Obstetrics & gynaecology

Consensus grows that bed rest could hurt pregnant women

For much of his 20-year career as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Anthony J. Sciscione has been criticizing something obstetricians routinely prescribe to try to prevent premature birth: bed rest.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New scale useful for predicting sick leave for back pain

(HealthDay)—A new user-friendly 10-item rating scale is useful for predicting the duration of sick leave in patients with acute lumbar back pain, according to a study published in the April 20 issue of Spine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraine sufferers face significant stigma, study finds

(HealthDay)—Those who get migraines have to deal not only with the pain, which can be disabling, but the stigma caused by others who tend to discount the impact of the debilitating headaches, a new study shows.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study questions if bed rest prevents prematurity

New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies—bed rest—doesn't seem to prevent premature birth, and might even increase that risk.

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