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Antibiotics given shortly before caesarean birth not linked to asthma and eczema in young children

Antibiotics given to women before a caesarean birth have no effect on the risk of early childhood conditions, such as asthma or eczema, suggests a study by researchers at the


Fetal exposure to antibiotics in mid to late pregnancy linked to heightened childhood asthma risk

Fetal exposure to antibiotics in mid to late pregnancy may be linked to a heightened risk of childhood asthma, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The


No links between opioids or certain antibiotics in pregnancy and major birth defects

Two studies published by The BMJ recently find no links between prescription opioids or macrolide antibiotics taken during pregnancy and risk of major birth defects. Both opioids (painkillers) and macrolides (antibiotics)


Some antibiotics prescribed during pregnancy linked with birth defects

Children of mothers prescribed macrolide antibiotics during early pregnancy are at an increased risk of major birth defects, particularly heart defects, compared with children of mothers prescribed penicillin, finds a