No link between infant heart defects, prenatal antidepressant use, study says
A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry revealed that antidepressant use during pregnancy did not increase the risk of having a child with heart defects, but women who were obese, had diabetes, or had a history of drug and alcohol use were more likely to have children with heart defects. The research, which involved more than 200,000 mother-child pairs, showed these risk factors were more common among women who took antidepressants. Medical News Today
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Study links niacin treatment to increased risk for new-onset diabetes
Researchers found patients on niacin therapy had a 1.34 relative risk for new-onset diabetes, which translates to one case of new-onset diabetes per 43 people who were initially without the disease and were on niacin therapy for five years, compared with those assigned control therapy. The findings in the journal Heart, based on a meta-analysis of 11 randomized controlled trials involving 26,340 participants without diabetes at baseline, showed the persistence of a moderate risk for new-onset diabetes whether participants were on background statin therapy or combination therapy with laropiprant. Healio (free registration)/Cardiology Today
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