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The high cost of Spinraza, a new and promising treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, highlights how the cost-benefit analysis insurers use to make drug coverage decisions plays out in human terms.
In California, seven programs were promised five-year grants worth about $7.9 million annually to help teens avoid early parenthood. Now their funding — along with that of scores of similar projects nationally — has been shut off early.
The review site aims to help women make better-informed choices about where to deliver their babies.
Once-fatal childhood diseases, like cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease and sickle cell anemia, now can be survived into adulthood. But when those patients become too old to see pediatricians, it can be difficult for them to find physicians familiar with their conditions.
Los resultados estuvieron listos en diciembre, pero Andrea Pardo no fue notificada hasta abril, cuando ya tenía 37 semanas de embarazo, de que había estado infectada con el virus del zika.
The failure of a University of Washington clinic to inform a pregnant woman in a timely fashion that she had tested positive for Zika follows other reports of botched or delayed tests in the U.S. since the outbreak of the virus in 2015.
An analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund found lead more commonly in baby food than in other food. Lead was often present in fruit juice, though the research did not measure the level of contamination.
Lo primero que hizo María Ríos cuando nació su beba es chequear el tamaño de su cabeza. Fue entonces cuando supo que sus miedos se habían hecho realidad: la niña había nacido con microcefalia, una consecuencia del zika.
The state ranks near the top in children’s health but near the bottom in terms of their overall economic well-being, according to a study released Tuesday.
So far, 72 affected babies have been born in the continental U.S. One young mother, infected in Mexico last year, and her infant face an uncertain future in rural Washington.