The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that many dietary supplements contain undeclared and unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients. The drug ingredients which are found in these dietary supplements have the potential to cause serious adverse health effects.>>>Read more from JAMA>>>
According to researchers clinicians prescribed antibiotics without an infection associated diagnosis about 50% of the time and one in five antibiotic prescriptions were given without an in-person visit. Antibiotics often are prescribed for various symptoms such as a sore throat or cough when they shouldn’t be. >>>Read more from IDSA>>>
According to researchers just one high fat meal can set the stage for heart disease. Scientists have reported that just one high-fat milkshake can rapidly transform our healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells which wreak havoc inside our blood vessels and help to set the perfect stage for heart disease.>>>Read more from Jagwire News, Augusta University>>>
Taking a photo each day and posting it online has complex benefits which support wellbeing. Researchers say this improved wellbeing comes from self-care, community interaction and the potential for reminiscence.>>>Read more from Lancaster University>>>
In the United Kingdom a case of an inflammatory myopathy, or chronic muscle inflammation, has been seen in a patient with a compromised immune system who got a tattoo at an unregulated parlour. Patients with compromised immune systems should be aware of the potential risks which are associated with getting a tattoo.>>>Read more from BMJ>>>
Researchers at UCLA say sitting too much is associated with changes in a section of the brain which is vital for memory. Studies have shown that too much sitting increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. UCLA researchers wanted to see how sedentary behavior influences brain health.>>>Read more from EurekAlert>>>
Watching too much TV could turn out to be deadly due to the consequences of spending too much time sitting around. The American Heart Association has reported there may be an increased risk for a blood clot in a vein with an increase in time spent watching TV.
Nearly everyone enjoys some candy now and than. However, tooth decay, too many calories, and diabetes are not the only risk factors associated with eating candy. The University of California San Fransisco has reported that in California imported candy is at the top of the contaminated food list.