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Researchers receive grants to advance work in prevention of premature birth

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center received grants totaling $600,000 from the March of Dimes Foundation to advance their work in the prevention of premature birth, which affects about one out of nine babies born annually in the U.S. and is the leading cause of newborn death. [More]
Natera initiates distribution partnership with ProPath for Panorama non-invasive prenatal screening test

Natera initiates distribution partnership with ProPath for Panorama non-invasive prenatal screening test

Natera, a leading innovator in prenatal genetic testing, today announced the initiation of a distribution partnership with ProPath, a wholly physician-owned provider of pathology services to clinicians and medical facilities in the United States, for its Panorama non-invasive prenatal screening test (NIPT). [More]
OBGYN.net to present new research and topics related to cervical health

OBGYN.net to present new research and topics related to cervical health

UBM Medica US announces that OBGYN.net, a leading online community for medical professionals specializing in women's health, will present new research and topics over the coming weeks related to cervical cancer and cervical health in honor of January being Cervical Health Awareness Month. [More]

Wis. Senator suing Obama administration over health law subsidies

Meanwhile, fellow Republicans Sen. Rand Paul and Phil Gingrey also are heavily criticizing the law. [More]
Support from lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

Support from lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

In two separate clinical trials, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breastfeeding to do so, at least for a few months-long enough for mother and child to gain health benefits. The results of the trials were published online today in American Journal of Public Health. [More]
Periodic meetings with lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

Periodic meetings with lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

In two separate clinical trials, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breastfeeding to do so, at least for a few months—long enough for mother and child to gain health benefits. [More]

Medical Daily announces marketing and distribution partnership with UBM Medica US

Medical Daily announced today a unique marketing and distribution partnership with UBM Medica US. Medical Daily is a source of breaking health news, scientific trends and innovations. [More]

6MWT does not reflect activity in primary care COPD patients

Researchers have found that functional exercise capacity does not reflect physical activity among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients treated in primary care. [More]

Experts share tips on preventing ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in American women. Approximately 22,000 women are diagnosed annually and 14,000 die from the disease. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention. [More]
Researchers secure $16 million NIH grant to investigate impact of HIV/AIDS on women

Researchers secure $16 million NIH grant to investigate impact of HIV/AIDS on women

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center today announced they received a $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on women. [More]
University of North Carolina receives $8M grant to improve maternal and infant health

University of North Carolina receives $8M grant to improve maternal and infant health

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve maternal and infant health and save the lives of mothers and infants in Malawi by strengthening the President's Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI). [More]

Manage My Practice, UBM Medica US form marketing and distribution partnership

ManageMyPractice.com, a medical practice management information and resource website, announced today a unique marketing and distribution partnership with UBM Medica US. [More]
Kansas joins other states as lawmakers approve bold new abortion restrictions

Kansas joins other states as lawmakers approve bold new abortion restrictions

Analysis follows Kansas lawmakers' decision to place bold new restrictions on abortion, including defining life as beginning at conception. Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign the bill. Also, Alaska lawmakers also pass their own bill further restricting abortion. [More]

Physicians react to new N.D. abortion laws

Physicians on both sides of the abortion argument disagree on whether restrictions such as the hospital privileges requirement are medically necessary or whether they instead intrude upon patients' rights (Pittman, 3/27). [More]
A new strategy to prevent herpes virus infections

A new strategy to prevent herpes virus infections

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a novel strategy for preventing infections due to the highly common herpes simplex viruses, the microbes responsible for causing genital herpes (herpes simplex virus 2) and cold sores (herpes simplex virus 1). [More]
Einstein researchers to develop drug-impregnated intravaginal ring for HIV prevention in women

Einstein researchers to develop drug-impregnated intravaginal ring for HIV prevention in women

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have been awarded a $12 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a drug-impregnated intravaginal ring to prevent HIV infection in women. [More]

Across the nation, C-section rates show wide variation

C-sections, a very common operating room procedure, can boost the cost of delivery from about $9,000 for a vaginal birth to $13,000. [More]

Research reveals no advantage in choosing cesarean births for twin pregnancies

In a study to be presented on February 14 between 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting -, in San Francisco, researchers will report findings that suggest that planned birthing of twins at 32-38 weeks by cesarean section does not decrease perinatal or neonatal death compared to planned vaginal birth. [More]
Pay for performance may have reduced UK mortality rates

Pay for performance may have reduced UK mortality rates

The introduction in 2008 of a US-based “pay-for-performance” scheme into National Health Service hospitals in the northwest of the UK resulted in a significant decrease in mortality rates, particularly for pneumonia, study findings show. [More]

Children with snoring or apnea have concurrent behavioral sleep problems

Children with sleep-related breathing problems (such as snoring or apnea) frequently have concurrent behavioral sleep problems (such as waking repeatedly) - and vice versa, according to research led by a scientist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. [More]