Caffeine During Pregnancy Tied to Overweight Offspring

Consuming caffeine during pregnancy may increase the risk for obesity in childhood, researchers report. A Norwegian study, in BMJ Open, involved 50,943 mother-infant pairs. The mothers reported their caffeine intake at 22 weeks of pregnancy, and the researchers followed their children over the next eight years. After adjusting for other variables, the scientists found that […]

Common Pain Relievers Beat Opioids for Dental Pain Relief

Photo Over-the-counter pain pills are safer and more effective than prescription opioids for controlling the pain following dental procedures, a review of the evidence has found. Researchers analyzed five reviews of studies of medication and medication combinations for pain relief. They included only reviews of high or moderate methodological quality. The data included many randomized […]

Management of tuberculosis in pregnancy: 100 years later and we are still getting it wrong

Management of tuberculosis in pregnancy: 100 years later and we are still getting it wrong Author :  Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa of Médecins Sans Frontières is the medical lead and Chief Investigator for TB-PRACTECAL – the multicentre clinical trial on shorter multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment regimens. A study by Sugarman and colleagues estimated that the number of […]