Bed-sharing increasing among minority families

By Genevra Pittman

NEW YORK | Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:20pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More parents are putting their babies to sleep next to them in bed, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that over the past 20 years, bed-sharing has become more common, especially among black and Hispanic families.

The practice is controversial. Some evidence suggests mothers who share a bed with their babies also tend to keep breastfeeding for longer (see Reuters Health story of September 23, 2013 here: reut.rs/1bBVlvX).

Slightly early birth tied to lower adult achievement

By Genevra Pittman

NEW YORK | Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:19pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Being born just a couple of weeks early may influence a child’s long-term education and job prospects, hints a new study from Finland.

Researchers found that infants born “late preterm” – between 34 and 36 weeks – were more likely to be manual workers and earned less money as adults than their peers who were born on time.

Baby born after ovaries 'reawakened'

30 September 2013 Last updated at 15:36 ET

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News

Kazuhiro Kawamura and newborn babyDr Kazuhiro Kawamura of the St Marianna University medical school holding the newborn

A baby has been born through a new technique to “reawaken” the ovaries of women who had a very early menopause.

Doctors in the US and Japan developed the technique to remove the ovaries, activate them in the laboratory and re-implant fragments of ovarian tissue.

The technique, reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has resulted in one baby being born with another expected.

Baby born after ovaries ‘reawakened’

30 September 2013 Last updated at 15:36 ET

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News

Kazuhiro Kawamura and newborn babyDr Kazuhiro Kawamura of the St Marianna University medical school holding the newborn

A baby has been born through a new technique to “reawaken” the ovaries of women who had a very early menopause.

Doctors in the US and Japan developed the technique to remove the ovaries, activate them in the laboratory and re-implant fragments of ovarian tissue.

The technique, reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has resulted in one baby being born with another expected.

UK A&Es seeing ‘drunk children’

30 September 2013 Last updated at 00:00 ET

Nine-year-old boy drinking (model)Public Health England says one in four underage drinkers consumes more than 15 units a week

Nearly 300 children aged 11 or under were admitted to A&E units across the UK last year after drinking too much, a BBC Radio 5 live investigation shows.

Revealing UK-wide data for the first time, it said a total of 6,500 under-18s were admitted with alcohol-related illnesses in 2012-13.

The data came from 125 of the 189 UK NHS organisations following Freedom of Information requests.

More girls than boys are now being admitted, a reversal of the past trend.

Lilly mulls options as Medicare shuns Alzheimer's diagnostic

By Ransdell Pierson

Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:33pm EDT

(Reuters) – Eli Lilly and Co on Monday said the federal government has unfairly blocked patient access to its Amyvid diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease by denying reimbursement for such products, and said a requested new study of the test could create additional delay.

“We are committed to this space and aren’t letting this product go by the wayside,” Eric Dozier, senior director of Lilly’s Alzheimer’s business division, said in an interview.

Lilly mulls options as Medicare shuns Alzheimer’s diagnostic

By Ransdell Pierson

Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:33pm EDT

(Reuters) – Eli Lilly and Co on Monday said the federal government has unfairly blocked patient access to its Amyvid diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease by denying reimbursement for such products, and said a requested new study of the test could create additional delay.

“We are committed to this space and aren’t letting this product go by the wayside,” Eric Dozier, senior director of Lilly’s Alzheimer’s business division, said in an interview.

India seeks to regulate its booming 'rent-a-womb' industry

Daniele Fabbricatore, 39, holds his week-old daughter Gabriella, who is kissed by her maternal grandmother Vanita Patel, outside the Akanksha IVF centre in Anand town, about 70 km (44 miles) south of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

1 of 8. Daniele Fabbricatore, 39, holds his week-old daughter Gabriella, who is kissed by her maternal grandmother Vanita Patel, outside the Akanksha IVF centre in Anand town, about 70 km (44 miles) south of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 26, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal

By Nita Bhalla and Mansi Thapliyal

Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:28am EDT

ANAND, India, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Dressed in a green surgical gown and cap, British restaurateur Rekha Patel cradled her newborn daughter at the Akanksha clinic in northwestern India as her husband Daniel smiled warmly, peering in through a glass door.

India seeks to regulate its booming ‘rent-a-womb’ industry

Daniele Fabbricatore, 39, holds his week-old daughter Gabriella, who is kissed by her maternal grandmother Vanita Patel, outside the Akanksha IVF centre in Anand town, about 70 km (44 miles) south of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

1 of 8. Daniele Fabbricatore, 39, holds his week-old daughter Gabriella, who is kissed by her maternal grandmother Vanita Patel, outside the Akanksha IVF centre in Anand town, about 70 km (44 miles) south of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 26, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal

By Nita Bhalla and Mansi Thapliyal

Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:28am EDT

ANAND, India, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Dressed in a green surgical gown and cap, British restaurateur Rekha Patel cradled her newborn daughter at the Akanksha clinic in northwestern India as her husband Daniel smiled warmly, peering in through a glass door.

New Study Looks at Shared Medical Decision Making

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Bones / Orthopedics
Article Date: 30 Sep 2013 – 0:00 PDT

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Shared decision making refers to a set of principles that can be employed by patients and their physicians to explicitly incorporate patient preferences and values into clinical decision making. Past research shows that patients, who have an enhanced knowledge of their medical conditions and treatment alternatives, demonstrate a reduced anxiety when it comes to medical decision making.