CDC: Certain Antidepressants, But Not All, Taken During Pregnancy May Raise Birth Defect Risk
But a broad new analysis from the CDC came to a fairly measured conclusion when comparing pregnant women who took SSRIs -- a class of antidepressants -- to women who did not take those medications during pregnancy.
Study Finds Fivefold Increase In Alzheimer's Deaths: Why It Matters
The research found that 500,000 people die each year from Alzheimer's -- more than five times the number most recently reported by the CDC. That makes Alzheimer’s the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. Why does it matter? Funding for medical research, new treatments and ultimately, someday, a cure, tends to flow toward the most widespread and deadly diseases.