Train nurses and midwives in the health facilities where they perform deliveries and more women and their babies will have births, a study led by a Jhpiego team demonstrates.
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Providers should maximize women's health during the interpregnancy period, continuing care beyond the immediate postpartum period, according to a consensus report published online Dec. 20 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology .
The current method of prostate cancer scoring may underestimate mortality risk in black men, according to the authors of a new observational study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Prostate Active Surveillance/Watchful Waiting (AS/WW) database.
A small but significant minority of people who use illicit opioids such as heroin may unknowingly be using a powerful and dangerous harmful chemical that has been linked to a number of deaths.
A hip fracture is a break that occurs in the upper part of the femur.Symptoms may include pain around the hip Patients taking oral proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may have increased risk of hip fracture, a meta-analysis of observational data suggests.
A new radioactive tracer molecule that binds to the Alzheimer's protein tau has been developed that may help in diagnosis and monitoring of the disease, as well as in the development of new drugs for the condition.
The first meta-analysis of long-term pharmacologic treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA) found little evidence that most prescribed medications improve pain control or preserve joint structure after 12 months of treatment. There was a small but statistically and clinically significant benefit from prescription-grade glucosamine sulfate .
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) progresses more slowly in women than men, according to a new study. In a study of 3939 adults to mild-to-moderate CKD, women had a significant 28% decreased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and 18% decreased risk of a 50% decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) from baseline compared with men, in a fully adjusted model, led by Ana C. Ricardo, MD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, reported in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology .
Instead, physicians should try to identify those that could cause scarring or medical problems and begin immediate treatment , according to the American Academy of Pediatrics guideline.
DNA testing can identify a genetic culprit in about 10 % of adults with chronic kidney disease and impacts treatment for most of them.
A new treatment for patients with a form of congenital retinal blindness has shown success in improving vision, according to results published today in Nature Medicine led by researchers at the Scheie Eye Institute in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.