Category: Allen Mitchell

Drugs you take while pregnant may not be as safe as you think

Consumer Reports Allen Mitchell, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center A pregnant woman today is far more likely to take medications during pregnancy than her mother did. Use of medications during the first trimester of pregnancy has increased by more than 60 percent over the last three decades in the U.S…. Expert quote: “The absence of […]

Decongestants in pregnancy linked to birth defects

Reuters Allen Mitchell, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center A woman’s use of decongestant medications in the first trimester of pregnancy may raise her child’s risk of certain rare birth defects, according to a small study… Expert quote: “Major birth defects of any kind affect about two to three percent of liveborn infants, so […]