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Researchers Examine Pot Use in Pregnancy, Get Pushback

Controversial study examines whether marijuana can help with morning sickness

(Newser) - There's no proof that cannabis can relieve morning sickness, and mainstream medicine advises against use in pregnancy due to studies suggesting it might cause premature birth, low birthweight, and infant brain deficits. But the National Institute on Drug Abuse is pressing for more solid evidence. With nearly $200,000...

Science Reveals 5 Remedies for Morning Sickness

From ginger to chemo medicine

(Newser) - Despite the fact that up to 80% of pregnant women experience morning sickness, the FDA has yet to approve any drugs that specifically treat it, Live Science reports. So for the sake of nauseous moms-to-be everywhere, researchers reviewed studies on five morning sickness remedies. Here's what they found:

Research Confirms It: Morning Sickness Is Good

New study finds it's linked with a lower risk of pregnancy loss

(Newser) - It's dreaded by moms-to-be, but morning sickness is actually a good sign—for the baby, a government study shows, confirming common pregnancy lore and less rigorous research. Women with nausea early in pregnancy were half as likely to have miscarriages and stillbirths as those who sailed through the first...

Kim Kardashian Makes Nice With the FDA

With a very, very long Instagram post

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian is back on the FDA's good side. After the agency slapped drugmaker Duchesnay over Kardashian's now-deleted Instagram post about morning sickness pill Diclegis, noting that the reality star didn't issue any of the small print like risk information in her post, Kardashian made a follow-up...

FDA Issues Warning Over Kardashian's Instagramming

Pregnancy drug promotion 'false and misleading'

(Newser) - If Kim Kardashian is going to promote drugs, she needs to talk about their side effects as well as their benefits, the FDA has warned a pharmaceutical company. Duchesnay, maker of the morning-sickness pill Diclegis, has received a formal warning from the regulator over Facebook and Instagram posts in which...

FDA OKs Morning Sickness Drug It Pulled 30 Years Ago

Pill now considered safe

(Newser) - A treatment pulled off the market 30 years ago has won Food and Drug Administration approval again as the only drug specifically designated to treat morning sickness. That long-ago safety scare, prompted by hundreds of lawsuits claiming birth defects, proved to be a false alarm. Yesterday's FDA decision means...

Morning Sickness Reduces Risk of Miscarriage

Another study sees a benefit to the nausea

(Newser) - It turns out that morning sickness isn't all bad—women who suffer from pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting are less likely to miscarry, a new study suggests. Researchers—they say their work advances previous studies by focusing on the duration of symptoms—found that women who did not experience morning sickness...

Morning Sickness May Help Protect Embryos

Ailment has evolutionary benefit, researchers say

(Newser) - Far from being a mere nuisance, morning sickness may actively protect embryos, LiveScience reports. Doctors have long recognized the association of morning sickness and a healthy pregnancy, but new research suggests the condition evolved to protect embryos from dangerous environmental factors.

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