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Pregnant woman got no information on drug linked to birth defects

Department of Health officials are to contact the State drugs regulator about the failure of pharmacies to provide full information on drugs they are dispensing which have potentially life-altering side-effects. Minister for Health Simon Harris said his officials would contact the Health Products

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In a ray of hope for preventing pre-term birth, researchers found that use of a drug in pregnant mice entirely stopped premature birth and reduced infant fatalities. Pre-term birth (being born at less than 37 weeks’ gestation) is a major cause

Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk Of Stroke: Experts

NEW DELHI: Apart from obesity, birth control pills and additional factors such as smoking, high blood pressure or diabetes may put women at increased risk for the most common type of stroke, health experts suggest. Oral contraceptives increase the risk of