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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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Gestational diabetes: multiple episodes raise breast cancer risk

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Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy increase odds for ADHD in children

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

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Does maternal peripartum antibiotic use raise risk for IBD in offspring?

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Rating your doctor

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

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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030

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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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

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Welsh medical professional training given £95m investment

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Hospital cuts planned across England, reveals BBC

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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Progesterone for the preventing recurrent preterm birth: not so fast

This prospective study failed to find any benefit and increased rates of gestational diabetes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Psychiatry
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Paternal depression risk factors revealed

The results could help physicians identify paternal depression early, potentially reducing its effect on families.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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Can we predict cesarean delivery?

CD prediction may help prevent maternal morbidity.

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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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Anxiety and depression increase risk of surgical wound complications
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Anxiety and depression increase risk of surgical wound complications

Experts suggest psychological health should be assessed before surgery.

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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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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 Transl Pediatr
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HIV: fetal/neonatal NRTI exposure linked to developmental delay, behavioral disorders

ART is commonly used to reduce maternal HIV transmission.

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Researchers find autism biomarkers in infancy
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Researchers find autism biomarkers in infancy

MRIs performed at 6-12 months identified 80% of high-risk infants who were diagnosed with autism at 24 months.

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Antepartum glycemic levels related to risk for neonatal hypoglycemia in women with pre-existing diabetes

Glycemic control important during entire pregnancy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol
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Surgical vs expectant management of incomplete abortion after misoprostol

No differences in fertility, pregnancy complications, or cesarean delivery rates.

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Influenza vaccination in pregnancy: large study supports safety

Limited data are available for assessing adverse birth outcomes in relation to trimester of vaccination.

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Extremely preterm infants: survival rates improved from 2000 to 2011

NIH releases news release: better care of mothers and newborns are responsible for improved outcomes.

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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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