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September 2013 Archives

JAMA Study: U.S. Hospital Infections Cost $10 Billion Annually

Health care-associated infections (HAIs) affect 1 in 20 patients,catheter-thumb-150x100-25064.jpg according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HAIs are a top-10 cause of death in the United States, killing 2,500 annually, but the problem only seems to be worsening.

Study Seeks Truth In Connection Between Diflucan, Birth Defects

Diflucan (fluconazole) is a medicine designed to treat fungal infections,ultrasound-thumb-160x218-24860.jpg but it has recently been scrutinized for an alleged tie to birth defects. Many scientists believe that when pregnant women take high doses of Diflucan, the fetus faces an increased risk of birth defects.

Study Aims To Help Speech Of Children With Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy often impacts a child's speech, making words slur or lack enunciation.cerebral palsy child-thumb-165x170-24412-thumb-165x170-24429.jpg A speech problem can be just as troubling as a child's movement difficulties, so scientists at a Scotland university are about to begin a three-year study that will closely examine the speech patterns of children with cerebral palsy.

Study: Antidepressants Greatly Increase Risk To Pregnant Mothers

Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the leading causes of fatal birth trauma in the United States. pregnant-thumb-160x152-24272.jpg For that reason, scientists have made efforts to decrease it and save lives. A new study from the British Medical Journal provides valuable insight into one of the common causes of postpartum hemorrhage: Antidepressant use during pregnancy.