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  • FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk

    07/18/2018 9:09:27 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 31 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/16/2018 | Jen Christensen
    The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide...
  • Kellogg making folks sick

    07/13/2018 5:51:42 AM PDT · by Tell It Right · 17 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 7/13/2018 | Tonya Garcia
    CDC links outbreak of salmonella in 33 states to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal (headline)
  • Great News For A Change (Farmer Dean)

    07/11/2018 7:40:12 AM PDT · by oldvirginian · 22 replies
    Dp0622 | July10, 2018 | dp0622
    FarmerDean, who has no physical right to be alive according to natural law, will be going home under GOD’S law in a few weeks. After over a YEAR fighting for his life from a botched cancer surgery of his intestines and MANY MANY nights where I thought he was going to God, the farmer/man/beast is going home and will once again one day heap 50 pound bails on a truck for hours at 66!! I just got a hernia thinking about it!!! :) God doesn’t always give us what we ask for and we can’t and aren’t supposed to understand...
  • Effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids

    07/04/2018 10:55:03 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 77 replies
    The Lancet Medical Journal ^ | July 2018 | Gabrielle Campbell, PhD and 14 other PHDS
    Summary Background Interest in the use of cannabis and cannabinoids to treat chronic non-cancer pain is increasing, because of their potential to reduce opioid dose requirements. We aimed to investigate cannabis use in people living with chronic non-cancer pain who had been prescribed opioids, including their reasons for use and perceived effectiveness of cannabis; associations between amount of cannabis use and pain, mental health, and opioid use; the effect of cannabis use on pain severity and interference over time; and potential opioid-sparing effects of cannabis. -SNIP- Interpretation Cannabis use was common in people with chronic non-cancer pain who had been...
  • 19 hospitalized after eating feces-contaminated food at party: report

    07/03/2018 5:41:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 72 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/2/2018 | Kim Chatelain
    At least 19 people were hospitalized as of Monday (July 2) after eating food that had been contaminated by exposure to feces at a neighborhood potluck birthday party in Charlotte N.C., the Charlotte Observer reported. More than 40 people were sickened and more could become ill with a "highly contagious" disease called shigella, which causes diarrhea. Someone who prepared food for Saturday's party, which was attended by about 100 people, did not wash their hands well enough...
  • Why soda taxes don't work

    06/24/2018 12:33:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2018 | Adam Brandon
    Time and again we hear politicians from different parts of the country profess the virtues of a soda tax. Their reasoning ranges from wanting to improve the public health, by cutting back consumption of unhealthy drinks, to talking about how much revenue it will bring in. This proclivity of nanny statists to push policies to change people’s behavior hues quite closely to Einstein’s definition of insanity: Trying the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Policy makers of all stripes need to abandon their affinity for soda taxes. Put simply, soda taxes just don’t work. Take Berkeley, California, as...
  • Simple molecule could prevent, alleviate pre-diabetes

    06/24/2018 6:59:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 26 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | February 7, 2018 | University of Sydney
    Levels of CoQ and the presence of insulin resistance were analysed in a range of experimental laboratory settings, mouse models and samples from humans, as part of an ambitious research collaboration conducted with the University of Sydney, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Genentech Inc. and the University of New South Wales. Concentrations of CoQ were found to be lower in insulin resistant body fat and muscle tissue. When the researchers replenished CoQ, insulin resistance or pre-diabetes was reversed. "CoQ is found in mitochondria, the power plants in the cells of...
  • How might baking soda boost cancer therapy?

    06/23/2018 8:15:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 77 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 1, 2018 | Source: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
    A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered an entirely novel mechanism by which cells enter a state of dormancy as tissues starved of oxygen become increasingly acidic. The study, led by Chi Van Dang, scientific director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, has potentially significant implications for cancer therapy: Large swaths of solid tumors are often deprived of oxygen, and cells in such patches are thought to be a major source of drug resistance and disease relapses. Baking soda had previously been reported to enhance cancer immunotherapy by one of the co-authors of the new study, though the mechanism...
  • Researchers Say Drinking 4 Cups Of Strong Coffee A Day Is Heart Healthy

    06/22/2018 8:23:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 61 replies
    CBS PHILLY 3 ^ | 22 JUNE 2018 | CBS PHILLY 3
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — How many cups of coffee do you drink each day? If it’s more than one, you may become a healthier you. German researchers say four cups of strong coffee a day could trigger a process that helps prevent heart attacks.
  • Simple £10 saliva test to identify the men with 50% chance of developing prostate cancer

    06/12/2018 8:25:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated15:35, 12 JUN 2018 | ByMartin BagotHealth and Science Correspondent
    A simple saliva test can identify the one in 100 men with a 50% chance of getting the disease and could be offered on the NHS to all men over 40 in a few years The simple £10 saliva test could save thousands of lives. It can identify the one in 100 men with a 50% chance of getting the disease, and the one in 10 with a 25% risk. The DNA discovery could mean most men not having to undergo invasive prostate examinations. Professor Ros Eeles, of the Institute of Cancer Research, which led the research, said “it could...
  • Marc Thiessen: Thank Republicans for your Right to Try

    05/30/2018 9:29:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    WASHINGTON -- Imagine the horror of learning you have a terminal illness for which science has not yet come up with a treatment. Now imagine receiving the same diagnosis, and then learning a promising new treatment exists that could save your life -- but you can't get access to it thanks to governmental obstacles. That is the nightmare that befell Andrea Sloan, an Austin lobbyist who gave up her job at a high-priced law firm to advocate for victims of domestic violence. In 2007, Sloan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and for more than six years tried every Food and...
  • Climate change could be driving antibiotic resistance across the US

    05/23/2018 11:32:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 23, 2018 | By Mollie Cahillane
    Climate change is wreaking havoc across the globe - melting ice caps, causing dangerous weather and decimating animal populations. New research has found that it could also be increasing antibiotic resistance in bacteria. A team of epidemiologists from Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Toronto have found that higher local temperatures and population densities correspond with a higher degree of antibiotic resistance in common bacterial strains. Previously, increase in resistance to common bacteria was thought to come from over-prescribing antibiotics. 'The effects of climate are increasingly being recognized in a variety of infectious diseases, but so...
  • Why do pit bulls attack? The answer is complicated.

    05/17/2018 2:49:31 PM PDT · by Norski · 119 replies
    SunHerald ^ | May 16, 2018 | Wesley Muller, John Fitzhugh And Anita Lee
    Pit bulls make headlines when they attack humans because the injuries they inflict are typically severe and sometimes fatal. Two pit bulls attacked a 76-year-old woman in Gulfport on Wednesday when she opened the fence and went into owner Emily Craft's yard. The woman, who many in the neighborhood describe as "the can lady," died from her wounds. That wasn't the first time one authorities were called about Craft's dogs. Craft was arrested Wednesday morning after the mauling on an outstanding warrant on charges of having a dog at large and having a vicious animal after an incident last summer...
  • A dying mother's plea for her life.

    05/14/2018 2:48:26 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | March 13th 2018 | Wayne Drash
    All Erika Zak wants to do is play with her daughter on the playground. Take her to the zoo. Walk her to school. She's never been able to be the mother she longs to be. At 38, Erika is dying. Her battle to live began almost as soon as her daughter, Loïe, was born four years ago, when Erika was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic colon cancer that had spread to her liver. The cancer was removed from her colon and, her doctors say, she responded well to treatment. But a microwave ablation surgery last year to remove two tumors...
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield faces backlash from Texas doctors

    05/10/2018 6:41:38 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 29 replies
    Spectrum News Austim ^ | May 8, 2018 | Max Gordon
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Doctors are criticizing Texas' largest health insurance provider for a controversial new billing process. Blue Cross Blue Shield announced that starting June 4, Texans who go to an out-of-network ER might have to pay all of the costs themselves if the visit isn't not deemed to be necessary. "This will create deaths. This will kill people. People will die because of this. This for sure will cause people to think twice and not go to the emergency room,” said Dr. Lonnie Schwirtlich, an ER doctor and member of the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers. The Texas...
  • Cellphones may be to Blame for surge in Deadly Brain tumors.

    05/04/2018 8:57:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 3, 2018
    .Mobile phones may be behind a surge in a deadly brain tumor, scientists say. Cases of glioblastoma in England soared from 983 to 2,531 between 1995 and 2015, figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal. The rise was across all age groups and came as cases of lower-grade tumors fell.
  • Breast cancer screening failure 'shortened' up to 270 lives [single-payer]

    05/02/2018 6:10:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | May 2, 2018 | By Sanya Burgess
    Up to 270 women may have had their "lives shortened" after the NHS failed to invite them to breast screenings, the Health Secretary has said. Jeremy Hunt made the announcement as he said the government will order an independent review into NHS breast cancer screening after hundreds of thousands of women were not invited for screening. Some of the women have since developed cancer. Making a statement to the Commons, Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said there could be 135 and 270 women who "had their lives shortened as a result", adding it was "unlikely to be more than this range...
  • Former first lady Barbara Bush will no longer seek medical treatment in face of failing health

    04/15/2018 11:29:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 82 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 4/15/2018 | Katelyn Carrel
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush, 92, decided Sunday to focus on comfort care in the face of her failing health, rather than additional medical treatment. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment, and instead will focus on comfort care,” read a statement from the office of George H. W. Bush. Bush has been in an out of the hospital the past year battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure. The former first lady has been married to former...
  • Chem. weapons dumped at sea corroding but haven't yet released toxic contents [Hawaii 2010 news] TR

    04/14/2018 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    DMZ Hawaii ^ | July 28, 2010 | Kyle
    Full title: Researchers report that chemical weapons dumped at sea are corroding but have not yet released toxic contents KyleJuly 28, 2010DMZ Hawaii http://www.dmzhawaii.org/dmz-legacy-site-two/?p=7485  University of Hawai'i researchers have concluded a three year research project to determine whether chemical munitions dumped at sea off O'ahu pose a threat to the health of humans or the environment. Documents disclosed by the Army in 2007 reported that approximately 16,000 munitions containing 2,558 tons of chemical agents were dumped at three deep-water sites off Oahu.   The chemical agent included lewisite, mustard, cyanogen chloride and cyanide. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser article: http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/99399389.html...
  • NHS England suffers worst A&E waiting times on record

    04/12/2018 5:51:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 12, 2018 | By Bethan Staton,
    A&E performance fell to the lowest level on record in March as the NHS continues to face unprecedented pressure. Just 84.6% of accident and emergency patients in England were seen within four hours last month, dropping from 85% in February and compared to 90% in March 2017. And the number of people suffering waits of more than 12 hours more than tripled, compared to the same month the year before. Medics said the backlog created by the situation would leave some hospitals struggling to catch up. President of the Society for Acute Medicine Nick Scriven called the figures the "clearest...