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There's No Remedy For Morning Sickness, Say Scientists

08/09/2010 10:23 | Updated 22 May 2015

Eating dry toast, sipping ginger tea, snacking little and often, vitamins, sugar solutions... these are all things which will sound all too familiar to any woman who has suffered from pregnancy sickness.

But, sadly, these supposed 'cures' have just been proven to be next to useless by a team of scientists, who say that there is no evidence that anything can really take away that miserable feeling.

Researchers from Dublin City University, who carried out the study, found that some of the so called remedies actually made women feel even more green around the gills.

Their research examined studies of around 4,000 women in the first half of pregnancy.

Lead researcher Dr Anne Matthews said: ' Despite the wealth of different treatments available, it is not possible currently to identify with confidence andy safe and effective interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy.'

Up to 85% of women experience pregnancy nausea. It's thought to be linked to rising levels of pregnancy hormones, but the exact causes are still unknown.

But don't despair just yet. Many women find some 'remedies' do actually work, even if there is no scientific proof. Previous studies have found that ginger, acupressure and vitamin B6, for example.

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