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Obstetrics & gynaecology

Trial suggests inducing labor over 'wait and see' approach for late term pregnancies

Inducing labour at 41 weeks in low risk pregnancies is associated with a lower risk of newborn death compared with expectant management (a "wait and see" approach) until 42 weeks, suggests a trial published by The BMJ.

Diabetes

Prenatal antidepressant use may up risk for gestational diabetes

(HealthDay)—Taking certain antidepressants while pregnant can increase the risk for developing gestational diabetes, according to a study recently published in The BMJ.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Infection likely cause of one in eight stillbirths

(HealthDay)—Most cases of infection-related stillbirth may be due to bacterial pathogens, according to a study published online Nov. 4 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Abortion does not increase a woman's risk of attempting suicide

Policies based on the notion that undergoing an abortion causes or increases women's risk of suicide attempts are misinformed, according to the results of a 17-year-long observational study including more than half a million ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Revision, removal risks low for synthetic midurethral slings

(HealthDay)—The long-term risk for women with stress urinary incontinence needing surgical revision or removal after initial placement of synthetic midurethral slings is low, according to a study published in the November ...

Neuroscience

High-fat maternal diet can cause brain damage in the unborn child

A research team at MedUni Vienna's Center for Brain Research has found that high-fat maternal diets can cause life-long changes in the brains of the unborn offspring. When a pregnant woman consumes a diet high in polyunsaturated ...

Health

Perimenopause often signals beginning of sexual dysfunction

For some women, sex becomes less satisfying with age, with a pronounced decline during perimenopause. A new study indicates that sexual dysfunction increases by nearly 30% during perimenopause, and vaginal dryness most often ...

Medications

Study teases out factors associated with postpartum overdose

Massachusetts researchers have published a new study in the journal Addiction that uncovers several risk factors associated with postpartum opioid overdose. The factors include a history of overdose during pregnancy, a diagnosis ...

Oncology & Cancer

Ethnic minority women face more barriers to seeing their GP

The study published in Psycho-Oncology found that, in England, women from ethnic minority backgrounds were more likely to feel too embarrassed to talk to a GP (75-91%) than white women (8%). Being too scared that a symptom ...