pregnancy

A study led by Indiana University suggests that mothers’ use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications. The research, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found significant evidence for only a slight increase […]

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Public health researchers at Indiana University received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Indiana State Department of Health to study the cost benefit of new, innovative strategies to reduce smoking during pregnancy. One of the Indiana State Department of Health’s top three initiatives is to lower the state’s infant mortality rate, which is sixth worst […]