But don’t throw away the Tylenol yet, says Hebrew University meta-analysis covering over 130,000 women: Short-term use during pregnancy is safe
Ruth Schuster is Senior Editor at the Haaretz-TheMarker English Edition.
Schuster has worked in writing, editing and translation for English and Hebrew-language publications for more than two decades. She holds a BSc in biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She lives in Tel Aviv with her daughter and multiple pets and in her spare time, promotes animal rights.
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Mission includes archaeologists fixing up water systems that haven't been maintained in 1,100 years and trimming wasteful leafage as climate change slams the Middle East
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