Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New mothers negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic policies

Giving birth can be a joyous, yet stressful experience in the best of times—but what happens when a global public health crisis is thrown into the mix? McGill University and the University of Toronto researchers examined ...

Medications

Pandemic boosts demand for postal delivery of abortion pill

Clinics that mailed mifepristone and misoprostol tablets to patients during the pandemic have experienced a high demand and have been able to safely screen and care for patients via telehealth, according to two studies recently ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New data could inform youth-focused pandemic messaging

Now that teens and young adults across the country account for an increasing share of COVID-19 cases, and many have become eligible for vaccination, several recently published studies based on polls of this age group provide ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Epidural use at birth not linked to autism risk, study finds

Having an epidural during childbirth is not associated with a greater risk of autism in the child, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Manitoba.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: Balancing screen time and creating a healthy home for children

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter is turning 7 in a few months, and I am considering getting a tablet for her, especially given the increase in online learning. However, I'm unsure if this is good for her growth and development, ...

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