COVID in Pregnancy, Higher Odds for ‘Preemie’ Delivery

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In this pandemic era, moms-to-be understandably worry about the risks COVID-19 might pose to their baby. A new study offers some answers. Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be more likely to have a preterm birth. But they don’t have an increased risk of stillbirth or baby … Read more

MS Doesn’t Put Pregnant Women at Higher Risk

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that should reassure women with multiple sclerosis (MS) who want to have a baby, new research suggests the disease doesn’t raise the risk of pregnancy complications. “Women with multiple sclerosis may be understandably concerned about the risks of pregnancy,” said study author Dr. Melinda … Read more

U.S. Drug Prices Much Higher Than in Other Nations

Jan. 29, 2021 — Prescription drug prices in the U.S. are more than 250% times higher overall than those in 32 other countries, according to a new report from the RAND Corporation. The gap between prices was even higher for brand-name drugs, with U.S. prices 3.44 times more than those in the other countries. … Read more

Discovery May Explain Black Americans’ Higher Colon Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — New research reveals why Black Americans might be more vulnerable to colon cancer than white people are. The researchers examined age-related “epigenetic” changes in colon tissue. These changes affect how genes work. The investigators found that in both Black and white people, one side of the … Read more

Covid: Teachers ‘not at higher risk’ of death than average

ONS analyst Ben Humberstone said: “As the pandemic has progressed, we have learnt more about the disease and the communities it impacts most. There are a complex combination of factors that influence the risk of death; from your age and your ethnicity, where you live and who you live with, to pre-existing health conditions. Source … Read more

Black Women at Higher Heart Risk During Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Although heart problems are rare complications of pregnancy, Black women face a heightened risk — even if they have comfortable incomes and health insurance, a new study finds. It’s well established that the United States has a higher maternal mortality rate than other wealthy nations, and … Read more