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What is pepper spray? Is pepper spray dangerous?

What is pepper spray? Is pepper spray dangerous?

What is pepper spray? Is pepper spray dangerous? 42 Pepper Spray, or OC (oleoresin capsicum) spray is a lachrymatory agent – a compound that makes the eyes tearful. The active ingredient in pepper spray is also an inflammatory agent that swells up the eyes and mucous membranes of the upper […]

Frailty risk lower in widowed than married older women

Frailty risk lower in widowed than married older women

Frailty risk lower in widowed than married older women 4.51 It is generally well accepted that being married is linked to better health and lower risk of disability in older people, but a new study reveals a surprising exception to this view. It finds that among older women, those who […]

Zika test for donated blood given green light by FDA

Zika test for donated blood given green light by FDA

Zika test for donated blood given green light by FDA In a bid to ensure safety of the nation’s blood supply, regulators in the US have given the go-ahead for an investigational test to screen blood donations for Zika virus. The experimental blood test detects Zika virus RNA in plasma […]

Risk of opioid overdose ‘influenced by prescription strength’

Risk of opioid overdose ‘influenced by prescription strength’

Risk of opioid overdose ‘influenced by prescription strength’ According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US “is in the midst of a prescription painkiller overdose epidemic,” and opioids are a key culprit, responsible for 44 deaths each day. But according to a new study, a patient’s risk […]

Serotonin deficiency as cause of depression – is it a myth?

Serotonin deficiency as cause of depression – is it a myth?

Serotonin deficiency as cause of depression – is it a myth? 54412 A new study in mice suggests that serotonin deficiency may not play as influential a role in depression as has previously been thought. Because of the widespread use of Prozac, the theory that low levels of serotonin caused […]

Bladder Infection In Females – Cefpodoxime Disappoints

Bladder Infection In Females – Cefpodoxime Disappoints

Bladder Infection In Females – Cefpodoxime Disappoints According to a study published in the February 8 issue of JAMA, cefpodoxime, an antibiotic used as a short-term therapy in women with uncomplicated bladder infection (cystitis), failed to meet criteria for non-inferiority in comparison to ciprofloxacin. There have been concerns that ciprofloxacin, […]

Prolonged sitting worsens health for heart disease patients

Prolonged sitting worsens health for heart disease patients

Prolonged sitting worsens health for heart disease patients 3.51 There is increasing evidence that sitting for long periods is bad for health, regardless of whether a person exercises. Now, a new study finds sedentary behavior may worsen the health of individuals who already have heart disease, even if they are […]

Tradjenta (linagliptin) Tablets For Diabetes Type 2 Approved By FDA

Tradjenta (linagliptin) Tablets For Diabetes Type 2 Approved By FDA

Tradjenta (linagliptin) Tablets For Diabetes Type 2 Approved By FDA 3.5174 The FDA has approved Tradjenta (linagliptin) tablets to control blood sugar in adults with diabetes type two – to be used along with diet and exercise, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly announced today. Tradjenta can be used […]

Mangoes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Breakdown

Mangoes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Breakdown

Mangoes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Breakdown 47142 The mango is a member of the drupe family, a type of plant food in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell (what we sometimes call a pit) with a seed inside. Olives, dates and coconuts are also types of drupes. There are […]

Tanning Beds: FDA To Debate Tougher Cancer Warning

Tanning Beds: FDA To Debate Tougher Cancer Warning

Tanning Beds: FDA To Debate Tougher Cancer Warning 513 Advisors to the US Food and Drug Administration are planning hold a public debate in the spring to discuss the pros and cons of stricter regulations on the use of tanning beds, including stronger warnings on cancer risks and reclassifying them. […]

What is a case-control study in medical research?

What is a case-control study in medical research?

What is a case-control study in medical research? 4.5 A case-control study is a type of medical research investigation often used to help determine the cause of a disease, particularly when investigating a disease outbreak or a rare condition. If public health scientists want a relatively quick and easy way […]

Surgeon General Confirmation Held Up In Senate

Surgeon General Confirmation Held Up In Senate

Surgeon General Confirmation Held Up In Senate Florida Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong Florida Department of Health After narrowly escaping an earlier panel, state Surgeon General John Armstrong on Tuesday did not get a scheduled confirmation hearing before the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee. Committee chairman Garrett Richter, R-Naples, said […]