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Released: 5-Aug-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Surgery During Pregnancy for Gallbladder Infections May be Safer than Postponing
Thomas Jefferson University

Although surgery during pregnancy is often feared, in the case of cholecystitis or acute gallbladder disease, surgery may lead to better outcomes for mom and baby.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Penis microbiota predicts if a man's female partner will develop bacterial vaginosis
Frontiers

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is an infection affecting more than 20% of women worldwide.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Rush University Medical Center and the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation unveil open access, evidence-based PROVIDE Training Compendium to help healthcare professionals bring lifesaving mothers’ own milk to infants in intensive care
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center, supported by the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, has produced a series of educational videos and mother-focused information sheets to train healthcare professionals in mothers’ own milk (MOM) feeding practices in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) worldwide.

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Dr. Aikman Recognized as a Quality Improvement Leader
Released: 4-Aug-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Dr. Aikman Recognized as a Quality Improvement Leader
Hackensack Meridian Health

United Hospital Fund (UHF) honored Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Residency Program Director for Obstetrics & Gynecology Noelle M. Aikman, M.D., FACOG, of Brick, NJ, as a quality improvement leader during its second annual Tribute to Excellence in Health Care event in July.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Study Seeks to Reduce Barriers to Breastfeeding Premature Babies
Rush University Medical Center

To help increase breastfeeding among premature infants, researchers at Rush University Medical Center will test the effects of an intervention that addresses barriers to breastfeeding.

Newswise: NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns Opens
Released: 3-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns Opens
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian today celebrated the opening of the NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing exceptional, individualized care to pregnant women and their newborn babies before, during, and after childbirth—including advanced care for high-risk pregnancies and newborns who require extra support.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
New Research Defines Intrauterine Placental Transmission of COVID-19 From Pregnant Women to the Fetus
College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Pathologists examine whether mother-to-infant (vertical) transmission of SARS-CoV-2 occurs and, if it does, whether it develops in the uterus prior to delivery, and how it happens in a new research article published in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest – July 2020 Edition
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The July 2020 Edition of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Research & Health News Digest.

Newswise: Women’s higher resting metabolic rates in cold environments could be thyroid requirements for pregnancy, researcher says
Released: 30-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Women’s higher resting metabolic rates in cold environments could be thyroid requirements for pregnancy, researcher says
University of Notre Dame

Although other researchers have demonstrated that women who live in extreme environments produce more thyroid hormone to adapt to the cold, the Notre Dame study is the first to hypothesize a link with pregnancy.

27-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
COVID-19 may cause deadly blood clots
Endocrine Society

COVID-19 may increase the risk of blot cots in women who are pregnant or taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy, according to a new manuscript published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrinology.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Dealing with Crohn's Disease During Pregnancy
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

"Because it affects them in their childbearing years, women need to know when it is safe to get pregnant," says Dr. Jacqueline Wolf, a national expert on IBD and pregnancy and a physician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares her expertise on Crohn's disease and pregnancy.

Newswise: Trial Finds Drug Safe and Effective in Treating Hep-C During Pregnancy
24-Jul-2020 12:00 AM EDT
Trial Finds Drug Safe and Effective in Treating Hep-C During Pregnancy
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Critics of the universal hepatitis C screening argue that it’s wasteful to test pregnant women for a disease that can’t be immediately treated, but results of a small phase I clinical trial suggest otherwise: pregnancy could be an excellent time to diagnose and cure hepatitis C infection.

Newswise: A New Way to Target Cancers Using 'Synthetic Lethality'
27-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
A New Way to Target Cancers Using 'Synthetic Lethality'
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that inhibiting a key enzyme caused human cancer cells associated with two major types of breast and ovarian cancer to die and in mouse studies reduced tumor growth.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Maternal depression increases odds of depression in offspring, study shows
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Depression in mothers during and after pregnancy increased the odds of depression in offspring during adolescence and adulthood by 70%, according to a new study by researchers at UTHealth.

Newswise: Same-day IUD placements hard to come by in Ohio, study finds
Released: 27-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Same-day IUD placements hard to come by in Ohio, study finds
Ohio State University

Though same-day access to IUDs increases the likelihood a woman will get the reproductive health care she wants and decreases the chance she’ll become pregnant when she doesn’t plan to, most providers in Ohio don’t offer the service, a new study has found.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Study Finds Significant Decline in Emergent Medical, Surgical and Obstetric Hospitalizations During Early Phase of COVID-19
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Researchers from BIDMC report on the decline of emergent medical, surgical and obstetric hospitalizations at the medical center during the six-week period following the week of the declaration of the COVID-19 public health emergency in Boston in mid-March 2020.

21-Jul-2020 7:35 PM EDT
Friends’ Drinking is Linked to Alcohol Use Among Teen and Young Adult Mothers
Research Society on Alcoholism

Friends’ drinking behaviors may be key to risky drinking among pregnant teens and young adults, according to a new study. Researchers used a previously untried approach to examine the ways that adolescents’ and young adults’ alcohol use and beliefs before they become pregnant related to their drinking as they entered into motherhood. Young mothers may be particularly vulnerable to moderate or heavy drinking during pregnancy, with adverse outcomes for their babies. Understanding the factors that influence risky alcohol use in pregnancy (3+ drinks per occasion) is important for identifying and supporting at-risk teens and young adults. The study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research may be the first to use data collected before pregnancy, minimizing inaccurate recall.

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center Recognized Nationally as a Best Maternity Care Hospital
Released: 23-Jul-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Recognized Nationally as a Best Maternity Care Hospital
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns, and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

20-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
IUDs Successfully Manage Menstrual Pain in Adolescents with Disabilities
Thomas Jefferson University

Adolescents and young women with disabilities can stop periods and get relief from distressing menstrual symptoms with IUDs, in the largest study in this population to date.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Early menstruation linked to increased menopause symptoms
University of Queensland

Early menstruation increases the likelihood of hot flushes and nights sweats decades later at menopause, according to a University of Queensland study.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Coronavirus: What pregnant women should know
University of Michigan

Nearly 4 million babies are born each year in the United States. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, pregnant women are concerned about their health and the health of their children.

21-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Jet Aircraft Exhaust Linked to Preterm Births
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health have found that pregnant women exposed to high levels of ultrafine particles from jet airplane exhaust are 14% more likely to have a preterm birth than those exposed to lower levels.

20-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Nature’s epidural: Genetic variant may explain why some women don’t need pain relief during childbirth
University of Cambridge

Women who do not need pain relief during childbirth may be carriers of a key genetic variant that acts a natural epidural, say scientists at the University of Cambridge.

Newswise: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Urologist Leads Collaborative Study on Fertility Counseling Prior to Chemotherapy
15-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Urologist Leads Collaborative Study on Fertility Counseling Prior to Chemotherapy
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

For younger cancer patients, fertility counseling at the time of cancer diagnosis is important for making family planning decisions. Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., a clinician and researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was the lead author of a new collaborative study, “Evaluation of Reported Fertility Preservation Counseling Before Chemotherapy Using the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Survey,” published JAMA Network Open.

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Released: 17-Jul-2020 7:15 AM EDT
Latest developments on Cytoreductive Surgery & Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRT/HIPEC)
Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center is the first institution in the United States to study the role of CRS/HIPEC for newly diagnosed with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancers. Literature exists involving CRS/HIPEC in the role of recurrent disease and in the neoadjuvant setting; however, there is no published data on the role as a primary treatment option in the United States.

Newswise: UVA Earns High Marks in National Breastfeeding Care Review
Released: 16-Jul-2020 8:35 AM EDT
UVA Earns High Marks in National Breastfeeding Care Review
University of Virginia Health System

University of Virginia Medical Center and UVA Children’s have earned excellent scores for their support of breastfeeding in a nationwide survey of hospitals conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Newswise: Study of Natural Gas Flaring Finds High Risks to Babies
13-Jul-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Study of Natural Gas Flaring Finds High Risks to Babies
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA & USC study of natural gas flaring finds high risks to babies; researchers found exposure was associated with 50% higher odds of preterm birth compared with no exposure.

10-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT
The Mount Sinai Hospital and Healthfirst partnered to develop an educational intervention and payment redesign program to improve timely postpartum visits for low-income high-risk mothers in New York City
Mount Sinai Health System

A health care system (The Mount Sinai Hospital) and a Medicaid payer (Healthfirst) partnered to develop an educational intervention and payment redesign program to improve timely postpartum visits for low-income high-risk mothers in New York City between April 2015 and October 2016.

Newswise: Umbilical Cord Blood Successfully Treats Rare Genetic Disorders in Largest Study to Date
Released: 14-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Umbilical Cord Blood Successfully Treats Rare Genetic Disorders in Largest Study to Date
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Infusing umbilical cord blood – a readily available source of stem cells – safely and effectively treated 44 children born with various non-cancerous genetic disorders, including sickle cell, thalassemia, Hunter syndrome, Krabbe disease, MLD, and an array of immune deficiencies.

9-Jul-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Antilupus Drug Prevents Low Heartbeat Condition in Newborns
NYU Langone Health

A drug used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) significantly reduces the incidence of a rare and sometimes fatal heart condition in newborn babies, a new study from NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers shows.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Cost Prevents One in Five U.S. Women from Using Their Preferred Contraception, Says Nationwide Study
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Recent Supreme Court Ruling Will Increase Birth Control Costs for Many Women, Make it Less Likely They Will Use the Birth Control They Want

Newswise: Reproductive Psychology Program Focuses on Mother and Family Wellness
Released: 13-Jul-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Reproductive Psychology Program Focuses on Mother and Family Wellness
Cedars-Sinai

While many expecting and new mothers experience emotions of joy and happiness, others suffer from a range of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But a new Cedars-Sinai program is dedicated to helping women fight the stigma often associated with maternal-related mental health disorders before, during and after pregnancy.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Health, Bioethics Experts and Advocates Publish Guidance for Research on HIV, Co-infections in Pregnancy
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

The PHASES Working Group, co-led by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins, launched ethics guidance at hivpregnancyethics.org, in a project dedicated to ending the evidence gap for pregnant women around HIV and co-infections.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted in the Womb, Reports Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A baby girl in Texas – born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19 – is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, reports The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Policies fall short on expanding access to birth control
University of Illinois at Chicago

Only 10.1% of Los Angeles County pharmacies provided this service and 77.4% imposed age-restrictions at 18 years or older, including in neighborhoods with the highest rates of unintended pregnancies and teen births.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Women's egg quality dependent on metabolic factors
University of Queensland

In the world's most in-depth study of the final steps of egg maturation, the quality of a woman's eggs was found to be significantly dependent on the important metabolic coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).

Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Higher Manganese Levels in Early Pregnancy Linked to Lower Preeclampsia Risk
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

An analysis of data from more than 1,300 women followed prospectively through pregnancy found that women with lower levels of the essential mineral manganese in early pregnancy were more likely to develop the serious high blood pressure syndrome called preeclampsia in late pregnancy.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Hot flushes and night sweats linked to 70% increase in cardiovascular disease
University of Queensland

New research from The University of Queensland has found that women who have hot flushes and night sweats after menopause are 70 per cent more likely to have heart attacks, angina and strokes.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
New study confirms high prevalence of depression during the menopause transition
North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Depression has been shown to be prevalent during menopause, affecting as many as 70% of women transitioning into menopause

Released: 1-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
For the First Time, Study Identifies Time Trends in Pregnancy-Related Outcomes Among American Women with Type 1 Diabetes
Joslin Diabetes Center

Largest US database of pregnant women with type 1 diabetes provides a first-time, big picture view of mother’s health, and neonatal and delivery outcomes. The analysis found a threefold increase in insulin pump use at the end of the study period, compared to the start of the study, but A1c levels remained steady across the 13-year period. Over time the study showed a trend toward pre-pregnancy obesity and unhealthy maternal weight gain.

Newswise: More than medicine: pain-relief drug delivers choices for mothers in labour
Released: 30-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT
More than medicine: pain-relief drug delivers choices for mothers in labour
University of South Australia

Choice and control are important factors for ensuring a positive childbirth experience, yet until recently, little was known about the impact of alternative administrations of fentanyl – one of the pain relief drugs used during labour– on both mother and baby.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT
To Support Lactating Emergency Physicians, Consider These Strategies
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new paper highlights strategies that emergency departments can implement to support lactating emergency physicians.

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Released: 29-Jun-2020 7:30 PM EDT
Ohio State Study: Exercise Increases Benefits Of Breastmilk For Babies
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine finds even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby’s lifelong risks of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

Newswise: WFIRM Scientists Prove Bioengineered Uteri Support Pregnancy
25-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT
WFIRM Scientists Prove Bioengineered Uteri Support Pregnancy
Wake Forest Baptist Health

WFIRM scientists were able to show that bioengineered uteri in an animal model developed the native tissue-like structures needed to support normal reproductive function.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
At-Risk Twin Pregnancies Benefit from an Intervention Called Cerclage
Thomas Jefferson University

New evidence upturns long-held medical practice, showing the efficacy of an intervention to prevent premature labor and miscarriage for mothers carrying twins.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Use of continuous combined oral contraceptives demonstrates bone health benefits
North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

omen with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) become estrogen deficient at an early age, which makes them more vulnerable to the loss of bone mineral density.

Newswise: Tiny molecule could protect newborns from brain damage
Released: 23-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Tiny molecule could protect newborns from brain damage
University of South Australia

New findings from Australian and Chinese researchers could hold the key to preventing brain damage in newborn infants who are deprived of oxygen at birth.


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