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Could Fish Oil, Vitamin D Help Ease Lupus?

Posted 9 days ago 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 16 days ago 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 18 days ago 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

Related support groups: High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Dietary Supplementation, Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency, Sodium Chloride, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Hyper-Sal, HalfLytely and Bisacodyl, Rhinaris, Saline Nasal Mist, Potassium Chloride/Sodium Chloride, Thermotabs, Hypertensive Heart Disease, Dextrose/Sodium Chloride, Ayr Saline Nasal, Little Noses, Pediamist, Sea Soft, Nasal Moist

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

Related support groups: Obesity, Weight Loss, Dietary Supplementation

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian

Posted 7 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 – A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study suggests. The study looked at close to 200 patients at one medical center who had been diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux. It's a condition where stomach acids habitually back up into the throat, and it's distinct from the much better-known gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – or what most people call heartburn. People with laryngopharyngeal reflux usually don't have heartburn, explained Dr. Craig Zalvan, the lead researcher on the new study. Instead, they have symptoms like hoarseness, chronic sore throat, persistent coughing, excessive throat clearing and a feeling of a lump in the throat. Still, the problem is often treated with GERD drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs include prescription and over-the-counter ... Read more

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Drink Coffee, Live Longer?

Posted 28 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 – That morning cup of coffee may be doing more than serving up a needed caffeine jolt – it may be adding years to your life. At least that's the conclusion of a preliminary study that suggests – but doesn't prove – that coffee is associated with a lower risk of death in the next 10 years. "Our findings suggest that drinking four cups of coffee each day can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people," said researcher Dr. Adela Navarro, a cardiologist at Hospital de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. The findings were presented Sunday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, in Barcelona. For the study, researchers investigated the association between coffee consumption and risk of death. The observational study involved about 20,000 middle-aged people from the Mediterranean region. The participants were 37 years old, on average, at the start of the study and ... Read more

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Human Gut Germs Dictated by Diet

Posted 25 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 – What you eat, or don't eat, affects the mix of germs in your digestive tract, new research indicates. Thousands of microbial species thrive in the human intestine, helping people digest fiber and make vitamins and other molecules. They also help strengthen the immune system and protect against potentially harmful bacteria, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers say. The rise in farming some 15,000 years ago dramatically changed the human diet, the researchers noted. And in just the last 100 years, people have become increasingly sedentary and less likely to consume fiber-rich whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Antibiotics, cesarean sections and other lifestyle changes have also helped shift the composition of microbes in the human gut, the study authors added. To see how "progress" may have affected microbial diversity, the researchers examined ... Read more

Related support groups: Diarrhea, Constipation, Dietary Supplementation, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Dietary Fiber Supplementation, Acute Abdomen

FDA Medwatch Alert: Liquid Products Manufactured by PharmaTech and Distributed by Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories: Recall - Possible Product Contamination

Posted 20 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

[Posted 08/10/2017] ISSUE: The distribution firms Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories jointly issued a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots within expiry of all liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC at its FDA registered facility in Davie, Fla. due to possible product contamination. Through recent communication with FDA, the distribution firm Rugby Laboratories learned of a potential issue with a product manufactured by PharmaTech LLC. The FDA informed Rugby Laboratories that it received several adverse event reports of B. cepacia infections in patients, which may be linked to PharmaTech LLC manufactured Diocto Syrup or Diocto Liquid (docusate sodium solutions). In response, Rugby Laboratories issued a voluntary recall on August 3, 2017, of the PharmaTech LLC manufactured Diocto Syrup and Diocto Liquid. As a precautionary measure based on additional ... Read more

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Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients

Posted 17 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 – Mom was right – eating breakfast really is important. Without it, kids may not get recommended amounts of nutrients, British researchers suggest. "This study provides evidence that breakfast is key for parents to ensure that their children are getting the nutrition they need," said senior study author Gerda Pot, a lecturer in nutritional sciences at King's College London. The researchers used food diaries to track the diets of more than 800 children aged 4 to 10 and nearly 900 kids aged 11 to 18. Their food intake was tracked from 2008 to 2012. The researchers compared levels of key nutrients that the kids ate to British nutrition guidelines For the study, breakfast was defined as more than 100 calories of food between 6 and 9 a.m. Although the study wasn't designed to prove a cause-and-effect relationship, the researchers did find that breakfast skippers had ... Read more

Related support groups: Obesity, Weight Loss, Vitamins, Vitamin D, Dietary Supplementation, Multivitamin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Deplin, Multivitamin With Minerals, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Niaspan, Vitamin D3, Metanx, D3, A-25, Centrum Multivitamins, Multivitamin, Prenatal, Multivitamin With Iron

Health Tip: The Facts About Fat

Posted 15 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Not all fat should be cut from our diets, the American Heart Association says. Some fats are actually good for you and should be included in a healthy meal plan, the AHA says. These include polysaturated and monosaturated fats, such as those found in avocados and salmon, which can help lower "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides. On the other hand, you should limit eating "saturated" fats, such as those found in cheese, butter and heavy cream. These fats increase your risk of heart disease and can raise "bad" cholesterol in your blood. Then there are those fats that you should avoid altogether: artificial trans fats, hydrogenated oils and tropical oils. Found primarily in some baked goods, they are even more likely than saturated fats to raise your "bad" cholesterol and boost your chances of developing heart disease. Read more

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