Tag Archives: Exposure

Masks and precautions become the norm as officials are sidelined by virus exposure

The Trump administration and Congress have taken new precautions as exposure to the coronavirus has sidelined officials and legislators. President Trump ordered staffers Monday to wear masks while inside the White House after two staffers and two members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tested positive for the coronavirus last week. The two White House… Read More »

Three Top U.S. Health Officials Quarantine After Possible Exposure to Coronavirus

SUNDAY, May 10, 2020 — As U.S. coronavirus cases topped 1.3 million and the death toll climbed to nearly 79,000 on Sunday, three of the nation’s top health officials said they plan to quarantine themselves to some degree after being exposed to two White House aides who were diagnosed with COVID-19. Dr. Robert Redfield, director… Read More »

Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Depression and SSRIs Affect Network Connectivity, But in Different Ways

While we have considerable data regarding the reproductive safety of antidepressants, including the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), most studies have focused on the prevalence of major malformations in children with prenatal exposure to antidepressants.  In contrast,, we have considerably less data on the effects of exposure to SSRIs on brain development. This data is… Read More »

Harvard study suggests racial tension may stem from fear of exposure to infectious diseases

Social scientists have long worked to understand the roots of racial prejudice in the U.S., and for years, the story went like this: As different groups are exposed to others, their prejudice against those others increases. Brian O’Shea wasn’t buying it. A postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Matt Nock, the Edgar Pierce Professor… Read More »

Opioid Exposure During Pregnancy, Long-Term Effects on Children’s Development

According to a recent analysis of national data by the Centers for Disease Control, the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (as documented at the time of delivery) more than quadrupled from 1999 through 2014.  Studies of opioid exposure in pregnancy suggest increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes including stillbirth, low birth weight,… Read More »