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Work-out caution for women, may increase infertility risk

Systematic review examines associations between exercise and ovulation.

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Three-parent babies, UK debates may have overstated benefits

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Prevalence of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome reaches 15 per 10,000

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COPD: women smokers more vulnerable than men

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MSF respond to bombing at Nigerian refugee camp

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New AHA guidelines on managing pregnancy in women with complex CHD

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Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes may influence outcomes in the next pregnancy

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4 risk factors predict postpartum depression

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Forecasts suggest NHS will need extra £88bn by 2067

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Addenbrooke’s hospital comes out of special measures

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Half of women face red flag event during childbirth

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BMA accuses PM of ‘scapegoating’ GPs for NHS crisis

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Breast cancer recurrence more likely in African vs European Americans

Racial disparity in recurrence rates after adjuvant therapy may contribute to excess mortality risk.

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Postpartum depression: communication matters

Simple communication from a provider during the antenatal depression may have a protective effect.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Invasive Cardiol
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PCI: is there a selection bias against women with chronic total occlusion?

Even though procedural success and MACE rates were similar between sexes, only 14% of CTO-PCI patients were women.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gynecol Endocrinol
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Obesity is a risk factor for musculoskeletal pain in middle-aged women

Musculoskeletal pain is seen in 63% of middle-aged women.

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Rheumatoid arthritis: seropositive RA linked to earlier menopause

Menopausal variables may affect risk for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis.

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Low normal TSH linked to osteoporosis in older women

Is low normal TSH really normal in older women?

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Moderate BP elevation in pregnancy linked to later-life hypertension

Risk increase is greater with BP elevations before 20 wk of gestation.

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors
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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

Organisations representing doctors have warned Brexit must not be permitted to threaten Europe’s health.

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The pendulum swings back: study finds no sex differences for Afib outcomes

Results on this question continue to be mixed.

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Zika: first-, second-trimester infections linked to severe CNS involvement, death

Estimated vertical transmission rates are roughly 11% in first-, second-trimester Zika infections.

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Zika: familiarity with cutaneous eruptions essential

Clinicians must query patients about travel to Zika endemic areas for cutaneous differentials.

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Adolescent abuse: data support NAAT extragenital testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea

Nucleic acid amplification testing for STIs at extragenital sites is not currently recommended in adolescents.

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report
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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

According to the OECD, more than 10 per cent of hospital expenditure is spent on correcting preventable medical mistakes or infections.

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Weight gain. fluctuation boost risk for postmenopausal cancers

Data from the Women's Health Initiative.

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