CDC: Some Antidepressants Increase Birth Defect Risk

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Two popular antidepressants may increase the risk of birth defects in babies of mothers who took them, according to a new study done by the Centers for Disease Control.

It found a slight increase in birth defects in babies born from women taking Paxil and Prozac.

That’s only if they took it in the months before getting pregnant and during the first trimester.

The study did not find any increase for other antidepressants like Zoloft or Celexa.

The CDC says the study does not prove Paxil and Prozac actually cause birth defects.

It also says women should not stop taking the drugs without talking to their doctors.
An advocacy group is calling for a ban on asbestos in crayons and toy crime lab kits.

This after it found traces of the carcinogen in the products.

Breathing in microscopic asbestos fibers has been linked to serious health problems including lung disease, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Some stores that sold the products say they are investigating the report’s findings.
Shopping for healthier groceries costs a family of four about $1,500 more a year.

In a study, researchers found the healthier grocery list gave families four times the total amount of fiber and one-fifth the grams of fat compared to the regular list, but those items cost about $60 more a trip.

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