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2022

Feeling 'Hangry'? It's Natural, New Study Finds

Feeling `Hangry`? It`s Natural, New Study FindsTHURSDAY, July 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The concept of "hangry" helps sell candy bars, and it's a convenient excuse to snap at someone when you're in a foul mood.But is hangry -- being angry when you're hungry -- a real thing? Do people really become more irritable when they want food?"My wife sometimes used to tell me, 'you're being hangry.' And I kind of always thought that's not a real thing -- it's not a real psychological condition to be hangry," said Viren Swami, a professor of social psychology at Anglia Ruskin University in East Anglia, England.Now, Swami admits he's proven himself wrong, releasing study results that suggest hangry is indeed real.Greater self-reported levels of hunger among dozens of central European study participants were associated with stronger feelings...

U.S. Opens Baby Formula Market to Foreign Suppliers

7 July 2022
U.S. Opens Baby Formula Market to Foreign SuppliersTHURSDAY, July 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Biden administration said Wednesday it is taking steps to ensure that international makers of baby formula can continue marketing their products in the United States, to avoid any infant formula shortage in the future.The move to help foreign suppliers who have had temporary approval for their formulas will provide consumers with more choices and bolster the industry against future shortages, the agency said in a news release.In May, the FDA announced that it will temporarily loosen regulations around applications to supply baby formula in the country following an infant formula shortage that was prompted by the closing of the largest plant in the United States. The agency will also streamline the application process, with one consistent...

FDA Allows Pharmacists to Prescribe COVID Drug Paxlovid

7 July 2022
FDA Allows Pharmacists to Prescribe COVID Drug PaxlovidTHURSDAY, July 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who test positive for COVID-19 can now get the antiviral pill Paxlovid directly from their pharmacists, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. The action removes limits that had restricted prescribing authority to health care providers and Test-to-Treat sites. “The FDA recognizes the important role pharmacists have played and continue to play in combatting this pandemic,” Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni, director for the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a news release announcing the change. “Since Paxlovid must be taken within five days after symptoms begin, authorizing state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid could expand access to timely treatment for some patients who are eligible to...

You Can Take Too Much Vitamin D -- One Man Found Out the...

6 July 2022
You Can Take Too Much Vitamin D -- One Man Found Out the Hard WayWEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements are often touted for their health benefits, from boosting the immune system to guarding against cancer. But as one British man found out, it is possible to get too much of a good thing.Vitamin D overdosing -- clinically called hypervitaminosis D -- is linked to a range of potentially serious health issues, say doctors reporting a recent case study about a man hospitalized for the condition."Globally, there is a growing trend of hypervitaminosis D, a clinical condition characterized by elevated serum vitamin D3 levels," the authors wrote. Women, children and surgical patients are most likely to be affected.Dr. Alamin Alkundi, of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust in England, was the lead author of the...

FDA Temporarily Suspends Ban on Juul E-Cigarettes

6 July 2022
FDA Temporarily Suspends Ban on Juul E-CigarettesWEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday temporarily suspended its ban on e-cigarettes sold by Juul Labs while the company while appeals the agency's action.The FDA Center for Tobacco Products wrote on Twitter that "the agency has determined that there are scientific issues unique to the Juul application that warrant additional review," but added that the additional review does not rescind the June 23 ban which ordered the company to pull its products from store shelves. "The stay and the agency’s review does not constitute authorization to market, sell or ship Juul products," the agency stressed.The vaping company got a temporary reprieve from the ban on June 24 after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...
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