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Researchers found that women who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy and developed diabetes later on had an almost ninefold increased risk of having high glomerular filtration rate later in life, an indication of chronic kidney disease, compared with those without gestational diabetes. The findings in Diabetes Care, based on 1,214 Danish women with and without gestational diabetes, revealed that those who only had gestational diabetes were at a threefold higher risk of having an elevated GFR.
The rate of premature births in California communities near coal and oil power plants declined by 20% to 25% after the closures of eight plants from 2001 to 2011, with the biggest drop in communities within 3 miles of the plants and more significant declines among black and Asian women, researchers reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Another study in the journal Environmental Health linked fossil fuel plant closures in the state with improved fertility rates.
HealthDay News (5/22)
A study in the Journal of Perinatology found levels of 25 serum biomarkers, a maternal age greater than 34 and low income or Medicaid coverage could help predict preterm birth and preeclampsia. “One of the reasons we’re most excited about this test is that we see some potential for it addressing preterm birth in those most at risk,” said. researcher Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski of the University of California at San Francisco.
A study published in Molecular Autism found no association between mercury levels in mothers who ate fish and the risk of autism or autistic traits in children. “Our findings further endorse the safety of eating fish during pregnancy,” researcher Jean Golding said.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that 31.1% of black preterm infants given sustained vitamin D supplementation had recurrent wheezing at age 12 months, compared with 41.8% of those who received diet-limited supplementation. The findings also showed that upper and lower respiratory infections were the most common adverse events and were less prevalent among those in the sustained vitamin D supplementation group.
A study of couples trying to conceive found 92% of those in which both the man and woman ate at least two servings of fish each week reported a pregnancy within a year, compared with 79% of couples with a lower seafood intake, Harvard and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Couples with higher seafood intake also reported greater frequency in sexual intercourse.
Hypertension treatment guidelines released last November by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association mean about 46% of the US population would now be considered to have high blood pressure and 36% could be recommended for blood pressure medication, according to a study in JAMA Cardiology. If the guidelines were fully implemented, it could lead to 156,000 fewer deaths and 340,000 fewer heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related problems each year, the researchers predicted.
HealthDay News (5/23)
A World Cancer Research Fund report showed an association between obesity and an increased risk of 12 cancers, including breast, esophagus, gallbladder, kidney and liver cancers. The report also recommends being physically active, limiting consumption of fast food, high-fat products, red and processed meats, alcohol and sugar, and eating a diet rich in beans, fruit, whole grains and vegetables to reduce cancer risks.
United Press International (5/24)
Healthy babies with infantile hemangioma who received oral propranolol had no significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular or metabolic events but they did have a higher risk of bronchiolitis compared with those who didn’t receive the drug, researchers reported in Pediatrics. The findings were based on French National Health Insurance data.
2 Minute Medicine (5/29)
The American College of Nurse-Midwives joined other health care groups in opposing a rule proposed by the Trump administration that would restrict Title X providers from talking with patients about abortion and prohibit funding from those who offer abortion services. A joint statement said the rule would put more than 40% of Title X patients at risk of losing access to primary and preventive care and intrude on the patient-provider relationship. Although this opinion is the official position of the ACNM, there are many Nurse-Midwives that disagree.
Medscape (free registration) (5/23)