Valsartan Blood Pressure Drug Recall Widens

Tweet FDA.gov: “Mylan Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, to all Lots Within Expiry Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient.” Article source: https://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/news/20181207/valsartan-blood-pressure-drug-recall-widens?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Too Much Salt Might Help Spur A-Fib

Tweet FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A high-salt diet could raise your risk for a common heart rhythm disorder, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots or other complications. It affects millions of people worldwide and puts them at higher risk for stroke and, in rare cases, can lead to heart failure. This...
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Study Again Links Obesity, Heart Failure Survival

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obese people with heart failure may live longer than those who are thinner — especially if they are “metabolically healthy,” a new study suggests. The study, of more than 3,500 heart failure patients, is the latest to look into the so-called “obesity paradox.”...
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Lower-Dose Tamoxifen Works As Well As High-Dose

Tweet Slideshow: Where Breast Cancer Spreads By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tamoxifen is considered a vital weapon in the fight against breast cancer, but many women who have to take the drug struggle with its significant side effects. Now, new research shows that a lower dose of the hormone therapy helped prevent...
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Liquid Ibuprofen Recalled at Walmart, CVS, Others

Tweet News release, Cision PR Newswire. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20181206/liquid-ibuprofen-recalled-at-walmart-cvs-others?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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An App, Your Fingernail — and Anemia Screening Is Done

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Checking for low hemoglobin in the blood — otherwise known as anemia — usually means drawing blood for testing. But scientists say they’ve developed a wireless smartphone app that does the same by “reading” a quick photo of your fingernail. The app converts...
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Infections in the Young Tied Mental Illness Risk

Tweet Pediatric Focal Onset Seizures By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Could an infection make your child or teen prone to mental health issues? New research from Denmark suggests it’s possible. “The findings linking infections with mental disorders in the developing brain do add more knowledge to this...
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Want More Easy Protein? Go Eat a Bug

Tweet Farrah Bauer, Los Angeles, entomophagy advocate. Julie Lesnik, PhD, assistant professor of anthropology, Wayne State University, Detroit. Jack Armstrong, owner and president, Armstrong’s Cricket Farm, West Monroe, LA. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: “Edible insects: Future prospects for food and feed security,” 2013. Molecular Biology...
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Too Much Sleep May Bring Heart Disease, Death Risk

Tweet Dec. 5, 2018 — Adults who get more than the recommended amount of sleep have an increased risk of heart disease and death, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data from nearly 117,00 adults, aged 35 to 70, in 21 countries who were followed for an average of nearly eight years, CNN reported. Rates of heart disease (such as stroke or heart failure) and death were 7.8 per 1,000 among...
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Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by Researchers

Tweet Dec. 5, 2018 — A 10-minute test that can detect cancer cells anywhere in the body has been developed by researchers. The team at the University of Queensland in Australia created the test after discovering that cancer forms a unique DNA structure when placed in water, CNN reported. The portable, inexpensive test could help detect cancer far sooner than current methods, according to the...
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