veD OF CURRENT EVOLVING SCIENCE:.....USERS BEWARE....LONG WAYS TO FIND THE TRUTH OF CURRENT SCIENCE....
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on May 4, 2004

X-RAYS AND PROZAC....
NOT SO GOOD FOR PREGNANT WOMEN'S FOETUS????

From Canadian Globe and Mail: 

Pregnancy warnings Two studies this week raise warning flags for expectant moms.

One of them found that pregnant women exposed to dental X-rays were more likely to give birth to babies who were below normal weight. The researchers were surprised by their findings because low-dose X-rays of the head and the neck were thought to have no effect on a developing fetus. They speculate in the Journal of the American Medical Association that the X-rays might be affecting the function of the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck and helps regulate the body's energy level.

The second study suggested that pregnant women taking the antidepressant Prozac (or fluoxetine) were more likely to have underweight babies. As well, the newborns tended to be sleepier, or more jittery, or have more respiratory problems than normal. The Prozac study, basically a review of existing research, was done for the U.S. National Toxicology Program.

Researchers suggest pregnant woman postpone optional dental X-rays. But the Prozac study presents more of a dilemma because depression is a serious condition and other studies indicate the mood of a pregnant woman may influence the fetus.



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