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20Oct
2023

CVS Pulling Popular Cold Meds From Shelves After Report Deems Them to Be Useless

CVS Pulling Popular Cold Meds From Shelves After Report Deems Them to Be UselessFRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- CVS Health plans to pull cold medications that contain phenylephrine from its store shelves after federal regulators determined recently that the decongestant doesn’t work. Oral phenylephrine is an active ingredient in such well-known products as Sudafed and Dayquil. An FDA advisory committee ruled last month that the ingredient was useless in easing congestion."We are removing certain oral cough and cold products that contain phenylephrine as the only active ingredient from CVS Pharmacy stores," the company told CBS MoneyWatch."Other oral cough and cold products will continue to be offered to meet consumer needs," the company added.Another drugstore chain, Walgreens, said it "follows FDA [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] regulations,”...

Mom's Curling Iron Can Be Big Burn Hazard for Kids

20 October 2023
Mom`s Curling Iron Can Be Big Burn Hazard for KidsFRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Tens of thousands of U.S. children received burns over a decade from beauty devices found in many homes: curling irons.“Hair styling tools are a timeless piece of our everyday routine, helping to create the picture-perfect look. Yet they have the greatest propensity to create a not so picture-perfect accident when not handled with care,” said Dr. Brandon Rozanski, lead author of a new study and a pediatric resident at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.“Electric hair styling tools can reach temperatures as high as 450 degrees F in a matter of minutes, creating potential situations of unintentional burn injury for both the device user and surrounding bystanders,” Rozanski said in a news release from the American Academy of...

Kids Still Getting Injured After Swallowing High-Powered...

20 October 2023
Kids Still Getting Injured After Swallowing High-Powered MagnetsFRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Despite warnings and public education campaigns, kids continue to suffer injuries from swallowing small but strong magnets, according to a new study.Children are also inserting high-powered, rare-earth balls into their ears and noses, even in households where parents fully understand the dangers of the toys, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).“High-powered, rare-earth magnetic balls or beads are often sold as fun, stress-relieving toys, but they are among the most dangerous toys when kids eat them. It doesn't matter what the child's socioeconomic or racial background is, whether the child is being watched, or if supervising adults know the magnets are dangerous — kids still manage to eat them and many of them need surgery...

Tooth Whitening: Expert Help on Getting a Brighter Smile

20 October 2023
Tooth Whitening: Expert Help on Getting a Brighter SmileFRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- People want whiter teeth, surveys show, and the American Dental Association (ADA) has some advice on how to accomplish that. Over time, teeth can become less white due to a number of causes, including food and drink, tobacco use, age, trauma and medications. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, when people were asked what they most wanted to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth. Meanwhile, about 90% of patients told the American Association of Orthodontists that they also wanted tooth whitening. Coffee, tea and red wine can all stain teeth because of intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the enamel on the tooth’s exterior, the ADA said in a news release.Two chemicals found...

Menopause Bring New Risks for Women's Heart Health

20 October 2023
Menopause Bring New Risks for Women`s Heart HealthFRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of having heart disease grows as a woman ages, so women need to be familiar with their heart disease risk factors, the American Heart Association (AHA) says.Menopause factors into this risk in several different ways, with age, estrogen, symptoms and other body changes also playing a role.Women who reach menopause at younger ages -- before 45 -- have a significantly higher risk of heart disease, according to the AHA. When a woman has had surgical removal of her ovaries, forcing menopause early, she can also have a higher risk of heart disease.However, the same surgery around the age of natural menopause does not raise risk, the AHA said. A hysterectomy, where the uterus is removed, also doesn't appear to influence cardiovascular risk...
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