THURSDAY, March 22 -- Pregnant women taking the antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) face a slightly increased risk of developing dangerously high blood pressure, Canadian researchers report.This condition,... read more..
Study highlights need to treat nursing-home patients for vitamin D deficiency
The majority of older women in nursing homes are likely to be deficient in vitamin D during winter months, and those with the lowest levels are at a significantly increased risk of death, according to a study published online February 8, in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Drug Topics - Pharmacy News) read more..
Teens Can Use ‘Morning After’ Pill Easily: Study
Three months ago, the US Department of Health & Human Services took the unprecedented step of overruling the FDA and thwarting a move to ease access to Plan B, which is also known as the morning after pill. The contraceptive is currently available only to women age 17 and older without a prescription, but behind [...] read more..