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Even Minor Traffic Accidents Can Raise a Woman's Odds for Birth Complications

Even Minor Traffic Accidents Can Raise a Woman`s Odds for Birth ComplicationsTUESDAY, March 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- “Baby on Board” warning stickers apply even when there's a mom-to-be in the vehicle, a new study argues.Pregnant women involved in traffic collisions are at heightened risk of potentially serious birth complications, even if the wreck only involves minor injuries, researchers report.These complications can include dislodgement of the placenta, very heavy bleeding, and the need for a cesarean section, according to a new Taiwanese study published March 20 in the journal Injury Prevention.Traffic crashes are the leading cause of trauma during pregnancy, with some reports suggesting they account for up to 70% of injuries to pregnant women, researchers said in background notes.To better assess the risk wrecks pose to pregnancies, the...

Poll Finds Many Parents Unaware of Kids' Exposure to Vaping

20 March 2023
Poll Finds Many Parents Unaware of Kids` Exposure to VapingMONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Four out of five U.S. parents questioned in a large poll believe their preteen and teenage kids are clear on the risks that electronic cigarettes pose, and only a few think their child actually vapes.Still, if their child did vape, would parents know? Nearly half of more than 1,300 parents polled said they would.The findings, experts say, point to a potential disconnect between what parents think is going on and the real deal when it comes to vaping among American youth. “These findings point to a few ways parents might be off,” said poll co-director Sarah Clark. For one thing, Clark pointed to 2022 data compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that found that 14% of high school students and 3% of middle schoolers...

Gerber Baby Formula Recalled Due to Bacteria Concerns

20 March 2023
Gerber Baby Formula Recalled Due to Bacteria ConcernsMONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Perrigo Co., which makes Gerber Good Start SootheProTM Powdered Infant Formula, has recalled the product over concerns about contamination with a potentially dangerous bacteria. Cronobacter sakazakii was possibly present between Jan. 2 and Jan. 18 at the company’s Gateway Eau Claire, Wisc., manufacturing facility.No distributed products have tested positive for the bacteria. No one has reported adverse events, the company added in a news release. No other products made by the company are affected by the recall at this plant or other Perrigo facilities. The recall is being made voluntarily in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Just last month, infant formula manufacturer Reckitt recalled 145,000 cans of Enfamil ProSobee...

IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Tough to Access for Women...

20 March 2023
IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Tough to Access for Women on MedicaidMONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- People covered by Medicaid insurance may not have easy access to some of the most effective, longer-acting birth control methods, new research claims.Investigators found that while about 48% of physicians who treat Medicaid patients provided prescription contraception like the birth control pill, only 10% offered longer-acting methods like IUDs and implants. Birth control is considered an essential health service.“This study is first of its kind and uses a national dataset of all Medicaid claims filed in the U.S,” said lead author Mandar Bodas, a research scientist at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, D.C.“In our analysis, we found that a physician’s characteristics -- including...

Planning for a Pregnancy? Don't Let Eczema, Psoriasis Get in the Way

20 March 2023
Planning for a Pregnancy? Don`t Let Eczema, Psoriasis Get in the WayMONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- During pregnancy, women may need to consider different options for treating certain health issues.The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) offers some suggestions for pregnant women living with the common skin conditions eczema and psoriasis.“Women may consider their health care decisions differently during different stages of their lives,” said Chicago dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Kiracofe, an expert in eczema and psoriasis. “The potential for motherhood requires constant vigilance in evaluating medical choices, which is why it’s important for women living with eczema and psoriasis to partner with a board-certified dermatologist," she said in an academy news release.Psoriasis and eczema affect men and women differently, according to...

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