Health News

Birth Control Pills Containing Drospirenone Under Review
Two recently published studies in Britain indicate a possible increase in blood clots from taking birth control pills containing drospirenone. Because of these recent studies, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a drug safety review.
The Pill Alters Partner Picker
Polly Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. If Polly was on the pill, she might have picked something different than peppers. Polly may have picked a pumpkin instead. 
Still Cinderella With HRT
Women with a form of genetic breast cancer risk are often urged to have their ovaries removed after childbearing to prevent cancer occurence. This unfortunately causes early menopause, and it was believed that taking hormone replacement therapy to alleviate symptoms was dangerous.
The Pause Predictor
For Generation X'ers and beyond, many career minded women are delaying starting their families to pursue personal work goals. This usually works out quite nicely, but some women may get so engrossed in work and wait too late to start a family.
FDA Safety Alert: Women's Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public about new information that is being assessed as part of their ongoing safety review of birth control pills that contain drospirenone . This review will further evaluate the risk of blood clots in women who use these products.
Pre-Eclampsia Prevention With Supplements
Swollen feet, sudden weight gain and high blood pressure are a few symptoms that a pregnant woman may have in pre-eclampsia, a condition occurring in 5 percent of first time pregnancies.
2011: An In-Vitro Odyssey
In-Vitro Fertilization often yields several embryos for a couple to implant within a woman. For couples who may be carriers of a genetic disease, this poses a problem that seems to now be addressed by Johns Hopkins researchers.
No More Memory Like an Elephant
Where are my keys? Which row is my car on at the grocery store? Did I pay that bill? These are just  a few of the forgetful journeys one makes daily as age descends upon us.
Pregnant Smoking Has Another Bad Effect
Can smoking while pregnant cause genetic changes which make the child more at risk for asthma development? Researchers answer with a resounding, "yes."
Birth Control Pill and HRT Protects Brain Aneurysm
Women taking a pill a day, either a birth control pill or a drug used for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may protect against developing brain aneurysms.