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Is SSRI use during pregnancy an autism risk factor? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 22 Dec 2013 12:16pm A few recent studies have suggested that using SSRI’s during pregnancy might increase the risk of a child later being diagnosed autistic. SSRI’s are commonly used to treat depression. Earlier this year a team from Bristol studied the question and concluded: In utero exposure to both SSRIs and non-selective monoamine reuptake inhibito ... Read on »
Yahoo News "Can You Prevent Autism" Mentions Pregnancy Flu Shots as Risk Factor by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Aug 2012 12:00am Managing Editor's note: Valerie Isakova, Yahoo Shine Parenting Editor had a "home page" feature yesterday called, "Can you prevent autism?" which naturally caught my eye. I clicked into the article expected to see simply the word, "NO." To my surprise, Isakova brings forth tough questions and even dares (I wonder if she knew what ... Read on »
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Ectopic Pregnancy by HealthFinder Posted Fri 02 Sep 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink When a fetus begins developing outside the womb (HealthDay News) -- Ectopic pregnancy ... Read on »
Busted! Condom Use, Pregnancy Risk and Sex Ed in Our High Schools by Tye Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:04pm Teen pregnancy and birth rates can be a tricky subject.  Maybe it’s just me but parents want to be involved in the type of sexual education their kids get but passively rely on schools and public health initiatives to actually do the teaching.  This has led to battles between abstinence only and comprehensive sex ed. Put 2,000 kids in a scho ... Read on »
Stillbirth In First Pregnancy May Up Risk of Second by Medline Plus Posted Fri 16 Jul 2010 7:02am Friday, July 16, 2010    By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who suffered a stillbirth during their first pregnancy are more likely than other women to lose their second pregnancy as well, a new study suggests. The study, which ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Antipsychotic drug labels updated on use during pregnancy and risk of abnormal muscle movements a by FDA Posted Tue 22 Feb 2011 10:09am Safety Announcement Additional Information for Patients Additional Information for Healthcare Professionals Data Summary List of Antipsychotic Drugs Safety Announcement [2-22-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals that it has updated the Pregn ... Read on »
Closely spaced pregnancies: a risk for autism? by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Jan 2011 6:00am A study published today in the journal, Pediatrics, examines the interval between pregnancies and the odds of a child having autism. Researchers looked at the birth records of 660,000 second-born children born in California and the timing of their conception after the oldest sibling was born. The results? Compared to children who w ... Read on »
Obesity, Overweight, Fat pregnancy Risks Low IQ Baby by Plantarian Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 28 Jun 2011 4:23am Despite the headlines health and nutrition consultant and fertility expert from Foods for Life , Yvonne Bishop-Weston in Harley Street London said today "It's fine for mothers to eat for two if they eat whole food rather than half food. If mother's focus on a diet rich in low GL plant foods such as vegetables, beans, fuit, berries, nuts and se ... Read on »
Pregnancy Risks by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am One of the most important things that women with CF should consider regarding pregnancy, is their overall health. Pregnancy, even in healthy women, can pose serious health risks. Women with CF who have mild forms of the disease as indicated by high FEV1 and excellent nutritional status, are better suited to carry a pregnancy to term. Additionall ... Read on »
Asian-White Couples Face Distinct Pregnancy Risks by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Tue 07 Oct 2008 6:15pm Pregnant women who are part of an Asian-white couple face an increased risk of gestational diabetes as compared with couples in which both partners are white, according to a new study from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers also found that Asian women whose partners are white are ... Read on »