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OBGYN & Women’s Health

Findings to Help Radiologists ID Zika Virus Infection at Imaging

Similar brain abnormalities seen in confirmed and presumed congenital Zika infections

Supervised Exercise Program Doesn’t Cut GDM Recurrence

However, program improves maternal fitness and is linked to reduction in psychological distress

U-Shaped Link for Fish Consumption, Mortality

Women only have increased mortality risk at the highest level of fish consumption

New Anticancer Drugs Up Costs and Life Expectancy Considerably

Lifetime costs up $72,000, life expectancy up 13 months with new drug use in breast cancer

Too Few Diabetes Patients Receiving Statins

Two in five middle-aged patients don’t get the medications, despite recommendations to do so

Electroacupuncture Helps Ease Chronic Severe Constipation

Led to symptom relief from chronic severe functional constipation even 12 weeks after treatment

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Use Up in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

NACT use up from 2003 to 2012; linked to shorter overall survival in stage IIIC but not stage IV disease

Levonorgestrel IUD Potentially Cost-Effective in Obese Women

Intrauterine device is potentially cost-effective for prevention of deaths from endometrial cancer

Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution Ups Insulin Resistance

Effect estimates much larger and highly significant for individuals with prediabetes

Pregnancy Screens Lacking for Teens With Leukemia

Low rates for teens with acute leukemia and ER visits before teratogenic exposures

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