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Evidence suggests that maternal obesity increases the risk of fetal death, stillbirth, and infant death; however, the optimal body mass index ( BMI ) for prevention is not known. Researchers have p ...


Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among US women. Mammography screening may be associated with reduced breast cancer mortality but can also cause harm. Guidelines recommend in ...


Persistent pain following breast cancer treatments remains a significant clinical problem despite improved treatment strategies. Data on factors associated with persistent pain are needed to develop p ...


In February 2014, the American Heart Association [ AHA ] /American Stroke Association [ ASA ] released their first guideline focused on stroke prevention in women. This new guideline highlights uniq ...


Data from a pooled analysis presented today at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology ( ASCO ) have provided further evidence that Eribulin ( Halaven ) improves overall s ...


An association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than 1 million patients over a 14 year time period in the United Kingdom ( UK ). Preliminary data s ...


The aim of a study was to determine factors influencing long term risks for acquiring or dying from invasive cervical or vaginal cancer in women previously treated for cervical intraepithelial neoplas ...


A retrospective study has compared the survival rates of women with BRCA associated breast cancer who did and did not undergo mastectomy of the contralateral breast. A total of 390 women with a fam ...


Osteoporosis is the most important metabolic bone disease in patients with diabetes mellitus. Several studies have documented that Metformin ( Glucophage ) is osteogenic in vitro. In contrast, others ...


University of Florida ( UF ) researchers compared birth data with Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) estimates of air pollution, finding that heavy exposure to four air pollutants led to a signif ...


The risk for stroke during pregnancy is fairly low ( about 34 per 100 000 deliveries ), but risk is highest in the postpartum period. Although the traditional definition of a postpartum time frame is ...


The aim of the study was to determine whether high C-reactive protein ( CRP ) concentration during pregnancy is associated with later preeclampsia and whether weight status ( BMI ) is a potential modi ...


Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an uncommon disorder associated with pregnancy in which the heart dilates and weakens, leading to symptoms of heart failure. Peripartum cardiomyopathy may be difficult t ...


Twin birth is associated with a higher risk of adverse perinatal outcomes than singleton birth. It is unclear whether planned cesarean section results in a lower risk of adverse outcomes than planned ...


Accurate population-based data are needed on the incidence of cancer in children born after assisted conception.Investigators linked data on all children born in Britain between 1992 and 2008 after as ...