Jim Byard's Health Beat
Decongestants Linked To Birth Defects , Study Says


Women who use decongestants during the first three months of pregnancy might increase their children's risk of some rare birth defects, a new study says. Researchers say some popular over the counter medications, including pill and nasal sprays, have been linked to a slight increase in rare birth defects of the digestive tract, ear, and heart. A report on the study is published in the "American Journal of Epidemiology."

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