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FDA Recalls Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Over Cancer Concerns

FDA Recalls Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Over Cancer Concerns The authority says the drug , valsartan , has chemicals that may cause cancer and has also recalled it from markets. Novartis spokesman Eric Althoff said after the initial recall last week that products sold in the United States were not affected by this recall, but the FDA's ongoing review and laboratory tests found otherwise. [Full Article...]

FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found

FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found The FDA believes this sudden presence of NDMA is because of the way the substance was manufactured. The DRAP Recall alert stated that a total of nine pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan are on the DRAP recall list and this list does not include Getz Pharma and its products: Cova, Covam and Cova-H. [Full Article...]

U.S. accuses North Korea of breaching U.N. sanctions: document

U.S. accuses North Korea of breaching U.N. sanctions: document The United States is stepping up preparations for another round of negotiations with North Korea on dismantling the regime's nuclear weapons program, a South Korean official said Friday. However, the Trump administration has long accused Beijing of violating United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang, including China reportedly allowing oil shipments to North Korea between October and December... [Full Article...]

First colour X-ray performed on human

First colour X-ray performed on human New Zealand's CERN Physics Laboratory says New Zealand scientists have used 3-D color X-rays in humans for the first time using a technology that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics. MARS' solution couples the spectroscopic information generated by the Medipix3 enabled detector with powerful algorithms to generate 3D images. When an X-ray beam passes through a body, its photons ar... [Full Article...]

New X-ray technology produces striking 3D images in full color

New X-ray technology produces striking 3D images in full color The technology is now being commercialized in the form of a dedicated scanner by a New Zealand startup called Mars Bioimaging , which recently performed the world's first ever color X-ray of human body parts - in this case, the ankle and wrist. [Full Article...]

Mosquitos in Jefferson County test positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitos in Jefferson County test positive for West Nile Virus The Tippecanoe County Health Department received a phone call from the Indiana State Department of Health on July 12 notifying them that the virus had been detected in two mosquito groups found in Tippecanoe County on June 28, 2018. The elderly are more at risk of getting sick because their immune system is often weaker. Use insect repellent products registered with the EPA. Apply according to l... [Full Article...]

Virtual reality therapist can help people overcome fear of heights

One hundred participants were randomized to either automated VR delivery in roughly six 30-minute sessions administered two to three times per week over a two-week period (49 participants) or to usual care (51 participants). Writing in an accompanying commentary , Mark Hayward, PhD, DClinPsy, of the University of Sussex in Brighton, said the study represents the "latest step in an impressive pr... [Full Article...]

What Is Canine Heart Disease? Check Dog Food for These Ingredients

The Food and Drug Administration is warning certain ingredients can lead to heart disease in dogs. Food based on peas, lentils, or potatoes is being linked to canine dilated cardiomyopathy , or enlarged hearts. The government agency launched an investigation after noticing atypical cases of the disease in breeds that are not genetically susceptible, including golden retrievers, Labrador retri... [Full Article...]


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