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USPSTF: Benefits of Folic Acid in Pregnancy Still Substantial

USPSTF: Benefits of Folic Acid in Pregnancy Still Substantial

The review found that there is substantial evidence that supports folic acid supplementation during pregnancy.

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Assessing the Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Assessing the Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is about 7.7 per 1000.

Despite Improved Survival, Developmental Delay Still Common in Preemies

Despite Improved Survival, Developmental Delay Still Common in Preemies

Survival without neuromotor disabilities in preterm infants has increased.

Neonatal Hypoglycemia Not Linked With Neurosensory Impairment

Neonatal Hypoglycemia Not Linked With Neurosensory Impairment

The researchers observed no increased risk of neurosensory impairment among those exposed to neonatal hypoglycemia.

Exposure to Flame Retardants May Have Adverse Effect on Pediatric IQ

Exposure to Flame Retardants May Have Adverse Effect on Pediatric IQ

Reduced intelligence may be linked with developmental exposures to polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

Maternal Psychotropic, Opioid Use Boosts Risk of Neonatal Drug Withdrawal

Maternal Psychotropic, Opioid Use Boosts Risk of Neonatal Drug Withdrawal

There is an increased risk of neonatal drug withdrawal if psychotropic medications and opioids are used during pregnancy.

Animal Model Shows Reversal of Fetal Alchohol Syndrome Effects

Animal Model Shows Reversal of Fetal Alchohol Syndrome Effects

Animal research may have helped to find a treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in children.

No Elevated Risk of Intellectual Disability in Children Exposed to Antidepressants in Utero

No Elevated Risk of Intellectual Disability in Children Exposed to Antidepressants in Utero

The risk of intellectual disability among children whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy was not statistically significant.

Longer Cooling Doesn't Improve Outcomes in Neonatal Hypoxic Encephalopathy

Longer Cooling Doesn't Improve Outcomes in Neonatal Hypoxic Encephalopathy

Longer durations and greater depth of cooling did not reduce later mortality and disability.

FDA Clears Neonatal MRI System

FDA Clears Neonatal MRI System

Transporting neonates from the intensive care unit to MRI suites can pose challenges to care and patient safety.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Linked to Growing Economic Burden

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Linked to Growing Economic Burden

With the numbers of cases of NAS rising in recent years, so is the cost associated with caring for the children.

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