Who would have thought that, by far, the most popular health article this week is entitled "Poo Saves"?! It's been another interesting week in health articles. This week's topics include fecal transplants, voice recognition software, Zika testing after pregnancy, risks to infants from maternal infections during pregnancy, and cervical cancer screening interval extension to 10 years.
Perhaps mirroring the fact that we're heading into cold and flu season, this week's most popular articles centered on the common cold and the flu vaccine. In obstetrics and gynecology news, this week's Must Read articles cover research on choline supplements in pregnancy for preventing schizophrenia, breastfeeding and blood pressure, and UTIs. Finally, an annual report on mental healthcare in America reveals some serious deficits.
"Urinary tract infection? You're not drinking enough cranberry juice!" At least that would be my mother's analysis. Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, affect eight million people in the United States each year. Research has shown that cranberry juice is effective in preventing recurrent UTIs in certain populations. Should we all go out and stock up on cranberry supplements? Not so fast! A new study on commercially available cranberry supplements will make you think twice.
I am very excited to introduce our new feature: a podcast! Dedicated to reviewing and editorializing the latest information in women's health, I hope this podcast will serve as a trusted source of information for on-the-go OBGYNs and other providers of women's health.