Obstetrics & gynaecology

USPSTF recommends counseling for healthy pregnancy weight gain

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling interventions to promote healthy weight gain in pregnancy. This recommendation forms the basis of a final recommendation statement ...

Health

Q&A: Family health history information

My grandmother died of breast cancer at 70. My first cousin was recently diagnosed at 35. And another cousin also had breast cancer a few years ago. A friend suggested that I undergo genetic counseling to determine my risk. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

USPSTF in favor of interventions for healthy weight gain in pregnancy

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain during pregnancy. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation ...

Genetics

New genes for human deafness found in Israeli families

Until now, seven genes were known to be involved in hearing loss in Israel's Jewish population. A new study led by Zippora Brownstein, Ph.D., and Prof. Karen Avraham from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University ...

Health

USPSTF urges behavioral counseling to prevent STIs

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling interventions for preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescents and adults at increased risk. These recommendations ...

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