(CNN)When a pregnant woman feels persistent nausea and even has to throw up, she might see whether ginger can help settle her stomach, or perhaps plenty of water. If that doesn't help, a physician might prescribe doxylamine and pyridoxine, a drug combination often used to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women. Still no relief? Then, a physician might recommend something else: ondansetron. The anti-nausea medication, sold under the brand name Zofran, comes in tablet form and primarily is used to prevent nausea and vomiting after cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery. Although it's not formally approved for this purpose, ondansetron also may be prescribed to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, including hyperemesis gravidarum, which is extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. JUST WATCHED Hyperemesis: what is severe morning sickness? Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Hyperemesis: what is severe morning sickness? 02:28 … [Read more...] about Morning sickness pill study finds small link to increased risk of clefts
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PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Anti-abortion family planning clinics are increasingly vying for the same federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood, signaling a major change in federal policy being pushed by the Trump administration. This new front in the abortion wars comes as conservatives have largely given up on completely defunding Planned Parenthood, so they’re trying to use the rules to their advantage, pushing for faith-driven women’s clinics to apply for those same federal funds to push an anti-abortion agenda.Story Continued Below “They’re getting more sophisticated,” said Kinsey Hasstedt, a policy expert at the pro-abortion rights Guttmacher Institute, referring to “crisis pregnancy centers” and other women’s health centers that oppose abortion. “Now they have an administration that’s supportive of the work they’re trying to do, and that’s setting the stage to open the door for more sources of funding for … [Read more...] about Anti-abortion clinics tapping into federal funds under Trump
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a study to explore the efficacy of a new form of male birth control. Unlike the birth control pills or injections that women use, this new male birth control is a gel that is rubbed into the shoulders and back to be absorbed through the skin daily. The gel serves to gradually bring down sperm counts so that a man can’t get a woman pregnant, NBC News reported. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the NIH, is helping enroll about 400 couples around the world to test how well the gel works to prevent pregnancy. Tests also would assess how well people like the gel and whether men will use it as directed. The gel formula, which is called NES/T, includes a progestin-containing compound called segesterone acetate, which is made under the brand name Nestorone, along with a dose of testosterone.RELATED READ: Doctors remove 70-pound tumor from man; he thought he had 'beer belly'Nestorone is also used … [Read more...] about Researchers are testing a new form of male birth control — and it’s a gel
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 28, 2018 / 9:19 PM GMT By Maggie Fox The National Institutes of Health is looking for a few good men —and a few brave women — to try out a new birth control gel for males. The gel, rubbed into the shoulders daily, gradually brings down sperm counts so that men cannot make a woman pregnant. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the NIH, is helping enroll about 400 couples at sites around the world to test how well the gel works to prevent pregnancy, and also check out how well people like it and whether men will use it as directed. “This is the first time that men are using it as part of a couple to test for effectiveness,” said Diana Blithe, chief of NICHD’s Contraceptive Development Program. The gel formulation, called NES/T, includes a progestin-containing compound … [Read more...] about Birth control for men: researchers test a male contraceptive gel
Keith Roach To Your Health Published 11:18 PM EST Nov 25, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: In a recent column, a person wrote that it took weeks to schedule an appointment with her primary care physician. I have found that it takes months, not weeks, to schedule an appointment with primary care physicians in my area (a large city with two medical schools). I am on Medicare, as are many of my friends. They have said that they have the same problem. Do some medical practices limit the number of appointments available for people on Medicare? My younger friends with regular insurance don’t seem to have this problem. L.S. Dear L.S.: A 2015 study of primary care physicians found that 93 percent accept Medicare, while 94 percent accept private insurance. In a 2018 study, 13 percent of Medicare recipients said there was a small problem finding a new primary care physician, and 14 percent said there was a big one. I suspect there are strong regional differences; however, those with private … [Read more...] about Does your insurer affect the wait for an appointment?