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Cesarean delivery linked to long-term pregnancy complications

Cesarean delivery linked to long-term pregnancy complications

Cesarean delivery is associated with a reduced rate of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, but this should be weighed against the association with increased risks for fertility, future pregnancy, and long-term childhood outcome.

Ultra-processed foods may increase overall, breast cancer risks

Ultra-processed foods may increase overall, breast cancer risks

An increased consumption of processed foods by 10% was associated with more than 10% increased risk for overall and breast cancers.

HbA1C levels linked to cognitive decline in diabetes

HbA1C levels linked to cognitive decline in diabetes

HbA1C, diabetes status, and cognitive decline during a span of 10 years were compared using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

Opioid use increases risk of invasive pneumococcal disease

Opioid use increases risk of invasive pneumococcal disease

The risk of invasive pneumococcal disease is correlated with the prescription opioid use.

Hepatitis B infection prevention: ACIP updated recommendations

Hepatitis B infection prevention: ACIP updated recommendations

The Work Group who authored the new recommendations was made up of professionals from academic medicine, federal and state public health agencies, and medical societies.

Alcohol use disorder: a clinical practice guideline

Alcohol use disorder: a clinical practice guideline

The new guideline focuses on evidence-based treatments in alcohol use disorder such as: pharmacologic treatments naltrexone, disulfiram, and topiramate.

Once daily glecaprevir-pibrentasvir treats HCV genotype 1,3

Once daily glecaprevir-pibrentasvir treats HCV genotype 1,3

Once daily glecaprevir-pibrentasvir for 8 or 12 weeks successfully treated HCV genotype 1 and 3.

Cerebral palsy, epilepsy risk associated with lower Apgar score

Cerebral palsy, epilepsy risk associated with lower Apgar score

An inverse relation was observed between epilepsy and cerebral palsy and 5-minute and 10-minute Apgar scores.

US adult depression rates from 2013 to 2016

US adult depression rates from 2013 to 2016

Depression less common in as family income increased and less common in non-Hispanic Asians.

USPSTF: Syphilis screenings recommended for pregnant women

USPSTF: Syphilis screenings recommended for pregnant women

The USPSTF reports that pregnant women can benefit from screening for syphilis infection.

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