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New study strengthen link between autism and antidepressant use during pregnancy

Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) during pregnancy can increase the risk of autism, according to a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs conducted at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The greatest connection between SSRIs and prenatal autism occurred in boys, where male children born to mothers who used SSRIs during pregnancy were three times as likely to be autistic.

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Propecia sexual side effects being studied

A new study on the sexual side effects of Propecia is underway at Baylor College of Medicine. The study of the hair loss drug was announced in August and is titled “Genetic and Epigenetic Studies on Post-Finasteride Syndrome Patients.”

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Study finds pseudotumor formation in more than a quarter of hips with metal-on-metal bearings

After hip arthroplasty with metal-on-metal bearings, researchers from The Netherlands found pseudotumor formation occurred in 28% of hips, according to results of this recently published study.

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Byetta alternatives may help patients without Byetta cancer risks

Eli Lilly has reported some success in clinical trials with new type II diabetes medication, dulaglutide, which showing decreases risks of diabetes medication side effects. Diabetes drugs such as Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Byetta injection have been shown to increase the risks for pancreatitis and cancer.

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Medtronic Infuse studies reveal the product carries risks, but no added benefits

Two independent studies have revealed that Medtronic’s Infuse carries side effects such as an increased risk of cancer, without providing benefits not already provided by alternatives. The device is used by more than 1 million people to help spur bone growth after spinal surgery.

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BBC reports more safety information needed for hip replacement

The British Broadcasting Company along with Independent released a report claiming that more evidence is needed to determine long-term safety of metal-on-metal hip replacements, such as the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacements. The report includes some information reported in The Lancet medical journal.

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New study links SSRI antidepressants to autism spectrum disorder

A new study has linked antidepressants in a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children born to women who use the drug during pregnancy. The study took place in Sweden and is the second study in two years to link SSRIs with autism.

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