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Reuters reports that a study in The American Journal of Epidemiology has found a link between maternal use of decongestants during pregnancy and possible birth defects in the child. Previous studies found connections between first trimester use of phenylephrine and endocardial cushion defect, as well as...
The Associated Press reports on a study in Circulation that has found a correlation between skipping breakfast and increased risk of heart attacks. The study began in 1992 and followed a cohort of men between the ages of 45 and 82. Of those men who reported regularly skipping breakfast in 1992, 7%...
An article in the Los Angeles Times reports that a study following a cohort of women found that rejection of hormone replacement therapy has lead to an increase in mortality rate. Due to a 2002 study showing potential negative outcomes of hormone replacement therapy, about 2/3 of women who should have...