Archive | April, 2009

New Study: Birth-control pills lead to lower birth weight

New Study: Birth-control pills lead to lower birth weight

According to an article in the NationalPost, a new study finds that women who get pregnant within a few weeks of taking birth-control pills are more likely to have low birth-weight or premature babies. Women who get pregnant within a few weeks of taking birth-control pills seem much more likely than others to have low […] [...more]

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Birth Control Pill Impairs Muscle Gain

Birth Control Pill Impairs Muscle Gain

The latest headline about the birth control pill is about how it hinders women’s ability to build muscle. According to researchers at Texas A&M University and University of Pittsburgh women who take oral contraceptives (OC) will find any muscle which might be gained from resistance exercise training is impaired. The researchers from Texas A&M and […] [...more]

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Another Blood Clot Fatality

Another Blood Clot Fatality

A little while ago we reported on a Birth Control Pill related death. Today, yet another case was reported: A 24-year-old Haifa woman who was planning to get married in two months died suddenly this week after a blood clot was discovered in her lungs. Physicians believe that her death was partly due to the […] [...more]

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Depo-provera warning

Depo-provera warning

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Birth Control Pills Linked to Lupus Risk

Birth Control Pills Linked to Lupus Risk

A new study suggests that women taking birth control pills face higher risks (2.5 times) of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease. Although the link between lupus and oral contraceptives has been debated for some time, this new study adds weight to earlier studies — including the Nurses’ Health Study — that have shown a link […] [...more]

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Birth control pill brain clot scare

Birth control pill brain clot scare

Any drug seeking FDA approval would fail miserably if 1 in 10,000 subjects suffered from brain clots. Hormonal birth control pill users however run the serious risk (2 in 10,000) of developing potentially fatal blood clots. A recent case reported today clearly illustrates the real dangers of the pill. Most women pop it for birth […] [...more]

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Risks of Ortho Tri-Cyclen are Understated

Risks of Ortho Tri-Cyclen are Understated

It has come as no surprise that few sites clearly list the risks, side-effects, and dangers of the popular hormonal contraceptive Ortho Tri-Cyclen. In any random group of educated people, it would probably be easy to get a consensus regarding the dangers of steroid use or synthetic hormones by men. The daily use of a […] [...more]

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Fruit and Pill Make Potentially deadly Mix

Fruit and Pill Make Potentially deadly Mix

A strange interaction between grapefruit and birth control pill may have cause of a blood clot. An American woman in her 40s nearly lost a leg to gangrene because of a confluence of health factors exacerbated by a diet that included daily doses of grapefruit, the doctors who treated her reported in a medical journal […] [...more]

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