According to a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics, the average age of first-time mothers in 2014 was 26.3, up from 24.9 in 2000. The sharpest increases in age have occurred since 2009, when the average was 25.2. But there has been a steady rise over the past four decades: in 1970, the mean age of a first-time mother stood at 21.4

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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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Zika Virus and Microcephaly

February 11, 2016

In an NEJM Editorial, Eric Rubin, Michael Green and Lindsey Baden comment on data from a case strengthening the biologic association between Zika virus and infants born with microcephaly

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Whose responsibility is it to stop Zika? The largely mosquito-borne1 virus has spread to more than 20 countries and territories in the Americas since it arrived in Brazil about a year ago, and there’s concern that it’s threatening the fetuses of pregnant women

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The C.D.C.’s suggestion of indefinite sobriety did not sit well with some women

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‘These Babies Keep Dying’

November 10, 2015

Prodded by lawsuits, one jail moves to curb fetal deaths

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It is among the most delicate and difficult dilemmas in medicine: Should a pregnant woman who has received a cancer diagnosis begin treatment before her child is born? Some hesitant doctors counsel women to deliver preterm or even terminate the pregnancy first

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