Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at greater odds of having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and are more likely to be diagnosed with ASD themselves, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Overweight or obese women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) may fare well with metformin treatment, which is reported in a recent study to safely and effectively prevent excessive and promote adequate gestational weight gain (GWG) independent of age, body mass index (BMI) and timing of GDM diagnosis, among others.
Bariatric surgery helps improve sexual activity in women with morbid obesity a year after the procedure, a recent study has found. The Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire-International Urogynecology Association–Revised (PISQ-IR) is a useful tool to measure sexual function in this population.
Oral H1-antihistamines are the initial treatment of choice for allergic rhinitis (AR) and chronic urticaria in the primary care setting. However, in a diverse population of patients with AR and urticaria, primary care physicians are faced with the challenge of prescribing the best therapy amid a wide armamentarium of antihistamines available.
Women who had bariatric surgery before pregnancy are at increased risk of congenital anomalies, particularly heart and musculoskeletal defects, a recent study has shown. However, this association disappears after fortification.
Rotavirus (RV) is highly contagious. Globally, 2 million children are hospitalized and more than 500,000 die annually from RV associated gastroenteritis. Therefore, vaccination is imperative for the prevention of RV infections.