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FDA Approves Morning Sickness Pill 30 Years After Being Deemed Unsafe
2013-04-10 11:23:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A drug pulled from pharmacies three decades ago following accusations that it was responsible for causing birth defects has now become the only US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment for morning sickness, according to various media reports published Tuesday. The medication is known as Diclegis, and according to MedPageToday Staff Writer Nancy Walsh it is a combination of vitamin B6 and an antihistamine. More...

Morning Sickness Can Be Severe, Relatively Unknown
2013-02-26 21:12:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, made headlines recently when she was admitted to a UK hospital for extreme morning sickness associated with her pregnancy–a condition also known as hyperemesis gravidarum. Although Kate´s condition provided a wealth of material for headline and late-night comedy writers, hyperemesis is a very serious affliction, with many sufferers needing intravenous treatment to restore...

2013-02-11 15:03:59

In a study to be presented on February 14 between 1:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, California, researchers will present data showing the effectiveness of preemptive treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum and severe morning sickness. Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form of morning sickness which effects one in 50 pregnant women. HG is marked by persistent nausea and vomiting, and can begin...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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