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Blood pressure drug recall expands again

Blood pressure drug recall expands again

The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The recall includes one lot of Sandoz’s losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide 100 milligram/25 milligram tablets with the lot number JB8912. Patients use these drugs to keep their high blood pressure…MORE

‘Move more, sit less,’ government says in new exercise guidelines

‘Move more, sit less,’ government says in new exercise guidelines

If you’re sitting down while reading this, stand up. Guidelines released Monday by the federal government show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need, costing the health care system over $100 billion each year. The new standards are similar to those released 10 years ago, but the government is scrapping a recommendation…MORE

Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children’s deaths from polio-like AFM

Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children’s deaths from polio-like AFM

Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who suffered from the condition. The parents say by not publicly acknowledging the two deaths, the agency is intentionally downplaying the severity of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a disease that paralyzes healthy…MORE

Briton dies of rabies after getting bitten by a cat in Morocco

Briton dies of rabies after getting bitten by a cat in Morocco

A British resident has died of rabies after getting bitten by a cat in Morocco, public health officials said on Monday. Public Health England (PHE) issued a warning Monday to all UK residents after the resident contracted the disease. While there is “no risk” to the wider public, the victim’s family, friends and involved medical…MORE

Five-minute neck scan can spot dementia 10 years earlier, say scientists

Five-minute neck scan can spot dementia 10 years earlier, say scientists

A five-minute neck scan could predict a person’s risk of developing dementia a full decade before symptoms emerge, researchers have said. The test, which analyzes the pulse of blood vessels in the neck, could become part of routine testing for cognitive decline, according to the study by scientists at University College London (UCL), who presented…MORE

Ebola outbreak worst in history of Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola outbreak worst in history of Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the worst Ebola outbreak in the country’s history, according to officials. More than 200 people have died from the disease since August and almost 330 confirmed or probable cases have been reported. This outbreak — the second this year — began in North Kivu province before spreading to…MORE

New cholesterol guidelines offer a more personalized approach

New cholesterol guidelines offer a more personalized approach

New cholesterol guidelines recommend a more personalized approach in risk assessments, a returned focus on LDL target levels and new drug options for those at highest risk for cardiovascular disease. The guidelines were announced Saturday during the American Heart Association’s annual scientific conference. The recommendations, set out by the American Heart Association and the American…MORE

Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds

Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds

Last year, President Donald Trump’s doctors screened him for heart disease using a test unfamiliar to many Americans. Now, research shows that that test, either alone or combined with other evaluation methods, is better at predicting whether a symptomatic patient required heart surgery than the standard evaluation. The test, a scan for coronary artery calcium…MORE

Mother sues facility after 10 children died in adenovirus outbreak

Mother sues facility after 10 children died in adenovirus outbreak

After her 15-year-old son ended up “in critical and life-threatening condition” from an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey health care facility, one mother is suing those who she believes allowed her son to end up in the ICU, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Paula Costigan’s son, William DelGrosso, was one of dozens of…MORE

For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water

For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water

For 10 years, some residents in Denmark, South Carolina, have been suspicious of the rust-colored water coming from their taps. They’ve been collecting samples in jars and using bottled or spring water, even though the local and state government assured them it was safe. But through a Freedom of Information Act request and a one-year…MORE

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