Healthy Living: Extreme Morning Sickness

Back in 1999, researcher Marlena Fejzo lost her baby because of extreme morning sickness.

Since then, she’s worked tirelessly to find a reason behind the condition that affects two percent of women.

In Healthy Living, we explain how, with the help of the DNA company 23AndMe, she believes she’s zeroed in on a cause, the first step toward a treatment.

Fejzo has already started research to prove the cause.

Then come trials for therapies that she hopes would be safe for pregnant women.

Since the two genes are also responsible for a form of extreme nausea that occurs in cancer patients, she’s hoping that drug development will be expedited.

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