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Probiotics may lower risk of gestational diabetes

Probiotics may lower risk of gestational diabetes

Women who took probiotics in their second trimester had lower rates of gestational diabetes.

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Vitamin D and calcium supplementation not effective for lowering cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Vitamin D and calcium did not result in a significantly lower risk of all-type cancer, including breast cancer, in postmenopausal women.

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Oral contraceptives may be protective against some types of cancer

Use of oral contraceptives did not increase the risk for cancer in women and decreased the risk for colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, and lymphatic and hematopoietic cancers.

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Clinical guideline released for functional hypothalamic amenorrhea

The Endocrine Society has released a clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of functional hypothalamic amenorrhea.

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Screening for spontaneous preterm birth has low predictive accuracy

Using measurements of vaginal fetal fibronectin levels and cervical length did not indicate spontaneous preterm birth among first-time pregnant women.

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Postpartum depression incidence declining

Reducing postpartum depression involves universal screening and appropriate referral and treatment by clinicians.

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High-dose steroids increase infection risk in pregnant women with inflammatory conditions

Risk of serious infections is similar among pregnant women with systemic inflammatory conditions using steroids, non-biologics, and TNF inhibitors.

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USPSTF: evidence insufficient for pelvic exams in asymptomatic nonpregnant women

The USPSTF concludes that evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of performing screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic women for the early detection and treatment of a range of gynecologic conditions.

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ACOG recommends genetic screening in all women before pregnancy

ACOG recommends that carrier screening should be provided to all women who are pregnant but ideally should be provided to women as they are considering pregnancy.

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Prolapse surgery outcomes not improved with transvaginal mesh or biological graft

Using transvaginal mesh and biological graft in prolapse surgery did not improve outcomes of effectiveness, quality of life, or adverse events.

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