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CDC May Recommend COVID Boosters for Some This Spring

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is weighing whether to recommend...

Preterm Birth Does Not Appear to Be Linked to Autism

No significant association noted between preterm delivery, occurrence of autism spectrum disorder

Opioid Exposure Linked to Increased Odds of Preterm Birth

In a recent study, each doubling of nonzero opioid MME was associated with a 4 percent increase in odds of preterm birth

Low-Dose Positron Emission Mammography Helps ID Breast Cancer

In a cohort of 25 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, 24 cancers were identified with PEM

Elevated Cortisol Linked to Unpredicted Birth Complications

Hair cortisol concentrations, but not composite stress, anxiety, and depression scores, predicted birth complications

Few Adults Know Their Heart Health Numbers

Less than 20 percent of U.S. adults know their cholesterol or blood sugar levels

Tobacco Use in Pregnancy Linked to Neurocognitive Deficits in Offspring

Lower scores seen on oral reading recognition, picture sequence memory, picture vocabulary tests at ages 9 to 12 years

2016 to 2022 Saw Increase in Rate of Maternal Syphilis

Syphilis rate increased for all maternal race and Hispanic-origin groups, in all age groups, for all prenatal care categories

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy

In a large study, there were lower odds of neonatal mortality associated with vaccination

Recommendations Developed for Tests to Support Diagnosis of Syphilis

Laboratory tests for T. pallidum categorized into nontreponemal, treponemal tests; both needed to help differentiate untreated from past treated infection