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Asthma, Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Linked in Children

Asthma, Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Linked in Children

Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma.

Urine Test for Cervical HPV Demonstrates Accuracy

Urine Test for Cervical HPV Demonstrates Accuracy

A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV).

With Prostate CA Combo Tx, Sexual Function Largely Retained

With Prostate CA Combo Tx, Sexual Function Largely Retained

For patients with prostate cancer, combination beam plus brachytherapy does not compromise long-term sexual function compared with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT).

Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned

Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned

Including women >70 years of age in national breast cancer screening programs won't lead to a sharp reduction in advanced forms of the disease.

No Long-Term Benefits with Magnesium Sulfate for Preemies

No Long-Term Benefits with Magnesium Sulfate for Preemies

Although magnesium sulfate is routinely given to pregnant women at risk for very preterm delivery, new research suggests it won't provide any long-term benefits for infants.

Combo COPD Therapy Best for Older Adults

Combo COPD Therapy Best for Older Adults

A combination drug therapy of long-acting beta agonists and inhaled corticosteroids appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma.

Study: Most Acute VTE Treatments Appear Safe, Effective

Study: Most Acute VTE Treatments Appear Safe, Effective

Almost all the various treatment options for acute venous thromboembolism are equally safe and effective, according to a new study.

One in Five U.S. Men Admit to Violence Against Partner

One in Five U.S. Men Admit to Violence Against Partner

One in five American men admit to using violence against his spouse or partner, with potential missed opportunities to identify aggressive behavior and intervene in the primary care setting.

Doctors Promoting Transparency With Patients

Doctors Promoting Transparency With Patients

Efforts to increase transparency among doctors are underway with a website that includes physician profiles and a transparency manifesto.

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Outpacing Men

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Outpacing Men

Americans' average waist size continues to inch up, and women's waistlines are widening faster than men's.