Obstetrics & gynaecology

Q&A: Home remedies may help prevent morning sickness

Dear Mayo Clinic: I am newly pregnant and not looking forward to the terrible morning sickness I experienced with my first two pregnancies. There were weeks when it felt like I could not keep any food down. What causes morning ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Ondansetron in pregnancy not linked to most birth defects

(HealthDay)—Use of ondansetron for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy does not appear to be associated with birth defects, according to research published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Surgery

Novel use for drug reduces post-operative nausea and vomiting

An innovative use for a known drug is showing promise as an effective treatment for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), suggests a study published today in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women's wellness: Should I be worried about morning sickness?

Dear Mayo Clinic: I'm 15 weeks pregnant and have had horrible morning sickness from the beginning of the pregnancy. I've lost weight and worry that will affect the baby's health. I didn't experience any morning sickness with ...

Surgery

Intra-op liberal fluid therapy effectively cuts post-op nausea

(HealthDay)—For children undergoing lower abdominal surgery, intraoperative liberal fluid therapy is effective for reducing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), according to a study published online June 6 in Pediatric ...

Oncology & Cancer

Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival

If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival—by almost half a year, longer than ...

Diabetes

GI adverse events up with GLP-1 receptor agonists

(HealthDay)—Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists (RAs) are associated with increased risk of gastrointestinal adverse events (AEs), with risk varying based on dose, background medications, and type of GLP-1 ...

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Nausea

Nausea (Latin: Nausea, from Greek: Ναυτεία, "sea-sickness", also called wamble) is the sensation of unease and discomfort in the stomach with an urge to vomit.

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