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Prolapse surgery outcomes not improved with transvaginal mesh or biological graft

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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Intervention during labor and birth: new recommendations from ACOG

The ACOG releases an updated committee opinion suggesting that low-risk women can benefit from minimal intervention during labor and delivery.

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Thyroid hormone treatment linked to reduced risk of pregnancy loss in subclinical hypothyroidism

Treatment is associated with decreased loss of pregnancy among women with subclinical hypothyroidism.

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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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