Thursday, October 26, 2006

Nausea Symptoms Undertreated

The New York Times reports "[a]lthough there are now safe and effective ways to prevent and to treat predictable cases [of nausea and vomiting], like those involving pregnant women and cancer patients, many people who could benefit fail to receive adequate treatment, if any treatment at all."(Nausea? There’s No Need to Suffer in Silence). Even worse,

In a clinical guidance bulletin for obstetrician-gynecologists, the [American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists] wrote that an investigator found that among women who called a help line for those with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and who subsequently terminated pregnancy because of these afflictions, fewer than 50 percent were offered anti-emetic therapy.

“Of those offered treatment, 90 percent were offered regimens that were not likely to be effective,” the bulletin says.
Related link: Hyperemesis Education & Research Foundation

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Milkscreen

An Austin company has developed Milkscreen, a kit which allows women to test their milk for the presence of alcohol.

What will they think of next?

Monday, October 09, 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006

Mini-blind Cord Safety

October is National Window Covering Safety Month. One child a month is killed from accidentally strangling in window cords.

If you still have the old looped miniblind cords, you can order a free repair kit from the Window Covering Safety Council.

Do it now! Let's keep our babies safe.