Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN & Women’s Health for August 2019. 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.

Interest in Marijuana, Cannabinoids for Pain Rising Rapidly

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There is rapidly growing interest in the use of marijuana and cannabinoids for pain, according to a survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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Racial Disparities Persist in Breastfeeding in U.S. Infants

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Disparities in breastfeeding between black and white infants partly result from disparities in breastfeeding initiation, according to research published in the Aug. 30 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Type and Timing of Menopausal HRT Affect Risk for Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is associated with an increased incidence of breast cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in The Lancet.

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U.S. Surgeon General Warns of Marijuana’s Effect on Developing Brain

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana use is risky for young people and pregnant women, a U.S. Surgeon General health advisory warns.

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Hormone Tx Not Tied to Change in Muscle Mass in Older Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hormone therapy (HT) does not significantly impact muscle mass in postmenopausal women, according to a review published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Network Open.

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1984 to 2016 Saw Increase in Age of Death for HIV-Infected

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The mean age at death increased for patients with HIV infection from 1984 to 2016, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

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Guidelines Updated for Vaccination in Multiple Sclerosis

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Guidelines have been updated on vaccinations in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); a practice guideline update summary was published online Aug. 28 in Neurology.

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Vaccine-Related Searches on Pinterest Will Show Only Public Health Organizations

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From now on, vaccine-related searches on Pinterest will only produce results from public health organizations.

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Central Obesity Tied to CAD in Postmenopausal Chest Pain

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For postmenopausal women with stable chest pain, central obesity, but not overall obesity, is associated with obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Menopause.

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Long-Term Night-Shift Work May Up Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A history of 20+ years of rotating night-shift work is associated with an increased risk for definite diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online Aug. 12 in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

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Low Nurse and Support Staffing Tied to Higher Inpatient Mortality

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Low levels of nurse and nursing support staffing are associated with increased inpatient mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in BMJ Quality & Safety.

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Decline in Mortality Rates for Cardiometabolic Disease Slowing

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Age-adjusted mortality rates (AAMRs) for cardiometabolic diseases are continuing to decline but at a slower rate, according to a research letter published online Aug. 27 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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USPSTF Advises Broader Age Range for Hep C Screening

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection screening for individuals aged 18 to 79 years. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 27 by the USPSTF.

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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Have Little, No Impact on Diabetes

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have little to no effect on the prevention or treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a review published online Aug. 21 in The BMJ.

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Prenatal Exposure to OMT Does Not Worsen Neonatal Outcomes

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) in the womb does not seem to cause additional harm to newborns, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives.

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Few Oncologists Suggest Health Promotion to Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Few oncologists and specialists recommend health promotion to cancer survivors, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Cancer.

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ACIP Recommendations Updated for 2019-20 U.S. Flu Season

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) relating to the use of seasonal influenza vaccines in the United States have been updated for 2019 to 2020; the updated recommendations have been published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Changes to Rectus Muscles From Pregnancy May Impact Abdominoplasty

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy alters the shape of the rectus abdominis muscle, which may in turn affect abdominoplasty outcomes, according to a study published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Patient Confidentiality Rule Changes Aim to Fight U.S. Opioid Crisis

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patient confidentiality rule changes meant to help fight the opioid crisis in the United States have been proposed by the federal government.

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Most HPV-Linked Cancers Due to Types Targeted by 9vHPV Vaccine

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ninety-two percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers are attributable to HPV types targeted by the 9-valent HPV vaccine (9vHPV), according to research published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Up With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Risk Factors ID’d for Worse QOL From Knee Osteoarthritis

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It may be possible to identify persons at risk for suffering a worsening in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) due to knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online July 19 in PLOS ONE.

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Many Providers Fail to Discuss Sun-Safe Behaviors With Patients

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Less than half of health care providers discuss sun-safe behaviors with patients, according to a study published in the September issue of Preventive Medicine.

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More Physical Activity at Any Intensity May Reduce Mortality

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For middle-aged and older adults, more physical activity at any intensity and less sedentary time are associated with a reduced risk for premature mortality, according to a review published online Aug. 21 in The BMJ.

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Type 2 Diabetes May Impact Sleep in Middle-Aged Women

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged women with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have more sleep disturbances than women without diabetes, even when accounting for menopause and other health issues, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in Menopause.

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Family History of Diabetes Tied to Higher BMD in Normoglycemia

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Postmenopausal women with normoglycemia with a first-degree family history of diabetes (FHD) have elevated bone mineral density (BMD), according to a study published online Aug. 19 in Menopause.

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Women With Diabetes More Likely Than Men to Not Take Meds as Prescribed

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with diagnosed diabetes are more likely than men to not take their medications as prescribed, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Quitting Smoking Linked to Lower CVD Risk Within Five Years

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Quitting smoking is associated with reduced rates of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) within five years compared with current smoking, although the risks remain elevated after five years compared with never smoking, according to a study published in the Aug. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Some Pregnant Women Exposed to Common MRI Contrast Agent

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A small but “concerning” number of pregnant women are exposed to a commonly used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent, often early in the pregnancy and likely before they are aware of the pregnancy, according to a study published Aug. 20 in Radiology.

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USPSTF Recommends Genetic Counseling for High BRCA Risk

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that women who are at increased risk for BRCA1/2 mutations should undergo genetic counseling, and if indicated, genetic testing. These recommendations form the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Aug. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Federal Family Planning Program

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Planned Parenthood is withdrawing from the U.S. government’s family planning program.

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Most U.K. Patients With UTI Receive Antibiotics on Same Day

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 85 percent of patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) receive antibiotics the same day and more than half are treated with trimethoprim, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in EClinicalMedicine.

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Factors ID’d in Pregnancy Chances After Kidney Transplant

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rates of pregnancy following kidney transplant have remained steady, but Hispanic women are more likely to become pregnant in the three years following transplant than white women, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in PLOS ONE.

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Maternal Exposure to Fluoride Linked to Lower Offspring IQ

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Maternal exposure to higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy may be associated with lower IQ scores in young children, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Parent-Targeted Intervention Can Up Communication With Teens

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A parent-targeted intervention can increase adolescent-reported frequency of parent-adolescent communication (PAC) about sexual and alcohol use behaviors, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in JAMA Network Open.

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Alcohol Consumption in Pregnancy Ups Miscarriage Risk

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is associated with a dose-dependent increase in miscarriage risk, according to a review published in the August issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

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Up to Half of Patients Do Not Disclose Imminent Threats to Physicians

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Up to 47.5 percent of patients withhold potentially life-threatening issues from their physicians, including depression, suicidal feelings, domestic violence, and sexual assault, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in JAMA Network Open.

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AI Program May Aid in Pathologic Evaluation of Breast Biopsies

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An artificial intelligence program outperforms pathologists for differentiating ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) from atypia, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in JAMA Network Open.

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FDA Proposes Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Smokers would have to get past some gruesome imagery to purchase a pack of cigarettes under a new rule proposed Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Vaping Industry Group Sues to Delay FDA Review of E-Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A vaping industry group has launched legal action to delay the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s upcoming review of electronic cigarettes.

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ACIP Recommends Catch-Up HPV Vaccines Through Age 26

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Catch-up human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations are recommended for all persons through age 26 years and should be considered for some persons aged 27 to 45 years, according to research published in the Aug. 16 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Advertising current local health-related research using large TV monitors in emergency department waiting rooms can increase the short-term interest in health-related research, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in BMJ Open.

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Burden of Obesity-Associated Cancers Shifted to Younger Age Groups

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2000 to 2016, there was a shift of the obesity-associated cancer (OAC) burden to younger age groups, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in JAMA Network Open.

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2005-2016 Saw No Improvement in Diabetes Care Cascade

THURDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2005 to 2016, there was no improvement in the diabetes care cascade, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Model Predicts Hypoglycemia Risk in Adults With Diabetes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a study published online Aug. 1 in Current Medical Research and Opinion, a predictive model is presented for hypoglycemia that combines nearly all known and readily assessed risk factors for hypoglycemia such as infection, non-long-acting insulin, and dementia.

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Renal Anomaly on Fetal Scan May Up Risk for Admission for Child

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Renal pelvis dilatation (RPD) at the fetal anomaly scan (FAS) and persistent dilatation in later pregnancy or postpartum is associated with an increased risk for hospital admission in early childhood, according to a study published online July 31 in PLOS Medicine.

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AI Assists in Reading of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Images

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of a deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) system for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images can improve cancer detection efficacy and reduce image reading time, according to a study published in the July issue of Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.

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Adult Weight Gain Likely Explains Link Between Parity, T2DM Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The seeming association between parity and risk for type 2 diabetes among postmenopausal women is likely explained by adult weight gain, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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CDC: Prescription Drug Use Similar in United States, Canada

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of prescription drugs is similar in the United States and Canada, with almost 70 percent of adults aged 40 to 79 years using at least one prescription drug, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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BP From Midlife to Late Life Tied to Risk for Subsequent Dementia

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The risk for subsequent dementia is significantly increased for blood pressure patterns of midlife and late-life hypertension as well as midlife hypertension and late-life hypotension; and intensive blood pressure treatment is associated with a smaller increase in cerebral white matter lesion volume, according to two studies published in the Aug. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ Is No Miracle Cure, FDA Warns

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Miracle Mineral Solution, which is sold online as a medical treatment, can cause serious and potentially life-threatening health problems and should not be bought or used by consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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USPSTF Recommends Screening Adults for Illicit Drug Use

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for illicit drug use in adults, but the evidence is inadequate to ascertain the balance of benefits and harms of screening in adolescents. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 13 by the USPSTF.

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Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of non-hospital-based provider-to-patient telehealth grew almost 1,400-fold from 2014 to 2018, according to a FAIR Health White Paper.

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Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed in One-Fourth of Children, Adults

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Type 1 diabetes diagnosis is missed less frequently when patients present during childhood or adolescence, but unlike in adults, misdiagnosis in childhood is associated with an increased likelihood of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Diabetes.

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One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly two-thirds of actively practicing physicians are still carrying medical school debt, according to the Medical School Debt Report 2019, published by the staffing firm Weatherby Healthcare.

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Use of Technology Now Included in Standards of Diabetes Care

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A section on the use of technology in the management of diabetes has been added to the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes; a clinical guideline summary was published online Aug. 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Adherence to Surgical Guidelines Low for Salpingo-Oophorectomy

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Only two-thirds of all health care providers are fully adherent to surgical guidelines for risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Few at Risk for Diabetes Report Being Informed by Provider

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Few patients with undiagnosed prediabetes are told that they are at high risk for diabetes, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Diabetes.

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Endometriosis Tied to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis is associated with several adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Worse Cancer Outcomes for Elderly HIV-Infected Patients

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Elderly HIV-infected patients with cancer have worse outcomes than HIV-uninfected patients with cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in JAMA Oncology.

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Excess Caffeine May Be a Trigger for Episodic Migraine Headaches

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Higher levels of caffeinated beverage intake may be a trigger for migraine headache on that day among adults with episodic migraines, according to a study published Aug. 8 in the American Journal of Medicine.

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Red Meat Consumption May Up Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Red meat consumption may increase the risk of invasive breast cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in the International Journal of Cancer.

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HbA1c, BMI Linked to Stillbirth Risk in Women With Diabetes

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Higher maternal hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels are associated with increased risk for stillbirth among women with type 1 diabetes, while higher BMI increases risk for women with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online July 29 in Diabetologia.

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Guidelines Issued for Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a two-part guideline, published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the United States and Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundations present recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of hidradenitis suppurativa.

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Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cancer survivors with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are more likely to experience delayed or foregone care, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in the Journal of Oncology Practice.

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Breast Cancer Surgery + Another Procedure Ups Complications

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer, who simultaneously have either a plastic or gynecologic procedure, have greater postoperative complications, according to a study published online July 6 in The Breast Journal.

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Younger CRC Patients More Likely to Present With Abdominal Pain

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Younger patients with colorectal cancer are more likely to present with abdominal pain and via an emergency, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in Colorectal Disease.

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Rate of Dual Burden 37 Per 10,000 Births in California

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The dual burden of preterm birth and severe maternal morbidity (SMM) has a rate of 37 per 10,000 births in California, according to a study published online July 17 in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.

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Nurse Intervention Using Tech May Improve PID Care in Youth

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Adolescent and young adult women with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are more likely to experience decreases in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis positivity with a technology-enhanced community health nursing (TECH-N) intervention, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in JAMA Network Open.

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Recent Stressful Life Events Linked to Later Verbal Memory Decline

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged women, but not men, with a greater number of recent stressful life events have memory decline later in life, according to a study published in the July issue of the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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Some Cancer Trends Differ for Oldest Old in the United States

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some cancer trends differ for U.S. patients aged 85 years and older, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Spending associated with essential medicines grew substantially from 2011 to 2015 for Medicare Part D beneficiaries, according to a study published online July 17 in The BMJ.

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Common Therapy for Obstetric Cholestasis Found Ineffective

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, treatment with ursodeoxycholic acid does not reduce adverse perinatal outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in The Lancet.

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Exercise During Pregnancy May Boost Infant Development

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exercise during pregnancy may improve early neuromotor development of infant offspring, according to a study published in the August issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

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DNA Methylation Classifier Predicts Progression in CIN2

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A DNA methylation classifier can predict progression in young women with untreated cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 (CIN2), according to a study published online July 25 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Infant Suffocation Deaths in Bed Increased From 1996 to 2016

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There were significant increases in infant mortality from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) from 1999 to 2016, according to a study recently published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal.

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Study Explores Dose Ranges for Efpeglenatide in Early T2DM

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Efpeglenatide once weekly leads to dose-dependent reductions in glucose and body weight in patients with early type 2 diabetes, according to a phase 2 study published online July 18 in Diabetes Care.

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Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Tied to Poor Sleep Quality

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) receiving hormone therapy have poor sleep quality, according to a study published online July 8 in Menopause.

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Complementary Infant Feeding Guidelines May Lead to Overfeeding

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Following existing complementary feeding guidelines for infants may result in overfeeding within the first year of life, according to a study published online July 25 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Estrogen Preps Differ in Effects on Heart Fat Deposits

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hormone therapy formulations have differential effects on heart fat deposits in early menopausal women, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Psychologic Distress Linked to Cervical Cancer Mortality

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A clinical diagnosis of stress-related disorders or an occurrence of stressful life events around the time of cervical cancer diagnosis is associated with an increased risk for cancer-specific mortality, according to a study published in the August issue of Cancer Research.

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Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brand-brand competition in the U.S. pharmaceutical market has not lowered drug list prices, according to a review published online July 30 in PLOS Medicine.

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Transmission Risks Up for HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — HIV-positive individuals who inject drugs are more likely to have a detectable viral load and engage in high-risk sexual behaviors, according to research published in the Aug. 2 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans could import less expensive prescription drugs from Canada under a plan being developed by the Trump administration.

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Early Menarche Linked to Risk for T2DM in Rural Chinese Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For rural Chinese women, a history of early menarche is associated with an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), with the correlation partially mediated by adult body mass index (BMI), according to a study published online July 29 in Menopause.

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Infant Mortality Rates Highest for Non-Hispanic Blacks

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mortality rates are much higher for infants of non-Hispanic black women than for infants of other race/ethnic groups, according to the Aug. 1 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Sufficient in Certain Situations

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One dose of prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be as effective as two or three doses in preventing high-grade disease in a high-coverage setting, according to a study published online July 15 in Papillomavirus Research.

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Transfusion Reactions Up With Postpartum Blood Transfusion

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Blood transfusions received postpartum are associated with an increased risk for transfusion reactions (TRs), especially among women with preeclampsia, according to a study published online July 31 in Blood Advances.

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