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5 Ways The Senate Health Care Bill Is Cruel To Women
Americans finally got their first look at Senate Republicans’ proposed health care overhaul this week, a dense 142-page document that HuffPost’s Jeffrey Young and Jonathan Cohn described as a “massive rollback of the federal commitment to promote health care access.” Reproductive rights advocacy groups and non-partisan health organizations that serve women wasted no time in condemning the bill, issuing a flurry of statements on Thursday calling it an “assault on women’s health” (The Center For Reproductive Rights) “reckless” (The American College of Obstetrici...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women losing out over hormone therapy fears, some experts say
The risk of heart attack, stroke or breast cancer due to hormone replacement therapy has been overstated, and that has scared away some women who could benefit from it, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada said at its annual conference in Ottawa this week. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: No Classroom for Kid Moms Says Magufuli
[Daily News] The debate is now closed: Schoolgirls who conceive during the course of their studies will not be allowed back to classes after childbirth, President John Magufuli announced yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: No Plan to Limit Number of Children a Family Can Have - Govt
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has no plan to introduce a family planning policy to limit the number of children in a family. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Social Media Reacts to Magufuli's Decision to Ban Teen Mothers
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli's remarks that girls, who are impregnated, while at school won't be allowed to resume studies after delivery, has drawn heated debate on various social media platforms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

WATCH: What you need to know about the new breast cancer screening rules
Dr. Jennifer Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss what women should know about the new breast cancer screening guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Tanzania: Use of Family Planning Means Up As More Men Get Involved
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -For many years uptake of vasectomy as a family planning method has been very low and only very few men would opt for it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Magufuli Closes Debate On Teen Mothers
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The debate is closed. Schoolgirls who become pregnant will not be allowed back into public schools after giving birth, President John Magufuli said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Pregnancy Isn't 'End of School' for the Girl-Child - Civil Society
[Daily News] A local non-profit civil society organisation (HAKIELIMU) has launched a campaign aimed at hastening achievement of the 'girl child education' as well as emphasizing on the need for pregnant schoolgirls to attend schools after childbirth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: State Pushes to Boost Maternal Health Services
[Daily News] Dodoma -At least 100 health centres across the country are set to offer surgery services to pregnant women by December, 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Three quarters of baby deaths may have been avoidable, says report
Three quarters (76%) of cases of stillbirth, neonatal death and brain injury during childbirth might have had different outcomes with different care, according to a report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Group Offers Guidance on Screening for Female Sex Workers (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that clinicians screen for sex … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

OB/GYN Group Revises Breast Screening Recommendations for Average-Risk Women (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has updated its guidance on breast cancer screening in average-risk women to emphasize shared decision-making between the patient and provider. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

U.S. physicians move to more flexible mammogram schedule
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women at average risk for breast cancer should be offered screening mammograms every year or two starting at age 40 and they should start regular screening no later than age 50, an influential U.S. group of obstetricians and gynecologists said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Most U.S. Teens Aren ’ t ‘ Doing It ’
By 18, more than half of adolescents were still virgins, new CDC survey reveals (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrics, AIDS, News, Source Type: news

Mammogram Decision Hinges on Patient-Doc Talk, Ob-Gyn Group Says
THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 -- As the debate continues about the best time for mammograms, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is asking women to add their voice to the discussion. In updated guidelines on breast cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity
New research examines the effects of prenatal exposure to the common painkiller acetaminophen on the behavior and brain structure of adult male mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom
Title: Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for MomCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Family Planning Is 'Sure' Pathway to Poverty Reduction
[Daily News] Robust family planning services are widely recognised as cost effective health intervention and essential components of sustainable development and poverty alleviation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Modest Gain with Pricey Combo Breast Ca Tx: Clin Onc Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, C-section delivery tied to ALL risk in children (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

High-fat diet leads to same intestinal inflammation as a virus
FINDINGSA new study by scientists at UCLA found that when mice eat a high-fat diet, the cells in their small intestines respond the same way they do to a viral infection, turning up production of certain immune molecules and causing inflammation throughout the body. The scientists also found that feeding the mice tomatoes containing a protein similar to that in HDL, or “good cholesterol,” along with the generic cholesterol drug Ezetimibe, reversed the inflammation.The results could lead to new types of drugs, targeting the intestinal cells, to reduce people ’s risk of heart attacks and strokes, or to trea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tanzania: Invest in Midwives to Improve Global Health, It's Possible
[Daily News] EACH year, 1 million newborns die during their first day of life, 1.3 million babies are stillborn, and more than 300,000 mothers die during pregnancy and childbirth. That's about as many deaths as the entire population of Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Governments Called to Improve Midwifery Conditions
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Maternal health stakeholders from across the world are meeting in Toronto, Canada to discuss the state of midwifery in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Urgent Call for Global Policy Reform on Midwives
[International Confederation of Midwives] The International Confederation of Midwives, Toyin Saraki and former Tanzanian President, Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete have united health leaders at a high-level health forum to address the global state of midwifery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zero Maternal Mortality On Focus As 100 Health Centres On Cards
[Daily News] Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said that the government is planning to put up 100 public health facilities countrywide to make sure every ward gets one, in an effort to curb maternal mortality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Online Program Helps New Moms Shed Baby Weight (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High-intensity, in-person interventions may no longer be gold standard (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Preeclampsia: Genetic study finds links to babies' DNA
A genetic study that focuses on children born to women who had preeclampsia in pregnancy finds two variants that are tied to raised risk of the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Namibia: Learners Cautioned Against Teenage Pregnancy
[New Era] Tsumeb -Pupils have been cautioned to guard against teenage pregnancy and to focus on their education, so that they can have a better future. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Seal Oil for Diabetic Neuropathy; Global Obesity Rates on the Rise
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Couple Seeks Help to Discharge Triplets From Lagos Hospital
[Guardian] For the Jegede family, the cries of their triplets in the prenatal ward of Ayoradex Hospital, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State, is a mixed bag of joy and anxiety. Joy for the bundles of blessing and anxiety for the burden of taking care of an expanded family of eight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Naval Medical Center Study Reveals More than One-third of Genetic Tests are Misordered; Clinical Laboratories Critical to Improving Lab Test Utilization
Pathologists and clinical lab managers can help physicians more effectively select appropriate genetic tests and better interpret results to identify the most appropriate therapies for their patients Clinical laboratories and pathology groups aren’t the only healthcare providers being scrutinized for cost cutting and workflow efficiencies. Physicians ordering genetic tests are now in the spotlight thanks […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 16, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology ACOG Alpha-thalassemia American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists BRCA Cell-free DNA clinical laboratory cysti Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: A Knotty Dilemma
[The Herald] It was Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The Herald carried two unsettling stories on Page 2. One was bold, "MPs clash on abortion law". The second story was an appeal to the Government, "Distribute condoms to prisoners". (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Fr édérick Leboyer obituary
Obstetrician best known for his revolutionary 1974 book, Birth Without Violence“Do you think babies like being born?” So openedBirth Without Violence, a book that in 1974 was to change obstetrics. Its author was a French doctor who, having delivered thousands of babies, had come to a startling realisation – that while the requirements of the mother, the father and medical staff were all catered for in the delivery room, the needs of the one other person involved were being entirely overlooked. The baby, said Frédérick Leboyer, was being ignored. Some even claimed newborn babies had no feelin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Moorhead Tags: Childbirth Parents and parenting Books France Children Medical research Judaism Women Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Country Gets First Ever Maternal ICU
[Ethiopian Herald] Gandhi Hospital has opened the first Maternal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Birth Control Pill vs. Shot (Depo-Provera): Similarities and Differences
Title: Birth Control Pill vs. Shot (Depo-Provera): Similarities and DifferencesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zika Virus: Obstetric & Pediatric Anesthesia Considerations Zika Virus: Obstetric & Pediatric Anesthesia Considerations
This article reviews guidance for the evaluation and anesthetic management of Zika-positive parturients and newborns.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liberia: Mother Complains of Difficulties Getting Birth Certificates
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Things continue to go south at Department of Vital Statistics of the Ministry of Health as more Liberian continue to cry on the "incompetence" of Solomon Barton, director of the department and the poor service the department renders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Angola: 14% of Women Use Contraceptives
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least 14 percent of Angolan women in reproductive age (15 to 49 years) use contraceptive methods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Cape Town Mom Charged for Toddler's Murder Is Six Months Pregnant
[News24Wire] A Kensington mother charged under the Children's Act following the murder of her 18-month-old son, is pregnant, her family has confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Women More Likely to Remember Plus-Size Models
Title: Women More Likely to Remember Plus-Size ModelsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility
Title: Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming FertilityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: We Have Many Pregnancies
[Citizen] With a majority of the teachers here expectant, one would expect the staffroom not to be full on most days, and to be generally quiet. I, therefore, hoped that there would be plenty of lunch left for some of us, as one would expect the appetite of the few expectant teachers who show up to be low. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

UFE: Not Necessarily a Barrier to Conception (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than a quarter of women became pregnant within 2 years of procedure (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 13, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Olympus settles power morcellator suit
An Olympus (TYO:7733) subsidiary agreed to settle a lawsuit filed over the power laparoscopic morcellator used in a gynecological surgery. Plaintiffs Betty and Elvis Dobson alleged that the Olympus KS PlasmaSORD used in Betty’s 2010 hysterectomy spread myxoid leiomyosarcoma cells in her abdomen and pelvis. Power morcellators use small, rotating blades to break up large tissue masses into fragments and are commonly used to remove benign uterine fibroids in women. Although the FDA approved morcellators in 1995, it wasn’t until 2013 that the late Dr. Amy Reed exposed the risk after undergoing a...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Women's Health Olympus Source Type: news

Why Oil-Based HSGs May Help Women Conceive Why Oil-Based HSGs May Help Women Conceive
Dr Kovacs reviews a study comparing the effects of water-based and oil-based contrast for hysterosalpingograms in infertile women.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - June 13, 2017 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: MPs Clash On Abortion Law
[The Herald] Some members of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Health and Child Care are pushing for legislation to legalise abortion, amid revelations that 16 percent of maternal deaths are due to unsafe abortions, half of which occur among adolescents. According to the 2016 national adolescent fertility study, nine percent of adolescents between 10 and 19 years have fallen pregnant before, the majority of whom were girls from rural areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 13, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Hope for Fistula Survivors
[The Herald] Eunice Chitombo of Makonde in Mashonaland West Province became pregnant at 16. Like many fistula survivors, she had a horrendous and long labour, and, tragically, the baby died in the long process. "I went into labour from March 10 to 14, 1989. On the fifth day I was ferried to Kenzamba after nurses realised that I had complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 13, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Blood Test for Maternal and Child Health
[Ethiopian Herald] "When I was in the family way, I never went to a health station. As a result, my two children died during delivery. Unluckily, to date I have not my own child whom I hug and kiss," says one of the women whom this writer approached for an interviewee at Gandi Memorial Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 12, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: How Do I Pick the Right Birth Control?
[Citizen] When you encounter a woman at an outpatient department (OPD), you will hear them bemoaning the unexpected outcome of birth control pills/family planning methods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 12, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Expectant Mothers Fight for Space At Kagadi Hospital
[Observer] At Kagadi general hospital in western Uganda, expectant mothers struggle to find space and beds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 12, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news