Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Recent studies involving contraceptive pill risks may be flawed

Recent studies involving contraceptive pill risks may be flawed

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute claims that recent research indicating that the birth control pill may lower the risk of heart disease by a small amount is flawed. They are also skeptical about studies suggesting that the pill reduces breast cancer risk. These recent studies contradict earlier studies that suggest contraceptive use increases breast cancer risk and the risk of stroke and heart attack. It is however believed to reduce the risk of ovarian and endometrial or uterine cancer.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by WebMDHealth

Related Disease Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Recent studies involving contraceptive pill risks may be flawed

Date: 17 December 2004

Source: WebMDHealth

Author: Miranda Hitti


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Negligent general physician sued over breast cancer
  • Negligent lawsuit filed against hospital over false HIV-positive
  • Neonatal herpes proposed tracking
  • Neuropathic pain is may be difficult to diagnose
  • New 'type' of medicine harming patients.
  • New Advexin tumor shrinking drug developed
  • New age for prescriptions
  • New allergy test approved by the FDA
  • New anthrax test proven to be accurate and very quick
  • New antiviral treatment proposed for asthmatics
  • New appetite suppressant has good results
  • New asthma drug has novel approach
  • New beta blocker safer for treating high blood pressure in diabetics
  • New bipolar drug subsidized by the Australian government
  • New bladder cancer surgery technique carries fewer risks

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise