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Hyperemesis Gravidarum In Second Trimester More Likely To Cause Complications

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Hyperemesis gravidarum is now a household name thanks to its most famous victim, Kate Middleton. Now, research shows that hyperemesis gravidarum is not only an issue during the first trimester. If it extends into the second trimester, a new study shows, the condition is more likely to cause placental complications. Pregnancies complicated by hyperemesis gravidarum… Read more »

Vegetarians 32% Less Likely To Die From Heart Disease [Study]

Vegetarians 32% Less Likely To Die From Heart Disease

A study has revealed that vegetarians are 32 percent less likely to die from heart disease. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that vegetarians generally have fewer health issues that contribute to heart disease. Vegetarians who participated in the study were found to have healthier body weight, lower cholesterol, and… Read more »

Tributylin Exposure In The Womb Linked To Generations Of Obesity

TBT exposure in pregnant mice linked to obesity in future generations.

New research suggests that exposure to the chemical tributylin (TBT) — found in shower curtains, carpeting, vinyl, and paints — is linked to obesity not only in offspring but in subsequent generations. Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of TBT — generally used as an antifungal agent — can lead to obesity for multiple generations… Read more »

France Suspends Sales Of Acne Drug After Contraceptive Deaths

Diane-35, acne drug pulled in France due to deaths of four women

Sales of an acne drug, often prescribed by doctors as a contraceptive, were suspended in France on Wednesday after it was linked to the deaths of four women. The National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products (ANSM) said it was suspending sales of a hormonal treatment called Diane-35, currently taken by 315,000… Read more »

Cosmetic Surgery Patients Need Counseling, Not Botox Parties, Say New Guidelines

New guidelines about Cosmetic procedure such as Botox or fillers call for greater regulation and more stringent controls

For the first time, the UK’s Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has offered guidelines on cosmetic procedures including face lifts, Botox and other injectables, and laser treatments. In their “Professional Standards for Cosmetic Practice,” the RSC recommends that only surgeons should provide cosmetic surgery and only doctors, dentists, and nurses who have undergone appropriate training… Read more »

Hip Implants: ASR Lawsuit Trial For Johnson & Johnson Begins Today

Hip Implants: ASR Lawsuit Trial For Johnson & Johnson Begins Today

Los Angeles, CA – Hip implants are going to trial in California today. Hip implant manufacturer Johnson & Johnson is being sued in a lawsuit for fraud and negligence. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the FDA had previously announced that it wanted stricter regulations for hip replacement surgeries using ASR all metal hip implants…. Read more »

Breastfeeding Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk By 91 Percent [Study]

Breastfeeding Prevents Ovarian Cancer

Breastfeeding doesn’t just benefit baby; it could help mommy avoid ovarian cancer. A new study being published in next month’s American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has discovered a 91 percent reduction in ovarian cancer for breastfeeding moms. The study’s results are promising given that ovarian cancer is the ninth most common type of cancer among… Read more »

Vomiting Virus Rapidly Spreading, CDC Warns

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Dubbed the “vomiting virus,” a new strain of norovirus is sweeping the US right now — and the already unpleasant illness has presented in a new strain. The vomiting virus outbreaks were previously reported upon by The Inquisitr as new attention has been drawn to the norovirus strain that is spreading quickly in various regions…. Read more »

New Stomach Bug Spreading Across US

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A new stomach bug is spreading across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that more than 140 outbreaks have been caused by a new strain of the norovirus, called GII 4 Sydney, since September. Dr. Aron Hall, an epidemiologist at the CDC’s Division of Viral Diseases, said in a… Read more »

Men Are Big Babies When They Get Sick, And Here’s Why

Men experience flu symptoms more acutely than women.

Typically, when men get sick, the whole world knows. While women stuff kleenex up their noses as they dress, wrangle kids, make breakfast, and head to work, men are confined to their beds, bemoaning their terrible illness. Think I’m exaggerating? Now there’s proof that “man flu” really does exist and why. Turns out, when men… Read more »

Exercising Before Breakfast Burns More Fat, Research Claims

Research shows that working out before eating burns more fat.

If you’re not an early riser, this isn’t going to be good news. New research indicates that those who wake early and exercise before eating breakfast can burn up to 20 percent more body fat. So, before you unwrap that PopTart, lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement. Researchers at the University of Northumbrian… Read more »

Oregon: You Might Need A Prescription For Those Cigarettes Soon

Cigarettes in Oregon

One of the strangest (and probably smartest) anti-smoking proposals I’ve ever seen comes from Oregon, where they’re considering making nicotine a Schedule III controlled substance. If that bill is passed, this means that cigarettes will be illegal to own or distribute without a doctor’s prescription. If the bill passes and you’re caught with cigarettes as… Read more »

Potential AIDS Cure Discovered By Australian Scientists

Cure for Cancer and HIV may be on the way

A potential AIDS cure may be on the horizon after a discovery by scientists in Australia, and researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research may have found a way to turn crippling HIV cells self-destructing using gene therapy. The potential AIDS cure was initially pegged during research back in 2007 by Dr. David Harrich… Read more »

Antidepressants Are Prescribed Way Too Much: Doc

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Antidepressants are being overprescribed by physicians, a Scottish doctor claims. Dr. Des Spence insists, according to the Glagow Daily Record, that it’s all part of lucrative marketing campaign in that “anti-depressants have become the ‘golden goose’ for drug companies, with links between the big firms and doctors creating a ‘drug mindset’ over how to treat… Read more »