Codeine Rx to Postpartum Women Drops

A new study reports that a significant reduction in the rate of dispensing of codeine to postpartum women was observed following public health advisories from the FDA and Health Canada on potentially life-threatening adverse effects in infants of breastfeeding mothers taking codeine.

Severe "Morning Sickness" and ADHD Risk

In utero exposure to hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is linked to a three-fold increase in risk of a neurodevelopmental diagnosis such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reports the first study to examine this relationship.

AIUM: Ultrasound First-Line for Pelvic Imaging

Ultrasound is more cost-effective and safer than other imaging technologies for imaging the female pelvis and should be the first modality used for patients with pelvic symptoms, advocates of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) have proposed.

Thyroid Screening for Some Women

The Endocrine Society has responded to the final recommendation statement on screening for thyroid dysfunction issued by the United States Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) in support of screening in specific situations.

AAFP Issues Comprehensive Breastfeeding Toolkit

A new breastfeeding toolkit is available, which includes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) business case for why employers should support breastfeeding, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Cautious Use of Prenatal Antibiotics Advised

Women whose children are at risk for developing asthma should avoid antibiotics to the extent that they can, a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports.

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Vitamin D May Not Prevent Vaginosis

A new study suggests that high doses of vitamin D may not help prevent the return of bacterial vaginosis (BV).

News

Higher Altitude May Up SIDS Risk

Odds found to be doubled, though still very rare even at greater altitudes

Does Self-Hypnosis Training Cut Epidural Use During Childbirth?

However, self-hypnosis may reduce women's fear and anxiety regarding childbirth

ACOG Urges Expedited Partner Therapy for Some STIs to Prevent Reinfection

Supports its use when patient's partners are unwilling or unable to seek medical care

Physical Resistance Training Ups Sexual Function in PCOS

Significant improvements in total FSFI score and in desire, excitement, lubrication domains

APAP Use During Pregnancy May Have Adverse Effect on Male Babies

Prolonged acetaminophen use (1 week) by pregnant women may suppress fetal testosterone production, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh.

Case Studies

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in Pregnant Woman

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in Pregnant Woman

Syndrome should be considered in pregnant women with intractable nausea relieved by bathing

Are Postpartum Women Prone to IUD Uterine Perforation?

Are Postpartum Women Prone to IUD Uterine Perforation?

Ms. R, a 28-year-old G1P1 presents at four weeks postpartum requesting long-acting contraception via an IUD.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Case Reveals More Underlying Conditions

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Case Reveals More Underlying Conditions

Mrs. A, a 35-year-old G2P2 reports for an annual exam and contraceptive counseling as a new patient to your practice. She states that her menstrual cycles are "regular," occurring monthly, but reports heavier bleeding, often passing clots. She also is experiencing increased cramping with her periods.

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