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Stroke risk rises for women with history of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth
https://www.mdedge.com/obgyn/article/255770/stroke/stroke-risk-rises-women-history-infertility-miscarriage-stillbirth
Heidi Splete

Jun 27th, 2022 - Infertility, pregnancy loss, and stillbirth increased women’s later risk of both nonfatal and fatal stroke, based on data from more than 600,000 women. “To date, multiple studies have generated an expanding body of evidence on the association between pregnancy complications (e.

Another Public Health Crisis Originating From Gun Violence
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976178

Jun 27th, 2022 - The number of mass shootings in the US has jumped from 272 annually in 2014 to 692 annually in 2021. As these attacks have increased in frequency, averaging more than once daily since 2019, we've slowly become accustomed to their occurrence. Now, guns only reenter the national conversation when there is a particularly devastating event. Most recently, a shooting in an elementary school in Uvald...

Stroke Risk Rises for Women With History of Infertility, Miscarriage, Stillbirth
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976253

Jun 27th, 2022 - Infertility, pregnancy loss, and stillbirth increased women's later risk of both nonfatal and fatal stroke, based on data from more than 600,000 women. "To date, multiple studies have generated an expanding body of evidence on the association between pregnancy complications (e.g., gestational diabetes and preeclampsia) and the long-term risk of stroke, but studies on associations with infertili...

Canada's COVID-19 response in first 2 years of pandemic compares well with other countries' measures
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956593

Jun 27th, 2022 - Compared with other G10 countries, Canada handled the first 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic well by most measures, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.220316. Canada had some of the most stringent policies to help contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2, such as restrictions on movement and public gatherings, workplace cl...

Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet Improves A1c, Reduces Liver Fat: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976209

Jun 27th, 2022 - LONDON — A low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet reduced the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and despite no calorie restriction, participants with both NAFLD and type 2 diabetes lost 5.8% of their body weight, according to a randomized controlled study. "Based on these results, the LCHF diet may be recommended to people with NAFLD and type 2 diabetes," said Camilla Dal...

Fatty Liver Disease Drives Rise in Liver Cancer Deaths
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976213

Jun 27th, 2022 - LONDON ― Around the world, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has driven an increase in deaths from liver cancer over the past decade, overtaking alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, according to an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. A global rise in liver cancer deaths and chronic liver disease reflects changes in underlying health patterns, said Zobai...

Canada Compares Well With Other G10 Nations in COVID Response
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976222

Jun 27th, 2022 - Canada’s response to the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic compares favorably to those of other Group of 10 (G10) countries, a new analysis shows. For example, as of February 2022, 79.9% of Canadians were fully vaccinated, meaning that they had received all doses in the original protocol (usually two). Canada thus had the highest proportion of fully vaccinated people of all G10 countries...

COVID: Amid the Turmoil of COVID, Biosafety Legislation Gets Political
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976236

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. In March 2021, three members of Congress sent a long letter to the director of the National Institutes of Health, the country's premier funder of biomedical research. The lawmakers help lead a House subcommittee overseeing public health, and they wanted details about the agency's support of coro...

Childhood melatonin poisonings skyrocket in the past 10 years
https://www.mdedge.com/chestphysician/article/255755/pediatrics/childhood-melatonin-poisonings-skyrocket-past-10-years
Pam Harrison, MDedge News

Jun 24th, 2022 - The number of children in the United States who unintentionally ingested melatonin supplements over the past 10 years has skyrocketed to the point where, as of 2021, melatonin ingestions by children accounted for almost 5% of all poisonings reported to poison control centers in the United States, data from the National Poison Data System (NPDS) indicate. This compared with only 0.

Physicians: SCOTUS Decision Jeopardizes Patient-Physician Relationship, Penalizes Evidence-Based Care
https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/physicians-scotus-decision-jeopardizes-patient-physician-relationship-penalizes-evidence-based-care.html
AAFP News;

Jun 24th, 2022 - Washington, D.C. (June 24, 2022) – Our organizations, representing over 400,000 physicians and medical students, condemn the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, striking down the protections afforded to people in need of abortion care for five decades. Our organizations have consistently opposed any legislation or regulation that interferes in the confidentia...

ACOG Statement on the Decision in Dobbs V. Jackson
https://www.acog.org/news/news-releases/2022/06/acog-statement-on-the-decision-in-dobbs-v-jackson
ACOG

Jun 24th, 2022 - Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Iffath A. Hoskins, MD, FACOG, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), regarding today’s decision from the United States Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Read ACOG’s amicus brief in the case here.

As the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade, global health care organisations call on all governments to defend access to safe and quality abortion care
https://www.figo.org/us-supreme-court-overturns-roe-v-wade-global-organisations-defend-abortion
FIGO

Jun 24th, 2022 - Ensuring access to safe, quality abortion is an imperative. Abortion is recognised as essential health care that must be provided by governments. Access to safe abortion is also a human right. Attacks against reproductive freedom are attacks on democracy and international human rights standards, on individual freedoms and the right to privacy, and they set back progress towards gender equality.

Overturning of Roe v Wade abortion law a ‘huge blow to women’s human rights’ warns Bachelet
https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/06/1121312
UN News;

Jun 24th, 2022 - The widely anticipated Supreme Court decision, by six votes to three, was made in the specific case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health, and Michelle Bachelet said in a statement that it represents a “major setback” for sexual and reproductive health across the US. The historic decision returns all questions of legality and access to abortion, to the individual states.

Trending Clinical Topic: Monkeypox
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975896

Jun 24th, 2022 - Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate about what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, share them with us on Twitter or Facebook.  Although the World Health Organization has stated that it does not believe that monkeypox will become a pandemic on the scale of COVID-19, concerns about the rece...

Trending Clinical Topic: Monkeypox
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/975896

Jun 24th, 2022 - Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate about what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, share them with us on Twitter or Facebook.  Although the World Health Organization has stated that it does not believe that monkeypox will become a pandemic on the scale of COVID-19, concerns about the rece...

5 Things Most Physicians Don't Know About Radiation Oncology
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975909

Jun 24th, 2022 - Fantine Giap, MD As a field, radiation oncology is perhaps one of medicine's best kept secrets. Sometimes, even our own colleagues don't know where our department exists in the hospital or exactly what we do. As two radiation oncologists who are, in fact, the children of radiation oncologists, we will admit that it's possible we are a tiny bit biased. We cannot lie, though: Our field is a hidde...

Roe v. Wade Overturned, Ending 50 Years of Abortion Protections
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976061

Jun 24th, 2022 - Editor's note: This story has been updated.  The US Supreme Court has voted to overturn the federal constitutional right to abortion, turning the issue over to individual states to decide. About 25 million women of reproductive age will now live in states that ban or severely restrict abortion. According to some estimates, 26 states are “certain or likely” to ban abortion, according to the Gutt...

Acute Hepatitis Cases in Children Show Declining Trend; Adenovirus, COVID-19 Remain Key Leads
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976174

Jun 24th, 2022 - LONDON ― Case numbers of acute hepatitis in children show "a declining trajectory," and COVID-19 and adenovirus remain the most likely, but as yet unproven, causative agents, said experts in an update at the International Liver Congress (ILC) 2022. Philippa Easterbrook, MD, medical expert at the World Health Organization (WHO) Global HIV, Hepatitis, and STI Programme, shared the latest case num...

US State Laws Targeting Teen Dating Violence Often Lack Funding, Coordination
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976093

Jun 24th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Less than a third of U.S. state laws addressing prevention of teen dating violence include explicit provisions for funding, designated policy leadership, or concrete details on the legal consequences for lawbreakers, researchers have found. "Many of these laws, especially some of the early ones, are a result of advocacy by the families of adolescents who have experie...

CDC Releases New Details on Mysterious Hepatitis in Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976200

Jun 24th, 2022 - A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides further details on mysterious cases of pediatric hepatitis identified across the United States. While 45% percent of patients have tested positive for adenovirus infection, it is likely that these children "represent a heterogenous group of hepatitis etiologies," the CDC authors write. Of the 296 children diagnose...