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Mefloquine malaria prophylaxis appears safe during pregnancy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pregnant women may safely receive mefloquine for malaria prophylaxis, researchers from Switzerland report in the April 10th online Clinical Infectious Diseases. “Women who inadvertently become pregnant while taking mefloquine should be reassured that the risk of...

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Postpartum implants curb adolescent pregnancies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Giving adolescent mothers postpartum contraceptive implants is an effective curb on further pregnancies within a year, researchers report in an April 18th on-line paper in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology." "Initiation of the etonogestrel implant immediately...
Recent studies show that sales and deaths related to opiate pain relievers have quadrupled over the last decade in the United States. Also, illicit drug use among pregnant teens is just over 16 percent. A new study examined just how many pregnant women are using these drugs at the time of delivery and the...