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2013-04-09 12:45:18

Largest study to date shows teens' rates of complications from IUDs no higher than for adults Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are as safe for teenagers — including those who have never given birth — as they are for adults, according to research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the findings disprove concerns that have persisted for more than 30 years, since the removal of a harmful IUD from the...

2012-11-21 15:25:57

New UCSF/Kaiser Permanente study shows low risk following insertion of intrauterine devices with same-day screening The risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) following insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) is very low, whether or not women have been screened beforehand for gonorrhea and chlamydia, according to a joint study of nearly 60,000 women by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of...

2011-06-23 19:04:00

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Ralph Pittle, legal director of The Conte Foundation. Today's Supreme Court ruling in Pliva v. Mensing that freed generic makers of the drug Reglan from liability for failing to alert the FDA of new risks places the responsibility back where it belongs with Wyeth, the company that plaintiffs allege in thousands of lawsuits before the courts knowingly misled doctors about its safety when bringing the drug...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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