The US Preventive Services Task Force is seeking comments on the latest analysis on pelvic exams. Plus: A Swedish study looks at the impact of smoking on the effectiveness of breast cancer treatments. Also, a new multidrug-resistant strain of Candida has been found.
A new clinical decision support tool prompts clinicians to ask parents about secondhand smoke exposure, provides an electronic nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) prescription, and makes referrals for follow-up and further guidance.
Are women who exposed to flame retardants at greater risk of thyroid disease? Plus: A look at the potential connection between maternal smoking status and risk of the child developing schizophrenia. Also, can telephone therapy help menopausal women get better sleep?
Surveys of 226 parents/caregivers of infants in the newborn nursery (NBN) and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a New York hospital who were smokers and whom practitioners referred to a smoking quitline made the surprising finding that parents of healthy newborns are more receptive to these referrals than parents of infants admitted to the NICU.
Adolescents and young adults who reported using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in a national survey were more likely to have progressed to smoking cigarettes 1 year later than their peers who did not use e-cigarettes.
Maternal exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) during pregnancy, even at low levels, is associated with a decrease in gross motor function among young children, a study in 175 nonsmoking mothers and their infants showed.