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USPSTF recommends folic acid for all women who may become pregnant

USPSTF recommends folic acid for all women who may become pregnant

The USPSTF recommends folic acid supplement for all women who are capable of pregnancy or who are planning to become pregnant.

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In-utero MRI more accurate than ultrasound for diagnosing fetal brain abnormalities

This finding suggests that any fetus with a suspected brain abnormality on ultrasound should have iuMRI to better inform counseling and management decisions.

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Birth defect rate is 6% among US women with possible Zika virus infection

Birth defects potentially related to Zika virus were identified in 6% of fetuses or infants of women included in the study.

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FDA approves new drug for postmenopausal pain during sex

Intrarosa provides an additional treatment option for women with dyspareunia caused by vulvar and vaginal atrophy.

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Calculator predicts success of live birth after in vitro fertilization

The findings may help couples plan infertility treatments more effectively.

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Effects of maternal age on the decline of preterm birth

The CDC examined the effects of maternal age on the decline of preterm birth in the United States between 2007 and 2014.

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USPSTF recommends primary care breastfeeding intervention support

The USPSTF reviewed evidence on the benefits and harms of breastfeeding support interventions.

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Cervical cancer screening intervals effective beyond 5 years

Data from the POBASCAM trial support the extension of screening intervals for cervical cancer beyond 5 years.

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Zika virus in amniotic fluid may help predict prenatal diagnosis

Researchers examined prenatal evolution and perinatal outcomes in neonates with developmental abnormalities associated with Zika virus infections.

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Nighttime hot flashes may be linked to mild depression

Women who experience more nighttime hot flashes are more likely to experience worsening mood during menopause.

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