Posts Tagged 'Yaz'

Study: Newer birth control pills linked to blood clots

According to Reuters, a recent study from Israel “adds evidence” to the claim that birth control pills containing the compound drospirenone carry a higher risk of blood clots than other types of oral contraceptives on the market.

Drospirenone, a synthetic hormone, is a component of relatively new birth control pills including Yasmin, read more.... --> continue reading...

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!”

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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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