It has been reported that 20% of children are exposed to parent or caregiver intimate partner violence, and this exposure has significant implications for the health of both the survivors and the children. The policies around the COVID-19 pandemic have led to unique circumstances that have enhanced isolation for families and children suffering from … [Read more...]
How Has the Pandemic Affected Intime Partner Violence?
New Information on the Link Between Maternal Antidepressant Use and Birth Defects
The relationship between maternal antidepressant use and fetal health has long been of concern to both the women’s health and pediatrics communities. Research into how antidepressants affect a growing fetus has led to some actionable information on which antidepressants are safest and if and how certain women can stay on antidepressants while … [Read more...]
Does Fetal Cannabis Exposure Affect Metabolism?
Cannabis is becoming more popular as laws around its use are relaxed and more and more cannabis-based products hit the market. Given the increased use and growing perception that cannabis use is safe, it is critical that we accelerate research into understanding the specific effects of cannabis use and the contexts in which it may be helpful or … [Read more...]
Can Some Flu Vaccines Exacerbate Asthma Symptoms?
The use of vaccines in children has perhaps never been more controversial than it is now, following the development and distribution of child vaccines for COVID-19. Flu vaccines have long been recommended in children. In those with asthma, the value of flu vaccines is complicated by both the impact of flu on asthma symptoms and the potential impact … [Read more...]
Has the HPV Vaccine Affected Cervical Cancer Rates?
Has the HPV Vaccine Affected Cervical Cancer Rates? Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been a well-established risk factor for the development of cervical cancer. Given how common the group of viruses are, there have been major efforts in recent years to prevent infection through educational initiatives and vaccine campaigns. A new study … [Read more...]