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Gene HPA-2 Met linked to cardiac arrest

Men who die early from heart disease are more likely to have a specific variant of a blood clotting gene...Researchers in Finland carried out tests on 500 men who had died suddenly, many of whom had had a cardiac arrest. ....They found that, in men younger than 55, a gene variant known as HPA-2 Met was 2.2 times more common than in the general population.// ....The gene is one of many involved...

Colgate To Develop Anti-Cancer Toothpastes And Mouthwashes

AUSTIN, Texas - Oral care product leader Colgate-Palmolive Company has entered into an alliance with Introgen Therapeutics to market oral health care formulations specifically designed to fight against pre-cancerous //conditions in the oral cavity as well as oral cancer. ..Towards this end Colgate purchased $20 million of Introgen shares with exclusive rights over the products that are produced...

HPA Says Hepatitis C Infection Is On The Rise

Chronic hepatitis C infection is resulting in 4,500 people across the UK suffering from liver disease. By the year 2010, this is expected to rise to 7,000, according to a report by the Health Protection Agency (HPA). The UK has about 200,000 people who suffer from the chronic hepatitis C infection, but most of them are not aware of their // condition. Injected drugs are believed to be responsibl...

US Halts Import of Chinese Toothpaste

These are troubled times for Chinese exporters. After the furore over pet food, it is now the turn of the toothpaste manufacturers to go under the scanner. ...The federal government has announced it is stopping all imports of Chinese toothpaste till the Food and Drug Administration decides whether the product contains diethylene glycol, a toxic chemical commonly used in antifreeze and brake flu...

Hong Kong Warning on 'unsafe' Toothpaste

Hong Kong on Monday warned the public to stop using three brands of toothpaste containing a potentially dangerous industrial chemical. The customs department said samples contained diethylene glycol (DEG), which prompted an outcry when it was discovered in exports of Chinese toothpaste to Panama. ......The United States has started inspecting Chinese toothpaste imports and Singapore has banned...

China Repudiates Warning on Its Toothpaste

China might be embarrassed over the recent barrage of criticism of its products. Pet food, fish, paste, the list seems to be endless. ...But if, in other instances, it tended to be on the defensive, in the case of toothpaste it asserts there is nothing wrong with its products. ......The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday in its advisory had warned consumers to avoid using tubes of t...

Scientists Develop Toothpaste That Rebuilds Tooth Enamel

British scientists have developed a toothpaste that they claim contains a liquid form of calcium and can help in treating sensitive teeth by rebuilding the tooth enamel. ......People with sensitive teeth experience pain and discomfort after consuming hot or cold food, liquid or breathing cold air. This problem often occurs when gums recede and the tooth roots are exposed. They are not covered b...

China Toothpaste Maker Pulls Suspect Ingredient

A Chinese toothpaste manufacturer mixing an industrial chemical found in anti-freeze into its products said Friday it had halted the use of the potentially dangerous substance . ......Shanghai White Cat, makers of Maxam brand toothpaste and one of the financial hub's oldest companies, said in a statement released to the Shanghai stock exchange, it was longer using diethylene glycol, or DEG. The...

Man Hospitalised in Sicily With Allergic Reaction to Counterfeit Toothpaste

A man was hospitalised in Palermo, Sicily, with an allergic reaction to counterfeit Colgate toothpaste, ANSA reported Wednesday after 20,000 tubes of the substance were confiscated at the weekend. ......The 30-year-old man, who used the fake Colgate toothpaste, has pustules on his face, the Italian news agency said. ......After a warning issued by the Italian health ministry on Saturday, autho...

Spain Withdraws Contaminated Chinese Toothpaste

The European Commission has confirmed that Spanish authorities are withdrawing two brands of toothpaste of Chinese origin from the Spanish market because of a risk to public health. ......The two Chinese brands are Spearmint and Trileaf Spearmint. Spanish laboratory tests have detected the presence of DEG (diethylene glycol) - a substance used in antifreeze and as a solvent - in them, reported...
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