Dr. Paul Parkman, Who Helped to Eliminate Rubella, Dies at 91
He also identified the virus, which can cause infants to be born with severe physical and mental impairments as well as causing miscarriages and stillbirths. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Parkman, Paul D German Measles (Rubella) Vaccination and Immunization Pregnancy and Childbirth Stillbirth Birth Defects Doctors Tests (Medical) Food and Drug Administration National Institutes of Health Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Fluoride in the Water: Safe for Pregnant Women? Fluoride in the Water: Safe for Pregnant Women?
Experts said the chemical ' s effects on fetal development must be studied more extensively in light of new data linking the substance to neurobehavioral problems in young children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Scientists Are Studying Weight-Loss Drugs for Way More Than Weight Loss
The new weight-loss drugs Wegovy and Zepbound are in high demand, and the clamoring will only increase in coming years, experts predict. That’s because drugs like these, which rely at least in part on the appetite-regulating hormone GLP-1, are being investigated not just for weight loss and diabetes, but also for a wide range of other conditions. “Weight loss is only part of it,” says Dr. Ian Neeland, chair of the American Heart Association’s obesity science committee and an associate professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Here&...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

SmartPhone-Based eLearning Enhances Community Health Workers ’ Knowledge: New Article Highlights IntraHealth-Led Study in Rwanda
cbalesMay 21, 2024May 21, 2024A new article, “Using eLearning to improve and retain the knowledge of community health workers in maternal and neonatal health in Rwanda: A cohort study, ” published in the journalPublic Health Challenges, details the results of a study among Rwandan community health workers (CHWs) participating in a smartphone-based eLearning course. IntraHealth International conducted the study through its USAID-fundedIngobyi Activity, which worked to bring high-quality, integrated health services to more Rwandan mothers, children, and adolescents from 2018-2023.Read the article  here.CHWs play a criti...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 21, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Tags: Rwanda Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Health Digital Health eLearning Source Type: news

Pregnant women face huge risk in drinking tap water, scientists warn
A new study has shown the potential dangers of ingesting fluoride during pregnancy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Pregnant Women, Fluoridated Drinking Water Might Raise Risks for Baby: Study
TUESDAY, May 21, 2024 -- Fetal exposure to fluoride from a mom-to-be ' s drinking water might raise the odds for physical and mental health issues in toddlers, new research suggests. The study, which was funded by the U.S. National Institutes of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Among Six African Countries Shining Over Increased Family Planning Uptake
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is among six countries in Africa which have registered a sharp increase in the access and use of contraceptives globally over the past 12 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Malawi Pregnancy and Childbirth Southern Africa Source Type: news

HHS: Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcing modifications to the organizational structure of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Population Affairs (OPA). OPA is responsible for implementing and administering the Title X family planning program, managing the Office of Adolescent Health, and implementing and administering the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program and other adolescent health activities. The new organizational structure is effective May 14, 2024. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 21, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cannabis Counseling Scarce During Pregnancy, Even for Users Cannabis Counseling Scarce During Pregnancy, Even for Users
More than half of women who used marijuana during pregnancy reported no discussion about substance use during pregnancy at the prenatal visit, a new study found.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 20, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Reverse Decades-Old Advice Against HIV-Positive Mothers Breastfeeding
People with HIV can breastfeed their babies, as long as they are taking medications that effectively suppress the virus that causes AIDS, a top U.S. pediatricians’ group said Monday in a sharp policy change. The new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics reverses recommendations it had in place since the start of the HIV epidemic in the 1980s. It recognizes that routinely prescribed drugs can reduce the risk of transmitting HIV via breast milk to less than 1%, said Dr. Lisa Abuogi, a pediatric HIV expert at the University of Colorado and lead author of the report. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true...
Source: TIME: Health - May 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JONEL ALECCIA / AP Tags: Uncategorized News Desk wire Source Type: news

Fluoride in the water linked to anxiety, temper problems and headaches in children as young as three, with experts claiming exposure high levels in pregnancy could be a 'risk to the developing brain'
Study findings from experts in Florida come as the UK plans to add fluoride into the drinking water supplies of another 1.6million Brits in a bit to improve the nation's dental health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant? Researchers want you to know something about fluoride
Elevated prenatal exposure to fluoride was associated with increased risk of neurobehavioral problems in 3-year-olds, according to a study of children in Los Angeles. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 20, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Woman's warning after going to doctor with stomach pain - and then gives birth
A woman's story gone viral after revealing she woke up with 'the worst cramps and sharp pains', but she was unknowingly pregnant - she gave birth hours later (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal Mortality Soars in Brazil During the Pandemic Maternal Mortality Soars in Brazil During the Pandemic
The data suggest that the pandemic has disproportionately affected pregnant women and postpartum women, according to the investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Healthcare Workers at Increased Risk of Some Adverse Maternal Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Pregnant healthcare workers had increased risk for several adverse maternal outcomes compared to nonhealthcare workers, a retrospective cohort study found. Ana Collins-Smith, MD, of the University of Texas... (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 18, 2024 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news