Heart attack, stroke warning on pain relievers strengthened. Prescription and over-the-counter NSAIDs were found in several studies to increase the risk for heart attack and stroke, prompting the Food and Drug Administration to strengthen warnings on bottles and boxes. United Press International, 7/10/2015. (Also see NSAIDs)
Study links Prozac, Paxil use with birth defects. A government study of thousands of women has found links between the older antidepressants Prozac and Paxil and birth defects, Reuters, 07/10/2015.
Study Finds That Women Slip Into Dementia Faster Than Men. Women who develop slight memory deficits and mental decline slide faster toward dementia than men, according to a new study. Time Healthland, 07/21/2015.
6 Facts About Gluten That You’re Probably Getting Wrong. What exactly is gluten? There are common gluten misunderstandings. Time Healthland, 07/21/2015. (Also see Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity)
Diabetes Drugs May Offer Hope for Parkinson’s Disease Treatment. Two forms of diabetes medication may reduce risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. Time Healthland, 07/22/2015. (Also see Media Stories about Diabetes)
Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year, Says Study. Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages like soda and energy drinks may be linked to as many as 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research. NBC News, 06/29/2015. (Also see Diet and Scleroderma)
Quitting smoking may ease hot flashes. Ex–smokers may have fewer and less severe hot flashes during menopause than women who continue to smoke, a small study suggests. Reuters Health, 07/24/2015.
Vulnerable populations often miss cancer warning signs. Some of society’s most vulnerable citizens are also most likely to overlook cancer warning signs, a new U.K. study suggests. Reuters Health, 07/24/2015. (Also see Cancer)
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