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Study suggests too much risk associated with SSRI usage and pregnancy

02 NOV 2012
Antidepressants should only be prescribed with great caution

BOSTON – Elevated risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, neonatal health complications and possible longer term neurobehavioral abnormalities, including autism, suggest that a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) should only be prescribed with great caution and with full counseling for women experiencing depression and attempting to get pregnant, say researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center and MetroWest Medical Center. 1,088 more words

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Paving the way for a fructose tolerance test



A new study finds that the hormone FGF21 is stimulated by fructose ingestion

BOSTON – Increased consumption of table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup has been linked to rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the United States and throughout the world. 1,052 more words

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Patrick speaks at press conference in wake of Ebola outbreak

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick hosted a press conference at Logan International Airport Tuesday to address the recent Ebola threats in Massachusetts and nationwide.

“We’re doing everything we can,” Patrick said. 395 more words

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Secure Email, New Technologies Pave Way for Better Patient-Doctor-Care Team Communication

By Travis McKnight

The potential benefits brought by an interconnected world via the Internet is amazing, especially when it comes to the mundane and sometimes laborious such as getting in touch with your doctor via the phone. 646 more words

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Researchers identify a new class of 'good' fats

 “We were blown away to discover this completely new class of molecules,”



Discovery offers a promising new direction for diabetes prevention and treatment… 1,207 more words

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There is no federal regulation of radiation dose for medical tests



Radiation risks should be considered and discussed before heart imaging

American Heart Association Scientific Statement

Before undergoing heart imaging procedures involving radiation, healthcare providers should help patients understand why the procedure is needed and its potential benefits and risks, including risks related to radiation exposure, according to a new scientific statement in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. 872 more words

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