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Is pre-eclampsia a risk factor for later cardiovascular disease?
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Is pre-eclampsia a risk factor for later cardiovascular disease?

Experts call for improved monitoring of patients who experienced pre-eclampisa in pregnancy.

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Sleeping longer may increase osteoporosis risk

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Rating your doctor

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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030

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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals

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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data

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Pfizer's breast cancer drug too costly for NHS

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Influenza vaccination in pregnancy: large study supports safety

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Atopic dermatitis patients likelier to develop osteoporosis

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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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Hospital cuts planned across England, reveals BBC

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Welsh medical professional training given £95m investment

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

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Zika: absence in amniocentesis, amniotic fluid inconconclusive

Absence of Zika in fetal amniotic fluid should prompt clinicians to look further.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Adolesc Health
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Girls with overweight/obesity who misperceive weight have better BP as adults

The results fit with a trend to associating weight misperception with better health outcomes.

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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process
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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process

UV-C lamps are often used to sterilise hospital equipment

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Postpartum depression rates appear to be falling

The researchers attribute the improvement to better awareness and diagnosis of PDS.

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Abnormal vaginal microbiota not a bar to effective oral PrEP | CROI
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Abnormal vaginal microbiota not a bar to effective oral PrEP | CROI

PrEP efficacy did not differ among women with detected versus undetected Gardnerella/Bacteroides and Lactobacillus.

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Does hormone replacement therapy reduce risk for dementia in menopausal women?

Studies on protection from AD in menopausal women using hormonal therapy have been inconsistent.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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Of the NOACs, apixaban is linked to lower bleeding risk, especially in women

Also associated with a lower risk for nonpersistence in nonvalvular Afib.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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Breast cancer: how safe is dual HER2 blockade?

Results of a meta-analysis.

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Spanish hospital reporting birth of twins to 64-year-old patient
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Spanish hospital reporting birth of twins to 64-year-old patient

The Recoletas Hospital has posted a short video of the case online.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci
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Hysterectomy, regardless of oophorectomy or hormone replacement, increases risk of depressive symptoms

Risk increased even years after surgery.

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Specific ART regimens used in pregnancy may affect adverse birth outcomes | CROI
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Specific ART regimens used in pregnancy may affect adverse birth outcomes | CROI

Among infants exposed to ART from conception, TDF/FTC/EFV was associated with the fewest adverse birth outcomes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Psychiatry
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Stressed men in poor health at risk for depression during partner pregnancy, child’s infancy

Rates are higher postpartum and not unexpectedly affect family relationships.

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Delaying pregnancy till 35 y makes kids smarter
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Delaying pregnancy till 35 y makes kids smarter

Study investigates association between maternal age and cognitive ability of offspring.

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Zika's longer persistence in serum, shorter persistence in semen, warrants clinical scrutiny

Consider prolonged ZIKV persistence in serum during prevention counseling and diagnostic workup.

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