State by state, abortion laws control women in the guise of protecting them
One Texas legislator wants to extend the state's ban on abortions after 20 weeks' gestation to include fetuses with severe genetic abnormalities, and another wants to prohibit even private health insurers in Texas from covering abortions except as ...
Los Angeles Times - Fri, 01 May 2015 13:30

Health in the CNMI: Careful with statin drugs!
A YEAR ago I was prescribed statin (cholesterol-lowering) drugs, and took them for a while. Then I did some research, became educated about their dangerous side-effects, and stopped taking statins altogether.
Marianas Variety - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:52

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Considerable amount of evidence indicates that CPZ can be used as an excellent model of drug-induced liver injury and is usually administered to mimic drug-induced cholestasis [8]-[10]. However, the diagnosis and assessment of the initial toxic effects ...
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Kids with Dangerous Heart Arrhythmias Receive Lifesaving Support from High ...
To treat her abnormal heart rhythm, 16-year-old Reina Villarreal, of Petaluma, Calif., lives life with a surgically placed device that continuously monitors her heart rate. The device is called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). When the ...
Business Wire (press release) - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:56



Taming Drug-Induced Bowel Dysfunction in the ICU
Dr. Esaian stressed that DID can lead to malnutrition; electrolyte abnormalities; metabolic acidosis; hypovolemia; increased risk for infection; and contamination of wounds and pressure ulcers. Reduced enteral drug absorption also can result from ...
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News - Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:56

Prescription Drug-Induced Liver Failure is Uncommon; Over-the-Counter ...
Drug-induced acute liver failure is uncommon, and over-the-counter medications and dietary and herbal supplements -- not prescription drugs -- are its most common causes, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University ...
Penn: Office of University Communications - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:18



Montelukast's Underrecognized Adverse Drug Events
The reported events included agitation, aggression, anxiousness, dream abnormalities and hallucinations, depression, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, suicidal thinking and behavior (including suicide), and tremor. While the precaution was extended ...
Medscape - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:33



The Oncoming Medical Disaster…With No Cure In Sight
"What we think happens, everyone — you, I, everyone we consider normal — has tau abnormalities in the brain," he said. By itself it ... One huge study in the United Kingdom showed the drug-induced plateau lasts about nine months if it works at all ...
Inside Science News Service - Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:34


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