Combined birth control pill linked with increased risk of blood clots in obese women — ScienceDaily

Obese women who use oral contraceptives containing oestrogen and progestin have a 24-fold increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared with non-obese women not using the drugs, according to a…

Medical experts question Kamala Harris’ use of Pfizer pill for COVID

Vice President Kamala Harris has said she had “no symptoms” following her COVID-19 diagnosis — but some medical experts were left baffled after it was revealed she was taking an…

Sleeping pill dangers and how to avoid them

The use of sleeping pills can also be deadly. Up to a half a million “excess deaths” in the United States were due to use of sleep medications called sedative-hypnotics,…

Japan’s Shionogi seeks approval for COVID-19 pill

Passengers wearing protective face masks are seen inside a train, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan February 9, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access…

Merck’s Covid Pill Is Authorized by F.D.A. for High-Risk Adults

Dr. Dean Li, a Merck executive, said on Thursday that preliminary laboratory studies suggested that the drug was equally effective against Omicron as it was against earlier versions of the…