“It takes an estimated 27 years to determine if a novel medication can be used by pregnant women without risking adverse effects on the fetus or child. This just can’t continue any longer”, says Professor Hedvig Nordeng at the University of Oslo’s Department of Pharmacy.
A study of Ethiopian women’s use of traditional medicinal plants during pregnancy has come up with several surprises. The most worrisome is that most women don’t tell their doctors about the practice.
Researchers at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health have earlier found a link between pregnant women's long-term use of paracetamol, which is one of the world's most commonly used medications, and an increased incidence of ADHD among their children. But when pregnant women use only a little paracetamol, the incidence of ADHD among their children is reduced.
Researchers have managed to change the structure of the naturally occurring, marine molecule iodinin in ways that can bring new hope for patients suffering not only from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but also for those suffering from bacterial infections.