The two variants of human papillomavirus 16 (HPV16) may have a role in the timing of presentation of cervical cancer, with the Asian-American D2 and D3 variants being associated with early and delayed presentation, respectively, a new study reports.
Influenza infection anytime during pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their children, and the initial association with influenza vaccination during the first trimester was insignificant after accounting for multiple comparisons, according to data from the KPNC* cohort.
A history of acute kidney injury (AKI) may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a new study.
Maternal smoking during pregnancy may be a risk factor for childhood proteinuria, a recent study reported.
Persistent wheeze or childhood asthma may be reduced by fish oil supplementation, particularly n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs), during pregnancy, a recent Danish study found.
Only a third of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are satisfied with their diagnosis experience, according to results of a cross-sectional study.
The addition of 2 U oxytocin in the management of the third stage of labour in women with heart disease appears to significantly lower blood loss without any cardiac consequences, according to a recent study.
Exposure to Zika virus during pregnancy may lead to birth defects such as brain abnormalities and microcephaly, thus warranting screening in pregnant women, according to a new study.
Monotherapy using the immune checkpoint inhibitors anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), anti-programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), and/or anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) may not be sufficient for ovarian cancer, according to data presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia 2016 Congress held in Singapore.
Among lipid parameters, elevated levels of triglycerides (TG) during gestation may be associated with an increased risk of developing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a prospective cohort study.