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NEWS Pregnant women who take paracetamol more likely to have a child with behavioural problems

August 17th 2016

Many women take paracetamol (acetaminophen) for pain and fever when they’re pregnant, assured that it’s safe—but new research has discovered that it causes a range of behavioural problems, including hyperactivity, in the child.

NEWS Pregnant women do need nutritional supplements, says advisory group

July 22nd 2016 /

Researchers who say pregnant women won’t get any benefit from taking mineral and vitamin supplements don’t understand nutrition or diet, a leading dietitian says.

NEWS Paracetamol in pregnancy linked to increased autism, ADHD risk

July 4th 2016

Women who regularly take the painkiller paracetamol (acetaminophen) when they are pregnant are more likely to give birth to a child with autism or ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactive disorder), a new study has suggested.

NEWS Pain drug triples risk of major birth defects

June 1st 2016

The blockbuster drug Lyrica (pregabalin)—which treats pain, epilepsy and anxiety—trebles the risk of birth defects if a pregnant woman takes the drug during her first trimester.

FEATURE Striking a rich vein

September 2015 (Vol. 26 Issue 6) /

Herbal remedies can treat varicose veins and leg swelling, says Harald Gaier

NEWS Fatty acids in fish counteract the mercury, say researchers

January 26th 2015

Good news this week for everyone caught in the 'fish dilemma': scientists have discovered that the fatty acids in fish protect the brain from the toxic effects of the mercury, which is also found in many types of fish

NEWS Painkillers during pregnancy increase risk of serious birth defects

January 26th 2015 /

Around a third of pregnant women take a prescription painkiller, such as codeine, oxycodone or morphine, but few realise the drugs increase the risk for serious birth defects in the baby's brain, spine and heart

FEATURE The power of recycling

January 2015 (Vol. 25 Issue 10) /

If you can get past the 'yuck' factor, urine therapy has growing evidence as an effective treatment for everything from colds to cancer

FEATURE A B-eautiful mind

January 2015 (Vol. 25 Issue 10) /

As one GP discovered, many cases of low mood and depression are caused by a simple vitamin deficiency

NEWS It's biology, and not greed, that sometimes makes women over-eat

December 18th 2014

All of us tend toover-eat during the festive season, but women can face enormoussocial pressure when they reach for the extra serving

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