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FDA to bring about changes in Marketed Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

American drug market watchdog Food and Drug Administration had announced a series of changes to be followed for// the drugs in the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that are sold with or without prescription over the counter. These changes include the withdrawal of t...

Maintaining a Pharma index could help track price fluctuations

... formulations is not quite effective. Drug price watchdog National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is now in discussions with ORG-IMS on the modalities of the price index and it is expected that the index will reflect the prices of 100 medicines representing all therapeutic categories, mainly relati...

Overweight, smokers and drunks beware: treatment could be denied

...atment on the NHS//. This comes from a government watchdog but criticised by other agencies. As the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) had the opinion that doctors should avoid discriminating against patients with such conditions. NICE said: "If the self-inflicted cause of the cond...

Food labels to include information on trans fats in US

...Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based watchdog group that has roots in Ralph Nader-led advocacy, is calling for labeling of trans fat on restaurant menus - doughnuts, french fries and other popular restaurant items are also high in trans fats, and right now aren't regulated. Many groups are pus...

Chinese medicine leaflet broke advertising code

...eached the advertising code in the UK, an industry watchdog said on Wednesday. The leaflet could dissuade patients from seeking essential treatment from qualified doctors for serious medical conditions, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said. The leaflet, produced by Ever Well Ltd, also claimed that...

Violent computer games spur aggression: study

...t year’s most violent games, as assessed by the US watchdog Family Media Guide, included: Resident Evil 4: Player is a special forces agent who is sent to rescue the President’s kidnapped daughter. Images include a woman pinned to a wall by a pitchfork through her face 50 Cent: Bulletproof Loosely based o...

NHS faces mental health crisis; 'risky' patients sent home

...of pounds a year. The inspectorate, the official watchdog that protects the rights of patients detained under the Mental Health Act, 1983, says that three quarters of wards breach occupancy safety margins. More than half the wards are overflowing, sometimes with two patients for every bed. The NHS has lost...

Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Are Not Getting Cash Benefits

... for Macmillan Cancer Relief. The Commons spending watchdog also said that the money could go towards meeting the funeral expenses that burden the families. "I hope that through legislation - the Health Bill before Parliament now - we get a measure which ensures that where terminally ill patients are known to...

Air pollution increases asthma in Canada

...rding to a report by North America's environmental watchdog agency there is an increase in the rates of childhood asthma in Canada. Statistics shows one out of every ten children are diagnosed with the respiratory illness. // Asthma is one of the most common prevalent chronic conditions in Canadian children...

High Levels Of Cancer Chemical Found In Soft Drinks

...l of benzene in soft drinks. FSA, the government watchdog has called for more investigation and has stated that there is no immediate health risk. 'Let's have further investigations and regular discussions with the drinks industry to check what is happening. If levels are high then the FSA will take action ...

Pilot Study to Test Effect of Mobile Phone Transmissions On Skin To Begin In Finland

HELSINKI - The radiation watchdog in Finland has decided to test the effects of radiation released from of mobile phones on human proteins by testing them directly on human skin in order to determine if these transmissions are detrimental to human health.// A pilot study that is sc...

Lancet Blames CMA For Dismissal Of Editors

...journalism through which they perform an important watchdog function by challenging the forces that undermine the values of medicine. What seems to be an attempt by the CMA to deprive editors of the capacity to bring to account those responsible for the perverse consequences of badly implemented policy or wro...

Children obesity has an option in the form of surgery

...uidelines have being proposed by the NHS treatment watchdog has allowed stomach surgery for children. Guidance has been developed by the National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence for preventing and treating obesity in adults and children. Citing the surgery option doctors say it is although the...

Salt & Its Intake Causes a Strong debate In UK

..., with groups on either side. A public awareness watchdog for Foodstuffs set up by the government of UK, has announced targets for reducing salt in a lot of food products. This is done for trying to reduce the consumption of daily salt, as excess of salt is associated with high BP, which might lead to heart...

Caution: Apricot Seeds May Be Poisonous

The Government's food watchdog warned the public about the poisonous nature of the apricot seeds. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said that the seeds// if consumed in larger quantities could be fatal. It is said that they can produce cyanide and result in death. A maximum of ...

High Cost Forces NHS To Reject Inhaled Insulin

...ling blood sugar levels, the draft guidance by the watchdog the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for England and Wales was disappointing. According to Charity Diabetes UK, such a medical breakthrough should not be restricted on the basis of cost and the new development should be accessi...

Women With Breast Cancer Can Now USE IVF To Spare Their Daughters

... due to be discussed by the government's fertility watchdog tomorrow for approval. // WOMEN with inherited forms of breast cancer will be allowed to select embryos free from genes that can cause the disease. This landmark ruling from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) would permit thous...

Europeans Tops the World in Alcohol Consumption

...ek Rutherford, Secretary of Brussels-based alcohol watchdog Eurocare. With some 11 litres of pure alcohol drunk per adult each year, Europe is the heaviest drinking region of the world, the report said. An estimated 23 million Europeans (five percent of men and one percent of women) are addicted to alcohol....

HFEA Issues Warning On Risks Of Multiple Births With 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 shows that 23.6% of IVF births have resulte...

Scare of Brain Disease Transmitted To Humans from Mutton of Affected Sheep

...people due to eating meat products. Britain’s food watchdog has requested// people to avoid mutton, goat and some sausages. The Food Standards Agency advices caution people about the disease and its similarity to mad cow disease in cattle and classic scrapie, a brain-wasting disease seen in sheep. This has ...

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