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China Cracks the Whip Against Drug Manufacturers Who Fail Quality Norms

...fake or substandard ingredients. The latest U.S. recalls announced Thursday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission covered jewelry the agency said could cause lead poisoning. They also covered a magnetic building set and plastic castles with small parts, which it said could choke children. Chaoti...

Top China Official Pessimistic on Fixing Food Safety Woes

...osmetics and other products have led to a spate of recalls and bans there. Chinese officials have blamed foreign media for 'sensationalist' reports. Authorities have seized a number of US-made imports on safety concerns in moves widely viewed as retaliatory. However, Sun admitted there was widespread use...

China Toothpaste Maker Pulls Suspect Ingredient

...ther Latin American and Caribbean countries issued recalls and warnings linked to Chinese toothpaste. The safety fears have come amid a US government probe into the deaths of thousands of dogs and cats, believed to have eaten contaminated pet food imported from China....

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...s 25 and felt this excruciating pain in my chest," recalls Lee, a music therapist from Surrey. "I was rushed into intensive care in an ambulance, and it became pretty clear that, despite my age, I had suffered a heart attack. "I'd suffered a clot caused by the fertility treatment I had undergone. I remember ...

AIDS No Longer a Death Sentence for South Africa's Children

...a township drinking hole when he was one-year-old, recalls how the family became aware of his HIV-positive status when he later contracted pneumonia. Although AIDS-fighting anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) had come on the market, they were prohibitively expensive and she was faced with a dreadful dilemma. "I h...

Dozens of Panamanians Gravely Ill from Toxic Substance from China

...reaming down her cheeks, Marta Menacho de Gonzalez recalls how she lost her father, mother and father-in-law to a cough syrup contaminated with a toxic substance imported to Panama from China. "It's very painful. The three had gone to seek medical help and were given poison instead," she says, her voice sha...

Keep a Cool Head on Hot, Humid Days to Avoid Heat Stroke

... an athlete to be felled by heat stroke. Dr. Heine recalls a 78-year-old woman who was transported by ambulance to the emergency department after a neighbor noticed she hadn't been out of her apartment for two days. During that time, the temperature surpassed 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity was stifli...

China Uncovers Thousands of Dangerous Foods

...d other products from China have led to a spate of recalls and bans there. In Panama, at least 80 people are believed to have died from taking a cough syrup contaminated with a toxic substance imported from China. In the investigation by China's quality watchdog, one of the industrial products found in f...

US to Detain Seafood Imports from China

... toothpaste and other Chinese products have led to recalls and bans and potentially more stringent import and food safety laws. "I think we have reached a point unfortunately where 'made in China' is now a warning label in the United States," Democratic Senator Richard Durbin, a top campaigner in the US Co...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

...g, especially so in the wake of some high profile recalls like Vioxx, the osteoarthritis drug. But dont throw the baby with bathwater, advise Boston researchers at the Tufts-New England Medical Center. In an analysis appearing in the May/June issue of Health Affairs, researchers compared half a dozen ri...

Mother's Day Surprise

...again at mid-night before the day ends. She also recalls the day when she had first celebrated Mothers day....ht a card and wrote on it and gave it to my mother recalls Parakh. Her mother could not understand as to why Parakh as giving her a card on that day. It was ...

Women Urged to Be Wary of Ads Promoting Unwanted Drugs

...vitamins, including safety alerts about the latest recalls and warnings for specific drugs. The international nonprofit group Healthy Skepticism counters misleading drug promotion and maintains a regular "AdWatch" section on its website. Consumers should be cautious when looking for information on other we...

Roche Announces Major Recall of HIV Drug

...vering a contamination in tablets. "Roche ... recalls in Europe and some other world regions all batches of Viracept powder and tablets," the group said in a statement. It said that the United States, Canada and Japan were not affected by the recall. "Roche has received several reports that some bat...

Ukraine Struggles Against Fake Drug Trade

...ection service for Ukraine has issued five product recalls so far this year because of health risks and in an interview with AFP deputy chief inspector Vladislav Onishchenko rejected charges of corruption. Industry representatives have welcomed such initiatives but say that in eastern Europe as a whole not...

U.S Officials Worried Over Failure In Preventing Food Contamination

...ns on federal power to recall food (currently food recalls are largely voluntary) heightened the risk of unsafe food being consumed. "We've got to have mandatory recall authority," says U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee. "It simply beggars belief that we don't have a mechanism in that regard. The industry itself has a ...

Pigs Quarantined in US Farm Following Melamine Contamination

...in the U.S. have also been identified. Voluntary recalls continue to take place by several manufacturers wh...nufacturers to continue initiating their voluntary recalls to remove these products from the store shelves, it has been stated. GPL...

Massive Recall of Magnetic Toys in US

... Within the past year, the CPSC has conducted five recalls with more than eight million products containing magnets that could come loose and fall out of the product. In the fall of 2006, the CPSC alerted parents to the emerging hazard of magnets. Even so, children continue to be treated in emergency rooms a...

Make Treatment of Parkinsons More Affordable, Doctors Plead

.... But I could do nothing during my Kannada paper," recalls the despondent student. He now has to undergo a surgery – deep brain stimulation – that would reduce his tremors and make the quality of life that much better. The surgery involves the implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker, w...

Asians in US Increasingly Undergoing Plastic Surgery to Look White

...Lam, a noted commentator and of Vietnamese origin, recalls that Vietnamese children of mixed parentage, born of American soldiers during the war, used to be a permanent underclass. Perceived as children of the enemy, they were often derided, chastised and beaten. But now those mixed children's features are...

New Device Offers Hope to Children With Chest, Spinal Deformities

...would have a long and difficult road ahead of us,” recalls Ariana’s mother, Nicolette Pompa. “I wondered if she would be able to tie her shoes, ride a bike – just the normal, regular things kids do.” Until recently, there were few options available to help Ariana – and the tens-of-thousands of children lik...

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