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17 November 2010

Rare, severe morning sickness may be hereditary

A rare, but severe and potentially life-threatening form of morning sickness, called hyperemesis gravidarum, may be hereditary, researchers say.

A rare, but severe and potentially life-threatening form of morning sickness, called hyperemesis gravidarum, may be hereditary, researchers say.

Women with HG were more than five times more likely than the control participants to have a sister who had severe morning sickness or HG. In addition, 33% of women with HG had an affected mother, compared with 8% of controls, according to the report.

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