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Who is being tested for BRCA?A study looks at who is being tested for BRCA mutations as testing becomes more common. Also, a look at the impact of Zika virus on birth defects using benchmark data. Plus: How is the United States doing with infant mortality?
Is Zika linked to another birth defect?A retrospective case study in Brazil examines whether the Zika virus has ties to a birth defect other than microcephaly. Also, the USPSTF issues recommendations on screening for genital herpes. Plus: Does soy reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease in women with PCOS?
Zika screening: Is looking for microcephaly enough?A look at Brazilian Zika virus cases indicates that looking for just microcephaly may cause doctors to miss cases of congenital Zika virus infection. Plus: Why do women fare worse following cardiac arrest than their male counterparts?
Zika cause and effect (VIDEO)For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara explains key findings from a special report published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The report looked at the teratogenic element of the Zika virus and whether causality exists.
Spina bifida: Top 10 things for physicians to knowThe pediatrician's role is to support both the child with spina bifida and the family as they come to terms with this chronic illness. This article presents the 10 actions that are most important in preparing for and caring for a child with this complex health need.
Rise in abdominal birth defect among newbornsIncidence of gastroschisis among newborns appears to be on the rise, with the proportion of babies born with the rare defect almost doubling since 1995, new research shows.