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Risk of Preterm Birth and Respiratory Distress in Pregnancies with Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants

From the OptumLabs Data Warehouse, researchers identified 226,932 singleton deliveries. Cases of antidepressant exposure were defined as pregnancies with prescription claims for antidepressants submitted between the last menstrual period and 35 weeks’ gestation.  To standardize dosing, prescriptions were converted to fluoxetine equivalents, and a longitudinal cluster analysis was performed.  The outcomes observed in this study… Read More »

Coronavirus social-contact curbs ‘put adolescents at risk’

Reduced face-to-face contact among teenagers and their friends during the pandemic could have damaging long-term consequences, neuroscientists say. At a sensitive time in life, their brain development, behaviour and mental health could suffer. Using social media might make up for some negative effects of social distancing, they write in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.… Read More »

Brilinta Approved in the US to Reduce the Risk of a First Heart Attack or Stroke in High-Risk Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Print this page June 1, 2020 — AstraZeneca’s Brilinta (ticagrelor) has been approved in the US to reduce the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease. The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was based on… Read More »

Stalled vaccine programmes ‘putting children’s lives at risk’

Millions of children could die from preventable disease because of severe disruptions to vaccination programmes caused by coronavirus, experts warn. At least 68 countries have been affected – with some stopping vaccination campaigns completely. The World Health Organization advised many countries to suspend vaccinations to help slow the spread of coronavirus. But now it is… Read More »

Scientists warn having an unhealthy gut can increase your risk from coronavirus

A happy tum could help tackle Covid-19, scientists have claimed. They believe the gut could be a key line of defence, with many championing probiotics, as they stimulate “good” gut ­bacteria. But naturopath Louise Westra warned there is no one-size-fits-all solution – and there are better ways to keep your insides healthy. Louise said: “Around… Read More »