microcephaly

Tdap vaccine: No connection found to microcephalyA study looks at whether receiving the Tdap vaccine in pregnancy increases the risk of microcephaly. Plus: Are younger or older women more at risk of stroke during pregnancy?
Zika effects are more than microcephaly (VIDEO)For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at a recent study published in JAMA Neurology. The study examined children from Brazil who had congenital Zika virus infection and the impact of the disease.
Does ospemifene increase vasomotor symptoms?A study examines if ospemifene is linked to increased hot flashes. Plus: Do certain cerclage sutures increase the risk of preterm birth? Also, do pregnancy delays actually decrease the risk of microcephaly as a result of congenital Zika infection?
Zika infection in pregnancy
Zika infection in pregnancyPregnant women are worried, and their concern is warranted. Here is what we know now and what’s being done about this health crisis.
Zika screening: Is looking for microcephaly enough?A look at Brazilian Zika virus cases indicates that looking for just microcephaly may cause doctors to miss cases of congenital Zika virus infection. Plus: Why do women fare worse following cardiac arrest than their male counterparts?
What pharmacists should know about the Zika virusCases have been identified in the U.S. Now summer is coming, and this virus is most commonly transmitted by mosquitoes, so it is expected to spread more widely.
Zika virus: What pediatricians need to knowZika virus outbreaks in South and Central America mean that it could only be a matter of time before the virus is endemic in the United States.
Zika virus and microcephalyOn November 11, 2015, the Brazilian Ministry of Health declared a public emergency precipitated by reports of a 10-fold higher rate of fetal microcephaly occurring in these same Zika-affected states.
The Zika Virus: What you need to knowThis mosquito-borne virus is linked with microcephaly, but causation is still being investigated.