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Metformin recalled for possible cancer-causing chemicals

Drug maker Apotex has announced a recall of the widely used diabetes drug metformin due to possible high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is believed to cause cancer in humans. The recall of all batches of Metformin hydrochloride long-release 500 mg tt Apotex tablets comes after one batch tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had higher levels of NDMA than allowed by the FDA. NDMA is an environmental[…]

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Managing the risk of COVID-19 in immune disorders

What does diabetes have in common with lupus, organ transplants, and smoking? All of them put your immune system at risk. Concern about the coronavirus continues to be high for many. Managing an immune disorder during a pandemic further complicates your ability to stay safe, as the coronavirus attacks people with such conditions more seriously. And some people may be at higher risk than they think. Your immune system can[…]

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Prostate cancer Drug could ‘Change the Game’»

For men with advanced prostate cancer, a new hormone therapy drug works better than standard injections and carries a much lower risk of heart attack or stroke, a clinical study has found. The drug, called relugolix, has not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, if it gets the green light, it will be a “game changer,” said Dr. Neil Shore, the lead researcher on the[…]

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7 Simple Steps to Avoid a Heart Attack

Every 37 seconds, someone dies of heart disease. That’s about 650,000 people a year. And these numbers have been growing every year since 2014. Perhaps even more shocking than these figures is the fact that this disease is largely preventable in most cases – and the steps of prevention are really not very difficult. The problem is that most of us just don’t do it. Simple steps Studies have shown[…]

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1 in 10 hospitalized COVID-19 diabetes patients dies

Ten percent of COVID-19 patients with diabetes die within a week of being admitted to hospital, and 20 percent need a ventilator to breathe, a new French study has found. The researchers analyzed data on more than 1,300 COVID-19 patients with diabetes, with an average age of 70, who were hospitalized in France during March. Of these, 89% had type 2 diabetes, 3% had type 1 diabetes, and the rest[…]

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COVID-19 risk factors that you can control

COVID-19 risk factors that you can control COVID-19 is stabilizing or declining in many parts of the world, and that’s good news. However, many experts predict that the pandemic is far from over, and the worst may be yet to come. The problem is that there may be new spikes as the world begins to open up. And health organizations are concerned that the flood of COVID-19 patients, in addition[…]

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