Tag Archives: risk

Essential Reads: Bupropion (Wellbutrin) and Risk for Major Malformations

Over the last 20 years, we have accumulated data to support the use of many different antidepressants during pregnancy, including serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the tricyclic antidepressants. In this post, we review the most recent data on the reproductive safety of and bupropion (Wellbutrin), summarized in two recent reviews from Hendrick and colleagues (2017) and… Read More »

AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot tagged with new warning in EU, highlighting rare blood clot risk

Europe’s drug regulator has been probing cases of rare blood clots in AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipients since mid-March—and now it has confirmed a possible link. The agency stressed that the benefits of the shot still outweigh the risks. Unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be listed as a “very rare” side effect of the vaccine, the European… Read More »

Scientists raise fears that owning a cat could increase the risk of brain cancer

No one likes their pet to be ­accused of spreading disease. I remember some time ago there was news that a parasite from dogs, Toxocara canis, could be passed on through contamination from dog faeces – and the campaign to use pooper-scoopers was born. Now the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come… Read More »