USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnancy

Interview with Michael Silverstein, MD, MPH, USPSTF member and coauthor of Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
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[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Film Classification Board has appealed to media and entertainment stakeholders to ensure that children are protected from inappropriate content in their programs.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
ConclusionMetabolic biomarkers were affected by blood sample timing and underlying metabolic disease. The JECS will clarify the influences of metabolic status during pregnancy on the health and development of the offspring in future studies.
Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractBreast cancer (BC) is the most common malignancy in women with a significant increasing incidence during the reproductive life. However, based on the newest anti-cancer molecular targeting drugs, successful treatments lead to the disease healing particularly in young patients, thus refreshing their motherhood programs. However, as effect of the BC treatment, a premature depletion of the ovarian follicle reserve occurs in more than one-third of patients resulting in permanent infertility. To prevent the cancer treatment-related infertility (CTRI), several options are today utilized. Besides the ovary suppression by ...
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Introduction: Trends of disease activity during pregnancy, the postpartum period, and until 24 months from the delivery in the era of new drugs for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) need to be investigated.Methods: In this cross-sectional Italian multicenter study, women with RRMS were included; the disease-modifying treatment (DMT) at the time of conception included were: interferons, glatiramer acetate, teriflunomide, dimethyl fumarate, fingolimod, and natalizumab. The main outcome of the study was to determine the rate of relapse occurrence during pregnancy and the postpartum period in all w...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Source: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Infants born at 23 to 27 weeks of pregnancy are most vulnerable. PMID: 32079782 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Am J Nurs Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS In conclusion, our findings indicate that along with considerably high rates of poor antenatal care, maternal anemia and cesarean delivery, adolescent pregnancies were also associated with high rates for fetal distress at birth, preterm delivery, and NICU re-admission within post-discharge 1-month. PMID: 32087083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: Available online 24 February 2020Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Xi Wang, Nora L. Lee, Igor BurstynAbstractWomen who smoke may be motivated to switch to vaping (use electronic cigarettes, e-cigs) around pregnancy in seeking to alleviate known hazards of smoking. E-cigs typically contain nicotine but either eliminates or greatly reduces exposure to the combustion products of tobacco. We studied a U.S.-wide representative sample of 31,973 live singleton births in 2016. In the three months before pregnancy, 5029 (14%) mothers exclusively smoked tobacco (“sole smokers”) and 976 (3%) used bot...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Condition:   Cholestasis of Pregnancy Intervention:   Drug: ursofalk Sponsor:   Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece Recruiting
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can’t tolerate — or don’t get enough help from — widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor. The Food and Drug Administration approved Esperion Therapeutics Inc.’s Nexletol for people genetically predisposed to have sky-high cholesterol and people who have heart disease and need to further lower their bad cholesterol. The daily pill is to be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and the highest statin dose patients can handle, the FDA said. High LDL, o...
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