Jan 09 by jason

Washington drivers may face hazy DUI laws when it comes to marijuana use

Despite the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Washington, the lines for what constitutes a DUI may remain somewhat fuzzy. Although the state’s new law says a driver is considered legally impaired if he or she has 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood, simply being under the limit may not…

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Oct 24 by Beckley

Update: Link Between Autism and SSRI Antidepressants Requires Further Research

Lawsuits against manufacturers of anti-depressants have been filed in all 50 states following a study that found children whose mothers took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Paxil and Zoloft during pregnancy were twice as likely to have a diagnosis of autism or a related disorder. However, the jury is still out on whether the…

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Jul 18 by GJEL

Autism Linked to SSRI Antidepressants Prozac & Zoloft Taken During Pregnancy

For decades, pregnant mothers were told that the best way to avoid developmental complications were to take vitamins during pregnancy, avoid alcohol and smoking, and obstain from strenuous activity. But in a set of studies published this month in the Archives of General Psychiatry, scientists have indicated that other environmental factors can lead to the development of child autism, and has suggested a link between the use of antidepressants during pregnancy and autism.

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Jul 14 by GJEL

Use of Antidepressants like Prozac and Zoloft During Pregnancy Linked to Autism

A new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry indicates that mothers who were prescribed popular antidepressants during pregnancy are twice as likely as mothers who did not take the prescriptions to give birth to a child diagnosed with autism. The class of antidepressants in question are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which includes Zoloft, Prozac, Luvox, Celexa, Paxil, and their generic versions. Since medications pass through the placenta, the researchers believe that taking these antidepressants during pregnancy can impact the child’s brain development.

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