Missouri expected to pass controversial "heartbeat" abortion bill
Missouri appears to be on track to pass a bill that would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Missouri would join 14 other states that have enacted abortion bans or restrictions this year. Adriana Diaz has the latest.
Authors: Kelkay B, Omer A, Teferi Y, Moges Y Abstract Background: Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and significant health consequences to the newborn, families, and communities and tens of emotional and economic costs. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the magnitude of singleton preterm birth and associated factors in Shire Suhul General Hospital, Northern Ethiopia. Methods: Institutional based cross-sectional study was conducted among systematically selected 325 postnatal mothers in Shire Suhul General Hospital, Northern Ethiopia, from January to March 2018. The data were c...
We examined fifteen years of cross-sectional data (2002–2016, N = 234,803) from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Our main outcome was youth self-reported (no/yes) past-year participation in a pregnancy or STI prevention program. Survey adjusted prevalence estimates and logistic regression analysis were used to examine trends in participation. Youth participation in pregnancy and STI prevention programming decreased significantly from a high of 15% in 2003 to a low of 7% in 2016. Representing a 53% proportional decline in youth participation, this downward trend was significant even when controlling for...
Repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs in children younger than 3 years or in pregnant women during their third trimester may affect children's developing brains, especially for surgeries longer than 3 hours or if multiple procedures are required.
[2-22-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals that it has updated the Pregnancy section of drug labels for the entire class of antipsychotic drugs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating the results of a Danish study1 that concludes there is a possible increased risk of miscarriage with the use of oral fluconazole (Diflucan) for yeast infections.
[02-17-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public that injectable terbutaline should not be used in pregnant women for prevention or prolonged treatment (beyond 48-72 hours) of preterm labor in either the hospital or outpatient setting because of the potential for serious maternal heart problems and death.
On 6/30/2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the public that children born to mothers who take the anti-seizure medication valproate sodium or related products (valproic acid and divalproex sodium) during pregnancy have an increased risk of lower cognitive test scores than children exposed to other anti-seizure medications during pregnancy.
Government research shows pot use is most common during the first trimester.
Publication date: Available online 17 June 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Andrew Mockridge, Kirsty MaclennanAbstractDuring pregnancy, maternal physiology undergoes continual adaptation. These often interlinked changes occur in all body systems and are affected by the hormonal influences of the placenta and the mechanical adaptations required to accommodate the developing fetus. These important physiological changes can potentially lead to decompensation in parturients with pre-existing co-morbidities. They may also unmask asymptomatic pre-pregnancy disease. A sound knowledge of the expected ...