Now here’s some news Kate Middleton could’ve used months ago! Bendectin, a drug specifically designed to combat morning sickness, is returning after a 30-year absence. The pill had been pulled off the market after there were concerns about it causing birth defects, but a new FDA study found that the drug is “a safe and effective treatment.” “We know safety-wise, there’s zero question,” Dr. Gary Hankins of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston told the Associated Press. Now called Diclegis, the drug combines Vitamin B6 and the over-the-counter antihistamine doxylamine with a delayed-release coating “designed to help women take a daily dose before their nausea sets in,” according to the AP. Diclegis is expected to hit store shelves in June.
A grim fact: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the main cause of mortality in the United States. The good news is that it can be mainly avoided. According to the American Heart Association, adopting proper dietary and lifestyle practices can prevent 80% of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke.