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Posted today in FDA Alerts

FDA Warns Consumers of Risk of Methanol Contamination in Certain Hand Sanitizers

  FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested...

Posted today in FDA Alerts

Mylan Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Daptomycin for Injection, Due to The Presence of Particulate

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that its U.S.-based Mylan Institutional LLC business is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the consumer level of one lot of Daptomycin for Injection, 500 mg/vial due to the presence of particulate matter found in one single-dose vial manufactured by Mylan Laboratories Limited’s Specialty Formulation...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Qwo (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) as the First Injectable Treatment for Cellulite

Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) today announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Qwo (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Qwo is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment for cellulite. "Today's FDA approval of Qwo is...

Posted today in Medical

As REM Sleep Declines, Life Span Suffers

Deep sleep is essential for good health, and too little of it may shorten your life, a new study suggests. REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is when dreams occur and the body repairs itself from the ravages of the day. For every 5% reduction in REM sleep, mortality rates increase 13% to 17% among older and middle-aged adults, researchers report. "Numerous...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: July 7, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Company Gets $1.6 Billion From U.S. Government for Coronavirus Vaccine Vaccine maker Novavax will receive $1.6 billion from the U.S. government to provide 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by early 2021, the Maryland-based company said...

Posted today in News for Health Professionals

Review: Pre/Probiotics May Be Useful for Depression, Anxiety

Pre/probiotic therapy may be useful for patients with depression and/or anxiety disorders, according to a review published online July 6 in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. Sanjay Noonan, from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a systematic review analyzing databases and grey literature sites to...

Posted today in Medical

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Near 3 Million as Hospitals in Sun Belt Fill Up With Patients

With the number of coronavirus cases in the United States approaching 3 million on Monday, hospitals across the Sun Belt continued to be flooded with COVID-19 patients. Arizona reached 89 percent capacity for ICU beds, as Alabama, California, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas also reported unprecedented numbers of hospitalizations,...

Posted today in Medical

75 or Older? Statins Can Still Benefit Your Heart

Older adults with healthy hearts probably would benefit from taking a cholesterol-lowering statin, a new study contends. People 75 and older who were free of heart disease and prescribed a statin wound up with a 25% lower risk of death from any cause and a 20% lower risk of heart-related death, researchers reported July 7 in the Journal of the American...

Posted today in Medical

Zika May Have Damaged More Infants' Brains Than Expected

It's a virus some might not even remember, but babies born to mothers infected with Zika who appeared normal at birth still experienced neurological or developmental problems, new research suggests. A hallmark of infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus in pregnant women is delivering a baby with an abnormally small head -- a condition called microcephaly....

Posted today in News for Health Professionals

Excessive Sugar Tied to Fat Deposits Around Heart, Other Organs

Long-term intake of added sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with higher pericardial adipose tissue, visceral adipose tissue, and subcutaneous adipose tissue volumes, according to a study published online June 28 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. So-Yun Yi, from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis,...

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Feeling the heat? Maybe your medication is to blame.

With the weather heating up across the U.S. it seems good timing that most states are easing their lockdown restrictions. Escaping into the sun is something we are all looking forward to, especially after a winter of confinement at home. But did you know that heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related outcomes in […]

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Vitamin C: Time to take this supplement seriously?

Vitamin C has always been a controversial supplement. To some, it belongs firmly in the alternative medicine basket, with apparently no substantial evidence to support its use. To others, it holds promise, particularly if you are talking about certain groups of people who are likely to be low in vitamin C. Because we NEED vitamin […]

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Medical Advances Amidst COVID-19 Chaos

Undeniably, we are in unprecedented times. COVID-19 is a serious and fatal disease for some and globally it has, and will continue to have, wide-reaching implications, medically, socially, and financially for some time. But medical advances will be significant. Although we have learned a lot about the new coronavirus already, there is still a lot […]

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