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Nearly 12% of Women Report Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

While different countries may have different attitudes toward the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has taken a firm stand against the use of alcohol during pregnancy. In the report entitled “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” the AAP identified prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading preventable cause of birth defects… Read More »

Hospital merger and acquisition volume in the first quarter was the lowest in nearly a decade

Hospital mergers and acquisitions activity in the first quarter of 2019 was sluggish — so sluggish, in fact, that the number of transactions saw its lowest total since the fourth quarter of 2019. It’s also the first since the third quarter of 2016 that had fewer than 20 announced transactions. All told, there were just… Read More »

U.S. sees surge of nearly 20% in confirmed cases of measles, CDC reports

(Reuters) – The number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by nearly 20 percent in the week ended April 11 in the country’s second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A sign warning people of measles in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of… Read More »