Cesarean Delivery the Safer Bet for Breech Babies, Study Finds
Breech babies are less likely to die when delivered via c-section than when delivered vaginally, according to new data out of The Netherlands.
Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Among US Hospitals
New research has found startling differences in complication rates for both vaginal and cesarean deliveries between low- and high-performing hospitals.
Study Links Stress in Pregnancy, Lineage Genetics, and Preterm Birth
Animal models find mild to moderate stress in pregnancy can have a compounding effect across generations, increasing a placental marker for preterm birth.
Women Seem to Benefit From Acupuncture for Hot Flashes
Although the "why" remains unknown, a meta-analysis concludes that acupuncture provides relief from hot flashes related to menopause.
Can E-Alerts Reduce Surgical Site Infections?
Texts, emails, and voicemails may prove effective in getting surgical patients to follow preadmission instructions aimed at reducing surgical site infections.
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.
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