Medications

Topical corticosteroid use in pregnancy not tied to SGA, LBW

(HealthDay)—Topical corticosteroid use in pregnancy is not associated with increased risks for small for gestational age (SGA) or low birth weight, according to a study published online May 5 in JAMA Dermatology.

Immunology

Early-life exposure to antibiotics linked to atopic dermatitis

Exposure to antibiotics in utero and during the first year of life is associated with an increased risk for atopic dermatitis, with the correlation partially attenuated after adjustment for familial factors, according to ...

Neuroscience

Reduced kidney function linked to increased risk of dementia

Chronic kidney disease is when a person's kidneys progressively lose their ability to filter waste from the blood and eliminate fluids. Now a new study has found that people with reduced kidney function may have an increased ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Glandular fever increases the risk of depression

New research shows that patients who have had contact with the hospital due to serious glandular disease have a greater risk of subsequently developing depression. The study from iPSYCH is the largest yet to show a correlation ...

Cardiology

Women face unique risks for high blood pressure and stroke

Women have a lot on their plates, and sometimes important self-care can take a back seat to work, family and other obligations. In fact, nearly 50% of adult women have high blood pressure, and nearly three-quarters of those ...

Oncology & Cancer

Decoding the effect of body mass index on breast cancer

Medical researchers at Flinders University have established a new link between high body mass index (BMI) and breast cancer survival rates—with clinical data revealing worse outcomes for early breast cancer (EBC) patients ...

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