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Women Surgeons at Greater Risk of Pregnancy Loss, Study Finds

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Women Surgeons at Greater Risk of Pregnancy Loss, Study Finds The demands of the profession appear to clash with the process of starting a family. “There’s a health risk in it.” Dr. Erika Rangel, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in… Read More »

Chemsex is top of the list of risk factors for HIV infection in gay and bisexual men in England

A study tracking new cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men in London and Brighton has identified the key risk factors predicting subsequent HIV infection in recent years. By far the most important was injecting drugs, largely in a chemsex context. Although only 3% of the men in the study reported injecting drugs, 16% of… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Essential Reads: Bupropion (Wellbutrin) and Risk for Major Malformations

Over the last 20 years, we have accumulated data to support the use of many different antidepressants during pregnancy, including serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the tricyclic antidepressants. In this post, we review the most recent data on the reproductive safety of and bupropion (Wellbutrin), summarized in two recent reviews from Hendrick and colleagues (2017) and… Read More »