Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Hypertension

A study published online (March 22) in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology says that new research indicates that women who use antidepressants while pregnant have an increased risk of developing pregnancy-induced hypertension. One would presume that this increased risk is merely caused by the actual depression and anxiety that caused …

Is there a Vitamin D & Uterine Fibroid Connection?

Earlier this week, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced that a study funded by their own National Institute of Health (NIH) suggests that vitamin D may be a possible treatment for a common gynecological condition. The human equivalent of a mere 1400 IUs of vitamin D shrunk uterine fibroid tumors …

The flu vaccine is super-duper effective… I guess.

Merck makes the flu vaccine Afluria and and it’s like the greatest thing under the sun. (Yeah… but not greater than the sun!) When everybody talks about how effective the flu vaccine is, it’s so interesting because people just assume that they will automatically get the flu without the vaccine. …

It's called Vitamin D, for Vitamin Deficient

The general population is finally understanding the connection between vitamin D and the flu season, but it’s more than just the flu we need to think about. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to many diseases, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. Recently there has …