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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Sep 2017

September 2017 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN & Women's Health for September 2017. 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.

Embezzlement Widespread in Medical Practices

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Embezzlement is widespread among medical practices, and knowing the warning signs is helpful for preventing it, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Military-Related Trauma Tied to Eating Disorder Symptoms

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Noncombat, military-related trauma is associated with eating disorder symptom severity in male veterans, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

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Meditation May Help With Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation may be considered as an adjunct to guideline-directed cardiovascular risk reduction, although the benefits need to be more fully established, according to a scientific statement published online Sept. 28 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Single Mutation Made Zika Virus More Virulent

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A single mutation in the Zika virus made it more virulent, contributing to the increased incidence of microcephaly, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in Science.

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Certified Plastic Surgeons Underrepresented on Instagram

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Among physicians posting top plastic surgery-related content to Instagram, plastic surgeons eligible for membership in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are underrepresented, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

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More Than 78 Percent of Health Care Personnel Receive Flu Shot

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than 78 percent of health care personnel (HCP) and 53.6 percent of pregnant women received influenza vaccination during the 2016-2017 influenza season, according to two studies published in the Sept. 29 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Optimal Length of Post-Op Opioid Pain Medication Rx Identified

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The optimal length of opioid pain medication prescription after common surgical procedures lies between the observed median prescription length and the early nadir, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in JAMA Surgery.

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Over 25 Million Unsafe Abortions Occur Each Year

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 25.1 million unsafe abortions were performed worldwide each year between 2010 and 2014, with the vast majority occurring in developing countries, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in The Lancet.

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FDA: New Glucose Monitoring System Eliminates Finger Pricks

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, making it the first sanctioned device to monitor blood glucose in adult patients with diabetes without the need for a finger prick.

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CDC: STDs Peak in 2016, Exceeding 2 Million Cases

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In 2016, the number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in the United States peaked, exceeding 2 million, according to a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Notification Rates of New HIV Diagnoses Up in Older Adults

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Notification rates of new HIV diagnoses in older adults increased in 16 European countries from 2004 to 2015, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in The Lancet HIV.

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Working With a Scribe Improves Physician Satisfaction

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Working with a scribe significantly improves physicians' overall satisfaction, satisfaction with chart quality and accuracy, and charting efficiency, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Fragmented QRS Predicts Cardiac Death During Exercise

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fragmented QRS complex may predict risk of exercise-related sudden cardiac death, according to a study published online Sept. 20 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

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Cancer Risk Up for RA Patients With Venous Thromboembolism

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) have increased risk of cancer in the first year after VTE and during a longer follow-up period, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

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Uninsured Visits for Community Health Center Patients Down

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the rates of uninsured visits decreased for all racial and ethnic groups, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Nut Consumption Linked to Nutritionally Rich Food Intake

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Among overweight and obese women, nut consumption is associated with increased consumption of nutritionally rich foods and with reduced body mass index (BMI), according to a study published online Sept. 21 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.

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Liraglutide Linked to Reduction in VAT, Improvement in β-Index

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For obese individuals with prediabetes or early type 2 diabetes, liraglutide is associated with a greater reduction in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and greater improvement in β-index, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in Diabetes Care.

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CDC Launches Campaign to Fight Prescription Opioid Epidemic

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a communication campaign featuring accounts of people recovering from opioid use disorder, and those who have lost someone to opioid overdose, in an effort to fight the prescription overdose epidemic.

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Blame Common in Patient Safety Incident Reports

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Blame is a common element in family practice patient safety incident reports, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Participation in SNAP Can Cut Health Care Expenditures

MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For low-income adults, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is associated with a reduction in health care expenditures, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Discontinuing Low-Dose Aspirin Ups Cardiovascular Risk

MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There is more than a 30 percent increased risk of cardiovascular events following discontinuation of low-dose aspirin in long-term users, according to a study published in the Sept 26 issue of Circulation.

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Physical Activity Tied to Lower Mortality, CVD on Global Level

MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- On a global level, higher recreational and non-recreational physical activity is associated with a lower risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, according to a large study published Sept. 21 in The Lancet.

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Self-Reported Function IDs Post-Op Course in Elderly

MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Self-reported function is more informative than frailty phenotype in predicting a negative postoperative course in older adults, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Tibetan Yoga Improves Sleep Quality During Chemo

MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Participation in a Tibetan yoga program (TYP) during chemotherapy results in modest, short-term benefits in sleep quality, with long-term benefits seen over time for those who practice at least two times a week, according to a study published online Sept. 20 in Cancer.

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Worker Contribution to Health Benefits Up in 2017

MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In 2017, health benefits coverage remained stable, while workers faced considerable variation in costs, according to a report published online Sept. 19 in Health Affairs.

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Effect of Osteoporotic Fractures Similar to Diabetes Burden

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Osteoporotic fractures and complications of diabetes similarly impact quality of life (QoL), according to a study published online Sept. 12 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

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Fasting Blood Glucose Trajectory May Predict Future MI

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For individuals without diabetes, certain fasting blood glucose (FBG) trajectories are associated with the risk of future myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online Sept. 8 in Diabetes Care.

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Laser Tx Aids Genitourinary Symptoms of Menopause

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is a safe and effective treatment for genitourinary symptoms of menopause (GSM), according to a study published online Sept. 7 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of older patients are aware of medication harms, but far fewer understand deprescribing, according to a brief report published online Sept. 15 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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More Than 1 in 10 Patients May Be Overtreated for Diabetes

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare recipients are more frequently overtreated than undertreated for diabetes, and those who are overtreated rarely have their regimens deintensified, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Magnesium Levels Tied to Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Magnesium levels, either too high or too low, are associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to a study published online Sept. 20 in Neurology.

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Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers' Prices

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Insurers have the bargaining power to reduce provider prices in highly concentrated provider markets, according to a report published in the September issue of Health Affairs.

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General, Central Obesity Linked to Specific Breast Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- General and central obesity are associated with breast cancer risk, with different effects on specific subtypes, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in The Oncologist.

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Pediatricians Increasingly Aligned With Breastfeeding Guidelines

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians' recommendations and practices regarding breastfeeding became more closely aligned with American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy from 1995 to 2014, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in Pediatrics.

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Post-C-Section Cephalexin, Metronidazole Cuts SSI Rate

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For obese women undergoing cesarean delivery, a postoperative 48-hour course of cephalexin and metronidazole reduces the rate of surgical site infection (SSI) within 30 days compared with placebo, according to a study published in the Sept. 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Deaths, Cardiac Arrest Not Rare in Triathlon Participants

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of deaths or cardiac arrest is 1.74 per 100,000 USA Triathlon participants, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) does not support the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, a practice that raises ethical, clinical, and other concerns, according to a position paper published online Sept. 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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AAP Issues Clinical Report on Teen Tattoos, Piercings

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its first recommendations on tattoos, piercings, and scarification. The clinical report was published online Sept. 18 in Pediatrics.

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Narrow Networks in ACA Marketplace for Mental Health

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Networks in mental health are generally narrower than in primary care, with plan networks including 11.3 percent of mental health providers practicing in a given state-level market, according to a study published online in the September issue of Health Affairs.

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Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Have Conflict of Interest

FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most physicians on Twitter with a financial conflict of interest (FCOI) and frequent tweets mention specific drugs for which they have a conflict, according to a study published in the September issue of The Lancet Haematology.

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Conjunctivitis Prevalence Higher for Adult Women Than Men

FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adult women have a higher prevalence of conjunctivitis than men, and cases peak in the spring, according to a research letter published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks

FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians spend almost six hours per day in the electronic health record (EHR), with 4.5 hours spent during clinic hours and 1.4 hours spent after clinic hours, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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'Science Spin' Found Prevalent in Biomedical Literature

FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Spin in biomedical literature (also referred to as "science hype") is prevalent, with trials having the highest and greatest variability in the prevalence of spin, according to a review published online Sept. 11 in PLOS Biology.

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FDA Approves First Biosimilar Drug for Cancer

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first biosimilar drug to treat cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Greater Awareness Needed for Potential of T2DM Remission

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many patients with type 2 diabetes, remission can be achieved with sustained weight loss of ~15 kg, yet this often flies under the radar for patients and clinicians alike, according to an analysis published online Sept. 13 in The BMJ.

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Fibrous Dysplasia Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with fibrous dysplasia (FD) are at increased risk for breast cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Study Details Humanitarian Surgical Care in Afghanistan

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Humanitarian surgical care (HSC) has been provided to local national civilians during the Afghanistan conflict, with 49.3 percent of patients treated for non-war-related (NWR) conditions, according to a research letter published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Surgery.

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Suicide Attempts in U.S. Up From 2004-2005 to 2012-2013

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From 2004-2005 to 2012-2013 there was an overall increase in suicide attempts among U.S. adults, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Panic Disorder, GAD Not Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, but medications can slightly shorten the duration of gestation, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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AACR Releases 2017 Cancer Progress Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The age-adjusted U.S. cancer death rate decreased 25 percent from 1991 to 2014, which translates into 2.1 million fewer cancer deaths, according to an annual progress report published by the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Some Aspects of Empathy Improve During Medical Training

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Certain aspects of empathy improve during medical student training, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in Medical Education.

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Multivitamin Use May Cut Risk of Chemo-Induced Neuropathy

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Multivitamin use before diagnosis of breast cancer is associated with reduced risk of symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, according to a study published online Sept. 1 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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USPSTF Backs Cervical Cancer Screening With Cytology or hrHPV

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends cervical cancer screening with cervical cytology alone every three years or screening with high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing alone every five years in women ages 30 to 65 years. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Sept. 12 by the USPSTF.

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Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection Non-Inferior to Axillary Node

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ten-year overall survival for primary breast cancer patients treated with sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) alone is similar to that seen in those treated with axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), according to a study published in the Sept. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Hormone Therapy in Menopause Not Tied to Increased Mortality

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Menopausal hormone therapy is not tied to any increase in long-term all-cause or cause-specific mortality, according to a study published in the Sept. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Are Physicians Obligated to Help on Planes?

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Does being a physician carry a moral obligation to respond to calls for medical assistance on airplanes? That is the topic of an article published in the Sept. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Being Heard Key for Women After Gender-Based Violence

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For women who have experienced gender-based violence, feelings of being listened to and respected are important for defining a positive health care encounter, according to research published online Aug. 22 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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Cardiac Disease Events Up in Metabolically Healthy Obese

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Metabolically healthy obese individuals have increased risk of coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and heart failure compared with normal-weight individuals, according to a study published in the Sept. 19 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Sedentary Time Volume, Accrual Linked to All-Cause Mortality

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sedentary time volume and its accrual in prolonged, uninterrupted bouts are associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Released

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Recommendations for the management and pharmacologic treatment of patients with diabetes have been updated; the new clinical guidelines were published online Sept. 12 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Most Opioid Use Concentrated in Top 10 Percent of Users

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The top 10 percent of privately insured U.S. adults without cancer using opioids account for most opioid use, according to a research letter published online Sept. 12 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Median Cost of Cancer Drug Development $648.0 Million

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The median cost of cancer drug development is $648.0 million, and revenue after approval is substantial, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Lidocaine Nerve Block Reduces Pain During IUD Insertion

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A 10-mL 1 percent lidocaine paracervical nerve block reduces pain during intrauterine device (IUD) insertion, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Risk of Prematurity, SGA Up for Women on Antiepileptic Drugs

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women on antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) during pregnancy for epilepsy or other indications are at increased risk of giving birth to premature and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the Annals of Neurology.

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Number of Women Seeing Obstetrician-Gynecologists Drops

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of women who visit an obstetrician-gynecologist has declined since 2000, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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AMA Joins Brief Seeking VA Coverage of Sex Reassignment Sx

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Several health care-related organizations have filed an amicus brief in support of veterans seeking a rule change that would amend or repeal the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policy of not covering sex-reassignment surgery (SRS) for veterans with gender dysphoria, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Adhesive Pads Improve Wrinkles in Crow's Feet Area

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adhesive pads may improve wrinkles in the crow's feet area, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Zika, Cobalamin C Deficiency Tied to Similar Retinal Problems

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Retinal maldevelopment associated with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) is similar to the maldevelopment seen with cobalamin C (cblC) deficiency, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in JAMA Opthalmology.

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Genetic Variants Tied to Preterm Birth, Gestational Length

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Several genetic variants are associated with gestational duration and preterm birth, according to study published online Sept. 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Down for Unvaccinated Young Women

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 there was a decrease in the prevalence of vaccine-type human papillomavirus (HPV) among unvaccinated young women aged 18 to 26 years, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Budget Cuts Threaten Research on Antimicrobial Resistance

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Proposed budget cuts could seriously hamper efforts to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), according to an article published online Sept. 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Intensive BP Control Associated With Increased CKD Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) lowering is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) events but a reduced risk of cardiovascular events and mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Many Teens With Type 1 Diabetes Report Disordered Eating

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High rates of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating behaviors (DEB) are reported by adolescents with type 1 diabetes, particularly females, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

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Strong Evidence for Healthy Lifestyle Reducing CRC Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There is strong evidence that physical activity and a healthy diet reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a report published online Sept. 7 by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund.

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Alendronate Effective, Safe in 'Oldest Old' With Prior Fracture

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alendronate treatment reduces the risk of hip fracture in elderly patients with a prior fracture, with sustained safety, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

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Pre-Cosmetic Sx Advice May Aid Long-Term Smoking Cessation

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Asking patients to stop smoking before undergoing cosmetic surgery can promote long-term smoking cessation, according to a study published in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Mailed Invitations Increase CRC Screening Completion

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mailed outreach invitations offering a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or colonoscopy increase the proportion of participants completing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, and providing specific reminders to general practitioners (GPs) improves participation in FIT screening, according to two studies published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Universal Sequencing of Cancer Genes Ups Mutation Detection

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Universal sequencing of a broad panel of cancer-related genes is associated with increased detection of potentially clinically significant heritable mutations, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Role of Stress, Sleep Highlighted in Study of Obesity

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stress is associated with impaired sleep and increased emotional rewarding of palatable foods, which may lead to obesity, according to research published online Aug. 28 in Obesity Reviews.

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Coronary Artery Calcium May Be Best Indicator of CVD Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The cardiovascular event rate is low for patients with no coronary artery calcium (CAC), which improves overall prediction among patients thought to be at risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to a letter to the editor published in the Aug. 1 issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

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AAP: Watch for Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published in the September issue of Pediatrics, clinicians are reminded to promote healthy weight control in young athletes.

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Benefit of Aspirin After A-Fib Ablation Questioned

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation patients undergoing their index ablation, long-term aspirin therapy is associated with increased rates of bleeding and may not lower risk of stroke, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

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Electronic Alert Doesn't Up Appropriate Thromboprophylaxis

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A computer-based alert system with a Geneva Risk Score calculation tool in the electronic patient chart does not improve appropriate thromboprophylaxis in patients admitted to general medical wards, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

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Crosstalk Identified Between Adipose Tissue, Carcinomas

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There is organ-dependent crosstalk between adipose tissue and carcinomas in various organs, according to a review published in the September issue of Cancer Prevention Research.

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Peri-Op Management Key in Surgical Resident Malpractice

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The perioperative period appears critical in malpractice cases involving surgical residents, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in JAMA Surgery.

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Suicide Risk Up in Younger Patients With Chronic Illness

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults with chronic diseases like asthma and diabetes are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide as their healthy peers, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

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