November 19, 2010

Vigor-25 Contains Viagra

1 FDA Warns on Male Sex Supplement Because It Works

Usually when the Food and Drug Administration warns consumers about male sexual performance dietary supplements, it's because they falsely claim effectiveness that they don't have. But with Vigor-25 the FDA is warning consumers about it because it actually works. Vigor-25 contains unlabeled and unapproved sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, which can be purchased only with a prescription. Vigor-25 (like Viagra) can interact with prescription drugs like nitroglycerin and dangerously lower blood pressure, according to the FDA. They are investigating the possible association of Vigor-25 in the reported death of a 26-year-old man. Vigor-25 claims to only contain "natural ingredients" and is sold on the internet and possibly in some retail stores.

More at FDA | Posted 7 years ago by Mark

Previously: Getting Closer to Female Viagra, Retired Dog Fight Pitbull on Viagra

Tags: Dietary Supplements, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Viagra, Vigor-25, Sildenafil

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Potential Risks Too Serious

2 Pain Medicine Darvocet Taken off Market

The FDA asked the makers of Darvon and Darvocet to remove their drugs from the market, reports CNN. Doctors are asked to stop prescribing the drugs that have been linked to serious or fatal heart rhythm abnormalities. Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals makes Darvon and Darvocet, brand name versions of propoxyphene, and they've agreed to take the drugs off the market. The FDA has also asked generic drug makers to voluntarily take their drugs off the market. The requests were made after the FDA reviewed findings from a new trial study analyzing propoxyphene's impact on heart rhythms. The FDA urges patients taking Darvon or Darvocet to speak with their doctors without delay, but not to stop taking the drugs before consulting with their doctors.

More at CNN | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Chronic Pain

Tags: Fatal Heart Rhythm Abnormalities, Dangerous Side Effects of Pain Med, Side Effects of Darvocet, Darvon Taken off Market, Darvocet Removed from Market, Doctors Stop Prescribing Darvocet, Propoxyphene

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Reduce Risk by Up to 23%

3 Eating Variety of Fruit Reduces Lung Cancer Risk

Consuming a variety of fruit may reduce the risk of lung cancer by up to 23 percent, claim researchers from the Andalusian School of Public Health. A varied diet reduces the risk of lung cancer in smokers in particular, says Maria Jose Sanchez Perez, co-author of the study and director of the Granada Cancer Registry. The findings are part of the European EPIC study, carried out by researchers in 10 countries. "For every two additional units of different kinds of fruits and vegetables in the diet, the risk of lung cancer falls significantly by three percent," comments the researcher. Study findings are published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

More at EureakAlert | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Fruit Juice Calorie Counter

Tags: Variety of Fruit, Reducing Cancer Risk by Diet, Smoker's Diet, Reducing Lung Cancer Risk, How to Reduce Lung Cancer Risk, Eating Variety Fruit Reduces Lung Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers Prevention, Maria Jose Sanchez Perez, Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada Cancer Registry

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Cats Stick to Plane Seats

4 Impossible to Avoid Cat Allergens on Planes

People allergic to cats should fly prepared as new research shows that cat allergens were present on 100 percent of plane seats tested, reports MSNBC. Swiss scientists say that the amount of allergens found on the seats was high enough to prompt attacks in sensitive people. The research is published in Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Cat-allergic travelers are advised by researchers to carry their EpiPens or other drugs aboard planes. The Swiss researchers believe that chances are very good that the 10 percent of people allergic to cats may encounter a feline on a plane. Only two of 10 major airlines prohibit cats in the cabin.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Tips for People Allergic to Cats, Cat Allergens on Planes, Impossible to Avoid Cats on Planes, EpiPens

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Risks Greater for Women

5 Excessive Alcohol Greater Impact on Women's Health

Women who consume excessive amount of alcohol are doing more damage to their bodies than men who do the same, say experts who claim that women are at greater risk of brain, heart and liver damage from alcohol use. Since females have more body fat and less water in their bodies as well as lower levels of an enzyme that breaks down alcohol, they feel the effects of alcohol for a longer time and more quickly than men. A study of 500,000 people found that the only group with an increase in binge drinking is women ages 21 to 23, reports MSNBC. In addition to the increased risks of heart, brain and liver damage female drinkers face, they're also at greater risk of breast cancer and fatal car accidents.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Alcohol More Dangerous Than Crack

Tags: Excessive Amount of Alcohol, Brain and Liver Damage, Greater Risk of Breast Cancer, Women More Sensitive to Alcohol, How Alcohol Affects Women

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From Lonely to Happy

6 Man with No Cheeks Learns to Love His Face

Jono Lancaster, 26, was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder that kept him from developing cheek bones in the womb. The condition, which caused Jono's eyes to droop down, affects around one in 10,000 babies in the UK, reports BBC. Jono's birth parents gave him up for adoption and rejected him later in life after he tracked them down. Jono was adopted. Despite his difficult and lonely teenage years, Jono now has a college degree, works with adults with autism and lives with his beautiful girlfriend, 20-year-old Laura Richardson. He claims that he wouldn't change that he has Treacher Collins syndrome since it made him who he is. The big question that remains for Jono is whether he wants to risk passing down his rare genetic condition to children.

More at BBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: ADHD Genetic

Tags: Rare Genetic Condition, Jono Lancaster, Treacher Collins Syndrome, Laura Richardson, Born Without Cheek Bones

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Hero Dog Dies at Shelter

7 Woman Fired After Putting Down Hero War Dog

An unidentified employee of Pinal County animal control, who was previously placed on administrative leave, has been fired after mistakenly euthanizing a hero dog. The dog, a female shepherd mix named Target, wandered away from her home. Target's owner, Sgt. Terry Young, had been searching for the hero dog who saved soldiers in Afghanistan by scaring away a suicide bomber. Unfortunately, the dog was euthanized by accident the morning that Young arrived at the shelter keeping his lost dog. Young returned to Arizona in August after his tour of duty. He told reporters that Target was treated like royalty on base at Dand Patan, near the Pakistan border.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Tetris May Help PTSD

Tags: War in Afghanistan, War Hero Dog, Hero Dog Dies, Microchip Pets, Suicide Bomber, Sgt. Terry Young, Pinal County Animal Control, Dand Patan

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Suicide Rates High

8 Some Transgender People Assaulted by Doctors

Forty-one percent of transgender people have tried to commit suicide, and 19 percent have been refused medical care due to their transgender status, finds a new survey. According to survey findings, two percent of transgender people have been violently assaulted at the doctor's office. The survey, conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, included 7,000 transgender people. MSNBC also reports that many transgender people have trouble finding jobs. Saturday is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, paying tribute to individuals killed by anti-transgender actions.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Transgender Prejudice, Transgender Violence, Center for Transgender Equality, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Transgender Suicide Rates

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Controversial Bill

9 Small Farms Exempt from Food Safety Bill

"Maybe we should just abolish the FDA and let nature solve all of our problems"
- Kevin in the comments

The Senate voted this week 74 to 25 to proceed with S.510 Food Safety Act, which gives FDA more power to recall product and require stricter standards for keeping food safe. This had operators of smaller farms and advocates for locally produced food worried that the bill’s requirements would force them out of business. Democratic Senator Jon Tester of Montana has put forth an amendment that would allow farmers who make less than $500,000 a year in revenue and sell directly to consumers, restaurants, or grocery stores within 275 miles of their farms to avoid the expensive food safety plans required of the larger operations. State and local authorities would still have oversight over the farms. The Senate will finalize the vote on the bill after Congress’ Thanksgiving recess.

More at Associated Press | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Senate Clears Food Safety Bill

Tags: Food and Drug Administration, Food Safety, Locally Produced Food

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