Category Archives: Medical & Health Resources or Issues

Study Finds Women More Likely to be Allergic to Common Medications

The Wall Street Journal reports that a study in the journal Allergy analyzed allergies to drugs in 1.7 million patients treated in two Boston hospitals from 1990 to 2013 and found that women has significantly more allergies than men and that white patients has … Continue reading

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Featured Link — An Overview of Parkinson’s Disease

The website VeryWell has a good explanation of Parkinson’s disease. Here are the opening paragraphs: Parkinson’s disease develops as a result of the death of dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. Dopamine is a vital neurotransmitter (chemical messenger in the brain) that … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Delays Safety Rule on Silica Dust

The Hill reports that the Trump Administration “is delaying a controversial safety rule on silica exposure.” Last year, the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “lowered the permissible exposure limit to silica dust for construction workers.” The new rule … Continue reading

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20 Percent of Patients with Serious Conditions Are First Misdiagnosed

An alarming article in the Washington Post reported that a significant percentage of hospital patients have been misdiagnosed by their doctors. Here are the opening paragraphs: More than 20 percent of patients who sought a second opinion at one of the … Continue reading

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New York researchers: Strawberry e-liquids “most toxic.”

Reuters reports on a study, which found that a strawberry flavored e-liquid “was the most toxic among all liquids…tested.” Human lung cells were also exposed in vitro to tobacco, pina colada, menthol, and coffee e-cigarette aerosols along with cigarette smoke and … Continue reading

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EpiPen Recall Expanded

The Wall Street Journal  reports that an EpiPen recall has been expanded to include 13 lots that were distributed in the US. According to the CBS Evening News, the EpiPens and EpiPen Jrs distributed in 2015 and 2016 “may have a defective … Continue reading

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Featured Link – RheumatoidArthritis.com

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network has a good website with quite a bit of helpful information for those who suffer from this problem. Here is just a small sample from the site: Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has no … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Final Rule Banning Most Powdered Gloves

The ADA News reports that the Food and Drug Administration has issued a final rule “banning the use of most powdered medical gloves.” The rule “applies to patient examination gloves, powdered surgeon’s gloves and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove.” The ADA Science … Continue reading

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Academic and Consumer Groups Call for FDA to Issue Off-Label Guidance

The Hill reports that the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to delay guidance on off-label uses of prescription drugs “comes as some academics and consumer groups voice concerns about the risks of unapproved uses that have not been vetted by the … Continue reading

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Adverse-Event Reports Now Available in Public FDA Database

Bloomberg BNA reports that the FDA’s new public-facing database “compiles adverse-event reports that consumers, doctors and companies send the FDA,” providing “valuable access” for attorneys, companies, and researchers. Bloomberg says, “These reports were previously available only through specific Freedom of Information … Continue reading

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