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Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

Researchers uncover why Zika virus caused most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns

Researchers uncover why Zika virus caused most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns

Low folate levels associated with malnutrition in hospital patients

Low folate levels associated with malnutrition in hospital patients

Slightly increased risk of death for babies conceived by IVF

Slightly increased risk of death for babies conceived by IVF

A broken heart for Valentine’s Day turns to healing

A broken heart for Valentine’s Day turns to healing

Acid reflux drug may be a promising therapy to reduce preterm birth

Acid reflux drug may be a promising therapy to reduce preterm birth

Telemedicine can help pregnant women struggling with opioids

Telemedicine can help pregnant women struggling with opioids

New clinical trial to examine the safety of dapivirine vaginal ring and PrEP in pregnant women

New clinical trial to examine the safety of dapivirine vaginal ring and PrEP in pregnant women

Natural antioxidant reverses reproductive harms caused by BPA exposure in worms

Natural antioxidant reverses reproductive harms caused by BPA exposure in worms

Experimental vaccine could be effective against both Zika and Dengue

Experimental vaccine could be effective against both Zika and Dengue

Routine Zika vaccination could help prevent suffering and save money

Routine Zika vaccination could help prevent suffering and save money

Study sheds new light on impact of common plasticizer on human reproductive health

Study sheds new light on impact of common plasticizer on human reproductive health

Scientists create 3D images of unique RNA molecule critical for stem cell programming

Scientists create 3D images of unique RNA molecule critical for stem cell programming

Zika virus can affect infants despite ‘normal’ testing at birth

Zika virus can affect infants despite ‘normal’ testing at birth

Study underscores the importance of long-term follow-up for Zika-exposed infants

Study underscores the importance of long-term follow-up for Zika-exposed infants

Exposure of pregnant women to persistent organic pollutants linked to smaller fetuses

Exposure of pregnant women to persistent organic pollutants linked to smaller fetuses

Scientists unveil how Zika virus replicates

Scientists unveil how Zika virus replicates

Experimental Zika vaccine improves fetal outcomes in rhesus macaque model

Experimental Zika vaccine improves fetal outcomes in rhesus macaque model

Researchers make significant advances in developing novel Zika virus vaccine

Researchers make significant advances in developing novel Zika virus vaccine

Single, higher dose of Zika vaccine to pregnant female mice protects both mom and fetus

Single, higher dose of Zika vaccine to pregnant female mice protects both mom and fetus