Tag Archives: Worse

Healthcare data breaches will cost industry $4 billion by year’s end, and 2020 is poised to be worse

It’s difficult to stay ahead of data breaches, and healthcare leaders seem to largely agree that it’s only getting more challenging — and that’s bad news for the financial health of the industry, as data breaches are projected to cost healthcare $ 4 billion by the end of the year. 2020 could be even more… Read More »

The shutdown could make the next wildfire season worse

Fire prevention is a collaborative effort with local, state and federal agencies and private landowners — and it’s being held up because of the federal government shutdown. “With the federal government being out for 30-plus days, it makes good forest management and good wildfire preparation incredibly difficult,” Cottam said. “This is really troubling for anyone… Read More »

Maternal Depression, But Not Exposure to SSRIs, Associated with Worse Executive Functioning in Children  

While we have considerable data on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy, most of this research focuses on the risk of congenital malformations in exposed children.  We have far less information regarding the long-term effects of SSRI antidepressants on neurodevelopmental outcomes in exposed children. A recent study looks at executive functioning… Read More »

In Brief: Being An Older Dad Associated with Worse Pregnancy Outcomes

This study is something to keep in mind when we evaluate neonatal outcomes in mothers taking psychotropic medication.  We typically consider maternal, but not paternal, characteristics as factors which may affect neonatal outcomes; however, this large study published in BMJ indicates that the age of the father may also affect neonatal outcomes.   Researchers examined… Read More »