin D deficiency, as early as the first trimester of pregnancy, is associated with an increased risk for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study recently published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Researchers used data from the Fetal Growth Studies-Singleton Cohort to prospectively investigate the relationship between vitamin D status during early to midpregnancy and GDM risk.  

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  • May 23, 2019 8:59 AM | Anonymous

    May 23, 2019, HealthDay News 

    Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have a harder time than men with the progressive lung disorder, a new study suggests. Smoking is its leading cause, and while women report smoking less than men, those with COPD have more trouble breathing, more frequent flare-ups and a poorer quality of life, researchers found. 

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  • May 22, 2019 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    May 22, 2019, MedPage Today 

    SAN DIEGO -- Pregnant women with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were at markedly increased risk for intrahepatic cholestasis in pregnancy (ICP), in which bile acids accumulate in circulation and cause intense itching, researchers said here. 

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  • May 22, 2019 9:25 AM | Anonymous

    May 22, 2019, HemOnc Today  

    An investigational blood-based assay identified new potential biomarkers for ovarian cancer and, with a multiprotein classifier, may be able to detect early stages of the disease, according to study results.

    “A blood-based assay could signicantly improve the survival of patients if it identied [ovarian] cancers earlier,” Amy P.N. Skubitz, PhD, researcher at the University of Minnesota, and colleagues wrote.

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  • May 15, 2019 8:38 AM | Anonymous

    May 15, 2019, MedPage Today

    A single dose of antibiotics administered to women following operative vaginal delivery (via forceps or vacuum extraction) was associated with a reduction in infections, a randomized trial found.

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  • May 15, 2019 8:36 AM | Anonymous

    May 15, 2019, MedPage Today 

    Cytologic testing every 3 years for women (ages 21 to 29) with either continued cytologic testing every 3 years or switching to a low-cost high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) test every 5 years (ages 30 to 65), were the two most cost-effective strategies for cervical cancer screening, researchers reported. 

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  • May 13, 2019 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    May 13, 2019, MedPage Today  

    Administering progesterone to women who experienced bleeding early in pregnancy had no significant effect on the rate of live birth outcomes, researchers found. 

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  • May 13, 2019 9:51 AM | Anonymous

    May 13, 2019, HealthDay News

    New recommendations have been developed for breast cancer screening based on a life-years-gained model; the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) official statement. The guideline recommendations state that women older than 25 years should undergo formal risk assessment for breast cancer. Yearly screening mammography should be initiated at age 40 years among women with an average risk for breast cancer. Women with higher-than-average risk should undergo yearly screening mammography and be offered yearly supplemental imaging, with initiation based on risk. When life expectancy is less than 10 years, screening mammography should cease. 

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  • May 10, 2019 9:48 AM | Anonymous

    May 10, 2019, Healio 

    Due to significantly higher rates of steatosis and liver imaging, researchers linked intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Tatyana Kushner, MD, MSCE, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York discussed the findings during a press conference call on behalf of co-author Erica Monrose, MD, from the Icahn School of Medicine, who will present the study at Digestive Disease Week in San Diego. 

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  • May 10, 2019 9:44 AM | Anonymous

    May 10, 2019, R&D  

    Artificial intelligence (AI) could help doctors predict breast cancer risk earlier and tailor care options to individual patients based on risk. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new technique using a deep-learning model that predicts if a patient is likely to develop breast cancer as much as five years in the future. 

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