Diabetes More Likely in Offspring of Smokers
Children with in utero exposure to cigarette smoke from mom or dad's smoking habit are predisposed to diabetes in adulthood.
Image IQ: Ectopic Gestation or Something Else?
QUIZ: These images are from a patient who has had a c-section. What do you see?
Hot Flashes Can Linger for More Than a Decade
New research shows hot flashes last longer than once thought, and when they begin can indicate how long hot flashes will linger.
Menstrual Cycle Effects Nicotine Cravings
Women crave cigarettes more strongly during their periods, so waiting until after ovulation to quit may make the process slightly less difficult.
Sex and Personality Affect Coping Skills
Illness impacts men and women differently, and a woman's personality type matters in how resistant she may be to mental illness.
Current HRT Use Increases Ovarian Cancer Risk
Even brief use of hormone replacement therapy in menopause can increase risk of the 2 most common forms of ovarian cancer, a meta-analysis finds.
Poll: Do You Talk About CMV Prevention?
CMV is a viral infection that can have devastating effects on unborn babies. Do you educate your obstetric patients about CMV prevention?
Hormonal IUDs Effective Beyond Approved Duration
Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants effectively prevent pregnancy at least 1 year beyond their approved duration of use.
Image IQ: A Gray Matter
Do these images of the fetal brain point to a congenital anomaly or something else?
Cervical Treatments Don't Hinder Fertility
Treatments to remove precancerous cervical lesions don't seem to affect a woman's ability to become pregnant, new research found.
HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Unsafe Sex
Adolescent girls who receive the HPV vaccine are no more likely than unvaccinated girls to participate in risky sexual behavior.
Household Chemicals Linked to Earlier Menopause
Women with higher levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals from both environmental and household exposure have an earlier onset of menopause.
Can You Identify a Sentinel Event?
Severe maternal morbidity is not always a sentinel event. Take this quiz to test your understanding of what constitutes an obstetric sentinel event.
Sentinel Events and Severe Maternal Morbidity
The Joint Commission has revised its definition of sentinel event, causing confusion about how these events now relate to severe maternal morbidity.
ICSI May Not Be Best for Unexplained Infertility
Use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection in cases unrelated to male factor infertility may negatively affect outcomes, new research suggests.