How prevalent is PCOS in teen girls with type 2 diabetes?February 25th 2022
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and type 2 diabetes have some markers that suggest a connection, with PCOS patients exhibiting certain symptoms at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes later. A systematic review examines the prevalence of the 2 conditions occurring in adolescent girls.
Insurance type plays role in impact of preterm birth and maternal morbidityFebruary 21st 2022
Risk factors for the dual burden of severe maternal morbidity and preterm birth differ significantly by insurance type across sociodemographic and perinatal considerations in the state of California.
COVID-19 vaccine exposure in utero not linked to adverse neonatal outcomesFebruary 11th 2022
The safety of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women, for both mother and baby, has been dependent on observation during the rollout. A large population trial provides further support for the vaccine’s safety.
Examining the effect of eating disorders in pregnancy on neurodevelopmental risk in infantsJanuary 21st 2022
Eating disorders carry many risks. An investigation looks into whether they can increase the risk of certain neurodevelopmental conditions in the children of mothers with a history of eating disorders.
Does maternal history of cervical cancer/biopsy impact HPV vaccine rate in kids?December 16th 2021
For mothers who have an experience with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine preventable outcomes such as a cervical biopsy or cancer, would this history make them more likely to have their child receive this vaccine? It may seem likely, but a new study raises questions about this belief.
How a program to improve contraceptive access is workingNovember 12th 2021
One year after the close of the Increasing Access to Contraception (IAC) Learning Community, participants had sustained their efforts in support of at least 1 goal: to improve adolescent girls' and women’s access to the full range of contraceptive options.
When puberty arrives too early or too lateOctober 9th 2021
Puberty will happen for every child, but when it arrives early or is delayed both parent and child may be worried. A presentation at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition discussed typical reasons for both early and delayed pubertal development.
Small but meaningful link between teen oral contraceptives and future depressionAugust 2nd 2021
Adolescent oral contraceptive use is associated with a small yet meaningful increased risk of experiencing an episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) in early adulthood, especially among women with no history of MDD in adolescence.
Do flu shots during pregnancy lead to adverse childhood health outcomes?June 14th 2021
Many pregnant women are given the season influenza vaccination to provide protection for both mother and child. A study examines whether this vaccination is linked to adverse health outcomes in childhood.