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Common Diabetes Drug Januvia May Contain Traces of Carcinogen, FDA Says

Common Diabetes Drug Januvia May Contain Traces of Carcinogen, FDA SaysFRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The popular diabetes drug Januvia may contain traces of a probable carcinogen, but patients should keep using the medication because it could be dangerous to stop taking it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week. Despite the discovery that Nitroso-STG-19 (NTTP) had been found in some samples of the drug, known generically as sitagliptin, “it could be dangerous for patients with this condition to stop taking their sitagliptin without first talking to their health care professional,” the FDA explained in its alert.Drug maker Merck Co. said it first detected the contamination and reported it to federal regulators, as it addresses the problem and works with health authorities around the world. “We remain confident in the...

Vegetarian Women at Higher Odds for Hip Fracture

11 August 2022
Vegetarian Women at Higher Odds for Hip FractureTHURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Record numbers of people are turning to plant-based diets to take advantage of the many health benefits they offer, but this may come at the expense of their bones, a new study suggests.Exactly what did researchers find? Middle-aged women who never eat meat may be more likely to break a hip than women who regularly consume meat and/or fish.More study is needed to understand why vegetarians seem to be at greater risk for hip fractures, but researchers suspect that low body mass index (BMI) and nutrient shortfalls play a role. “Whilst a lower BMI is beneficial for many health conditions, being underweight can lead to insufficient fat mass, and poor bone and muscle health, which can each increase hip fracture risk,” said study author James...

A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart Risks

10 August 2022
A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart RisksWEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Swapping salt out for the salt substitute potassium chloride lowers blood pressure, and thereby the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease, a new analysis finds."It's in processed and prepared foods where most people in developed countries get their salt," explained senior researcher Dr. Bruce Neal, executive director of the George Institute for Global Health in Newtown, Australia."What you have to do is go to the people who provide ingredients, and what you do is you say to the suppliers, instead of selling regular salt, use potassium-rich salt, and that way the population will get the benefit," he added. By substituting potassium chloride in varying amounts for sodium chloride (regular table salt), you can dramatically...

B 8/10 -- FDA Warns Amazon, Other Vendors About Sale of...

9 August 2022
B 8/10 -- FDA Warns Amazon, Other Vendors About Sale of Skin Tag Removal ProductsWEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued warning letters to three companies, including Amazon, for selling unapproved products for removing moles and skin tags.No over-the-counter medications have FDA approval for that purpose, and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act prohibits interstate sale of unapproved drugs and cosmetics."It is the FDA's duty to protect public health from harmful products not approved for the U.S. marketplace," said Donald Ashley, director of the compliance office in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "This includes where online retailers like Amazon are involved in the interstate sale of unapproved drug products. We will continue to work diligently to ensure that online retailers do not...

FDA Warns of Salmonella Danger in Darwin's Raw Cat Food

8 August 2022
FDA Warns of Salmonella Danger in Darwin`s Raw Cat FoodMONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Cat owners should not feed their pets certain lots of Darwin's Natural Pet Products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Some lots of the raw cat food tested positive for salmonella and were associated with illness in three kittens, the agency said in a news release. Salmonella can cause illness and death in both humans and animals and is especially risky for those who are very young, very old or have weak immune systems. Symptoms of infection with this bacterium include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The FDA alert is for two lots of the products. The first is Darwin's Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Antibiotic & Grain Free Chicken Recipe for Cats, Lot 9116,...

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