OBGYN and Women's Health

Home OBGYN and Women's Health
The commercial low-calorie

JumpstartMD Commercial Program Seems Effective for Weight Loss

Frequent health coach meetings are major determinant of weight loss for men and women
A nonprofit that develops and sells cheaper drugs will receive a $55 million investment from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and associated organizations to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs.

Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations
Infants prenatally exposed to alcohol and tobacco cigarettes beyond the first trimester have an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome

Prenatal Exposure to Both Alcohol, Cigarettes Ups SIDS Risk

Risk greater for infants whose mothers report both prenatal drinking, smoking beyond first trimester
From 2010 to 2017

CDC: HIV-1/HIV-2 Differentiation Test Increasingly Used in U.S.

Number of HIV-2 diagnoses remains low; more false positives seen with greater use of differentiation test
Measurement of anti-Müllerian hormone levels in blood can help predict the time to final menstrual period

Anti-Müllerian Hormone Predicts Time to Final Menstrual Period

AUC significantly greater for predicting FMP within next 24 months with AMH- versus FSH-based models
Overall

Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets Not Tied to Mortality Overall

However, unhealthy low-carb diet, low-fat diet associated with higher total mortality
A fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Affordable Care Act was rejected Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

Decision means it is highly unlikely that they would decide the case before the 2020 election
The American College of Physicians says the U.S. health care system "is ill and needs a bold new prescription" that includes coverage for all Americans and lower costs.

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘Ill’ U.S. Health Care System

American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates
For young men

Fish Oil Supplement Intake Linked to Better Testicular Function

Findings from cohort of young Danish men show supplement linked to higher semen volume, testicular size
Adults with food insecurity are more likely to die prematurely than food-secure people

Food Insecurity May Increase Risk for Premature Death

Higher all-cause mortality, cause-specific mortality seen in food-insecure versus food-secure adults