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Antidepressant Use in Early Pregnancy Does Not Increase Risk of Autism, ADHD in Kids, Study Finds

A study reported April 18 in the journal of the American Medical Association led by Indiana University suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications.

Study: Antidepressant use in early pregnancy does not increase autism, ADHD risk in kids

(Indiana University) A study led by Indiana University reported today in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications.

Updated AATS guidelines help cardiovascular surgeons navigate the challenges of managing ischemic mitral regurgitation

(American Association for Thoracic Surgery) How best to treat IMR is controversial, in part, because of the fragility and complexity of the patients, difficulty of grading IMR, the variety of medical and surgical options, and lack of long-term quality studies. Show More Summary

Both Too Much, Too Little Weight Tied to Migraine

Both obesity and being underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraine, according to a meta-analysis published in the April 12, 2017, online issue of Neurology(r), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The researchers looked at all available studies on body mass index (BMI) and migraine.

AMIA announces partnership with Dryad Digital Repository

(Oxford University Press USA) The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) today announced a new partnership with the Dryad Digital Repository. Dryad is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable.

Doctors Call for More Organ Harvesting from Euthanasia Victims

Most euthanasia victims in Belgium are not organ donors, and some doctors see a problem with that. In an article published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a group of research doctors from Belgium and the Netherlands argued for taking organs from euthanasia victims in their countries. Euthanasia is legal […]

JAMA Study Provides Further Support for Spinal Manipulation for Acute Low Back Pain

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), adds to a growing body of recent research supporting the use of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) as a first line treatment for acute low back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to Irene M. Min, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College

Irene Min, M.D. is the recipient of the ATA's 2016 Bite Me Cancer Grant. Dr. Min, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, submitted the winning project entitled "Application of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-T Cell Therapy in Aggressive Thyroid Cancer."

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to Kristen R. Vella, Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

A 2016 Research Grant has been presented to Kristen Vella, PhD, to support her project entitled "Neuronal Regulation of Hepatic Thyroid Hormone Clearance." Dr. Vella is an Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

24 Abortion Clinics Closed in Texas in the Last 5 Years as Abortions Dropped 20 Percent

A Texas law overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court last year saved thousands of unborn babies’ lives while it was in effect. A research study in the “Journal of the American Medical Association” in January reported abortions dropped 20 percent in Texas and 24 abortion clinics closed after House Bill 2 went into effect in […]

AAPM Issues Statement Urging Congress to Oppose NIH Cuts

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), a professional nonprofit organization supporting medical physicists, has released a statement calling on Congress to reverse President Trump's proposed cuts to FY 2018 funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Show More Summary

BMC addiction expert receives award from American Association of Nurse Practitioners

(Boston University Medical Center) Colleen T. Labelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, director of Boston Medical Center's Office-Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) program, has been awarded the 2017 Advocate State Award for Excellence by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Hepatitis B and C may be linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease

(American Academy of Neurology) The viruses hepatitis B and C may both be associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in the March 29, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The hepatitis virus affects the liver.

New process designed to streamline faster care for EMS triage, transport of stroke patients

(American Heart Association) The new Severity-based Stroke Triage Algorithm for emergency medical services (EMS) equips ambulance crews with information and tools to better identify a stroke, assess a patient's overall condition and determine the best hospital for the patient's specific treatment needs.

Lead Exposure In Childhood May Lower IQ Later On

Being exposed to high levels of lead as a child can cause health consequences that last well into adulthood, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association—including a lower IQ. Researchers followed 565 people in New Zealand who were part of a study of people born between 1972 and…

Our 5 Favorite Diabetes Medical Alert Jewelry

Today is the American Association’s Diabetes Alert Day and we thought we’d bring up one safety aspect related to life with diabetes. Do you wear a medical alert ID? If not, you’re certainly not alone but, you may want to take the time to consider picking one out today. First responders are trained to search your whole body […]

Insurers May Notch Bigger Profits From Fewer Customers In ‘Trumpcare’

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The House GOP’s embattled health care bill has plenty of detractors: Democrats, hospitals, the American Medical Association and the House Freedom Caucus all oppose it. But the insurance industry is no...

Columbia U. dental dean honored for service to oral health research service

(Columbia University Medical Center) Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent, received the 2017 Jack Hein Public Service Award from the American Association of Dental Research.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim of fleeing doctors rings false

[...] the number of doctors in the U.S. actively caring for patients grew from 799,501 in 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, to 860,939 in 2015, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. While there...Show More Summary

Vanderbilt Joins Cutting-Edge Obesity Research Network

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of four centers receiving a $15 million, four-year research award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide cutting-edge research on obesity as part of its sixth Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN).

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