Health Insurer to Stop Covering Morcellation
A large insurance company has decided to no longer cover laparoscopic power morcellation. Is this the beginning of the end of power morcellators?
Optimal Folate Concentrations for Birth Defect Prevention Identified
Folic acid (vitamin B9) can prevent neural tube defects, but how much is needed to substantially reduce risk? Find out here.
C-Section Technique Best Left to Surgeon’s Preference
Cesarean section surgical technique is best left up to the surgeon’s preference, according to the latest Cochrane recommendation.
Already Had Sex? The HPV Vaccine Still Has Value
The optimal time to get the HPV vaccine is before a first sexual encounter. But getting the vaccine after still offers significant protection against cervical dysplasia.
J&J’s Ethicon Initiates Worldwide Withdrawal of Morcellators
The morcellation controversy heats up as physicians all over the world who use Ethicon power morcellators are being asked to return the medical devices.
Hand Hygiene and the Hawthorne Effect
If someone is watching, clinicians will wash their hands. But what happens when big brother isn’t there?
Antidepressants in First Trimester Not Linked to Heart Defects in Baby
Good news: Use of antidepressants in early pregnancy is not to blame for fetal cardiac malformations, should one occur.
Urinary Microbiomes Differ for Women With Urgency Incontinence
The bacteria profile of the bladders of women with urgency urinary incontinence may help with future prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Medicare Costs for Screening Mammos Have Soared: New Strategies Needed
Spending on screening mammography has increased 44% ($296 million) in 8 years, without a corresponding increased benefit of earlier detection of breast cancer.
Analysis Questions Use of Antibiotics for Group B Strep During Labor
Studies with poor methodology were the basis of giving prophylactic antibiotics to women in labor who are positive for group B Streptococcus, an analysis finds.