Multiple anesthesia exposures affect learning and attention

(HealthDay)—Children with multiple exposures to anesthesia before age 3 are more likely to develop adverse outcomes related to learning and attention, according to a recent study published in Anesthesiology. Danqing Hu, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues retrospectively identified a cohort of children born between 1996 and 2000. Propensity matching selected children based on exposure or […]

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Painkillers in pregnancy may affect baby’s future fertility

Taking painkillers during pregnancy could affect the fertility of the unborn child in later life, research suggests. The study identifies that these drugs may also affect the fertility of future generations, by leaving marks on DNA. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that certain medicines, including paracetamol, should be used with caution during pregnancy. Researchers stress that […]

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