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Correlating pregnancy and motor vehicle accidents

According to a recent study reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, pregnant women may be more likely to become involved in a serious car crash. According to the study, women in their second trimester of pregnancy were 42 percent more likely to go into the emergency room for car crash injuries than they were prior to becoming pregnant. No significant increases in ER visits were seen in the first or third trimesters, and the study suggests that certain pregnancy symptoms, particularly absentmindedness due to stress and fatigue may be to blame.

Pharmaceutical settles wrongful death suit in West Virginia

Avandia is a well-known drug used to treat diabetics by making their body more sensitive to insulin. Avandia, which has become the subject of numerous lawsuits because of its potentially serious side effects, which include stroke, bone fractures, eye damages and even death. GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceutical company which marketed the drug, recently settled a wrongful case in West Virginia filed by the husband of a woman who died as a result of taking the drug.

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