Issue 168

ADHD And The Use Of Acetaminophen During Pregnancy

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-02-25

A recent study in Denmark found an interesting association between the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and ADHD. The findings of this study suggest that using acetaminophen during pregnancy is associated with children demonstrating ADHD-like behavioral problems. The study specifically looked at the duration of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy, and not at the dosage.  The results suggest that taking acetaminophen for a longer duration during pregnancy, as well as later in your pregnancy, have an association with higher risks.

Formula Use: How Does It Affect Breastfeeding?

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-02-25

A study done by the University of California found that giving infants formula during their hospital stay had detrimental effects on breastfeeding.  Published in The Journal of Pediatrics, this study looked at a group of women who intended to exclusively breastfeed their babies for at least one week after birth.  This would mean that they had no intention of using formula while in the hospital.  The most significant finding of this study was that giving formula to infants while in the hospital dramatically reduced the likelihood of the infant being breastfed later.  This included either ful

Improving Language Outcomes for Premature Infants

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-02-25

It has been shown that infants that are born prematurely are at an increased risk of suffering from language delay.  However, a new study found a way to improve the language outcomes for these premature infants.  The primary goal of the study was to see if there was an association between the amount of talking the infant was exposed to and the infant’s cognitive and language scores on the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development.  The hypothesis of this study was that infants that were born preterm and exposed to higher word counts would achieve higher cognitive and language scores a

Flu Hitting The Young Especially Hard

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-02-25

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu is hitting younger people particularly hard this year compared to years past.  Specifically, individuals that are between the ages of 18 to 64 represent over half of all the hospitalizations related to influenza this current flu season.  This is a dramatic increase from the previous year where this same age group only represented 35% of influenza-related hospitalizations.  Not only are these younger people getting hospitalized due to the influenza, but they are also having higher than normal flu deaths.  This flu season, m

Intervention Looks To Target Depressed Mothers

Published Date: 
Tue, 2014-02-25

Depression among mothers in Early Head Start programs is a common problem with 52% of the mothers experiencing some form of depression.  A new grant from the Administration for Children and Families will allow the USC School of Social Work to test a new approach to alleviate depression among this specific group of women.

Apply By February 28: Trauma-informed Care Learning Community

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-02-19

The National Council for Behavioral Health is introducing a new 2014-2015 Trauma-informed Care Learning Community. This Learning Community will offer participating organizations access to senior National Council trauma experts, as well as the opportunity to network with different behavioral health organizations.

Help Improve the MCH Data Resource Center

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-02-17

The National Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC), wants to hear from you as they develop future plans for the DRC.

In This Month: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb.7

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-02-13

Despite strides for national HIV prevention, more work must be done to address HIV among African American men who have sex with men (MSM). African Americans have the greatest burden of HIV/AIDS. Analysis of data has shown that among African Americans diagnosed with HIV, men are more susceptible to HIV. It was also found that men that had male-to-male sexual contact were less likely to be linked to care.

Current federal activities to improve these disparities include:

Survey for the National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-02-13

The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (NFIMR) program would like to learn more about your FIMR program, including the population you serve, actions achieved, and lessons learned. The information obtained through this survey will help FIMR programs all over the country to learn from each other, share best practices and take action to improve services and resources for women, infants and families.

Complete the following 15 minute survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NFIMR

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