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Ocular Protein Levels May Be Useful for Alzheimer Testing

Patients with poor cognitive function have significantly lower levels of Alzheimer disease-related biomarkers in the vitreous humor, according to a study published March 8 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Lauren M. Wright, M.D., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues analyzed vitreous humor samples from 80 eyes of 80 individuals...

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Health Tip: Understanding Tourette Syndrome

-- Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that usually shows symptoms in childhood. Vocalizations and repetitive involuntary movements called tics often surface among children between the ages of 3 and 9. Tics may include blinking, shrugging, jerking, sniffing or grunting. The most disabling tics are motor movements that result in self-harm or...

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Health Tip: Biking Safely

-- Biking is a great way to stay in shape, save gas and reduce pollution. But the estimated 80 million cyclists sharing the road with vehicles often face a host of hazards, says the National Safety Council. To stay safe, the NSC recommends: Become familiar with traffic laws. Ride single-file in the direction of traffic. Use hand signals when...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

FDA Updates on Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Recalls

Investigation ongoing – This page to be updated as more information is available IMPORTANT: Medications containing only amlodipine or hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) are not being recalled. Manufacturers are recalling medications containing amlodipine in combination with valsartan or losartan, and medications containing hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ in combination...

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More Reasons to Follow the Mediterranean Diet

More and more research supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, the way of eating followed by people who live in countries around the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece and Italy. Various studies have indicated that it may help ward off Alzheimer's disease and other changes related to thinking and memory. It may also reduce your odds...

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Toddlers May Gain More From Paper Books Than E-Books: Study

When it comes to reading to toddlers, apparently there is no substitute for an old-fashioned book. That's according to new research that found paper books foster better parent-child interactions than electronic books do. This held true even when comparing print books against very basic e-readers that don't contain distracting elements like sound effects...

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Health Highlights: March 25, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Panel to Revisit Breast Implant Safety The safety of breast implants will be in the spotlight once more during a two-day hearing before a U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert panel. The panel will hear from researchers, plastic surgeons,...

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Common Diabetes Test, Hb A1C, May Often Miss the Mark

A commonly used diabetes test may not spot the disease as well as an older test does, a new study suggests. The researchers said the newer test -- called hemoglobin A1C -- didn't catch three-quarters of the diabetes diagnoses found by the older test -- called an oral glucose tolerance test. "Diabetes is a global epidemic. Since the incorporation of...

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The Easy Way to Cook Fish: Wrap It in Parchment Paper

Fish is a delicious, lean protein with healthy fats, but many people are afraid to cook it and save it for when dining out. Whether you avoid cooking fish because you're concerned about causing a fishy odor in your kitchen (which only happens when the fish isn't fresh) or the calories of typical breaded and fried fillets, a nifty technique using parchment...

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Race Affects Health Care of Even the Smallest and Youngest

Racial segregation starts early in a child's life, with vulnerable black "preemies" receiving worse hospital care in the United States than white, Hispanic or Asian infants, a new investigation finds. Researchers looked at segregation and the quality of care at more than 700 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), focusing on babies born very prematurely...

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Just How Did Cancer-causing Nitrosamines End Up in Our Medications?

If you take medication for blood pressure or heart failure, chances are you have been affected by, or at least heard of, the recent recall of over 75 different generics of valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan and their combinations. 75 different generics? But how can so many different manufacturers be affected when the FDA strictly oversees […]

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HIV and the Hope of Becoming HIV-Free

Many people believe HIV started sometime in the 1980s in the United States. But this is not true. In fact, the first acquisition of HIV most likely happened in the 1920s, in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) capital, Kinshasa, as a result of an adaption of the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) that was able […]

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Recognizing the Dangers of Vaccination Misinformation

Becoming a parent is a wonderful, amazing experience. But it can also be a confusing and overwhelming one too. Firstly, there’s constant worry over whether your baby is sleeping, feeding, or pooping enough or too much. Secondly, there’s a whole range of never-heard-of-before conditions to deal with such as baby acne, colic, cradle cap, diaper […]

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