January 25, 2022
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Women's Health Update
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that patients diagnosed with breast cancer had a greater risk for diabetes, especially those treated with chemotherapy, endocrine therapy or left-sided radiation, compared with those who weren't diagnosed with breast cancer. The risk for hypertension was also higher among breast cancer patients, especially those receiving endocrine therapy or left-sided radiation as well.
Full Story: HealthDay News (1/20) 
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Researchers from the King's College London are working with Owkin and doctors from Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals to finalize and test an artificial intelligence breast cancer diagnosis tool that could help spot HER2-low cancer that was not detected by traditional diagnostic tests.
Full Story: INews (UK) (1/19) 
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A population-based, cross-sectional study conducted by the US Preventive Services Task Force and published in JAMA Network Open found the percentage of women who were not current on guideline-recommended cervical cancer screening increased from 14.4% in 2005 to 23% in 2019. The main reason women cited was a lack of knowledge that screening was needed.
Full Story: Medscape (free registration) (1/19),  MedPage Today (free registration) (1/18) 
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Obstetrics Focus
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that sleep and biological rhythm changes may be tied to severity of anxiety and depression among new mothers. The study followed 73 women from the third trimester of pregnancy up to 3 months after birth and found that circadian rhythm changes and nighttime activity were associated with more symptoms of depression.
Full Story: CTV (Canada) (1/18) 
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Women with gestational diabetes may be able to reduce their fasting blood glucose with carbohydrate counting and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension meal plan, a study reported in the journal Clinical Nutrition found. Study participants who took part in carbohydrate counting and the DASH diet had an average fasting blood glucose of 81.8 mg/dL, compared with 81.3 mg/dL among those who did carbohydrate counting alone and 88.4 mg/dL among those on a control diet.
Full Story: Healio (free registration)/Endocrine Today (1/19) 
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Neonatal Health
A report published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that among 6,799 infants born to women with confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy from the US Zika Pregnancy and Infant Registry from December 2015 to March 2018, 4.6% had a Zika-associated brain or eye defect, while 35% of infants had more than one defect reported. The report also found a higher frequency of defects in a subgroup of pregnancies with confirmed Zika virus infection at 6.1%.
Full Story: Healio (free registration)/Infectious Disease News (1/21) 
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