The Case for Single-Embryo Transfers
Problem: The economic and clinical costs associated with multiple births resulting from IVF. Solution: Single-embryo transfer is paramount.
High Estradiol Levels Linked to Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Ever notice a postmenopausal patient has a high estradiol level on lab tests? It may be an indicator that she's at risk for a sudden cardiac arrest.
Phenols May Disrupt In Utero Growth in Boys
Exposure to two common phenols, parabens and triclosans, may disrupt the growth of boys in utero and during their first years of life.
Bras or No Bras for Breast Health?
Just in case your patients ever ask, wearing a bra is in no way associated with breast cancer risk.
Magnesium Sulfate for Preterm Labor Is Ineffective
Magnesium sulfate has its uses, but it's ineffective for delaying or preventing preterm birth; also, using it as a tocolytic could spell trouble for baby.
Gestational Diabetes Has Ramifications for Offspring
Obese children whose moms had gestational diabetes are about 6 times more likely to have diabetes or prediabetes than other obese children.
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.
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.
"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.