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French government concerned over newer birth control pills

Reuters reports that French health regulators intend to stop reimbursement for newer types of birth control pills, over concerns that they cause blood clots.

France’s health ministry said it will stop reimbursing prescription costs of “third-generation” pills such as Bayer’s Yasmin line starting March 31.

According to the report, the health officials took that step after an 18-year-old woman sued Bayer and a French official over a stroke she suffered in 2006 following ...

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Clinton injury prompts column on blood clots

Following Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s hospitalization for a blood clot that formed after she fell and suffered a concussion, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta provides a primer on the cause, nature and risks of blood clots.

According to Gupta, blood clots most often develop deep in leg veins. The medical term for blood clots that form in the large veins of the leg or pelvis is deep vein thrombosis, and an estimated ...

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Text messages lead to stroke diagnosis

Doctors are using a new term, “dystextia,” to refer to a potentially important signifier of stroke characterized by the sending of nonsensical text messages, according to a Reuters article.

Three doctors from Boston’s Harvard Medical School used the term in the Archives of Neurology, referring to a case in which a 25-year-old pregnant woman began sending garbled texts to her husband such as: “every where thinging days nighing,” and “Some is where!”

He ...

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Over-the-counter birth control debated

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has officially endorsed the selling of birth control pills over the counter.

According to a story in the Palm Beach Post, women’s health advocates are arguing the pros and cons of the policy, which would have to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

On the one hand, some advocates say, over-the-counter sales would make birth control more readily available. But others argue that ...

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Cancer creates added risk of blood clots

The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis says patients who are fighting cancer are at increased risk for developing the condition. It recommends that you talk to your physician about whether or not you’re at risk, and what you can do to minimize that risk.

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the large veins, usually in the lower limbs, and leads to either partially or ...

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Conditions from stroke can linger

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have suffered a stroke can regain a good deal of their independence with proper treatment and therapy.

But the condition might still cause a number of lingering effects that stroke sufferers must contend with. The CDC says social workers can help patients find quality care services and family caregiver support before they leave the hospital, in order to continue their ...

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