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  • June 28, 2019 9:43 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 28, 2019, Association for Professionals in Infection Control via Medical Xpress  

    Hospitalwide introduction of new female external catheter technology halved the number of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) according to new research presented last week in Philadelphia at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). 

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  • June 28, 2019 9:35 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 28, 2019, HealthDay News 

    HPV vaccination programs significantly reduce human papillomavirus infections and precancerous cervical lesions, a new global review finds.

    Vaccination protects against the HPV strains that cause the majority of cervical cancers.

    Researchers analyzed 65 studies that included data collected over eight years from more than 60 million people in 14 high-income countries. 

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  • June 28, 2019 9:34 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 28, 2019, Medpage Today 

    The final analysis of a major trial in advanced ovarian cancer continued to show no survival improvement with the addition of bevacizumab (Avastin) to chemotherapy, 9 years after the initial analysis showed no survival benefit.

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  • June 28, 2019 9:32 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 28, 2019, MedPage Today 

    New recommendations for human papillomavirus (HPV) and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13, Prevnar) vaccines emerged from the CDC's Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting in Atlanta on Wednesday. 

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  • June 27, 2019 9:46 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 27, 2019, Medscape 

    Consuming processed foods during pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring, preliminary research suggests. Investigators from the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine in Orlando found that high levels of propionic acid (PPA) — used in processed foods to extend shelf life — alters neuronal development in the fetal brain. 

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  • June 25, 2019 4:24 PM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 25, 2019, Primary Care 

    One treatment that's remained both relevant and important for women struggling with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is global endometrial ablation (GEA), a minimally invasive procedure involving the removal of the uterine lining via radiofrequency, heat or cryotherapy. Endometrial ablation is an important option to offer patients for several reasons, but a primary advantage is that it fills a gap left open for those patients who do not want to be treated with hormone therapy (or do not respond) but want to avoid the costs, potential complications and recovery time associated with major surgery via a hysterectomy. 

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  • June 24, 2019 9:20 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 24, 2019, STAT 

    Drug companies, politicians, hospitals, clinicians and patients all agree that there isn't nearly enough information about whether a given medicine is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to use or whether it will work. A sweeping new effort in Europe aims to change that by bringing all of those groups together to address a public health issue they say demands urgent attention.

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  • June 24, 2019 9:16 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 24, 2019, MedPage Today OB/GYN Update 

    Women who reported exposure to cannabis during pregnancy had higher rates of preterm birth compared to unexposed women, researchers found.

    Cannabis exposure in pregnant women in Canada was significantly associated with a higher risk of preterm birth (relative risk 1.41, 95% CI 1.36-1.47), reported Daniel J. Corsi, PhD, of Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada, and colleagues.

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  • June 20, 2019 8:49 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 20, 2019, North Carolina Health News 

    An increase in sexually transmitted diseases across the country isn't as surprising to health professionals as is the insight that rates of STDs are rising more in rural areas than in urban areas. Health officials are working to educate rural residents about the dangers of unprotected sex and to make residents aware that STDs are present in their area. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report, rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis all increased from 2016 to 2017. 

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  • June 19, 2019 8:26 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 19, 2019, Medical Xpress 

    Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in women. According to the World Health Organization, some 627,000 women died from it in 2018, accounting for about 15 percent of all cancer deaths among women. Early detection is crucial to improve breast cancer outcomes and survival. There has been significant progress on this front in recent years thanks to various imaging techniques such as mammography and MRI. 

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