March 12, 2014
  • Acetaminophen Used During Pregnancy Raises Rates of ADHD-Like Issues

    While no conclusive recommendations have resulted, a new study raises issues about the safety of acetaminophen use during pregnancy. Children whose mothers took the painkiller during pregnancy appeared to have higher risk of hyperkinetic and attention-deficit disorders. Here are the details.

  • New Guideline: Use Anticoagulants in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Patients

    A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology not only sets a new goal for treatment for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation but also indicates that new therapeutic options make that easier to do. Find out why the AAN suggests novel anticoagulants might be more beneficial than warfarin.

  • Pediatrician Group Calls Drugstore Clinics “Inappropriate” for Children’s Care

    Retail-based clinics, primarily located in pharmacies, are becoming more and more common, and recent studies have suggested that parents appreciate their convenience for pediatric care. The American Association of Pediatrics is “flatly opposed” to use of the facilities for children, however. Why are children’s doctors so against the clinics?

  • CDC: Vaccine About 60% Effective Overall This
    Influenza Season

    The effectiveness of this year’s influenza vaccine, about 60%, is in line with previous seasons when the vaccine was well-matched with circulating influenza viruses, according to the CDC. Interestingly, protection from the H1N1 virus was better in older Americans than for the influenza A and B virus. Here are the details.


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