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Lithium and Anticonvulsant Mood Stabilizers: No Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

For women with bipolar disorder, choosing whether to maintain or discontinue treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy is challenging.  This is a process which requires careful and thoughtful consideration, weighing the risk of adverse outcomes associated with exposure to a particular drug against the risk of recurrent illness in the setting of medication discontinuation.… Read More »

CRISPR gene-edited babies may be at increased risk of early death, study finds

When using CRISPR or other gene modifying technologies “we should be very careful in considering all the possible effects of a mutation,” Rasmus Nielsen, a co-author of the new study and a professor in the department of integrative biology at University of California, Berkeley, told CNN. “One mutation doesn’t mean one effect.” His new study… Read More »

IoT risk assessment means all hands on deck

When it comes to information security, healthcare faces some foundational challenges that other industries don’t. Not least the fact that it is “not a digital-native industry,” said Stacie Hoffmann, digital policy and cybersecurity consultant at Oxford Information Labs. It’s not only that huge swathes of healthcare were primarily paper-based less than 10 years ago. Over… Read More »