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CVS, Walgreens to Start Selling Abortion Pill in Some States

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- CVS and Walgreens announced Friday that they will start dispensing the abortion pill...

Prenatal Exposure to Antiseizure Meds May Not Increase Epilepsy Risk in Children

Risk for epilepsy similar for siblings who were exposed and unexposed to valproate in pregnancy

Number of Abortions Performed Per Month in U.S. Unchanged Since Fall of Roe v....

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- The historic overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022 has not had...

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Iron Deficiency Screening in Pregnancy

Insufficient evidence found for assessing benefits, harms of screening and iron supplementation for preventing adverse outcomes

Maternal Booster COVID-19 Vaccination Protects Infants Through 6 Months

For each 10-fold increase in Spike IgG titer at delivery, risk for infection reduced 47 percent for infants, regardless of boost

Severe Forms of Maternal Bereavement Linked to Heart Failure in Offspring

Increased risks for heart failure seen in association with death of a partner or older child, unnatural death of a relative

Hypertension, Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Offspring’s Later Heart Health

Findings show link to children’s body mass index, blood pressure, total cholesterol level, and glucose level

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

Female Reproductive Factors Linked to Risk for COPD

Age at menarche, number of children, number of miscarriages and stillbirths, age at natural menopause linked to COPD

Elevated Cortisol Linked to Unpredicted Birth Complications

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