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Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight Linked to Air Pollution Exposure Early in Pregnancy, Study Finds

The study, conducted in mice, found that exposure to air pollution during the equivalent of the first or second trimester in humans was linked to more negative birth outcomes than exposure later in pregnancy.

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CU Cancer Center Study May Explain Failure of Retinoic Acid Trials Against Breast Cancer

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University of Colorado Cancer Center study published online ahead of print in the journal Oncogene offers compelling evidence explaining failure of retinoic acid trials against breast cancer and offers a possible strategy for their use.

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Study Points to Penile Microbiome as a Risk Factor for HIV in Men

Uncircumcised men with high levels of anaerobic penile bacteria at higher risk for HIV

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Brain Cancer Experts, Therapy that Targets Cancer Stem Cells, Lung Cancer Hope, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Postpartum Hemorrhage, Postpartum Bleeding, SLUCare, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Gilad Gross, InPress, birth and delivery

A New Potential Approach to Treating Postpartum Hemorrhage

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Saint Louis University obstetricians are leading a clinical trial at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital that investigates a possible approach to treat postpartum hemorrhage, the leading cause of perinatal maternal death around the world.

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Rural Weight Loss, Sweat the Small Stuff, Breathing Issues, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Recognized for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers at Work

Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center are the first hospitals in New Jersey to be recognized by the NJBC for breastfeeding supportive practices. This includes providing the availability of reasonable breaks for mothers to express milk or to nurse their child, and access to a private space for expressing milk or nursing their child.

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Engaging Islamic Religious Leaders to Improve African American Muslim Women’s Attitudes About Breastfeeding

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While research has demonstrated the positive impact a woman’s social support network and faith community can have on influencing decisions to breastfeed, little is known regarding the influence of Islamic traditions on the breastfeeding beliefs and practices of African American Muslims.

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Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Risk for Neurocognitive Problems in Children Born Very Prematurely

A new study has found that children born extremely premature to women who are overweight or obese before the pregnancy are at an increased risk for low scores on tests of intelligence and cognitive processes that influence self-regulation and control, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Endocrine Society, Veterans Health Administration, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Testoserone, prescribing practices

Testosterone Prescribing in VA Varies by Provider’s Age, Experience, Specialty and Region

Providers in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) system vary in their testosterone prescribing practices, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. This is the first study to examine provider and site predictors of testosterone prescribing in the VA.







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