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Health Tip: Decode Nutritional Labels

Posted 11 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Determining whether your food is nutritious can be challenge. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions for deciphering product nutrition labels: Review all ingredients. Those listed first have higher percentages for that product. Compare the label's serving size with your standard portion size, and make sure they are similar. Note the total calories of each serving size. The "Percent Daily Values" describes how much of the suggested daily requirement of each ingredient your food contains. Make sure you don't overdo saturated fat, salt or sugar. Get plenty of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Read more

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Prenatal Vitamins Tied to Lower Autism Risk in Kids, Study Finds

Posted 13 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 – Taking folic acid and multivitamins during pregnancy could reduce your child's risk of autism, a new study suggests. Kids were less likely to be diagnosed with autism if their moms took supplements before pregnancy and while they were expecting, according to a study of just over 45,000 Israeli children. "Reduced risk of [autism] in offspring is a consideration for public health policy that may be realized by extended use of folic acid and multivitamin supplements during pregnancy," the researchers concluded in the report. The international team of scientists, led by Stephen Levine from the University of Haifa in Israel, gathered data on tens of thousands of children born in Israel between 2003 and 2007, and followed their progress until 2015. The team also gathered prescription data, to see whether the kids' mothers had been prescribed folic acid or ... Read more

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Health Tip: Eat Less Salt

Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Eating less salt could help you avoid heart disease or stroke. The U.S. Office on Women's Health suggests how to cut the amount of salt in your diet: Eat fewer processed foods. Check the sodium content on the product's nutrition facts label. Avoid foods with lots of salt. Season your food with herbs and spices, instead of salt. Get used to eating less salty foods. Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 17 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

[Posted 12/14/2017] ISSUE: Marmex Corp is voluntarily recalling all lots of Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement Supplement, 500mg to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the products to contain sildenafil. The presence of the undeclared active ingredients renders them unapproved drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established. Use of products with undeclared sildenafil may pose a threat to consumers because the active ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates and might be the most likely to get affected. BACKGROUND: Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement Supplement capsules were marketed as a dietary supplement for male enhancement and is packaged in 1 unit of ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Bull Capsules, Chao Jimengnan Tablets by Nutra Labs: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Posted 5 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

[Posted 12/01/2017] ISSUE: Nutra Labs Inc. is voluntarily recalling lots sold by their firm of the male enhancement supplements Bull 1800 mg Capsules with the production date of 05/08/2016, and Chao Jimengnan 150 mg Tablets with Lot # 20151018 to the consumer level. FDA analysis found the products to be tainted with sildenafil, 0.026mg/capsule for Bull, and 70.46mg/tablet for Chao Jimengnan respectively. Sildenafil is the active pharmaceutical ingredient in an FDA approved product used for erectile dysfunction, making Bull capsules and Chao Jimengnan tablets unapproved new drugs. Use of products with undeclared sildenafil may pose a threat to consumers because the active ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may cause a significant drop in blood pressure that may be life threatening. Among the population who are most likely ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Biotin (Vitamin B7): Safety Communication - May Interfere with Lab Tests

Posted 28 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: The FDA is alerting the public, health care providers, lab personnel, and lab test developers that biotin can significantly interfere with certain lab tests and cause incorrect test results which may go undetected. Biotin in blood or other samples taken from patients who are ingesting high levels of biotin in dietary supplements can cause clinically significant incorrect lab test results. The FDA has seen an increase in the number of reported adverse events, including one death, related to biotin interference with lab tests. Biotin in patient samples can cause falsely high or falsely low results, depending on the test. Incorrect test results may lead to inappropriate patient management or misdiagnosis. For example, a falsely low result for troponin, a clinically important biomarker to aid in the diagnosis of heart attacks, may lead to a missed diagnosis and potentially serious ... Read more

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Could Fish Oil, Vitamin D Help Ease Lupus?

Posted 10 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 – People with lupus may fare better if they have enough vitamin D and omega-3 fats in their diet, preliminary research suggests. In separate studies, researchers linked the two nutrients – or lack thereof – to higher risks of certain lupus symptoms and complications. In one, lupus patients with low blood levels of vitamin D faced a higher risk of kidney damage than those with sufficient levels. In the other, people who ate more omega-3 fats – mainly found in oily fish – tended to have less severe symptom flare-ups and better sleep quality. Neither study actually proves that the nutrients deserve the credit, said Dr. Stacy Ardoin, a member of the Lupus Foundation of America's Medical-Scientific Advisory Council. To do that, she explained, researchers need to run trials where they actually test the effects of vitamin D or omega-3. But it's "encouraging" to see ... Read more

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Can You Trust the Labels on Your Supplements?

Posted 2 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 – Think you know what's in your favorite supplement? Think again. More than half of the herbal and dietary supplements analyzed by researchers contained ingredients that differed from the list on their labels. Some had hidden ingredients that might actually harm health, researchers said. Bodybuilding and weight-loss supplements, in particular, tended to contain ingredients not listed on their packaging, said lead researcher Dr. Victor Navarro, chair of hepatology for Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Chemical analyses found that product labels did not reflect ingredients for 80 percent of bodybuilding and performance enhancement supplements, and 72 percent of weight-loss products, the researchers reported. "We found that half of the bodybuilding supplements in our analysis contained undeclared anabolic steroids," Navarro said. The researchers and health ... Read more

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Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice

Posted 31 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 – If your taste buds lean toward spicy, you might be doing your heart a favor, new research suggests. Spicy foods may increase salt sensitivity, thereby dampening the desire to consume heart-harming salty food, researchers in China say. "High salt intake increases blood pressure and contributes to cardiovascular disease," said study author Dr. Zhiming Zhu. "Thus, reducing salt intake is very important for health. "We find that the enjoyment of spicy foods significantly reduced individual salt preference, daily salt intake and blood pressure," he added. Zhu is director of Daping Hospital's Center for Hypertension and Metabolic Diseases at Third Military Medical University in Chongqing. The research team conducted a mouse study alongside a human trial of more than 600 Chinese adults. Both correlated blood pressure levels with intake of spicy and salty dishes. Foods ... Read more

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Gung Ho for Green Tea

Posted 19 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 – Whether to relax, warm up or even curb your appetite, there's nothing quite like sipping a soothing cup of tea. And while there's no shortage of brews available, green tea in particular has many potential advantages. There are actually three types of tea leaves: green tea, black tea and oolong. The difference is all in the processing. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves. Like the others, it's naturally caffeinated, though it has far less caffeine than coffee and even the other teas. It makes a great afternoon pick-me-up alternative and can improve your focus, energy and alertness. It also has the highest concentration of the antioxidants polyphenols of all teas. Antioxidants help keep your cells healthy. Based on studies done in the lab, researchers from Penn State University believe green tea has the potential to lower the risk for heart disease and ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: A1 Slim by Kiriko : Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Posted 9 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Kiriko, LLC. is voluntarily recalling all lots of A1 Slim 30 capsules bottle to the consumer level.  FDA laboratory analysis has found the A1 Slim product to be tainted with sibutramine, phenolphthalein and N-Desmethyl sibutramine. These undeclared ingredients make this product an unapproved new drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established; therefore, subject to recall. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 due to safety concerns.  N-Desmethyl sibutramine is an active metabolite of sibutramine.  Sibutramine and its active metabolites substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.Phenolphthalein was previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, b ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Intralipid 20 Percent IV Fat Emulsion by Baxter: Recall - One Shipment of Product Exposed to Subfreezing Temperatures

Posted 9 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Baxter International Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling one shipment from a single lot of INTRALIPID 20% IV Fat Emulsion, 100 mL, distributed between 8/11/17 and 8/31/17 to hospitals and healthcare providers in the United States, to the user level. The product has been exposed to subfreezing temperatures during transit to a distribution facility. The subfreezing temperature is outside of the acceptable storage range listed on the product labeling. Other shipments of this lot are not affected by this issue. If accidentally frozen, INTRALIPID 20% IV Fat Emulsion should not be used. When subjected to freezing, the emulsion droplets will increase in size, forming aggregates that can block pulmonary circulation and lead to serious adverse health consequences that can be life-threatening. BACKGROUND: INTRALIPID 20% IV Fat Emulsion is a prescription product indicated as a ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Vegetable Vigra by Natures Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 26 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

[Posted 09/21/2017] ISSUE: Natures Supplement, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 260 bottles of Vegetable Vigra, 200 mg capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis found this product to be tainted with Sidenafil. Sildenafil is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The presence of Sildenafil in the Vegetable Vigra product renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy has not been established, therefore subject to recall. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease, may be on medications that, taken with this product, could lower blood pressure to dangerous levels that could be life-threatening. BACKGROUND: The product is used as a natural male enhancement and packaged in a bottle with green label. The affected Vegetable Vigra includes all lots remaining within expiry. The product can be identified by label “enhanced V ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Rhino 7, Papa Zen, Fifty Shades, and Grande X Dietary Supplements by Gadget Island: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Posted 26 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Newark, CA, Gadget Island, Inc. is voluntarily recalling to the consumer level. The products have been found to contain undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients sildenafil, desmethyl carbodenafil and tadalafil. Use of products with undeclared active ingredients sildenafil, tadalafil and desmethyl carbodenafil may pose a threat to consumers because the active ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may cause a significant drop in blood pressure that may be life threatening. Among the adult male population who are most likely to use these products, adult males who use nitrates for cardiac conditions are the most at risk from these products. BACKGROUND:The products are labeled as a dietary supplement and each is packaged as 1 blister pack capsule. Product names and lot numbers include: Rhino 7 Platinum 5000, UPC ... Read more

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Get Your Kids to Eat Smart at School

Posted 7 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 – Your kids eat healthful meals at home, but what about when they're at school? Here are some simple ways to make sure your kids get the fuel they need to power them through the afternoon. If you pack your child's lunch, make sandwiches with whole-grain bread, lean meat, lettuce and tomato. Skip salty options like prepackaged cold cuts in favor of slices from a turkey or chicken that you roast yourself. Include favorite fruits for snacks. Get creative with vegetables by cutting them into fun shapes and packing them with a low-fat, low-sugar dipping sauce. Add fat-free milk or chocolate milk instead of juice drinks. And let your child help fill his or her lunchbox. Kids are more likely to eat what they choose themselves, plus they'll learn healthy decision-making skills. If your child buys lunch at school, start by setting a good example at home. Use breakfasts ... Read more

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