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

Latinos Have High Rate of Positivity for SARS-CoV-2

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The rate of positivity for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is over 40 percent for Latinos in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. region, according to a research letter published online June 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Preterm Delivery May Up Maternal Risk for Ischemic Heart Disease

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Preterm delivery is associated with increased maternal risk for ischemic heart disease (IHD), with increased risk seen through more than 40 years of follow-up, according to a study published in the July 7 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A Louisiana abortion law that could have left the state without an abortion clinic was struck down Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Affordable Care Act

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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U.S. Has Second Day of Record Rise in COVID-19 Cases; Young People Fueling Trend

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the United States reported yet another record-breaking number of COVID-19 cases on Thursday, public health officials warned that younger Americans now account for an ever-growing percentage of infections.

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CDC Updates List of Who Is at Highest Risk for COVID-19

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The list of conditions that put people at risk for severe COVID-19 illness has been expanded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Neonatal COVID-19 Uncommon, Not Linked to Mode of Delivery

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Neonatal COVID-19 is uncommon and the rate of maternal transmission is not increased with any particular mode of delivery or type of infant feeding, according to a review published online June 12 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Women Have More Brain Changes Related to Alzheimer Disease

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Cognitively normal women have increased Alzheimer disease endophenotype, with higher β-amyloid deposition, lower glucose metabolism, and lower gray and white matter volumes, according to a study published online June 24 in Neurology.

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Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Tied to Worse Cervical Cancer Outcomes

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Minimally invasive radical hysterectomy is associated with an elevated risk of recurrence and death compared with open surgery among patients undergoing radical hysterectomy for early-stage cervical cancer, according to research published online June 11 in JAMA Oncology.

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Risk for Hospitalization Up for Pregnant Women With COVID-19

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Among women of reproductive age with COVID-19, pregnant women are more likely to be hospitalized and to be admitted to the intensive care unit, according to research published in the June 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Contraceptives Beneficial for Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), continuous use of combined oral contraceptives (COC) is associated with increased bone mineral density (BMD), similar to that seen with high-dose hormone therapy (HT), according to a study published online June 22 in Menopause.

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Drop in Infant Mortality Mainly Due to Drop Across Maternal Age

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Most of the decline in infant mortality rates from 2000 to 2017 was due to declines in rates across maternal age groups, according to the June 25 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Inhibition of Sclerostin May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Inhibition of sclerostin with romosozumab may increase cardiovascular risk, according to research published in the June 24 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Metabolic Syndrome Up in Young Adults in the United States

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among young adults in the United States is rising, according to a research letter published in the June 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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J&J Ordered to Pay $2.1 Billion in Talcum Product Lawsuit

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary must pay $2.1 billion in damages to women who said their ovarian cancers were caused by the company’s baby powder and other talcum products, a Missouri appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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Odds of Pregnancy Decrease With Prolonged Embryo Storage

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Prolonged storage of embryos after vitrification is associated with a reduced likelihood of biochemical pregnancy, clinical pregnancy, and live birth, according to a study published online June 23 in Human Reproduction.

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Subtypes, Genetic Links Identified for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Distinct subtypes of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with novel genetic associations have been identified, according to a study published online June 23 in PLOS Medicine.

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African-American Participation Inadequate in Cancer Drug Trials

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — African-Americans are underrepresented in clinical trials leading to approval of cancer medications, according to a research letter published online June 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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USPSTF Advises Hypertension Screening for All Adults

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all adults for hypertension with office-based blood pressure measurement (OBPM). This recommendation is included in a draft recommendation statement, published online June 23 by the USPSTF.

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Physical Activity Helps Avert Premature Mortality Worldwide

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Physical activity prevalence has contributed to averting premature mortality on a global scale, with about 3.9 million premature deaths averted annually, according to a study published in the July issue of The Lancet Global Health.

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Safety Climate Perceptions Linked to Health Provider Stress

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Safety climate perceptions are associated with care practitioner-reported stress and job satisfaction, according to a study published in the May-June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management.

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Depression, Anxiety Up for New Moms During COVID-19

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There was a considerable increase in self-reported maternal depression and anxiety from prepandemic to current times, with physical activity mitigating the likelihood of anxiety and depression, according to a study published online June 19 in Frontiers in Global Women’s Health.

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Adult T2DM Susceptibility May Be Identifiable in Children

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Metabolic traits associated with adult diabetes risk may be detectable by age 8 years, according to a study published online June 19 in Diabetes Care.

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Exposure to Air Pollutants, Heat Linked to Pregnancy Outcomes

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to air pollutants and heat is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a review published online June 18 in JAMA Network Open.

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Multilevel Interventions May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Multilevel, provider-oriented interventions may improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series initiation and completion, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of Pediatrics.

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Court Rules Against Drug Price Disclosures in TV Ads

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. government does not have the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads, a federal appeals court says.

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Healthy Lifestyle May Lower Risk for Alzheimer Dementia

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A healthy lifestyle is associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer dementia, according to a study published online June 17 in Neurology.

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Mild Thyroid Dysfunction Common in Women With Subfertility

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Among women with a history of miscarriage or subfertility trying for a pregnancy, mild subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is common, according to a study published online June 17 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Antibiotic Prescribing High in Low-, Middle-Income Countries

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Antibiotic prescription rates are high in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), with a pooled prevalence proportion of antibiotic prescribing of 52 percent, according to a review published online June 16 in PLOS Medicine.

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Hormone Therapies Tied to Brain Changes in Menopausal Women

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In recently menopausal women using hormone treatment (HT), circulating levels of pituitary-ovarian hormones are associated with changes in white matter hyperintensities (WMH), according to a study published online June 8 in Menopause.

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Stressful Life Events May Up CHD Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Higher levels of stressful life events are associated with a higher risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) among postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online June 4 in Diabetes Care.

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Nearly 43,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Products Recalled

MONDAY, June 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef products have been recalled by New Jersey-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services due to possible contamination with potentially deadly Escherichia coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says.

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Hip, Nonvertebral Fracture Risk Up in Those With Diabetes

MONDAY, June 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Individuals with diabetes have an increased risk for hip and nonvertebral fractures, according to a study published in the August issue of Bone.

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Sexual Inactivity Has Increased Among U.S. Men, Women

MONDAY, June 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Sexual inactivity has increased among U.S. men and women, according to a study published online June 12 in JAMA Network Open.

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Cesarean Delivery Tied to Clinical Deterioration in SARS-CoV-2

FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Cesarean birth is associated with clinical deterioration in women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and with an increased risk for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission, according to a research letter published online June 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Risk Up for Families After One Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For infants born after one sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI), the SUDI rate for infants is 3.93 per 1,000 live births, with an unexplained cause of death in most cases, according to a study published online June 10 in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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Exclusive Breastfeeding May Prevent Weight Gain in At-Risk Children

FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Exclusive breastfeeding to 5 months can attenuate the impact of genetic risk on body mass index (BMI) increase during childhood, according to a study published online June 11 in PLOS Genetics.

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Joint Framework Issued to Spur Diabetes Education, Support

THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a joint position statement from seven leading diabetes organizations, published online June 8 in Diabetes Care, a framework is presented to increase use of diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Risk Factors for Suicide ID’d in Health Care Professionals

THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for suicide have been identified among health care professionals, according to a study published online June 10 in JAMA Surgery.

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Treatment Gap Remains in Stroke Care Between Men and Women

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pooled data from recent studies show that women with acute stroke are less likely to be treated with intravenous (IV) thrombolysis compared with men, according to a review published online June 10 in Neurology.

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Good Outcomes Seen in Hospitalized Pregnant Women With COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Most pregnant women admitted to U.K. hospitals with confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection have good outcomes, according to a study published online June 8 in The BMJ.

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USPSTF Urges Primary Care Docs to Ask Adults About Drug Use

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians ask adults about drug use and connect them to services for treatment and appropriate care. These recommendations form the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the June 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Breast Cancer Surgery Found to Be Safe in Older Women

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer surgery is safe in women 70 years and older, according to a study published online June 2 in the British Journal of Surgery.

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Risk for Maternal, Neonatal Complications Increased With NAFLD

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have increased risks for maternal and neonatal complications, according to a study published online June 9 in the Journal of Hepatology.

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Filling Opioid Rx Postpartum Ups Serious Opioid-Related Events

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Filling an opioid prescription in the postpartum period is associated with an increased risk for serious opioid-related events (SOREs), with the risk increasing with the number of prescriptions filled, according to a research letter published online June 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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WPSI Advises Screening for Anxiety in Women, Teen Girls

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Screening for anxiety is recommended for women and adolescent girls, according to a review and clinical guideline published online June 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Diet, Activity Guideline Updated by American Cancer Society

TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The diet and physical activity guideline for the prevention of cancer has been updated by the American Cancer Society; the guideline was published online June 9 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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Newborn Respiratory Distress Up With Maternal Antidepressant Use

MONDAY, June 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Risk for newborn respiratory distress increases in a dose-response manner in association with maternal use of prenatal antidepressants, according to a study published online June 8 in Pediatrics.

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Nitrous Oxide Safe, Effective for Pain Relief During Labor

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a useful, safe option for labor analgesia, according to a study published online May 26 in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health.

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Postoperative Lung Complications Common in Patients With SARS-CoV-2

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — About half of patients with perioperative severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have postoperative pulmonary complications, which are associated with high 30-day mortality, according to a study published online May 29 in The Lancet.

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Missed Opportunities for Preventing Congenital Syphilis ID’d

THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The most commonly missed opportunity for prevention of congenital syphilis is lack of adequate maternal treatment despite timely diagnosis, according to research published in the June 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Perfluoroalkyl Substances Linked to Earlier Natural Menopause

THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are associated with earlier natural menopause, according to a study published online June 3 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Workplace Wellness Programs Do Not Impact Clinical Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A comprehensive workplace wellness program may change employee health beliefs and increase self-reporting of having a primary care physician but does not significantly affect clinical outcomes, according to a study published online May 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women with benzodiazepine prescriptions before pregnancy may have increased risk for ectopic pregnancy, according to a study published online June 2 in Human Reproduction.

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Weight, Blood Pressure Higher in Younger Patients With T2DM

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Younger people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have higher weight and blood pressure (BP) than similarly aged people without diabetes, according to a study published online May 21 in Diabetologia.

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Women’s Acute Coronary Symptoms No Longer ‘Atypical’

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) do have some different symptoms than men at presentation, but there is also considerable overlap, according to a review published online May 4 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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USPSTF Advises Pharmacotherapy to Aid Smoking Cessation

TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral interventions and pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in adults and behavioral interventions for pregnant women. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online June 2 by the USPSTF.

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Thyroid Dysfunction in Pregnancy Overdiagnosed, Overtreated

MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Current practice patterns relating to testing and management of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) during pregnancy are associated with overdiagnosis and overtreatment of hypothyroidism, according to a study published online June 1 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Insulin Resistance May Add to Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Prognosis

MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Insulin resistance is one factor mediating part of the association between race and poor prognosis in breast cancer, according to a study published online May 12 in Breast Cancer Research.

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