February 1st, 2019
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Fathering infants at or after age 45 years is associated with negative effects on both the mothers and the resulting offspring.
In this randomized, controlled trial from France, screening for and treatment of bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women at low risk for preterm birth with oral clindamycin or placebo did not reduce the rate of spontaneous preterm birth between 16 and 36 weeks.
SYNOPSIS: A reanalysis of an earlier randomized clinical trial to assess the ability of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia has shown that the drug diminishes the risk of spontaneously delivering prior to 34 weeks by about half.
In a pooled analysis of prospective studies, researchers found an increased risk of breast cancer among parous women that persists for more than 20 years after childbirth. Breastfeeding did not modify this pattern.