A federal task force is now trying to help

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Expecting More

October 11, 2016

Pregnant women have been excluded from the clinical research agenda for too long, say bioethicists and medical specialists. Spurred on by the Zika crisis, they are pushing to close that knowledge gap. Featuring our Ruth Faden

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If you’re a pregnant woman and have a backache or headache, or a fever, your options for over-the-counter treatment basically boil down to one medication: the pain reliever acetaminophen, better known as Tylenol…But evidence has accumulated that, when taken during pregnancy, acetaminophen may increase the risk that children will develop asthma or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Recent news articles have highlighted positive findings in experimental Zika virus pre-clinical vaccine studies in monkeys and described the start of two Zika virus vaccine trials in humans. These stories have spurred hopes that a Zika virus vaccine will be available to prevent this infection

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Roadblocks to Research

August 17, 2016

UNC bioethicist addresses lack of HIV studies in pregnant women. With a $3 million NIH grant, Anne Lyerly, M.D., M.A., leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers to determine what barriers prevent investigators from studying the virus in pregnant women. Collaborators include our Ruth Faden

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Zika

February 18, 2016

The current epidemic, research agenda & public health response. Video from a symposium via the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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