• Diesel Exhaust Can Predispose Unborn Babies to Asthma
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    Diesel Exhaust Can Predispose Unborn Babies to Asthma

    What we have learned is if mother inhales diesel exhaust particles either before pregnancy or during pregnancy, the offspring develops predisposition to asthma and what we are searching for now, we are trying to identify cells and molecules which are changed by diesel exhaust particles in offspring and how these changes affect predisposition to asthma in offspring.

  • Flu Vaccine Information for Pregnant Women and Children
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    Flu Vaccine Information for Pregnant Women and Children

    >>Dr. Alicia Fry: Hello, I’m Dr. Alicia Fry with the CDC influenza division. This video is intended for pregnant women and children as well as their healthcare providers. Today I’ll provide answers to several common questions about flu vaccines. I would like to begin with the question; should I get a flu vaccine if I’m pregnant? The answer, which I would like to emphasize, is “yes.” Pregnancy lowers your body’s deafness making you more vulnerable to serious flu complications that can lead to hospitalization or even death. This risk for more serious complication also extends at least 2 weeks postpartum regardless of pregnancy outcome. Getting a flu shot protects pregnant…