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Contraception and adolescents: ACOG releases counseling recommendations for clinicians

Contraception and adolescents: ACOG releases counseling recommendations for clinicians

The ACOG released recommendations to help clinicians counsel adolescents about using contraception.

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Telbivudine prevents hepatitis B transmission during early pregnancy

Telbivudine administered during early and middle pregnancy prevented hepatitis B transmission from mother to infants in all participants receiving antiviral treatment.

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Aspirin effective in preventing preterm preeclampsia in women at high risk

Preterm preeclampsia occurred in 13 participants (1.6%) in the aspirin group, as compared with 35 (4.3%) in the placebo group.

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Breast, ovarian cancer risks estimated for BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers

Breast cancer risk is increased with a larger number of first- and second-degree relatives diagnosed as having breast cancer for both BRCA1/BRCA2 carriers.

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Mammogram referral, screening rates boosted with point-of-care screening program

A breast cancer screening program helped improve mammography referral and screening rates in a federally qualified health center.

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Postpartum antiretroviral therapy is beneficial in HIV-positive women

Continued antiretroviral therapy was found to be safe and beneficial in HIV-positive postpartum women with high CD4+ T cell counts.

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Majority of birth defects have unknown etiology

About 80% of birth defects between 2005 and 2009 have an unknown etiology.

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Too much or too little gestational weight gain increases risk of adverse outcomes

Gestational weight gain greater than or less than guideline recommendations is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes.

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Tenofovir prevents prenatal transmission of HBV in pregnancy

Pregnant women with a high hepatitis B viral load who receive tenofovir have a reduced risk for passing the virus to their child.

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One alcoholic drink per day may increase breast cancer risk

Drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer a day increases pre-menopausal breast cancer risk by 5% and post-menopausal breast cancer risk by 9%.

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