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

Globally, Women Less Likely to Develop Heart Disease Than Men

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women are less likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than men, according to a study published online May 20 in The Lancet.

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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 May 25 to 29, 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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Success More Than 50 Percent for Second Child With Fertility Treatment

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women have a good chance of having a second child with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART), according to a study published online May 8 in Human Reproduction.

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Tooth Loss More Prevalent in Adults With Chronic Disease

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Adults with severe chronic disease or with fair or poor general health have a higher prevalence of edentulism and severe tooth loss, according to research published in the May 29 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A total of 9.5 percent of persons were uninsured from January through June 2019, according to a report published online May 28 by the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Risk for Later Invasive Breast Cancer Up for Women With DCIS

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women with screening-detected ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) have increased long-term risks for invasive breast cancer and breast cancer death, according to a study published online May 27 in The BMJ.

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Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There are extensive financial relationships between leaders of U.S. professional medical associations and industry, according to a study published online May 27 in The BMJ.

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Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In 2018, half of U.S. hospitals had the capacity to conduct telehealth-based outpatient visits, while only one in four had tele-intensive care unit (tele-ICU) capabilities, according to a research letter published online April 30 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Placental Injury Seen in Pregnant Women With SARS-CoV-2

TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Higher rates of decidual arteriopathy and other maternal vascular malperfusion features are seen in placentas of women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a study published online May 22 in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology.

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No SARS-CoV-2 ID’d in Asymptomatic Pregnant Women in Los Angeles

FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — At the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, none of 80 asymptomatic women admitted to the labor and antepartum units tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a research letter published online May 19 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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CDC Says Test All Newborns of Mothers With Confirmed, Suspected COVID-19

THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — All babies born to women with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should be tested, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines issued Wednesday.

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Musculoskeletal Malformations Up With Fluconazole in Pregnancy

THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Use of oral fluconazole for treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis in the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with musculoskeletal malformations, but not with oral clefts or conotruncal malformations, according to a study published online May 20 in The BMJ.

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Higher Number of Pregnancy Losses Tied to Subsequent Type 2 Diabetes

THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy loss is associated with subsequent type 2 diabetes, with an increased likelihood for increasing number of pregnancy losses, according to a study published online May 19 in Diabetologia.

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Sales of Johnson’s Baby Powder Halted in U.S., Canada

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Lawsuits claiming that talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder has caused cancer have led to a plunge in sales in the United States and Canada, so Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it is ending sales of the product in those two countries.

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Multiple Genes Predispose Black Women to Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Multiple genes predispose African-American (AA) women to breast cancer, including BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2, according to a study published online May 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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High BMI in Childhood May Up Risk for Bladder Cancer as Adult

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Childhood body mass index (BMI) is positively associated, while childhood height is inversely associated, with the risk for bladder cancer (BC) in adulthood, according to a study published online May 19 in the Annals of Human Biology.

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CDC: Number of Births, General Fertility Rate in U.S. Down in 2019

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The number of births and general fertility rate decreased from 2018 to 2019, according to a May Vital Statistics Rapid Release report, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Sex Differences ID’d in Prescription of Cardiovascular Meds

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For patients at high risk for or with established cardiovascular disease in primary care, sex differences exist in the prescription of cardiovascular medications, according to a review published online May 20 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Global Practice Guidelines Issued by International Society of Hypertension

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In International Society of Hypertension practice guidelines, published in the June issues of Hypertension and the Journal of Hypertension, recommendations are presented for the management of hypertension in adults aged 18 years and older.

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Majority of Cancers Diagnosed Within Six Months of BI-RADS 3

TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than half of malignancies identified among women with Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) category 3 lesions are diagnosed within six months, according to a study published online May 19 in Radiology.

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15 Percent of Pregnant Women With COVID-19 Experience Severe Disease

TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Fifteen percent of pregnant women with COVID-19 have severe disease, according to a case series published online May 18 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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28 Million-Plus Surgeries Could Be Canceled Due to COVID-19

TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Worldwide, more than 28 million elective surgeries could be canceled or postponed during the 12 weeks of peak disruption due to COVID-19, according to a study published online May 12 in the British Journal of Surgery.

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Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.

TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Spending on inpatient services, specialty care, and prescriptions together accounted for about two-thirds of the increase in total U.S. health care spending from 2002 to 2016, according to a research letter published online May 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Burnout Comparable Between Millennial, Gen X Residents, Fellows

TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Millennial and Generation X medical residents and fellows experience similar rates of burnout and have similar levels of empathy, according to a study published online May 5 in Academic Psychiatry.

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Osteoporotic Fracture Risk Lower for DOAC Than Warfarin in A-Fib

MONDAY, May 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the risk for osteoporotic fracture appears to be lower with direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use compared with warfarin use, according to a study published online May 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Fruit-, Veggie-Rich Diet May Soon Lower Markers for Cardiac Injury

MONDAY, May 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For middle-aged adults without preexisting cardiovascular disease, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables over eight weeks is associated with lower levels of markers for subclinical cardiac damage and strain, according to a study published online May 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Guidance Issued for Osteoporosis Management During COVID-19

FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a joint guidance document issued by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Endocrine Society, European Calcified Tissue Society, and National Osteoporosis Foundation, recommendations are presented for the management of osteoporosis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Most Physicians Have Seen False-Negative COVID-19 Test Results

MONDAY, May 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Most physicians believe they have seen false-negative results for a COVID-19 diagnostic test, according to the results of a recent survey.

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Early Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Leads to Less Weight Gain

FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Early diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in high-risk women improves gestational weight gain (GWG), according to a study published online April 24 in the Journal of Women’s Health.

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Prevalence of Postpartum Depressive Symptoms 13.2 Percent

THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — About 13 percent of women report postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS), according to research published in the May 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Cannabis Smoking May Increase Risk for Fungal Infection

THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The likelihood of having a fungal infection was increased in association with cannabis use in 2016, according to a study published online May 13 in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Improvements Seen in Some Cognitive Domains With Aerobic Exercise

THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A six-month aerobic exercise intervention is associated with improvements in cognitive domains and cerebrovascular regulation among middle-aged and older adults, according to a study published online May 13 in Neurology.

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Live Biotherapeutic Promising for Prevention of Bacterial Vaginosis

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For women with bacterial vaginosis, Lactobacillus crispatus CTV-05 (Lactin-V) after vaginal metronidazole results in a lower incidence of recurrence at 12 weeks, according to a study published in the May 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages May Increase Risk for CVD in Women

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), revascularization, and stroke among women, according to a study published online May 13 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Burden of Osteoarthritis Increasing in Most Countries

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The burden of osteoarthritis (OA) is increasing in most countries, according to a study published online May 12 in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

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Children of Mothers With Mental Illness Less Likely to Receive Vaccines

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers have mental illness are significantly less likely to receive vaccinations through age 5 years, according to a study published online April 24 in the European Journal of Epidemiology.

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USPSTF Urges Behavioral Counseling for Those With CVD Risk

TUESDAY, May 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling to promote a healthy lifestyle for adults at risk for cardiovascular disease. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online May 12 by the USPSTF.

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Significant Reductions Seen in Breast Cancer Death With Screening

MONDAY, May 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women participating in mammography screening have a significant reduction in the risk for dying of breast cancer and in the rate of advanced breast cancers, according to a study published online May 11 in Cancer.

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IBD Not Tied to Female Genital Tract Malignancies

MONDAY, May 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients do not have a higher risk for female genital tract malignancies, according to a study recently published in Digestive and Liver Disease.

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ACR Issues Statement on Return of Routine Radiology Services

MONDAY, May 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In an American College of Radiology statement, published online May 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, recommendations are presented for re-engagement of routine radiology care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Previous Pregnancy Complication Ups Risk for Preterm Delivery

FRIDAY, May 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Risk for preterm delivery is higher in pregnant women who have experienced preeclampsia, placental abruption, stillbirth, neonatal death, or small for gestational age in a term first pregnancy, according to a study published online April 29 in The BMJ.

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SARS-CoV-2 Identified in Semen of Men With COVID-19

FRIDAY, May 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is present in the semen of some patients with COVID-19, including recovering patients, according to a study published online May 7 in JAMA Network Open.

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Health Insurance Coverage Disruption Impedes Cancer Care

THURSDAY, May 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Disruptions in health insurance coverage are common and are associated with poorer cancer care and survival, according to a review published online April 27 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Link Found Between Body Size in Childhood, Later Life Disease

THURSDAY, May 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Large adult body size contributes to the association between genetically predicted larger body size in childhood and coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a study published online May 6 in The BMJ.

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Organic Nitrates May Not Aid Bone Health in Postmenopausal Women

THURSDAY, May 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Organic nitrates do not have clinically relevant effects on bone mineral density (BMD) or bone turnover in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online May 5 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Cardio-Obstetrics Team Key to Managing CVD in Pregnancy

THURSDAY, May 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A cardio-obstetrics team is essential for management of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published online May 4 in Circulation.

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USPSTF Recommends Hep B Screening for Those at Increased Risk

TUESDAY, May 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening adolescents and adults at increased risk for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online May 5 by the USPSTF.

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Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity Varies Across Neighborhoods

TUESDAY, May 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Severe maternal morbidity (SMM) is higher for women in ZIP codes with the highest concentration of poor blacks relative to wealthy whites, which is partially attributable to the delivery hospital, according to a study published in the May issue of Health Affairs.

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Incidence of HTN Disorders of Pregnancy Underestimated

TUESDAY, May 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The incidence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) is underestimated when assessed on a per-pregnancy basis and confers a significant increase in risks for cardiovascular and kidney diseases, according to a study published in the May 12 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Testing, Prescribing Increase After Change to TSH Reference Range

MONDAY, May 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A minor planned decrease in the upper limit of the reference range for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) resulted in an increase in levothyroxine prescriptions and more TSH measurements, according to a study published in the May 4 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Patients With Cancer Seem More Vulnerable to COVID-19

MONDAY, May 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Patients with cancer seem to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 and have higher risks for severe outcomes, according to a study published online April 28 in Cancer Discovery.

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Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Seen in China After COVID-19

MONDAY, May 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in 10 people in parts of China hit hardest by COVID-19 report posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), according to a study published in the May issue of Psychiatry Research.

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During Outbreak, Most Pregnant Women Had High Zika Awareness

FRIDAY, May 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women had a high level of awareness about Zika virus during the 2016 outbreak, according to a study published in the May issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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