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Weekend 'catch-up sleep' is a lie

Weekend 'catch-up sleep' is a lie Those whose sleeping was limited to five hours for the whole nine days saw a dip of 13 percent for whole-body insulin sensitivity, whereas those allowed lie-ins saw dips between 9 and 27 percent, with sensitivity in the liver and muscles being particularly low. [Full Article...]

US FDA finds cancer-causing toxin in Heteros blood pressure drugs

US FDA finds cancer-causing toxin in Heteros blood pressure drugs Problems with potential cancer-causing agents in blood-pressure medications first cropped up in July, when an ARB called valsartan was recalled by Chinese drugmaker Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. The affected Losartan tablets have expiration dates that range from September 2019 to June 2020. A series of drugs have been identified as potentially unsafe since an initial recall began seven mont... [Full Article...]

Ebola Patients Escape After Clinic Attack

Ebola Patients Escape After Clinic Attack This attack comes a few days after MSF's Ebola Treatment Center in Katwa was partially burned down. The identity and motive of the assailants were unclear. The attack in the city of Butembo was the second in Congo's Ebola-hit east this week. This follows the attack last week on another MSF Ebola treatment center in nearby Katwa. [Full Article...]

Blood pressure medicine recalled after potential carcinogen is found in it

Blood pressure medicine recalled after potential carcinogen is found in it The Food and Drug Administration says no one has reported any adverse effects from the drug. "Our ongoing effort has determined that the impurities may be generated by specific chemical reactions in the manufacturing process of the drug's active pharmaceutical ingredients", said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., in a statement . [Full Article...]

Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says

Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says Pressure on Global Positioning System to cut down on antibiotics may be leading to fatal infections in older people, a study suggests. Scientists analyzed records from 157,264 patients over the age of 65 across England who had been diagnosed by their GP with a suspected or confirmed UTI . [Full Article...]

Inundated B.C. pharmacists say call ahead for MMR vaccine

Inundated B.C. pharmacists say call ahead for MMR vaccine People can also get sick when they come in contact with mucus or saliva from an infected person. While much of the focus from proponents of non-medical exemptions has been on a parent's right to not vaccinate their child, we should instead be focusing on a parent's right to have their child not die from preventable diseases such as measles. [Full Article...]

Recall ordered for another blood pressure drug over cancer concerns

Recall ordered for another blood pressure drug over cancer concerns NDEA is a naturally occurring substance that is found in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial process. The recalled tablets contain NDEA amounts above the acceptable daily intake levels released by the FDA, the recall noticed stated. [Full Article...]

Radioactive Body Contaminates Arizona Crematorium

Radioactive Body Contaminates Arizona Crematorium Authors: Nathan Y. Yu, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, and coauthors. Radioactive particles used in medications decay rapidly. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration's limit for a worker's whole body exposure is 5 rems per year , and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's annual total exposure limit for a member of the public is 0.1 rems per year . [Full Article...]


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