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Baby Formula Shortage Highlights Racial Disparities
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974731

May 27th, 2022 - COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Capri Isidoro broke down in tears in the office of a lactation consultant. The mother of two had been struggling to breastfeed her 1-month-old daughter ever since she was born, when the hospital gave the baby formula first without consulting her on her desire to breastfeed. Now, with massive safety recall and supply disruptions causing formula shortages across the United St...

Is Subfertility Linked With Postpartum Mental Illness?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974741

May 27th, 2022 - Mothers with previous subfertility have increased risk for postpartum mental illness, compared with mothers who conceived spontaneously, according to a new study. In a population-based cohort study that examined almost 800,000 births, the adjusted relative risk (RR) for postpartum mental illness was 1.14 in women with subfertility, compared with women without reproductive assistance. The magnit...

Artificial Insemination Births Ebb in Women With Underweight
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974744

May 27th, 2022 - Researchers published the study covered in this summary on researchsquare.com as a preprint that has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways In a large cohort of women with a body mass index (BMI) below 30 kg/m2 receiving up to four intrauterine insemination (IUI) infertility treatments in China, those with underweight were significantly less likely to become pregnant or have a live birth, wh...

Psychological Intervention Looks Promising in Crohn's Disease
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974780

May 27th, 2022 - SAN DIEGO — A combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation could reduce pain and fatigue from Crohn's disease, researchers say. Patients who followed the program not only felt better but were also more often able to show up for work and leisure activities, compared with a control group assigned to a wait list, said Shmuel Odes, MD, a professor of internal medicine at B...

The Next US Abortion Battle Is Over Pills, and It's Already Begun
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974646

May 27th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court has not yet released its decision that looks set to dramatically scale back abortion rights, but one of the next legal battles has already begun in a Mississippi court. That is where the manufacturer of a pill used to carry out medication abortions, Las Vegas-based GenBioPro Inc, has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the conservative state's restr...

Acupoint Hot Compress May Be Helpful After Vaginal Delivery
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974680

May 27th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Following vaginal birth, acupoint hot compress involving the abdominal, lumbosacral and plantar regions appears to lessen postpartum urinary retention, uterine contraction pain and depressive symptoms, while promoting lactation, a randomized controlled trial has found. "Findings of this trial suggest that acupoint hot compress could be considered as an adjunctive int...

New Test Might Transform Male Infertility
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974757

May 27th, 2022 - A new study suggests that, at least for certain male patients, the answer to infertility might lie with epigenetics. According to the study, a commercially-available test of epigenetic anomalies — factors that affect how genes express themselves — can grade the likelihood that sperm are viable for conception. "The uniqueness of epigenetics is that some of the abnormalities detected have the pot...

A Latinx Patient in Severe Pain
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974437

May 26th, 2022 - To focus on issues of pain management in primary care, this month I'm presenting a clinical scenario involving a woman with acute pain. I'll tell you what I plan to do, but I'm most interested in crowdsourcing a response from all of you to collectively determine best practice. So please answer the polling question and contribute your thoughts in the comments, whether you agree or disagree. The ...

Abortion Debate May Affect the Way Pregnant Women and Their Physicians Approach Teratogenic Medications
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974677

May 26th, 2022 - Obstetrician Beverly Gray, MD, is already seeing the effects of the Roe v. Wade abortion debate in her North Carolina practice. Dr Beverly Gray The state allows abortion but requires that women get counseling with a qualified health professional 72 hours before the procedure. "Aside from that, we still have patients asking for more efficacious contraceptive methods just in case," said Gray, res...

Oklahoma Gov. Signs Bill That Bans Nearly All Abortions
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974690

May 26th, 2022 - Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Wednesday that bans almost all abortions in the state, starting at fertilization. The new law is the most restrictive abortion ban in the U.S., making exceptions only when an abortion is necessary to save the mother's life or in cases of rape or incest if they have been reported to police. It takes effect immediately. "From the moment life beg...

Physicians Divided on Abortion, LGTBQ+ Rights, Other Social Issues: Survey
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974576

May 25th, 2022 - Take a look at almost any social media site — or perhaps do a quick survey of your relatives — and you'll see that the United States is a deeply divided nation full of opinions. And the country's physicians mirror this trend. For the first-ever Medscape Social Issues Report, more than 2340 physicians in more than 29 specialties weighed in with their takes on a variety of controversial issues, i...

Google Must Protect Privacy of Abortion Patients
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974610

May 25th, 2022 - More than 40 Democratic members of Congress are asking Google to stop what they see as the unnecessary collection and retention of people's location data, arguing the information could be used to identify women seeking abortions. In a letter sent Tuesday to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google parent Alphabet Inc., the lawmakers express concern that if abortion were to become illegal in the U.S., t...

Contraceptive Use Boosted by Enhanced Counseling
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974522

May 24th, 2022 - Contraceptive counseling and interventions beyond usual care significantly increased the use of contraceptives with no accompanying increase in sexually transmitted infections or reduction in condom use, based on data from a new meta-analysis. “Although effective contraception is available in the United States and guidelines support contraceptive care in clinical practice, providing contracepti...

New Tool May Identify Pregnant Women With Eating Disorders
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974495

May 24th, 2022 - A newly developed screening tool may help clinicians identify pregnant women with eating disorders. The 12-question instrument is intended to be a quick way to help clinicians identify women who may may need to be referred to a mental health expert for further evaluation, according to the researchers, who reported on the instrument in a study published in Archives of Women's Mental Health. "It ...

Food Allergy Risk Not Greater in C-Section Infants
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974519

May 24th, 2022 - Cesarean births are not likely linked to an elevated risk of food allergy during the first year of life, an Australian study found. Published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the findings may help assess the risks and benefits of cesarean delivery and reassure women who require it that their babies are not more likely to develop food allergy, according to Rachel L. Pete...

Births Jump for First Time Since 2014
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974548

May 24th, 2022 - More than 3 million live births occurred in the United States in 2021, the largest increase in the nation's birth rate since 2014, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Provisional data showed a 1% uptick in births, to 3.66 million, after 6 years of dropping by approximately 2% per year. The gains were concentrated among birthing people ages 25 and older. Teenage...

How Could Abortion Be Prosecuted in the United States?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974339

May 23rd, 2022 - WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to strike down the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established a nationwide right to an abortion, clearing the way for the procedure to be banned or tightly restricted in 26 states. Below is a look at penalties abortion providers could face in a post-Roe world and whether the laws could apply to women seeking abortions. WHO C...

Florida Suspends Abortion Clinic After Hospitalizations
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974454

May 23rd, 2022 - PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An abortion clinic that serves women from all over the U.S. South had its license suspended this weekend under an emergency order from Florida health officials after two women who underwent procedures at the clinic were hospitalized this year. The state Agency for Health Care Administration ordered the suspension of the license for American Family Planning of Pensacola. I...

Fewer Teens Giving Birth, but Cases Are More Complex
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974457

May 23rd, 2022 - Debra Katz, CNM, has noticed a shift in the number of teenagers coming to the teen obstetrics program at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. A decade ago, about 30 adolescents gave birth in a given month; now, that figure is closer to 20, said Katz, chief of the nurse midwifery service at the center. Katz's observations mirror a national trend: The rate of teen births is fallin...

Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy During Pregnancy Appears Safe for Babies
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974255

May 20th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Maintaining allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) during pregnancy shows no evidence of raising the risk of congenital malformations or other adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a nationwide study from Sweden. Although a few earlier studies evaluating AIT in pregnant women have come to similar conclusions, they were small "and guidelines continue to recommend ag...