martes, 27 de enero de 2015

Child Safety Update

Child Safety Update



Child Safety Update

New on the MedlinePlus Child Safety page:
01/23/2015 12:00 PM EST

Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say
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Opioid Prescription Claims among Women of Reproductive Age

Opioid Prescription Claims among Women of Reproductive Age

Division of Reproductive Health Global Activity eUpdate

Opioid Prescription Claims among Women of Reproductive Age


CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published a new study looking at how often women aged 15-44 years filled a prescription for specific pain medications, called opioids.CDC researchers found that during 2008–2012, on average, 28% of women aged 15-44 years with private health insurance and 39% of women enrolled in Medicaid filled a prescription written by a healthcare provider for an opioid medication. We welcome you to visit here to read a summary of the key findings from this paper or read the articlehere.

opiod use
Why this is important
Taking these medications early in pregnancy can increase the risk for some birth defects (such as spina bifida) and other poor pregnancy outcomes (such as preterm birth or low birth weight). Women who use prescription opioids also have an increased risk of death from an overdose.
Women who are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, should discuss with their health care professional the risks and benefits for any medication they are taking or considering.
CDC Activities on Medication Use in Pregnancy: Treating for Two
CDC’s Treating for Two Initiative is aimed at providing better information to women and their healthcare providers about medication use during pregnancy. You can learn more about Treating for Two at www.cdc.gov/treatingfortwo.
More Information
·         For more information about medications and pregnancy, visit www.cdc.gov/pregnancymedication or www.cdc.gov/treatingfortwo
·         Do you have questions about how medications you are taking may affect a pregnancy? MotherToBaby.org can help you find the answers.
·         On January 9, 2015, FDA released a new Drug Safety Communication on Pain Medicine Use during Pregnancy. For more information, visit http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm429117.htm


Selected NIAID Research Advances of 2014

Selected NIAID Research Advances of 2014





NIAID Reflects on an Extremely Productive 2014
A new slideshow highlights notable scientific accomplishments made by NIAID laboratories and NIAID-funded researchers during fiscal year 2014. These advances brought us closer to much-needed vaccines for Ebola, HIV, and influenza. Others expanded our knowledge of rare conditions such as prion diseases and immunodeficiency disorders. All are representative of how public investment in biomedical research can advance science and benefit human health.
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Alzheimer's Disease Update

Alzheimer's Disease Update



Alzheimer's Disease Update

New on the MedlinePlus Alzheimer's Disease page:
01/21/2015 04:00 PM EST

Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down
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Cervical Cancer Update

Cervical Cancer Update



Cervical Cancer Update

New on the MedlinePlus Cervical Cancer page:
01/23/2015 12:00 PM EST

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12
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Autism Spectrum Disorder Update

Autism Spectrum Disorder Update



Autism Spectrum Disorder Update

New on the MedlinePlus Autism Spectrum Disorder page:
01/22/2015 12:00 PM EST

Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says
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01/19/2015 12:00 PM EST

Brains of people without the disorder show similar patterns, possibly because of shared social experiences
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Premature Babies Update

Premature Babies Update



Premature Babies Update

New on the MedlinePlus Premature Babies page:
01/21/2015 05:00 PM EST

But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say
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