July 10, 2015 (San Diego’s EastCounty) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.
· CDC: Some anti-depressants linked to birth defects (USA Today)
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Popular antidepressants Paxil and Prozac are linked to higher rates of birth defects, but several similar drugs used to treat depression in pregnant women carry no such risks, a new study found.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report that came out in February contained some pretty game-changing advice that's largely been overlooked: Don't worry about the total amount of fat you eat.
Christopher Murray, a medical doctor and economist, is changing that. A new book looks at his efforts — and why advocacy groups initially were upset by his findings... Most people, in most countries, and this is true today, don't have death records.
A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.
Whether the near collision is a sign that driverless cars aren't ready for prime time or proof that they are able to avoid accidents depends on perspective.