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Risk Of Decongestants In Hypertensive Patients

...be very careful in adhering to the warnings on the labels of these drugs." The problem is that the active ingredients in many decongestants can't target the blood vessels in the nose. Instead, they constrict blood vessels throughout your body, and raise your blood pressure. If you already have high blood p...

Herbal Drug In Controversy

...op using kava. "Consumers are advised to check the labels of any herbal products for the presence of kava, and to discontinue use of any product labeled to contain kava," the federal regulatory agency Health Canada says in a statement. Switzerland has already prohibited the sale of supplements containing k...

Campaign aims to simplify OTC drug labels

...nd other health organizations. Boldly printed drug labels and a new education campaign are the issues to be ... coincides with the government's changeover to new labels for these drugs. Most over-the-counter drugs manufactured after May will carry the new standardized ...

Weight Loss Supplements Questioned

...produce the desired results. Some of the product labels make claims such as, “Eat all you want, block the starch and lose weight!” and “Neutralize up to 66 percent of the starch consumed in a meal.” Researchers say there is no scientific evidence to back up these claims. Thus researchers conclude saying...

Presence of substandard drugs can pose concern for patients

...nly realize the claims that had been made in their labels by as high as 90% to as low as 20% in some cases. These drugs are sold in countries like Brazil, India, Jordan, China and Pakistan. The report which comes out in the latest issue of the journal Circulation has once again raised the question of substa...

A word of caution issued by the FDA for those using antipsychotic drugs for dementia

...nufacturers to place a "black box" warning on drug labels indicating an adverse reaction that may result in death or serious injury—noting the increased death rates and that the drugs were not approved for the treatment of behavioural symptoms in elderly patients with dementia. In the recent past a number...

The Dangers Of Vitamin A To Pregnant Women To Be Included On Label

...ast year's agreement to add advisory statements to labels of various food supplements, it was agreed to review vitamin A labelling when a pending safety study on the vitamin by the UK's scientific advisory committee on nutrition had been completed. However ,the trading standards authority found that, betw...

Toxic chemicals found in domestic products poisoning newborn babies

...at strict details are made on the food information labels and the risk of using the product is mentioned in them. Mr. Lee said that ‘it was vital for the health of future generations that this legislation was effective and called for a wider ban on potentially toxic chemicals’. Professor Andrew Shennan, con...

Need For Awareness Of Allergenic Foods

...cosmetics. As food-allergic consumers rely on food labels to implement the food avoidance they need all the ingredients in a food to be labeled in a clear and understandable manner. The review lists the allergenic foods (or derived ingredients), which will have to be labeled as allergens in accordance with ...

Too much Salt is bad for health

... amount they add to food, But if we all check food labels and choose the products containing the least salt, it will help us ensure that we all eat no more than 6g a day." Martin Paterson, Deputy Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, said: “Food manufacturers are committed to further reformul...

Impotence drug such as Viagra may cause Vision Loss

... agreed to put information on their impotence drug labels about the possible vision loss, called non-arterit...o the pharmaceutical companies regarding change of labels and informing the public. (Reuters 2005) Information on Side effects of Viagra in Medindia: W...

Compulsory testing for heavy metal content in herbal medicines

... arsenic, lead, mercury and cadmium mandatory. All labels would be required to specify the heavy metal content and indicate clearly that ‘‘heavy metals within permissible limits’’. This move is believed to ensure a better quality control over herbal medicines meant for export. The decision has been influe...

High concentration of heavy metals in Herbal medicines

...YUSH) under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. All labels would be required to specify the heavy metal content and indicate clearly that 'heavy metals within permissible limits'. The move is expected to ensure better quality control of the herbal products exported from India and is likely to be extended to ...

French and wine: inseparable and just perfect?

...Health Ministry stating that synonymous to warning labels over cigarette packets, wine should also carry the...nder 16 year olds. The report recommending warning labels is the controversy riser. There is a large hue and cry over this latest report and a rift has been c...

A breather for nuts in health

...2003, the Food and Drug Administration has allowed labels for most nuts to say that there is good evidence they lower the risk of heart disease. In a new study it has been found that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables along with nuts, avocados and olive oil was more effective at controlling heart risks ...

Export Of Ayurvedic Medicines Affected Due To High Heavy Metal Content

...ls were much beyond the permissible limits and the labels of the containers had no indication regarding the potential health hazards. Mahayogaraj Guggulu (Silver), Makardhwaj, Mahalaxmi Vilas (Gold), Navratna Rasa, Swarna Mahayograj Gugglu (Gold) were some of the medicines found to contain high heavy met...

Indian Ayurveda in troubled waters abroad.

...reason was that most of the medicines did not have labels declaring the presence of those heavy metals. The ... and Cosmetic Rules 1954, prevalent in India, that labels on medicines should mention all the ingredients. As per Rule 161, medicines containing poisonous sub...

Anti-smoking advertisements to be funded by Cigarette manufacturers

...tee smoking is marketing cigarettes with different labels codes falsely marketing cigarettes with different concentration of tar and tobacco, encouraging people to opt for mild tobacco cigaretees misleading them about the ill effects of smoking but the reality being they don’t have any difference in their c...

Look For Food Allergens On The Product Label.

... in the label. According to the new law the food labels have to include common name and the specific allergen name. For example if a product has casein then it has to include both casein and milk in the product label. According to the statistics 2% of the adults and 5% of the children suffer from food a...

Food labels to include information on trans fats in US

...blems. More and more Americans are looking at food labels // to know what they consume. Now, new rules on f...it by raising the level of good cholesterol. The labels have already had an impact. Rather than face an undesirable label, many large food manufacturers hav...

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