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Asthma-related deaths drop among women

The number of asthma-related deaths among Australian women has dropped across the country but the rate for men remains stagnant, new data shows. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show there were 389 asthma-related deaths in Australia last year, with 250 women and 139 men dying of the respiratory disease. The numbers is… Read More »

Pregnancies persist among women taking acne medication known to cause birth defects – Harvard Gazette

Isotretinoin (also known by its former brand names Accutane or Roaccutane) is an extremely effective acne medication that can help patients whose severe acne has not responded to other drugs. But the drug is also a potent teratogen — if a woman takes isotretinoin while pregnant, even for a short time, her fetus runs a… Read More »