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Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval

Posted 10 May 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 – Safety problems emerge with nearly one in three prescription drugs after they've been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a new study reveals. Researchers examined data on drugs approved by the FDA between 2001 and 2010, with follow-up through 2017. The investigators found that 32 percent of the drugs had safety issues after approval. "That is very rarely ...

Health Tip: Things That Affect Your Heart Rate

Posted 29 Sep 2015 by

-- Knowing your heart rate (pulse) can help keep tabs on your physical fitness, even if you're not an athlete. The American Heart Association says factors that may influence heart rate include: High temperatures and humidity, which can increase heart rate. The position of your body during the first 20 seconds after standing up. Strong emotions. Obesity. Medications. For example, beta blockers ...

Lower-Dose Radioiodine Effective Against Thyroid Cancer

Posted 2 May 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, May 2 – People with thyroid cancer are often given a radioactive iodine treatment to wipe out stray cancer cells, a treatment that comes with its own health risks. Now, two new studies find that a safer, lower dose of radioactive iodine is just as effective as the higher dose at getting rid of any such cells that remain after surgery. The research also found that patients were just as ...

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