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Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »

Risk of breast cancer may increase after giving birth, study says

The study was led by doctors at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer may temporarily increase by 80 percent for years after giving birth, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Tuesday. But the increase is not as… Read More »