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Vitamin D 'reduces heart risk'

...upplements. Vitamin D is one of the most important regulators of calcium absorption in the body. Atheroslerosis, the accumulation of cholesterol and fat in the walls of arteries, is often associated with calcification, the build up of the mineral calcium in the arteries. It is thought that low levels of vitami...

Antidepressants Harmful for Kids

British drug regulators have recommended against the use of the majority o...esearchers say there is no indication that British regulators had access to any studies that were not already under review by the FDA, and not all American doctor...

Going Slow With Vitamin E

... day , however researchers suggest that government regulators lower this level to an upper limit of 400 international units daily based on the results of their study ....

Nutrient Profiling System Launched By Food Officials in UK

...forward for food companies, enforcement bodies and regulators to use than earlier models as it is based on the i...t at the end of the year or early 2006, if passed, regulators could look towards the UK's nutrient profiling system in the near future say reports. Medindia o...

WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon

...s setting up a global network of radon scientists, regulators and policy makers to collaborate in the project. Working groups will focus on risk assessment, exposure guidelines, measurement and mitigation of radon levels, investigations of cost-effectiveness and risk communication. WHO guidelines based on this ...

Impotence drug such as Viagra may cause Vision Loss

...n said on Thursday in a petition filed with health regulators that 'U.S. Food and Drug Administration should immediately, add a black box warning regarding the risks of drug-induced blindness for the three phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors that are prescribed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction'. P...

Embryonic Genetic Testing Is Boosting IVF Pregnancies

...cal characteristics. She could not see infertility regulators allowing such social engineering. In theory, anything for which you could do a gene test could be screened using PGD. But Prof Bankier could not see it being used to test for traits such as intelligence, sporting prowess or a person's height. Coupl...

FDA Warns Against Birth-Control Patch

.... According to a report by the Associated Press, regulators and patch-maker Ortho McNeil, a Johnson and Johnson subsidiary, had so far maintained that the patch would have similar risks as the pill. But the warning said the women using the patch would be exposed to about 60 percent more estrogen than those us...

Relief For British MS Patients: Cannabis-Based Oral Spray

... spasticity - painful stiffness linked to MS - but regulators want more proof that it works. Mike O'Donovan, chief executive of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, said: "Many people ... will now have the opportunity to try a new drug which could significantly improve their quality of life. We very mu...

US Reviews Risks Of Tamiflu After 12 Children Die

...g for a threatened flu pandemic, but American drug regulators are to review its status today. European regulators said on Monday they were monitoring the psychological effects of the drug after it was linked to the...

US Regulator Sees No Link Between Tamiflu And Japan Deaths

... and an accompanying focus by the media and health regulators on potential side-effects. Countries have placed huge orders for Tamiflu to guard against a feared pandemic of flu that could derive from the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The strain has killed more than 60 people in Southeast Asia since 2003 and si...

Vegetables And Fruits Cause More US Food Illnesses

... to 9,312 illnesses. CSPI officials urged federal regulators to do more to protect the nation's food supply -- a job currently divided among at least 10 U.S. agencies, including the FDA and the Department of Agriculture. One large, independent agency would reduce coordination troubles, conflicting standards an...

MP Calls For Ban On Aspartame

...h regard to the product. Williams also accused the regulators across the world of having failed to protect the public by licensing aspartame, which is produced by Searle. Sound science had been rejected by the people who gave their approval for aspartame, Williams added. He also said that aspartame is far more ...

Canada May Not Permit Bextra To Reenter Market

...e to those who continue to benefit from it. The regulators in Europe and Canada have also voiced strong objections to the drug, as its safety is under doubt. The total sales Bextra in 2004 across the world was at US$ 1.3 billion. Vioxx, manufactured Merck & Co. Inc was also withdrawn from the market for simi...

Queensland Bans OTC Sales Of Cold And Flu Drugs

...mphetamine is an issue of grave concern for health regulators and law enforcement agencies." Under the rule nasal decongestants and cold and flu medications would be under scrutiny because other medications used for cold and flu do not contain pseudoephedrine. Robertson admitted that genuine patients would feel...

Genetic mystery behind muscle development unraveled.

...stood that they play a very important role as gene regulators in both multicellular organisms and humans. "Ou...lop. As microRNAs are gaining acceptance as global regulators of gene expression, we questioned whether they could be involved in the development of muscle," said...

Scientists identify Genes Needed For Muscle Development

... years have they been recognised as essential gene regulators in many multi-cellular organisms, including humans, the study authors said in an article that appeared in the latest online edition of the journal Nature Genetics. "Our interest is in understanding, at the level of gene expression, how muscle cells...

Seroquel to Treat Depression In Case Of Bipolar Disorder

...ca, the drug czar has requested the number of drug regulators spread across the Atlantic to approve Seroquel. Previously the drug was given permission to be used in the treatment of mania. But now with his research and other works done at the base in Alderley Edge he has supplied new information based on cl...

Anti-obesity drugs for FDA approval

... These new drugs are to be reviewed by the federal regulators before it could be available as a counter sales drug.// Acomplia and Alli are the two new anti-obesity drugs and could help in weight loss management. Acomplia is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis and the drug acts by controlling the brain signals whi...

Kellogg Warned Against Its Marketing Strategies

...roup was forced to threaten a suit because federal regulators and Congress would not enforce laws against deceptive or harmful marketing. ...

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