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What is all the controversy over claravis?

What is all the controversy over claravis?

Birth defects: If a woman accidentally becomes pregnant while taking claravis there is a very high risk of birth defects. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Bullying (Definition)

Bullying is an abnormal behavior in which a person (the bully) treats others in an abusive way, uses force to harm others, or otherwise scares others into responding the way the bully wants. Bullying is common, and involves verbal abuse, physical assault, coercion (forcing others to do things) and is often targeted at selected victims, sometimes because of the victims' race, ...Read more


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Why is there so much controversy about home births?

Why is there so much controversy about home births?

No regulation: Regulation and standards of care are the missing link in this practice. Except for certified nurse midwives, most midwives don't need a state license or certification. Normal labor develops in a delicate balance the may require interventions only possible in hospitals. Naturally, no one complains when the outcome is good for both mother and child. ...Read more

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Is gadolinium contrast safe? Isn't there controversy over this?

Is gadolinium contrast safe? Isn't there controversy over this?

Heavy metal: Gadolinium is a heavy metal and people do test high for gadolinium even months after getting contrast. ...Read more

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What is all the controversy over actos (pioglitazone)?

What is all the controversy over actos (pioglitazone)?

Media frenzy: Actos (pioglitazone) is a good drug for diabetes. All drugs in this class cause fluid retention, which can worsen heart failure in some people. A related drug (avandia) got slammed for increasing coronary heart disease, but this never affected actos (pioglitazone). These drugs may increase bone loss. Now there is a weak inference of bladder cancer, and the media and lawyers are all over this like sharks on fresh meat. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of circumcising? I keep hearing controversy about it, and I was curious.

What are the benefits of circumcising? I keep hearing controversy about it, and I was curious.

Benefits outweigh: risks per American Academy of Pediatrics. Studies show circumcision leads to better hygiene and less risk for UTI's/STD's, and smaller risk for developing penile cancer. This procedure however is mostly done for religious/cultural reasons and the AAP leaves the decision up to the parents because of this. If it helps, I have never had an uncircumcised patient with any of the above problems. Best! ...Read more

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Why would there be controversy over the combating autism act?

Why would there be controversy over the combating autism act?

Autism 'controversy': What is 'autism act' ? Never heard about it. There is no 'controversy' about diagnosis, , and symptomatic treatment, or usefulness of early intervention. ...Read more

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I have recently heard about the controversy surrounding the pill and that it can cause abortions? What are the facts related to this?

I have recently heard about the controversy surrounding the pill and that it can cause abortions? What are the facts related to this?

"The pill?": Do you mean birth control pills? No, they do not cause abortions, there is no controversy. Do you mean emergency contraception (like plan b)? That also does not cause abortions, there is confusion in some circles over terminology. ...Read more

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Tell me about the controversy of stem cell research?

Tell me about the controversy of stem cell research?

Stemcell controversy: Proponents say the research has the potential to cure serious diseases, while critics believe harvesting and studying embryonic stem cells is immoral and use of adult stem cells unwarranted due to lack of sufficient research. ...Read more

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What is stem cell research controversy all about? Cant it help?

What is stem cell research controversy all about? Cant it help?

Stemcell controversy: All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell"). After several days, it grows into an embryo, comprised of embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are described as being pluripotent ("potential to become a wide variety of cells"). The main controversy has to do with the use of human cells, abortions, and the ethics of using these cells. ...Read more

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What's the controversy over stem cell research? Didnt obama fix things?

What's the controversy over stem cell research? Didnt obama fix things?

No fix by Obama: Obama regulatory issues have compounded difficulties in obtaining research funding for both embryonic & adult derived stem cell. More research is being developed for use of adult deirved tissue than embryonic. Both hold great promise, with embryonic in the far distant future. Adult stem cell therapies are exploding in applications and uses. Government part of problem, not the solution. ...Read more