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Asthma! A new warning for heart disease

American Heart Association's 41st Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in San Antonio, Texas, has unveiled a new cousin counterpart to heart disease-Asthma. It is found that asthma increases the risk of heart disease. ..Carlos Iribarren, MD, MPH, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente, in his study found that non smoking patients with asthma had a risk of 33% towards develop...

Snoring could be a warning

Women who snore when they are pregnant may be at risk of developing dangerously high blood pressure that could threaten their lives when they give birth. Around 10% of pregnant women suffer from pre-eclampsia, a condition in which high blood pressure can lead to injury or even death in the mother and the foetus. ....Women can try to reduce their blood pressure by resting or with medication. But d...

FDA issues warning for Droperidol

A drug commonly used by anesthesiologists can cause fatal irregular heartbeats at lower doses than expected, prompting the government to urge doctors to try different medications. At issue is droperidol, a tranquilizer often used to treat the nausea many people feel after undergoing anesthesia. ....Droperidol has long carried a warning that it could cause sudden cardiac death at high doses in pa...

Early Warning System For Breast Cancer

A tiny protein called RhoC found in breast tumors may someday give doctors and patients an early warning system that could spot dangerously aggressive breast cancer long before it begins to spread, and identify the need for aggressive treatment.// A test to detect the protein is still more than a year away from clinical trials. But promising early results show that RhoC can serve as a marker for...

FDA fish warning criticized

The Food and Drug Administration recommends pregnant women to avoid swordfish, shark, king mackerel, tilefish, tuna steaks, sea bass, Gulf Coast oysters, marlin, halibut, pike, walleye, white croaker, and largemouth bass. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recommends pregnant women and young children to eat only small amounts of fresh-caught fish once a week. Under industry pressure, the Food...

Warning on radiowave exposure

Experts at the electromagnetic radiation research center feel, that we need to learn more about the health risks of low level radiowaves. Radiowaves and microwaves play an increasing role in everyday life - what with cellphones,// wireless computers and personal digital assistants, pagers, and text messengers. ..We often walk past cellphone base stations, often unaware of their existence. In oth...

Blood Pressure An Early Warning Sign Of Alzheimer’s Disease

An early warning sign of developing Alzheimer’s disease is a drop in blood pressure, say researchers, according to new research.// ..Results from previous research on the association between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease have been conflicting. In a recent study, researchers focused on blood pressure variations before and after a diagnosis of dementia. ..The research included 947 patien...

Warning Signs On Powered Baby Milk

WHO has passed a resolution that from now on all powdered baby milk formulas will carry warning //signs against the pathogen, Enterobacter sakazakii. ....These strong warning signs will now appear next to nutritional information and label proclaiming mother’s milk as the best for infants. .. ..The alarm is due to the death reported by consumption of contaminated baby formula. A French hospital h...

A Seizure Late In Life Could be A Stroke Warning

New research suggests having an unexplained epileptic seizure in a person over age 60 as a sign of high risk for a future stroke.// ..Researchers looked at 4,700 patients who had a seizure after age 60 and 4,700 people around the same age who did not have a seizure. They compared the two groups for subsequent occurrence of stroke. ..Researchers found that those who had a seizure were three-times...

Early Warning Signs Of Heart Disease

An inflammatory component of heart disease may be present early in life, say researchers. A new study shows a significant link between // body mass index and C-reactive protein levels in children. CRP has emerged as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adults. ..Researchers analyzed data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which included 1,479 boys and 1,36...

FDA warnings against use of antipsychotic drugs for elderly

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of US had warned the public and medical professionals against use of //certain drugs broadly called as atypical antipsychotic drugs on elderly patients with dementia. ....The drugs, aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, clozapine and ziprasidone, are approved for the clinical treatment of schizophrenia and mania. Use of these drugs to treat elde...

Warning Issued by FDA on consumption of the drug Tysabri used to treat Multiple Sclerosis

Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory to inform patients and health care // providers about the suspended marketing of Tysabri (nataluzimab) the drug meant to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) which was approved by the FDA in 2004. .. ..FDA supports the decision to voluntarily suspend marketing of the drug as well as the use of the product...

Warning issued by FDA over "Liqiang 4 Capsules"

The FDA has recently issued a warning regarding the consumption of Liqiang 4 Dietary Supplement Capsules// because they contain glyburide - a drug that could have serious, life-threatening consequences in some people. The warning from the FDA has come after they learned of the potential problem through an anonymous consumer complaint which was followed up with testing that revealed the presence o...

FDA gives “black box warning” against three asthma drus

Food and Drug Administration has given a “black box warning” to three asthma drugs//, Foradil, Adavir and Serevent. The FDA panel has advised the manufacturers that the drug should carry clearly the warnings regarding the risks for worsened breathing. ....Adavir and Serevent are manufactured by Glaxosmithkline, which contains a compound Salmeterol. Novartis manufacturers the drug Foradil which c...

Fresh warnings to doctors regarding abortion pill

Reports of five deaths after consumption of abortion pill cause concern to women consuming Mifeprex.// ....Danco Laboratories has given warnings to all physicians regarding the latest reports of death of 5 women after taking their companies abortion pill RU-486. The pill is also called as Mifeprex or Mifepristone. Mifeprex is an approved drug for terminating a pregnancy of 49 days or less. The d...

Sepsis Death Reported With Mifepristone – FDA Issues Warnin

Last Tuesday the FDA issued a public health advisory, warning physicians to watch for any signs //of sepsis or other infection among women who have taken Danco Laboratories' Mifeprex -- known generically as mifepristone -- which when taken with misoprostol can cause a medical abortion after four sepsis related deaths were reported among women who took the drug. FDA approved Mifeprex in 2000 for t...

People Still Neglect To Use Sunscreen In Spite Of Cancer Warnings

People, like college athletes, use less or no sunscreen in spite of staying under direct sunlight for long hours. ..College athletes who participate in outdoor sports spend a significant amount of time practicing and competing in direct sun // , often during peak hours. Because they are spending so much time in the sun, they have a high risk for developing skin cancer, yet few of them regularly u...

Global Outbreak Of Bird Flu Warning By Chinese Scientist

A large scale global outbreak of bird flu can occur any time given the current conditions, a Chinese scientist has warned. .."It's bird flu that renders the current situation so // serious," said Zhong Nanshan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He said a mutated flu virus might present a more dangerous threat, Prensa Latina news agency reported. .. ..Bird Flu or avian influenz...

Erectile dysfunction: an early warning sign of clinically silent coronary artery disease?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for his sexual needs or the needs of his partner. Most men experience this at some point in their lives//, usually by age 40, and are not psychologically affected by it. Some men, however, experience chronic, complete ED (impotence), and often leads to diminished self-esteem. ..According to a new st...

A warning for children consuming hamburgers: Asthma

The drive against fast foods catches on with yet another research study which says that eating junk food may raise the risk of asthma and wheezing problems in children. // .. ..Researchers found that kids who ate hamburgers more than once a week were twice more likely to have asthma attacks and wheezing. Other takeaway food and fizzy drinks were found to increase the risk of asthma... ..Children...

Experts Building Bird Flu Warning System

Experts are mapping routes taken by migrating species of birds and the places of rest they choose during their annual travel, United Nations officials said on Sunday.// ....The information can warn countries and communities about the arrival of wild birds that could be infected, and the local authorities could issue advice to those in areas at risk... ..According to Britain's Biodiversity Ministe...

A Warning For Western Diet Followers!

A new study hints at the possibility that western diets can raise heart diseases risk The Western diet may not be healthy for the heart, new UK research finds.// ....The study found people moving from South Asia to the UK faced an increased risk of heart disease and many risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes were more often seen among the immigrants than their counte...

A cholesterol warning for young adults

In a starling and wake up call study it has been found that young adults are not all worried about their cholesterol levels in blood. // ..This is the analysis based on a 10 year study. ..What is surprising is that cholesterol health is better in middle-aged to older adults over the past twenty years, but they have risen in the 25-to-34 age group...The sample size was more than 2,500 adults in t...

Malaria Warnings On The Rise in UK

Health experts are raising awareness on Malaria as new cases have been found in Britain, with renewed calls for people traveling to malaria affected areas to take anti-malarial medication.// ..The warning from the Health Protection Agency comes after three more people from Britain were diagnosed with malaria. ..There have been a total of nine cases since mid-November, and two people returning f...

New warning signs for child meningitis

Symptoms of sepsis, such as cold hands, severe leg pain and very pale skin can all be early warning signs of bacterial meningitis, parents are being advised. // ..Thousand’s of children's lives will be saved the world over after meningitis researchers identified new early-warning signs for parents, which could speed diagnosis and treatment. ..Until now, parents have been warned to look out for...

Opposition: Government turned a deaf ear to warnings about dwindling health care services

The state government is facing accusation from the Victorian Opposition for inadequate management of health services in the state. // ..Reports are rife that almost one in seven mentally ill suffer a relapse within a month of being discharged from the hospital, necessitating a re-admission. Helen Shardey confirms that the auditor-general had fore-warned the Government about mental health shortfa...

ADHD Drugs Should Have All The Warnings On The Label

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by failure to have continuous attention, restlessness, is also associated with poor performance in school, conduct problems and drug abuse. // ..Ritalin and other stimulants are prescribed to treat this disease. But drug experts say that these drugs prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should carry the mos...

Poland: Parental warning systems are likely to be adopted in video games.

A new law in Poland comes in to effect. It states that video game producers need to label their products with consumer warnings and suitability for children. This has to be included along with the packaging details. Poland's// Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska told the Rzeczpospolita daily. She said that PEGI ..(Pan-European Game Information) parental warning sys...

A warning and wake up call: German cat infected with deadly bird flu strain.

As a whiff of strong air comes the news that a cat that was found dead in Northern Germany was the carrier of the bird flu strain capable of infecting humans.// ..According to an institute specialising in veterinary diseases the strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus had the highly pathogenic Asian strain that can be transmitted to humans. ....The institute in question is the Friedrich Loeffler Ins...

A Testing Time for TESCO, for Choosing to Junk Food Warnings

Britain’s biggest supermarket, TESCO, was in public glare for the wrong reasons, having used its clout to buy and hoard huge expanse of land and for not being party to a movement that promotes healthy eating. // .. ..MP’s and the Food Standards Agency got after Tesco, soon after the latter rejected the proposition to initiate health warnings on products at traffic lights. Tesco has made profits...

FDA Recommends Strong Warning Labels On the ADHD Drugs

Shire Pharmaceuticals' top-selling Adderall XR drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) needs to carry stronger warnings about the risk of side effects says the US FDA regulators. // ..It has asked the drug company to make clear to the public about the side effects of the drug such as hallucinations and paranoia. ..This can occur in some patients with no identifiable risk facto...

New Diarrhoea Bug Warning in Australia

Australia must prepare for the possible outbreak of a highly infectious strain of a diarrhoea-causing organism, scientists have warned in the latest issue// of the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA). ....Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is the most commonly diagnosed cause of infectious hospital-acquired diarrhoea in developed countries, including Australia. ....Canada, Europe, and the US h...

Chronic Kidney Disease Warning for Diabetics

Australians who have type 2 diabetes could also be at risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), scientists have warned in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia.// ....NEFRON - the National Evaluation of the Frequency of Renal Impairment cO-existing with NIDDM (non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus) - is one of the largest studies of type 2 diabetes ever undertaken in Australian gene...

Britain To Put Health Warnings On Alcohol In Two Years

The UK government is mulling over plans to incorporate health warnings on alcoholic drinks within the next two years. Public Health Minister Caroline Flint //confirmed that the government was in talks with the drinks industry on the feasibility of putting cigarette-style warnings on drinks as well as in places where they are sold. .."I think its finding the right sort of warning and obviously it...

Pfizer Commences Its Advertising for Celebrex with All the Warnings

Pfizer manufactures Celebrex and in 2004 the sales of Celebrex was $3.3 billion worldwide. But after widespread concerns about the drug causing heart attacks the company stopped advertising//. But 16 months later the has returned to the consumer ad market in hopes of reviving sales of the drug, which plunged last year during the ad moratorium. Now the new ads feature mixed reactions of warning an...

New Zealand To Issue Graphic Warnings In Cigarette Packs

The Ministry of Health says many smokers are yet to understand the risks of smoking, and so they feel that graphic warning pictures are an effective// way to get the message across. Announcing this associate Minister of Health, Damien O'Connor, today launched a proposal for new warnings on cigarette packets. ....The Ministry wants feedback on whether health warnings - with both words and picture...

Warning! Working For Long Hours On Your Computer Can Be Lethal

Office workers are at an increased risk of being affected by deep vein thrombosis if they work for long uninterrupted hours on their computer.// DVT is a condition that gives rise to blood clots in the legs which travel to the heat or the lung with often fatal consequences. ....This appearance of DVT in computer workers is being dubbed as e-thrombosis. The condition came to light after it emerged...

FDA issues warnings on Three Popular Asthma drug labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated the product labels for three widely known asthma drugs, which will now carry the warnings that the drugs may enhance // the risk of suffering a severe asthma attack that could also turn fatal. ....The drugs that now carry the updated product labels will be the powerful bronchodilator medicines Advair and Serevent, made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc and F...

HFEA Issues Warning On Risks Of Multiple Births With IVF

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) believe that the current rate of multiple births of 1 in every 4 IVF births being multiple is too high//. The fertility watchdog of UK now warn British couples who are or wish to undergo IVF treatment that they could have a high risk of giving births to twins or triplets. ....According to statistics released by the HFEA on the 2nd June show...

No Health Warnings On Use Of Antidepressants For Children

The Australian health authorities have decided against issuing a warning about the risks of antidepressants like Prozac to children was made despite mounting evidence of adverse reactions//. They had initially considered putting up the warning in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme last year. ....It has been reported that children below 10 years old are being prescribed antidepressants, and these...
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