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Many Women Never Heard of Baseline Mammogram

About half of women who routinely get mammograms have not heard of the term "baseline mammogram," a recent study suggests. Baseline mammograms have been shown to reduce the odds of false-positive results in future mammograms, the study authors noted September 12 online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Latent Reservoir of HIV Targeted With a Combination Therapy

Medical researchers demonstrate that administering broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAb) designed to target HIV in combination with agents that stimulate the innate immune system delayed viral rebound following discontinuation of ART in monkeys. The findings suggest that this two-pronged approach represents a potential strategy for targeting the viral reservoir.

Duvelisib Approved for Certain Lymphomas

A new oral drug for use in patients with certain blood cancers has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug, duvelisib (Copiktra, Verstem Oncology), is an oral inhibitor of phosphoinositide 3–kinase (PI3K) and is the first to act as a dual inhibitor of PI3K-delta and PI3K-gamma.

Evaluation And Treatment Of Perimenopausal Depression

Light therapy has long been a recognized treatment option for depression. But can it help perimenopausal women struggling with depression and sleep problems as the result of hormone changes.

A new study from the University of California suggests that it can by altering a woman's natural sleep/wake cycle. Preliminary study results will be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 3-6, 2018.

Conflict Management Education In The ICU

The Intensive Care Unit is a stressful place, and conflicts invariably arise. To better understand the relationships between physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and advanced practitioners, researchers created a conflict management education intervention.

The study paid close attention to diagnosing the conflict type and cause, recognizing the internal dialogue, introducing conflict management modes used in conflict situations, and developing self and other awareness. The study was published in the journal CHEST.

Best Way to Assess Obstetrics Programs? Measure Outcomes For Both Mom, Baby

Mothers and babies are dying due to birth-associated complications at higher rates now than a decade ago. In a new study appearing online in Birth, Katherine Campbell, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the Yale School of Medicine, and her team found that that jointly considering morbidity outcomes for mom and baby is the best way to measure the quality of a hospital's obstetrics program