|NBDPS in the News
Recently, findings from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study have been featured in the news.
Dad’s Job and Birth Defects
Dr. Tania Desrosiers, a researcher with the North Carolina Center, led a study to see if there is a link between a father’s job and his baby’s risk for birth defects. This paper was covered online by TIME magazine as well as a number of other media outlets. Also, Dr. Andrew Olshan, the principal investigator for the North Carolina Center, was interviewed about this paper on CNN.
TIME article: http://healthland.time.com/2012/07/20/what-does-dads-job-have-to-do-with-babys-birth-defects/
CNN interview: http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/health/2012/07/18/intv-birth-defects-study-olshan.cnn#/video/health/2012/07/18/intv-birth-defects-study-olshan.cnn
Prescription Painkillers and Birth Defects
Dr. Cheryl Broussard, a researcher with the Atlanta/CDC Center, headed a study to investigate the link between prescription painkillers that a mother took during pregnancy and certain birth defects. This study was covered online by US News as well as other media outlets.
US News article: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/womens-health/articles/2011/03/02/cdc-links-prescription-painkillers-in-pregnancy-to-birth-defects
NPR article: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/03/02/134201921/prescription-painkiller-use-linked-to-serious-birth-defects