November 2018 Briefing – OBGYN & Women’s Health

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN & Women’s Health for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from […]

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN & Women’s Health for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) is higher in men than women, but several risk factors are more strongly linked to MI in women, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in The BMJ.

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Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The incidence of amphetamine and opioid use has increased among pregnant women, especially in rural counties, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Genetic Analysis Shows Higher BMI May Up Risk for Depression

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Being overweight likely plays a causal role in the development of depression, even in the absence of other health problems, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

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Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Risk for heat-related disease and death is rising worldwide due to climate change, according to a report published online Nov. 28 in The Lancet.

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Age-Related Vaginal Symptoms Tied to Worse Quality of Life

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Severe vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) symptoms are associated with worse quality of life in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Nov. 12 in Menopause.

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Large at Birth, Maternal Diabetes Up Child’s Risk for Obesity

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Large for gestational age (LGA) is a stronger marker than maternal diabetes for subsequently being overweight or obese in early childhood, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in Diabetologia.

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FDA: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In addition to many other health risks, kratom products can have high levels of heavy metals, according to Scott Gottlieb, M.D., commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Less Atherosclerosis for Women

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A healthy lifestyle during midlife is associated with less subclinical atherosclerosis among women, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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