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Magnets in Kids' Toys Pose Broad Dangers

... don't seek medical attention for a child who has swallowed a magnet as quickly as necessary, a study of ... Pediatric Radiology . "The majority of swallowed magnetic objects were components of toy sets, ... percent of the children aged 4 and older who had swallowed magnets had autism. "One should consider ...

Parents be aware this holiday season: Magnets in children's toys pose significant health risk

... mild symptoms that may indicate a child has swallowed multiple magnets. "The majority of swallowed magnetic objects were components of toy sets, ... toddlers, the question of why the objects were swallowed was of interest. The children stated reasons such ...

Toy Magnets Can be a Very Real Threat

... toy magnets pose almost-fatal attractions when swallowed by kids, new report shows. MONDAY, ... News) -- This is the story of a little boy who swallowed a magnet and wound up in the hospital. Actually, Braden Eberle, 4, of San Jose, Calif., swallowed two tiny magnets from his older brother's ...

Chewable Aspirin More Readily Absorbed

... in their blood shortly afterward when compared with people who either swallowed regular aspirin whole or chewed then swallowed regular aspirin, according to the study, scheduled to be presented Friday ...

Study compares formulations of 3 aspirin types

... of aspirin to a group of volunteer research subjects: regular aspirin swallowed whole, regular aspirin chewed and swallowed, and chewable aspirin chewed ... showed greater and more rapid absorption than the regular aspirin, whether swallowed whole or chewed. This seemingly quite simple finding could lead to ...

Study compares formulations of three aspirin types

... of aspirin to a group of volunteer research subjects: regular aspirin swallowed whole, regular aspirin chewed and swallowed, and chewable aspirin chewed ... showed greater and more rapid absorption than the regular aspirin, whether swallowed whole or chewed. This seemingly quite simple finding could lead to ...

Swallowing-Breathing Dysfunction Worsens Lung Disorder

... inhalation or were followed by inhalation," she said. "COPD patients also swallowed more often at the end of exhalation at lower lung volumes." COPD is a ... nine wafer cookies and 10 teaspoons of pudding to determine how well they swallowed sold and semi-solid food. There was a marked difference between the two ...

KV Pharmaceutical Company, Purdue Pharma L.P. Settle OxyContin(R) Dispute

... depression when administered to patients who are not tolerant to the respiratory depressant effects of opioids. OxyContin(R) TABLETS ARE TO BE swallowed WHOLE AND ARE NOT TO BE BROKEN, CHEWED, OR CRUSHED. TAKING BROKEN, CHEWED, OR CRUSHED OxyContin(R) TABLETS LEADS TO RAPID RELEASE AND ABSORPTION OF ...

FDA Approves ACTOplus met(R) XR (pioglitazone HCl and metformin HCl extended-release) Tablets for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

... Use in pediatric patients is not recommended for the treatment of diabetes due to lack of long-term safety data. ACTO plus met XR must be swallowed whole and not chewed, cut, or crushed. There have been no clinical studies establishing conclusive evidence of macrovascular risk reduction ...

AcelRx Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Cancer Breakthrough Pain Program

... to allow the rapid uptake of sufentanil following placement under the tongue, maximizing transmucosal drug uptake and limiting the proportion of swallowed drug. ARX-02 enables rapid onset of pain relief with a consistent, relatively short duration of action, more closely matching the timing of a ...

Study Suggests Treatment with Paliperidone ER Significantly Improves Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder

... off, or be more likely to become dehydrated, so take care when exercising or when doing things that make you warm. INVEGA(R) should be swallowed whole. Tablets should not be chewed, divided, or crushed. Do not be worried if you see something that looks like a tablet in your stool. This is ...

UT nanoscientist gets $7 million DoD Innovator Award for breast cancer research

... vast circulatory system and to the site of a breast tumor is no easy task, Ferrari said. The nanocarriers must avoid being corrupted by enzymes, swallowed up by the body's immune system and trapped inside blood vessels. To avoid biological barriers, Ferrari uses a multi-stage delivery system. The ...

As Consumers Put a Leash on Spending, Experts Caution Against Being 'Penny Wise and Pound Foolish' with Their Pets

... macadamia nuts are toxic as well, and yeast-based bread dough can actually be fatal to your pet as it causes intestinal bloat -- Tinsel, if swallowed by a curious kitten or puppy, might cause intestinal blockage Consult The Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health for more in-depth guidance. ...

MP3 Player Headphones May Throw Off Cardiac Devices

... ICDs. According to one set of researchers from Massachusetts, Bluetooth cell phone technology, and capsules equipped with tiny cameras that are swallowed to view internal organs, did not interfere with the devices. And another group of researchers from California found that electric blankets and ...

MP3 headphones interfere with implantable defibrillators, pacemakers

... devices from other devices. Researchers in Hyannis, Mass., found that cell phones equipped with wireless technology known as Bluetooth and pills swallowed to view internal organs are unlikely to interfere with pacemakers or ICDs (abstract P651). Likewise, California researchers determined that ...

Managing Gas Isn't Rocket Science

... last several meals to crosscheck against other meal periods where you experience gas. Determine odor - Non-smelling flatulence results from swallowed air, which is symptomatic of chewing gum, drinking through straws, sucking on hard candies or nervousness, rather than something you've eaten. ...

New Webcast Going for Gold to Educate on Importance of Healthy Diet In Persistent Chronic Pain Management

... Do not take ULTRAM(R) ER if you have had an allergic reaction to tramadol, codeine, or other opioids in the past. ULTRAM(R) ER tablets must be swallowed whole. Do not chew, crush or split the tablet before swallowing. This can lead to overdose and possible serious injury including death. Use of ...

Target America Exhibit Opens at the California Science Center October 2, 2008

... methamphetamine hotel "cook" room. Displays that focus on trafficking show how drugs are smuggled in soles of shoes; soaked into fabrics; or even swallowed by drug "mules," people who perform the dangerous and sometimes lethal task of swallowing balloons full of drugs to transport the illegal cargo. The ...

String probes for devastating childhood digestive disease

... A swallowed string may someday replace the invasive, uncomfortable endoscope now used to diagnose a devastating childhood disease of the esophagus. Steven J. ...

Video: Olympic Games Gold Medalist Nikki Stone Joins Chronic Pain Experts in Educational Webcasts

... Do not take ULTRAM(R) ER if you have had an allergic reaction to tramadol, codeine, or other opioids in the past. ULTRAM(R) ER tablets must be swallowed whole. Do not chew, crush or split the tablet before swallowing. This can lead to overdose and possible serious injury including death. Use of ...

GO3 Statement Regarding Erroneous Coverage in Star Magazine

... manufacturing process employed by GO3 refines the fish oils to neutralize and remove fish taste so that when GO3 Original Omega-3 adult capsules are swallowed whole, there is no fish taste. The company also offers GO3 Junior chewable strawberry-flavored capsules especially formulated for children to make ...

Bowel prep oral sodium phosphate equal to fasting before capsule endoscopy for obscure GI bleeding

... monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Capsule endoscopy (CE) is performed via a swallowed capsule containing a tiny video camera. The capsule, about the size of a large vitamin pill, contains a light source, batteries, a radio transmitter ...

Don't Let Gas Ruin Your Summer BBQ

... and nectarines, followed by angel food cake and low-fat frozen yogurt for dessert. -- Determine Odor: Non-smelling flatulence results from swallowed air, symptomatic of chewing gum, drinking through straws and sucking on hard candies, rather than something you ate. "Foul-smelling ...

Certain Tests in ERs Raise Cancer Risk for Some

... include both standard X-rays and more sophisticated CT scans, as well as nuclear medicine screenings where tiny amounts of radioactive material are swallowed and followed throughout the body. "We're not by any means trying to say that at any given instance diagnostic testing is not appropriate," said ...

Are You Trying to Clean Your Home ... or Kill It?

... their family, and only 49% agreed that their children may be exposed to household toxins. "Moms already know household cleaners can be hazardous if swallowed or spilled directly on your skin," said Jane Houlihan, VP for Research at Environmental Working Group in Washington, D.C. "But most don't make the ...

Sensor necklace aims to increase elderly and clinical trial participant drug compliance

... persons who may not want to wear a necklace, MagneTrace sensors can be incorporated into a patch attached to the chest. The date and time the user swallowed the pill can be recorded on a handheld wireless device, such as a smartphone, carried on the users body. The information can then be sent to the ...

Treatment for disease that affects estimated 1 in 2000 children gets them to eat again

... who can benefit from effective therapy. Our study found that while systemic corticosteroids provided better initial patient improvement compared to swallowed steroids, long term results were similar between the groups, said Sandeep K. Gupta, M.D., IU School of Medicine associate professor of clinical ...

How red blood cells nuke their nuclei

... a ring of actin filaments contracts and pinches off a segment of the cell that contains the nucleus, a type of cell division. The nucleus is then swallowed by macrophages (one of the immune systems quick-response troops). The genes and signaling pathways that drive the pinching-off process, however, were ...

Bonn scientists simulate dinosaur digestion in the lab

... up their food and gulped it down. The mechanical break-up may have been carried out by a gastric mill. Similar to today's birds, dinosaurs may have swallowed stones with which they ground the food to a paste with their muscular stomach. However, there are no clear indications of this. Only recently the ...

Overweight people may not know when they've had enough

... 18 individuals with body mass indices (BMI) ranging from 20 (low/normal weight) to 29 (extremely overweight/borderline obese). Each study participant swallowed a balloon, which was then filled with water, emptied, and refilled again at volumes that varied between 50 and 70 percent. During this process, the ...

EPA grant to UC engineering makes for a better environment

... their own food through photosynthesis. Large growths of algae, known as harmful algal blooms, and their released toxins can be extremely toxic if swallowed by wildlife, livestock or people who drink untreated water. Because of such high toxicity, the World Health Organization assigned a provisional ...

INVEGA(TM) Shows Favorable Long-Term Safety Profile in a One-Year Study of Patients With Schizophrenia

... trouble cooling off, or be more likely to become dehydrated, so take care when exercising or when doing things that make you warm. INVEGA should be swallowed whole. Tablets should not be chewed, divided, or crushed. Do not be worried if you see something that looks like a tablet in your stool. This is what ...

Ugandan Children Are Among the First to Receive Abbott's Lower-Strength Aluvia (lopinavir/ritonavir) Tablet

... important that Kaletra oral solution is taken with food. Kaletra tablets may be taken with or without food. It is important that Kaletra tablets are swallowed whole and not be chewed, broken or crushed. Cases of pancreatitis have been reported in patients taking Kaletra. Liver problems, which can be ...

Abbott Receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approval for New Lower-Strength Kaletra(R) (lopinavir/ritonavir) Tablet for Pediatric HIV Patients

... on pregnant women or their unborn babies are not known. Mothers taking KALETRA should not breast-feed. All strengths of KALETRA tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken, or crushed. KALETRA tablets should be stored at room temperature. Exposure of this product to high humidity outside ...

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development Submits New Drug Application for Paliperidone Palmitate

... trouble cooling off, or be more likely to become dehydrated, so take care when exercising or when doing things that make you warm. INVEGA should be swallowed whole. Tablets should not be chewed, divided, or crushed. Do not be worried if you see something that looks like a tablet in your stool. This is what ...

United Concordia Reminds Parents to Protect Children's Teeth During Halloween & Year-Round

... such as vegetables, yogurt and cheese. -- Steer children away from candy that sticks to teeth. The best candy choices can be chewed and swallowed quickly. (Plaque uses the sugar to produce acids that can destroy the hard surface of teeth -- the longer these sugars are in the mouth, the ...

Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top 10 Items Surgically Removed From Pets

... objects include nails, sewing needles and nipples from baby bottles. VPI's claims adjusters have also received medical records for pets that have swallowed pagers, hearing aids, drywall, snail bait, batteries, rubber bands, toy cars, and sand with bacon grease poured on it. Fortunately, a VPI Pet ...

Fighting the Gassy Effects of Good Eating, From the Harvard Health Letter

... gets into the gut if it's incorporated into food and drinks like beer, soda, or sponge cake. -- Don't smoke: Some air gets swallowed when people smoke. Perhaps flatulence should be added to the list of ill consequences of smoking. -- Shun sulfur: The bad ...

Massive Recall of Magnetic Toys in US

... and four others were seriously injured after they swallowed the magnets. Now following reports of more ... various toys and at least 33 cases where children swallowed loose magnets and required emergency surgery. In ... one case of intestinal perforation after a child swallowed magnetic jewelry that was being worn on the ...
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