Today's Headlines

Friday, December 19, 2014

Today's Headlines is prepared daily to help keep you informed about news affecting women's health care and ob-gyn. This brief is derived from the four major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Please note that the WSJ requires a paid subscription to access articles. 

The New York Times
"Weight Gain During Pregnancy Is Especially Good for Boys"
The less weight a woman gains during pregnancy, the less likely she is to have a boy, an analysis of data on more than 68 million births over 23 years has found...Read more.

"Medicaid Rolls Surge Under Affordable Care Act"
Altogether, enrollment in the nonexpansion group of states has increased by 6.8 percent, or about 1.5 million people. Of course, the increases in states that have expanded Medicaid are more extreme...Read more.

The Washington Post
"The Unbelievable Rise of Single Motherhood in America Over the Last 50 Years"
Single motherhood has grown so common in America that demographers now believe half of all children will live with a single mom at some point before the age of 18...Read more.

"Half of Dr. Oz’s Medical Advice is Baseless or Wrong, Study Says"

Researchers selected 40 episodes from last year, identifying 479 separate medical recommendations. After paging through the relevant medical research, they found evidence only supported 46 percent of his recommendations, contradicted 15 percent and wasn’t available for 39 percent...Read more.

USA Today
"Child Quarantined After Chicago Quarantined After Chicago Airport Ebola Alert"
A child with Ebola-like symptoms was taken to hospital in Chicago after arriving at O'Hare International Airport early Friday morning, according to local media reports...Read more.

The Wall Street Journal
"In China, Expectant Dads Line Up to Experience Labor Pains"
Having men experience contraction pains is proving popular in this eastern Chinese city, especially with their spouses. Ever since the Jinan Aima Maternity Hospital opened its “Pain Experience Camp” in November, more than 300 men signed up as test subjects, said Liu Yang, Jinan Aima’s marketing director...Read more.

"Medicare to Cut Payments to Some Doctors, Hospitals"
More than 257,000 US doctors will see their Medicare payments cut by 1% next year because they didn’t meet federal goals for using electronic medical records, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...Read more.

*Disclaimer: ACOG does not endorse these articles, nor the views expressed in them.         

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