Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC chief: Valley fever a 'growing problem' in California

U.S. Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, called valley fever "a big and growing problem" that presents "substantial" economic and health costs for Californians.

Medications

Hard to find good info on drug safety in pregnancy

Nearly every woman takes a medication at some point during pregnancy. Yet there's disturbingly little easy-to-understand information about which drugs pose a risk to her baby, and what to do about it.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress hormone foreshadows postpartum depression in new mothers

Women who receive strong social support from their families during pregnancy appear to be protected from sharp increases in a particular stress hormone, making them less likely to develop postpartum depression, according ...

Pediatrics

Fetal NSAID exposure not tied to persistent pulmonary HTN

(HealthDay)—There appears to be no association between persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) and gestational exposure to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen, according to ...

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