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Flu vaccine in pregnancy – safe and necessary

Pregnant women need to have access to safe and timely vaccinations, however, this is not always the case. Concerns about the impact on the unborn infant and lack of evidence…
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Newer epilepsy drugs may not impact baby’s IQ

Newer epilepsy medications may not have a negative impact on a baby’s cognitive development if taken during pregnancy, new research has determined.   Risks associated with an older medication, valproate,…
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Gestational diabetes linked to obesity

Gestational diabetes may increase a child’s later risk of obesity, new research has found. Maternal gestational diabetes (GDM) is associated with increased odds of offspring obesity at age 9 to…
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Statins in pregnancy

Statin may reduce premature births in women with lipid syndrome. A drug which has been widely used in the general population to prevent cardiovascular disease appears to help prevent pregnancy…
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Multivitamins for expectant mothers

  Some multivitamin and mineral supplements may be “unnecessary and expensive”, a recent study has determined. A review of the available evidence, published in this month’s issue of the Drug…
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Autoimmune disease in pregnancy

Autoimmune conditions, such as psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis have the potential to significantly complicate pregnancy. Both planned and unplanned pregnancies are a major issue for women with these…
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