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Recalled blood pressure drugs not linked to increased short term cancer risk - Dotemirates
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Recalled blood pressure drugs not linked to increased short term cancer risk

Products containing the withdrawn blood pressure drug valsartan are not associated with a markedly increased short term risk of cancer, finds an expedited analysis published by The BMJ today. The findings provide reassuring interim evidence about the risk of cancer in patients treated with valsartan products, but the authors say further studies are required to evaluate the risks for single cancers as well as longer term effects. In July 2018, some valsartan products manufactured by the Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals were suspected of having been contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), an impurity that can cause cancer. Following the discovery, both...


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Women who breastfeed for at least five months have more kids

Women who breastfeed their first child for five months or longer are more likely to have three or more children, and less likely to have only one child, than women who breastfeed for shorter durations or not at all. In "Intensive Parenting: Fertility and Breastfeeding Duration in the United States," published in the journal Demography, Cornell University professor of sociology Vida Maralani, with Hunter College professor Samuel Stabler, reports that who initiate breastfeeding did not differ in how many they expected to have before they started their families. Rather, the number of children women actually bear differs by how long...
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Study reveals Arizona EMTs face 39-percent greater risk of suicide

Arizona emergency medical technicians' risk for suicide is 39-percent higher than the general public, according to a new study conducted by University of Arizona College of Medicine—Phoenix researchers. Neil Vigil, a second-year UA medical student, and Bentley Bobrow, MD, associate director of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center—Phoenix and professor in emergency medicine at the UA College of Medicine—Phoenix, recently completed the first peer-reviewed publication that specifically studied EMTs. "Although we were bracing ourselves to find an increase in suicides among our EMTs, I was really shocked that it was that large," said Vigil, who is also a Tillman Scholar....
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Infants can use a few labeled examples to spark the acquisition of object categories

Even before infants begin to speak, hearing language promotes object categorization. Hearing the same label, "That's a dog!" applied to a diverse set of objects—a collie, a terrier, a pug—promotes infants' acquisition of object categories (e.g., the category "dog"). But in infants' daily lives, most objects go unlabeled. Infants are constantly seeing new things, and even the most determined caregivers cannot label each one. How can we reconcile the power of labels with their relative scarcity? New research from Northwestern University reveals that infants can use even a few labeled examples to spark the acquisition of categories. Those labeled examples...

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Acupuncture: A new look at an ancient remedy

(HealthDay)—Widely practiced in Asia for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Yet it's still viewed with some skepticism in the Western world. And for the squeamish, just the idea of needles can be a turnoff. But, depending on what ails you, it might bear trying. Acupuncture uses very thin needles inserted lightly into the skin to stimulate specific points to correct imbalances in qi (pronounced chee), the flow of energy throughout the body. And these needles don't cause a similar level of pain to the used for, say, your annual flu shot....
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Reports warn of growing opioid crisis among seniors

(HealthDay)—Against the backdrop of an unrelenting opioid crisis, two new government reports warn that America's seniors are succumbing to the pitfalls of prescription painkillers. Issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the reports reveal that millions of older Americans are now filling for many different medications at the same time, while hundreds of thousands are winding up in the hospital with opioid-related complications. "These reports underscore the growing and under-recognized concerns with opioid use disorder in older populations, including those who suffer from and are at risk for adverse events from opioids," said Dr. Arlene Bierman. She...
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UAE ministry launches flu awareness drive

With the weather change around the corner, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has asked people to take steps against the seasonal flu. On Wednesday, the ministry launched the 'National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign' in collaboration with the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH) and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The campaign will continue until the end of December. "The ministry's strategy is to develop ways to protect the UAE's health system from infectious diseases," said Dr Hussein Abdul Rahman Rand, assistant undersecretary for health centres and clinics at the ministry. Officials urged the public to take the...