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Lying Down Better for Delivery with Epidural in First-Time Moms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer spontaneous vaginal births for nulliparous women in upright position (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - October 19, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nurse-led project helps women with epilepsy plan pregnancy
Nurses at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust have helped devise a short animation designed to aid women with epilepsy plan and prepare for pregnancy. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Bolton bereavement nurse named among ‘women of the year’
A bereavement nurse who supported families in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing was among those chosen to accept a Women of the Year Award on behalf of all women serving in health, ambulance and police services across the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Women race on the water with much more at stake than finishing first
The women, who are 40 and older and have all diagnosed with breast cancer, are members of Recovery on Water (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lying Down in Second Stage of Labor After Low-Dose Epidural Tied to Higher Odds of Spontaneous Delivery (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD Having women lie down during the second stage of labor after an epidural is associated with increased rates of spontaneous vaginal birth without an increase in complications, according to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer
The treatment will be for adults with aggressive non-Hodgkin ’ s lymphoma when chemotherapy has failed. It re-engineers a patient ’ s own cells to fight cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Immune System Genetic Engineering Chemotherapy Cancer Tumors Food and Drug Administration National Cancer Institute Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Brigham and Women's Hospital Novartis AG Rosenberg, Steven A Kite Pharma Gilead Source Type: news

New study says women should give birth lying on their side
Expectant mothers are told to stay active in labour or adopt upright positions. But a new study by the University of Birmingham, the largest to date on the issue, questions this advice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating well in your 30s keeps you fit in your 60s
Researchers at the University of Southampton tracked the diets of 969 men and women from their 30s into their late 60s. They found those on a Mediterranean diet were more mobile later on. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV
The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Throat Smoking and Tobacco Men and Boys Vaccination and Immunization Infections Source Type: news

Women should give birth lying on side for a natural birth
Expectant mothers are told to stay active in labour or adopt upright positions. But a new study by the University of Birmingham, the largest to date on the issue, questions this advice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Robust Dialogue' Needed About Equity of Women in Healthcare'Robust Dialogue' Needed About Equity of Women in Healthcare
The inaugural Women Leaders in Global Health conference recognized women leaders, helped women develop leadership skills, and worked to empower early- and mid-career women to become healthcare leaders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
Analysis of millions of recipients finds no link to 44 different illnesses (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age, Racial Differences Persist in Hypertension Prevalence
(MedPage Today) -- Men more likely than women to have condition... until age 60 (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lack of Sleep Tied to Diabetes of Pregnancy
Women who slept less than 6.25 hours a night were almost three times as likely to have gestational diabetes as those who slept more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Sleep Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Lack of Sleep Tied to Diabetes in Pregnancy
Women who slept less than 6.25 hours a night were almost three times as likely to have gestational diabetes as those who slept more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Sleep Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Epidurals may not make labor last longer
(Reuters Health) - Giving pregnant women spinal anesthesia known as an epidural to ease their pain during the late stages of labor and delivery may not prolong the process, a new experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Are Women Told When Requesting Family Planning Services at Clinics Associated with Catholic Hospitals? A Mystery Caller Study
CONCLUSIONSAdherence to church directives is inconsistent at Catholic-associated clinics. Women visiting such clinics who want highly effective methods may need to rely on less effective methods or delay method uptake while seeking services elsewhere. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Age of first arrest, sex, and drug use as correlates of adult risk behaviors among rural women in jails - Tillson M, Strickland JC, Staton M.
This study examined the timing of first sex, drug use, and arrest, as well as the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of social and spatial contexts on young Latinas' methamphetamine use initiation - Cheney AM, Newkirk CN, Nekhavhambe VM, Rotondi MB, Hamilton A.
In this article, we examine methamphetamine (meth) use initiation as influenced by Latinas' social positions within institutions (e.g., family and economy). We conducted ethnographic fieldwork in five women's residential substance use treatment facilities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Country of residence, gender equality and victim blaming attitudes about partner violence: a multilevel analysis in EU - Ivert AK, Merlo J, Gracia E.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) is a global and preventable public health problem. Public attitudes, such as victim-blaming, are important for our understanding of differences in the occurrence of IPVAW, as they contribute to it... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families
Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants
Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Inequality Beyond Wealth: Gaps in Women ’s Health
A mother and her child from West Point, a low-income neighbourhood of Monrovia, Liberia. The 10-worst countries to be a mother in are all in sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 2017 (IPS)While many often focus on wealth disparities, economic inequality is often a symptom and cause of other inequalities including women’s access to sexual and reproductive health. In a new report, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) explores the persistent, if not widening, inequalities in sexual and reproductive health around the world, holding back women and girls from a productive and prosperous f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Pay Up Now! – a serious campaign and it’s working, NEC hears
People are getting angry, seeing how much they have lost through seven years of the pay cap, UNISON’s national executive council heard at its meeting in London today. And that is because of the campaign being run by the union, general secretary Dave Prentis told the meeting. And he reminded the NEC that the Pay Up Now! campaign has two parts. These include a political campaign, including rallies and demonstrations around the company and pressure on MPs, culminating in the joint union lobby of parliament the day before, with a rally – which Mr Prentis addressed – in the evening. And then there is a an indu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article executive national executive council NEC pay up now Source Type: news

Can a bipartisan push save health care?
Can the Affordable Care Act be saved? Lamar Alexander, a GOP senator from Tennessee, and Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, announced a plan Tuesday that could fix what critics call shortcomings in the ACA. The legislation — which faces an uphill battle from both parties in Congress and apparently lacks the president's suppo rt — leaves in place the minimal requirements insurers must provide, including prenatal and maternity care and cancer screenings for women. Two GOP senators who… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Betsey Guzior Source Type: news

Vaginal mesh victims deserve an apology, Tory MP warns
Dr Sarah Wollaston, health committee chairman, said the Government 'cannot allow' the scandal-hit procedure to continue to be offered to women for problems after childbirth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- Vaccines that ward off the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV) are safe for adult women, according to a study of more than 3 million Scandinavians. The researchers, who used Danish and Swedish hospital data to track... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Study Confirms Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cancer Risk in Women New Study Confirms Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cancer Risk in Women
Bariatric surgery has again been shown to lower cancer risk in severely obese women compared with matched nonsurgical controls, primarily via a reduction in risk of obesity-specific carcinomas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Multiple Language Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations branch: Domestic violence is a form of abuse that may involve a spouse or partner, a child, elderly relative, or other family member. Domestic violence can include physical, sexual, emotional, and economic abuse. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the National Library of Medicine offers handouts, audio, and video resources in multiple languages on HealthReach to educate people about domestic violence, such as:  No One Has the Right to Hurt You, Even Someone You Love (22 languages): This eight-panel brochure educates refugee and immigrant women who may ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

Blood transfusions from THIS group of women could be DEADLY for men
BLOOD transfusions will sometimes be given to cancer or kidney disease patients. However, new research has found higher mortality rates in men who had been given blood donated by women who had been pregnant. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government rejects call for vaginal mesh implants ban
A group of women who say the implants wrecked their lives had called for a public inquiry and a ban. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insulin Glargine/Breast Cancer Link Seen Again in Type 2 Diabetes Insulin Glargine/Breast Cancer Link Seen Again in Type 2 Diabetes
A study in more than 22,000 women reports a weak signal of breast-cancer risk with insulin glargine vs NPH insulin, but the researchers caution that this should not change clinical practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Kenya:Maternal Deaths Increase as Nurses' Strike Persists
[Nation] The number of mothers who have died in childbirth doubled to 857 in the first half of this year, driven by prolonged doctors and nurses' strikes that have left most women without medical attention during critical hours of delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Value of Unplugging
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- It's no secret that we love our smartphones and other electronic devices for staying connected. Perhaps too much. According to one study on cellphone use by a mobile security company, 63 percent of women and 73 percent of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

From Free Diapers to Safe Walking Paths: Advancing Women's Health through Gender-Based Community Policies in the U.S.
This October 2017 open access supplement inWomen's Health Issues is on policy achievements from " Coalition for a Healthier Community " (CHC), a unique community-based participatory research initiative addressing the role of gender in health disparities. The supplement articles showcase both specific local solutions to problems that disproportionately affect women and girls, and a framework other communities and programs can use to improve public health. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women -- U.S. Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women -- U.S.
Are pregnant women in the U.S. being adequately vaccinated against influenza? What can be done to improve vaccination rates in this vulnerable population?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Is HPV vaccination safe for adult women?
(Wiley) In a Journal of Internal Medicine study of more than 3 million Danish and Swedish adult women, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination was not linked with 44 serious chronic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Need for targeted interventions for breastfeeding difficulties due to obesity
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) A study led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing's Diane Spatz, Ph.D., RN-BC, FAAN, the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition, has found that delayed lactogenesis was more prevalent among women who were obese pre-pregnancy and that excessive gestational weight gain was also associated with a delay in lactogenesis II. The study has been published in the Journal of Human Lactation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking probiotics in pregnancy helps post-natal depression
Women at risk of depression while pregnant or after giving birth could benefit from increasing their intake of probiotics during pregnancy, according to a New Zealand study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Society for Women ’s Health Research Elects Roberta L. Gartside,...
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) announced the unanimous election of Roberta L. Gartside, MD, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors for 2018-2019.(PRWeb October 18, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14818002.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
Analysis of millions of recipients finds no link to 44 different illnesses (Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment Osteoporosis Warrants Long-term Treatment
Although bisphosphonate holidays can be part of the long-term management of osteoporosis, the concept does not transfer to all other drugs, an expert suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Contraceptive method use in the United States: Trends and characteristics between 2008, 2012 and 2014
Conclusion Most shifts in recent contraceptive use have occurred among the most effective methods —sterilization and LARCs. Differences in method-specific user characteristics underscore the importance of ensuring full access to the broad range of methods available.   Implications The lack of change in the overall use of contraceptives among women at risk for unintended pregnancy may have implications for the extent to which further declines in national rates of unintended pregnancy can be expected. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Lack of sleep nearly triples risk of gestational diabetes
Pregnant women who get less than 6.25 hours of sleep are significantly more likely to develop a form of pregnancy-related diabetes, a new study from the University of Illinois, Chicago finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transfusions From Ever-Pregnant Women May Up Mortality Risk Transfusions From Ever-Pregnant Women May Up Mortality Risk
In a large retrospective study, transfusions from ever-pregnant women raised mortality risk among male recipients but not female, and not from never-pregnant women, suggesting an immune response.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Massachusetts General introduces novel postpartum depression screen with free app
A new iPhone app launched for free by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) looks not only to bring convenient postpartum depression (PPD) screening to more expecting and postpartum women, but also looks to redefine the gold standard for post-partum depression diagnosis. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Teen Pregnancy, Backstreet Abortions Make Lima Worst Megacity for Women's Health - Poll Teen Pregnancy, Backstreet Abortions Make Lima Worst Megacity for Women's Health - Poll
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

London Named Best Megacity for Women; Mayor Says More to Be Done London Named Best Megacity for Women; Mayor Says More to Be Done
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Mothers ’ Exposure to Air Pollution Tied to Cellular Changes in Kids Mothers ’ Exposure to Air Pollution Tied to Cellular Changes in Kids
Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “ aging ” in their cells when they ’ re born compared to babies whose mothers breathed cleaner air, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Viveve wins Mexican clearance for Viveve system
Viveve (NSDQ:VIVE) said today it won approval from Mexico’s regulatory authority, COFEPRIS, to market its Viveve system in Mexico with indications for treating vaginal introitus, after vaginal childbirth and to improve sexual function. The Englewood, Colo.-based company’s Viveve System is designed as a non-surgical treatment for post-partum laxity of the vaginal introitus. The new regulatory clearance brings the total number of countries where the device is cleared up to 50, Viveve said. “We are very pleased to receive regulatory approval in Mexico for our clinically-proven device that deli...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Viveve Medical Source Type: news