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Prescription Painkillers Linked to Miscarriage

From Reuters Health, February 2, 2001 comes a report of a study frm Denmark that shows a link between painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) during pregnancy and a rise in a woman’s risk of miscarriage. In this study, nearly 53,000 women who were pregnant between 1991 and 1998, were studied. Investigators found that the

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Reactions to Medications Send Over 700,000 Americans to Emergancy Rooms Each Year

A 2 year study published in the October 18, 2006 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, (JAMA), found that during the study period, 21,298 adverse drug event cases were reported in the sampling group. Transposed nationally, the researchers estimate that 701,547 individuals suffered adverse drug reactions serious enough to require hospitalization. The

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Risk of Miscarriage With Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs During Pregnancy

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are medications that treat inflammation, pain, and fever. There are several different types of NSAIDs. Some are available over-the-counter (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, and ketoprofen) and others can only be obtained by prescription. A new study published in the August 16, 2003 British Medical Journal finds that prenatal use of NSAIDs

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Smoking During Pregnancy Damages Unborn Lungs

In the Medical Tribune June 24, 1999 is an article reporting that New York Researchers have found that women who smoke during pregnancy may increase the chance of their children having certain behavioral disorders. For years there has been a well-established connection between low birth-weight and mothers who smoke. But this new evidence shows the

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Study Shows Chiropractic Technique Effective In Breech Turning

A study published in the July/August 2002 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) shows that a chiropractic technique known as the “Webster Technique” for managing the musculoskeletal causes of intrauterine constraint, is effective in cases of pregnancy with women experiencing breech presentation which can lead to a cesarean section birth. According

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