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Low Birth Weight Linked to Type 2 Diabetes in Black Women
Black women born with low birth weight are at increased risk for the later development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, research shows.
New Technology Helps Prevent Retained Sponges After Vaginal Delivery
A new scanning device—the RF Assure Delivery System—may make manual counting and vaginal sweeps for avoiding retained sponges or gauze a thing of the past.
Pregnant Teens Should Be Screened for Pica, Study Suggests
Pregnant teens are more likely to engage in pica, a behavior characterized by compulsive cravings for nonfood items. Anemia may have something to do with it.
Image IQ: Second Trimester Heart Study
Challenge your diagnostic skills: See anything out of the ordinary in this second trimester fetal heart study?
"Soft Skills" May Be the Biggest Challenge in Medical Education
A new tool better evaluates how well residents are mastering the critical communication skills that make for a good bedside manner.
Osteoporosis Drugs Good for Bones but Not Breast Cancer Prevention
Bisphosphonates offer women no protection against breast cancer but do help prevent fractures related to osteoporosis.
Use of Heparin in Pregnancy May Have No Benefit
New research may debunk a 20-year practice of prescribing low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) to pregnant patients at risk for blood clots.
Low Vitamin D Levels Implicated in IVF Failure
New research shows a vitamin D deficiency could be to blame in women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) yet fail to conceive.
Antiretroviral "Tampon" Could Help Prevent Infection With HIV
A pseudo-tampon that delivers an antiretroviral drug is now being studied as a form of pre-exposure prophylaxis for women at high risk for HIV infection.
FDA Update: Bevacizumab Is Approved for Cervical Cancer
The FDA has approved bevacizumab (Avastin) for treating persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer after studies show gains in overall survival.
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