Medications

US reviews birth control pill safety over clot risk

The US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is reviewing recently published studies which have pointed to an increased blood clot risk associated with a certain type of birth control pill.

Diabetes

Low thromboembolism risk for contraceptive use in diabetes

(HealthDay)—For women with diabetes who are using hormonal contraception, the absolute risk of thromboembolism is low, with the lowest rates seen with use of intrauterine and subdermal contraceptives, according to a study ...

Oncology & Cancer

Comparing chemical and surgical castration for prostate cancer

Surgical castration to remove the testicles (orchiectomy) of men with metastatic prostate cancer was associated with lower risks for adverse effects compared with men who underwent medical castration with gonadotropin-releasing ...

Cardiology

Risk of blood clots in veins hereditary

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third most common type of cardiovascular disease after coronary heart disease and stroke. Researchers at the Centre for Primary Health Care Research in Malmo have mapped the significance ...

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