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The Safety of Artemisinin Derivatives for the Treatment of Malaria in the 2nd or 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

PLoS One, Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Treatment with artemisinin in 2nd and 3rd trimester was not associated with increased risks of congenital malformations or miscarriage and may be was associated with a reduced risk of stillbirths compared to quinine.

Bariatric Surgery inWomen of Childbearing Age, Timing Between an Operation and Birth, and Associated Perinatal Complications

JAMA Surgery, Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In this cohort study, mothers with prior bariatric surgery had infants with significantly higher risks for prematurity, small-for-gestational-age status, and intensive care unit admission.

Violence Perpetration Among Patients Hospitalized for Unintentional and Assault-Related Firearm Injury: A Case–Control Study and a Cohort Study

Annals of Internal Medicine, Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Nonfatal firearm injuries of any intent—not just those that are assault-related—can have lasting negative physical and psychological effects.

Incident atrial fibrillation and the risk of fracture in the cardiovascular health study

Osteoporosis International, Friday, October 7, 2016

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with stroke, heart failure, dementia, and death, but its association with fracture is unknown.

The First Reported Outbreak of Chikungunya in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2014-2015

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene , Saturday, October 1, 2016

The chikungunya virus (CHIKV) epidemic in the Americas is of significant public health importance due to the lack of effective control and prevention strategies, severe disease morbidity among susceptible populations, and pot

Piecing together the stunting puzzle: a framework for attributable factors of child stunting

Paediatrics and International Child Health, Thursday, September 29, 2016

Researchers suggest that infectious diseases may contribute to a larger portion of the stunting burden than previously thought.

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Use by Breastfeeding HIV-Uninfected Women: A Prospective Short-Term Study of Antiretroviral Excretion in Breast Milk and Infant Absorption

PLOS Medicine, Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Researchers have found that breastfeeding mothers taking the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine have a low risk of side effects. 

“I wasn't texting; I was just reading an email …”: a qualitative study of distracted driving enforcement in Washington State

BMJ, Thursday, September 15, 2016

In response to the rise of distracted driving, many countries and most US states have adopted laws to restrict the use of handheld phones for drivers.

Importance of taste, nutrition, cost and convenience in relation to diet quality: Evidence of nutrition resilience among US adults using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007–2010

Preventive Medicine, Thursday, September 1, 2016

Concerns with taste, nutrition, cost, and convenience are said to be key influences on food choices. This study examined the importance of food-related attitudes in relation to diet quality using US national level data. 

Health in times of uncertainty in the eastern Mediterranean region, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

The Lancet, Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This study shows that the eastern Mediterranean region is going through a crucial health phase.