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March 2020 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN & Women's Health for March 2020. 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.

Exclusive Breastfeeding for First Three Months May Cut Allergy Risk

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Exclusive breastfeeding for the first three months of life may cut the risk for allergy and asthma later in childhood, according to a study published March 3 in Acta Paediatrica.

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Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacies Warned Not to Stockpile Meds

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a joint statement released by the American Medical Association, American Pharmacists Association, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the professional groups "strongly oppose" physicians, pharmacies, and hospitals prophylactically prescribing medications or purchasing excessive amounts or stockpiles of potential treatments for COVID-19.

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U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The first U.S. Army field hospital for civilian patients opened in New York City Monday and could be the first of many across the nation as it struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Postpartum Psych Disorders Lower Odds of Subsequent Children

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women with postpartum psychiatric disorders have a lower probability of subsequent live birth, according to a study published online March 29 in Human Reproduction.

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ED Visit Provides Opportunity to Discuss Contraception With Teens

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency departments provide an opportunity to offer contraceptive education to adolescent girls, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Women's Health.

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Consistent Sleep in Early Adulthood May Cut Diabetes Risk

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Maintaining a consistent pattern of seven to eight hours of sleep during early to middle adulthood may lessen the risk for diabetes in women, according to a study published online March 24 in Diabetes Care.

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Pregnancy-Related Factors Linked to Risk for Psychosis in Child

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Prenatal and perinatal factors may influence a child's risk for developing psychosis, according to a review and meta-analysis published online March 24 in The Lancet Psychiatry.

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Moderate Maternal Fish Intake May Aid Child Metabolic Health

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate fish intake during pregnancy (one to three times per week) is associated with improvements in the subsequent metabolic health of children, according to a study published online March 16 in JAMA Network Open.

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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of March 23 to 27, 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

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PPE Negative for SARS-CoV-2 After Patient Contact

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Samples collected from personal protective equipment (PPE) from health care workers (HCWs) caring for patients positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) were negative for SARS-CoV-2, according to research published online March 26 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

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Three Neonates Born to Mothers With COVID-19 ID'd as Positive

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Three of 33 neonates born to mothers with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) , according to a research letter published online March 26 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Higher Intake of Fruits, Vegetables Tied to Fewer Menopause Symptoms

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may lessen menopause symptoms, according to a study recently published in Menopause.

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Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The National Institutes of Health has launched a new website with educational resources for hospital employees, emergency first responders, and other workers at risk for exposure to COVID-19.

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CDC: Rates of STIs Up From 2016 to 2018 Among Women Giving Birth

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2016 to 2018, the rates of three sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increased among women giving birth, according to the March 26 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Prophylactic Manual Acupuncture Reduces Migraine Days

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with episodic migraine without aura, undergoing 20 sessions of manual acupuncture is superior to sham acupuncture and usual care for prophylactic treatment, according to a study published online March 25 in The BMJ.

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CDC: Prevalence of Any Past, Present Hep B Infection 4.3 Percent

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of any past or present hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection was 4.3 percent among U.S. adults during 2015 to 2018, according to a March data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- National health expenditures are projected to increase at an average annual rate of 5.4 percent for 2019 to 2028, representing almost 20 percent of U.S. gross domestic product by 2028, according to a study published online March 24 in Health Affairs.

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FDA: Insulin Among Drugs Transitioned to Biological Products

TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin and other biologic drugs, such as human growth hormone, have now transitioned to being regulated as biological products, providing a new pathway for approval of biosimilars and interchangeable versions of these products and introducing competition into the market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.

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IDSA Issues Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing

TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a statement published online March 19 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), recommendations are presented for public health and health care professionals to prioritize coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing.

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Plant-Based Proteins Can Help Cut Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Higher intake of foods like tofu with isoflavones is associated with a moderately lower risk for developing coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study published online March 23 in Circulation.

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No Evidence Found for SARS-CoV-2 Vertical Transmission to Fetus

TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There is currently no evidence that SARS-CoV-2 undergoes intrauterine or transplacental transmission from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-infected pregnant women to fetuses, according to a study published online March 17 in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

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Article Addresses Management of Cancer Care During COVID-19

MONDAY, March 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Management of cancer care during the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is addressed in a special feature article published online March 20 in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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Guidance Issued for Prenatal Care in Setting of COVID-19

MONDAY, March 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In new guidelines specific to maternal-fetal medicine practitioners, published online March 19 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM, recommendations are presented for prenatal care in the setting of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Clover Sprouts Rises to 39 Cases in Six States

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cases in an Escherichia coli outbreak linked to clover sprouts has reached 39 in six states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of March 16 to 20, 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

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2nd Trimester Antibiotic Exposure May Up Risk for Offspring Obesity

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Prenatal antibiotic exposure overall has no significant association with later overweight or obesity in children, but exposure during the second trimester may up later risk, according to a review published online March 3 in Obesity.

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Serial Interval of COVID-19 Estimated at 3.96 Days

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The serial interval of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), defined as the time between a primary case and secondary case developing symptoms, is 3.96 days, according to a study published online March 19 in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Antibiotics in First Year of Life May Up Risk for T1DM by Age 10

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic prescriptions in the first year of life are associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes in childhood, according to a study published online March 4 in Diabetes Care.

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Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Greater Food Intake, Worse Diet

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep quality is associated with increased food intake and a lower-quality diet among women, according to a study published in the Feb. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Drop in Episodic Memory Steeper With High Goal Disengagement

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Retired female individuals who are high in goal disengagement have steeper nine-year declines in episodic memory, according to a study published online March 16 in Psychology and Aging.

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Opioid Use Prior to Discharge After C-Section Tied to Later Use

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take less opioid pain medication in the 24-hour period before being discharged from the hospital after a cesarean delivery also use less opioid medication during the four weeks following discharge, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Copper Intrauterine Devices Tied to Lower Risk for Cervical Cancer

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Use of copper intrauterine devices (Cu IUDs) is associated with a lower risk for cervical cancer versus use of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), according to a study published in the February issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Graphic Health Warnings Coming for U.S. Cigarette Packs

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Graphic new health warnings must appear on cigarette packages and in cigarette ads beginning next year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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Per-Capita Medical Radiation Exposure Down in United States

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2006 to 2016, there was a decrease in per-capita exposure to medical radiation in the United States, according to a study published online March 17 in Radiology.

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Noncitizens Undertreated for Cardiovascular Risk Factors

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Noncitizens are undertreated for cardiovascular risk factors in the United States, according to a study published in the March issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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Causal Link Suggested for IGF-1 Concentrations, Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There seems to be a causal association between circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) concentrations and breast cancer, according to a study published online March 10 in the Annals of Oncology.

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Climate Similar in Cities With Biggest Outbreaks of COVID-19

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Cities that have experienced significant outbreaks of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) have similar winter climates, according to a study published online March 9 on the open-data site SSRN.

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Author Conflicts of Interest May Influence Cannabidiol Conclusions

MONDAY, March 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most articles published between 2014 and 2019 discussing the characteristics, use, and therapeutic effect of cannabidiol (CBD) are supportive, with supportive conclusions in more studies with CBD-related industry funding, according to a research letter published online March 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Case Series Indicates COVID-19 Not Transmitted In Utero

MONDAY, March 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Four infants born to pregnant women who tested positive for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) were healthy at birth and had no serious clinical symptoms, according to a case series study published online March 16 in Frontiers in Pediatrics.

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2009 to 2015 Saw Increase in Hyperglycemic Events

MONDAY, March 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2009 to 2015, there were increases in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) events among adults, according to a study published online March 11 in Diabetes Care.

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Low Maternal Vitamin D May Raise Risk for ADHD in Offspring

MONDAY, March 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There is an association between low maternal vitamin D during early pregnancy and an elevated risk for offspring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Breast Cancer Incidence Rising for Young Women Since 1935

FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of breast cancer for women aged 25 to 39 years has been increasing since 1935 and seems not to be related to changes in parity over time, according to a study published online March 13 in JAMA Network Open.

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All-Cause Mortality Up in Female Domestic Abuse Survivors

FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive domestic abuse (DA) are more likely to have type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to die from any cause, according to a study published in the Feb. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Hep C Testing, Treatment Rates Low at Federally Qualified Health Centers

FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The rates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment initiation are low at federally qualified health centers (FQHC) in the United States, according to a study published online March 4 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Prevalence of CRC Screening Lowest in Adults Aged 50 to 54

THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is lowest among adults aged 50 to 54 years, according to research published in the March 13 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Invasive Breast Cancer Detection Up With Abbreviated Breast MRI

THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Abbreviated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is associated with a significantly higher rate of invasive breast cancer detection compared with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) among women with dense breasts, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Decreases Seen in Cancer Incidence, Death Rates

THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer incidence and death rates have decreased in recent years, according to two studies published online March 12 in Cancer.

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National Dietary Guideline Adherence Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Higher adherence to the 2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (measured by the Healthy Eating Index-2015 [HEI-2015]) is associated with lower risks for incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality, according to a study published in the February issue of The Journal of Nutrition.

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Nonglycemic Factors Up Risk for Peripheral Neuropathy in T1DM

THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Several nonglycemic factors may increase the risk for the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) among people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study recently published in Diabetes Care.

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Pregnant Women With Depression More Likely to Use Cannabis

THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women with depression are more than three times more likely to use cannabis during pregnancy compared with women without depression, according to a study published online March 3 in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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Alcoholics Anonymous More Effective Than Other Treatments

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) interventions may be more effective than other established treatments for increasing abstinence in adults with alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a review published online March 11 in the Cochrane Library.

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Genetic Risk Linked to T2DM in Women With History of GDM

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a genetic risk score (GRS) is generally positively associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk, according to a study recently published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

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Dairy Milk Tied to Higher Breast Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Higher intakes of dairy milk are associated with a greater risk for breast cancer, when adjusting for soy intake, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

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Sustained Favorable Outcomes Found With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) screening outcomes are favorable and sustained over multiple years, according to a study published online March 10 in Radiology.

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Romosozumab Added to Guideline for Management of Osteoporosis

TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In an Endocrine Society guideline update, published online in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, recommendations are presented for the use of romosozumab in the pharmacological management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

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Median Incubation Period Estimated at 5.1 Days for COVID-19

TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The median incubation period for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is estimated to be 5.1 days, according to a study published online March 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Leanness, Tallness in School-Aged Girls Linked to Risk for Endometriosis

TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For girls, leanness and tallness during school age are associated with increased risks for endometriosis, but not adenomyosis, according to a study published online March 9 in the Annals of Human Biology.

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2018 Health Care Spending Up Due to Higher Prices

MONDAY, March 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Average employer-sponsored insurance spending rose to $5,892 per person in 2018, according to the Health Care Cost Institute annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Report.

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Family Hx of Early MI Modifies Ovary Removal, CVD Link

MONDAY, March 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women with both bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) and a family history of premature myocardial infarction (FHPMI) have an increased risk for heart disease (HD) mortality, especially those who underwent BSO at an earlier age, according to a study published online March 2 in Menopause.

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Antioxidant Supplements Offer No Benefit in Male Infertility

FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Antioxidants do not improve semen parameters or DNA integrity among men with male factor infertility, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in Fertility and Sterility.

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Rates of Unintended Pregnancy Higher in Women With Disabilities

FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancies among women with disabilities are 40 percent more likely to be unintended versus pregnancies among women without disabilities, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

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Knowledge of Cancer Risk, Health Promotion Varies Widely

FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer risk awareness varies by socioeconomic status, according to the results of the International Public Opinion Survey on Cancer.

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Genetic Testing Proposed for All Women ≤65 With Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Expansion of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) hereditary cancer testing criteria to include all women diagnosed with breast cancer at ≤65 years would improve the sensitivity of detection of germline pathogenic variants, according to a study published online March 3 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Many Young Women With Breast Cancer Experience Financial Decline

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of young women with a breast cancer diagnosis experience financial decline, according to a study published in the March issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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CDC: Fall-Related TBI Deaths Increasing Among U.S. Residents

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2008 to 2017, there was an increase in the national age-adjusted rate of unintentional fall-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) deaths among U.S. adults, according to research published in the March 6 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Long-Acting Cabotegravir, Rilpivirine Noninferior in HIV-1

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with HIV-1 suppression, long-acting cabotegravir plus rilpivirine is noninferior to oral therapy with dolutegravir-abacavir-lamivudine and standard oral therapy, according to two studies published online March 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Moderate Egg Consumption Not Linked to CVD Risk Overall

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate egg consumption is not associated with the risk for cardiovascular disease overall, according to a study published online March 4 in The BMJ.

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Antimalarials May Cut Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Lupus Patients

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Adherence to antimalarials may offer a protective effect against type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a study recently published in Arthritis Care & Research.

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Habitual Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Lower CVD Risk

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Habitual supplementation with fish oil is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online March 4 in The BMJ.

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CDC: Rates of VBAC Increasing, Reached 13.3 Percent in 2018

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2016 to 2018, there were increases in the rates of vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC), reaching 13.3 percent in 2018, according to a March data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Female Clinical Chairs Paid Significantly Less Than Men

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There are significant sex differences in salaries of clinical department chairs in public medical schools in the United States, according to a research letter published online March 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Smartphone Use Linked to Increased Meds Required for Headache

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Use of smartphones seems to be associated with increased requirements for acute medication for headache and less relief with acute medication, according to a study published online March 4 in Neurology Clinical Practice.

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Late Mortality Down for Young Adult, Adolescent Cancer Survivors

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- All-cause and cause-specific mortality have decreased among five-year adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors overall, but improvements have not been consistent across all cancer types, according to a study published online March 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Racial/Ethnic Insurance Coverage Disparity Down Since ACA

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Since the implementation of coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the disparities in insurance coverage related to race and ethnicity have decreased, according to a study published in the March issue of Health Affairs.

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Considerable Increase Seen in List, Net Prices of Branded Drugs

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2007 to 2018, there were substantial increases in list and net prices of branded drugs in the United States, according to a study published in the March 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Serum Folate Tied to CV Mortality Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a serum folate level of at least 4.3 ng/mL is associated with lower cardiovascular (CV) mortality risk, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in JAMA Network Open.

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Shift in Birth Timing Tied to Decline in Birth Weights

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If rates of obstetric practices had not changed between 1990 and 2013 to include more cesarean deliveries and inductions, then the average U.S. birth weight likely would have increased over this time, according to research published online Jan. 29 in Demography.

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1996 to 2016 Saw Increases in U.S. Spending on Health Care

TUESDAY, March 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 1996 to 2016, there were considerable increases in U.S. spending on health care, according to a study published in the March 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Use of PPIs Tied to Cognitive Issues in Breast Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, March 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Use of acid reflux drugs (proton pump inhibitors [PPIs]) during and after cancer treatment may be tied to impaired memory and concentration in breast cancer survivors, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

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Repeated Courses of Antibiotics Linked to Hospital Admissions

TUESDAY, March 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated courses of antibiotics may be associated with adverse outcomes, including admissions for infection-related complications, according to a study published online March 2 in BMC Medicine.

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USPSTF Recommends Screening All Adults for Hepatitis C Virus

MONDAY, March 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hepatitis C virus infection in all adults. This recommendation forms the basis of a final recommendation statement published online March 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Treatment for Hereditary Breast Cancer Not Always Guideline-Concordant

MONDAY, March 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with early-stage breast cancer who test positive for an inherited genetic variant are receiving cancer treatment that does not follow current guidelines, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in JAMA Oncology.

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