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Study finds that anti-diabetic medication can prevent the long-term effects of maternal obesity
In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that show that short therapy with the anti-diabetic medication Pioglitazone can prevent the long term effects of maternal obesity on offspring.  View News Article (2012-02-13)

Many physicians recommend unnecessary cancer screening for the old and sick
A significant number of physicians would recommend colorectal cancer screening for elderly patients with a severe illness, according to David Haggstrom from the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis in the US and his team. View News Article (2012-06-05)

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Co-Authors Obstetric Care Consensus
In 2011, one in three pregnant women in the U.S. delivered babies by cesarean delivery. While cesarean delivery may be life-saving for the mother, the baby or both, the rapid increase in cesarean birth rates since 1996 without clear indication raises concerns that this type of delivery may be overused.  View News Article (2014-03-06)

Vulvar condition causing painful sex strikes twice as many Hispanic women, half as many black women
Hispanic women surveyed in the metro Detroit area were twice as likely as white women to be affected by vulvodynia, unexplained vulvar pain that can make sex, tampon use or even sitting excruciating. View News Article (2014-01-23)

Unplanned births out-of-hospital increases risk of infant mortality
New research reveals that unplanned births out-of-hospital in Norway are associated with higher infant mortality. View News Article (2014-09-03)

Subtle thyroid problem triples the risk of placental separation in birth
Pregnant women with antibodies that can indicate early thyroid disease are three times as likely to have placental separation during labor, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a study of more than 17,000 women. View News Article (2010-07-22)

Women's silent health problem: Study finds fecal incontinence is prevalent in US women
New research shows that fecal incontinence is prevalent among U.S. women, especially those in older age groups, those who have had numerous babies, women whose deliveries were assisted by forceps or vacuum devices, and those who have had a hysterectomy. View News Article (2006-01-18)

BUSM study highlights attitudes toward HPV vaccination for boys
A new Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study has found that low-income and minority parents/guardians were receptive toward vaccinating boys against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). View News Article (2013-01-30)

Lose Weight Between Babies, SLU Study Suggests
The time between pregnancies is a golden window for obese women to lose weight, a Saint Louis University study finds. View News Article (2013-06-04)

Researcher creates weight guidelines for women pregnant with twins
Healthy, normal-weight women pregnant with twins should gain between 37 and 54 pounds, according to research from a Michigan State University professor who helped shape the recently released national guidelines on gestational weight gain. View News Article (2009-07-22)

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