FDA Expands Recalls of Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Over Cancer Concerns

FDA Expands Recalls of Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Over Cancer Concerns

What to Know The FDA expanded its list of recalled products and updated its list of those unaffected Traces of N-nitrosodimethylamine, a “probable human carcinogen,” was found in the active ingredient valsartan in the recalled products Not all products containing valsartan are contaminated and being recalled The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its […]

Dog Flu Outbreak In Michigan Worries Pet Owners

Dog Flu Outbreak In Michigan Worries Pet Owners

An astonishing number of cases have been reported in the state since July 13. There have been almost 50 cases of canine influenza reported in Michigan since the middle of July. By comparison, in 2017, there was a total of nine reported cases of dog flu for the entire year. “There is definitely an outbreak,” […]

Study finds hookahs to be more harmful than traditional cigarettes

Study finds hookahs to be more harmful than traditional cigarettes

Smoking hookahs are more harmful than traditional cigarettes, say scientists who found that puffing a water pipe for just half an hour can lead to the development of cardiovascular risk factors. The study by researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US is a direct contradiction to marketing efforts claiming that hookah […]

Even A Half-Hour Of Hookah Smoking Could Be Bad For Your Heart, Study Warns

Even A Half-Hour Of Hookah Smoking Could Be Bad For Your Heart, Study Warns

With cigarette smoking declining in popularity in several parts of the world, many products have been marketed as a safer alternative, including hookahs. Likewise, the tobacco smoked with these pipes is said to come with fewer carcinogens than the tobacco used in cigarettes. A new study, however, suggests that hookah smoking isn’t as safe as […]

Vaginal rejuvenating therapies unsafe, warns FDA

Vaginal rejuvenating therapies unsafe, warns FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has slammed all those devices being marketed for medical procedures like vaginal rejuvenation as “egregious” and causing “harm”, a statement said. The regulatory body has found that a growing number of manufacturers were marketing such devices to women, claiming to treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause, […]

Coyotes Spotted In Westport: PD

Coyotes Spotted In Westport: PD

WESTPORT, CT — Westport police said the department and Westport Animal Control have received several calls over the last two weeks regarding sightings of coyotes which appear to be suffering from sarcoptic mange. Animals suffering from mange will present with significant hair loss and skin lesions. According to a news release, mange is a parasitic […]

Breast is best for baby's development – experts

Breast is best for baby's development – experts

IN ADDITION to Women’s Month, on Wednesday also marked the start of World Breastfeeding Week, which raises awareness around the benefits of breastfeeding. Themed “Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life”, the annual campaign is meant to get everyone to appreciate the benefits of breast milk. The SA Breast Milk Reserve has said only a third of South […]

New Stonehenge Mystery: Who Were These 10 'Outsiders' Buried at the Site?

New Stonehenge Mystery: Who Were These 10 'Outsiders' Buried at the Site?

Stonehenge’s famous pillars came from a place far, far away. That much was known. But now, archaeologists have found another well-traveled feature at the monument: 10 ancient people buried there who definitely weren’t locals. In other words, they weren’t from Salisbury Plain, where Stonehenge sits today, according to the new analysis of the […]

CDC: For The Love Of God, Don't Wash Or Reuse Condoms

CDC: For The Love Of God, Don't Wash Or Reuse Condoms

Condoms shouldn’t be reused, the CDC warns. Even if it’s washed with soap and water, that won’t remove harmful organisms on the condom that can lead to more serious complications for both participants.  ( Pixabay ) In case it’s still not painfully obvious, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now warns sexually active individuals […]