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    Caution over SSRIs in young people 'should be re-evaluated'

    UK researchers have called for advice to avoid SSRIs for treatment of depression in young people to be re-evaluated, arguing that the increase in suicide risk with the initiation of treatment may be down to the underlying severity of the patient’s depression.Pragmatic antidepressant prescribing: a video module (1 CPD hour)

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    Public Health England misses target for MMR catch-up campaign

    Public Health England has admitted it has missed its target of vaccinating 120,000 children with MMR by the beginning of the new school year, with latest estimates showing only half of those it planned to target have been immunised.

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    Children to obese mothers 'have increased CV risk'

    Offspring born to overweight and obese mothers have a higher risk of cardiovascular events and cardiovascular-related death than those born to normal weight mothers, say UK researchers.

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    DH advisors reject meningitis B jab for infant vaccination schedule

    Routine vaccination against meningitis B is ‘highly unlikely’ to be cost effective and has been rejected by Department of Health advisors in a preliminary judgement published today.

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    Maternal use of antipsychotics 'raises prevalence of adverse outcomes’

    Researchers have shown an association between maternal use of second-generation atypical antipsychotics and adverse pregnancy outcomes for the first time.

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    Morning sickness remedy ‘contains arsenic’

    Pregnant women with morning sickness have been told to visit their GP by public health experts, after a nutritional supplement marketed to reduce symptoms was found to contain high levels of heavy metals.

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    Pre-eclampsia exposure linked to cerebral palsy in preterm, low birthweight infants

    Preterm and small babies exposed to pre-eclampsia have an increased risk of cerebral palsy, according to a Norwegian study.

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