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Alcohol Prep Pads and Swabs Recalled
Over-the-counter manufacturer Triad Group is recalling all lots of alcohol prep pads and swabs due to potential bacterial contamination.
Is Your Antibiotic a Lightweight?
Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of antibiotic tablets after finding that some are underweight, meaning patients may not be getting their required dosage.
Liver Disease Linked to Stroke
Using blood tests to detect liver disease could help predict stroke in at-risk patients, according to a study out of Toronto.
The Space Between
UCLA scientists believe that targeting the neurons between cells can help treat patients suffering from anxiety and memory disorders.
Circumcision Reduces HPV in Uganda
Randomized trials in Uganda have shown that circumcision reduces the risk of HPV transmission in heterosexual couples uninfected by HIV.
Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer's
A blood test shows amazing accuracy in detecting Alzheimer's disease, which could help patients with dementia achieve earlier diagnosis and be able to better plan for the future.
Non-Invasive Pancreatic Therapy Finds Success
Two studies have found a way to improve in-patient combined therapy for pancreatic disease, which has shown higher survival rates than surgery.
Early Warning System from the FDA
In response to a nationwide drug shortage that is causing serious morbidity and mortality in the United States and Canada, United States Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced that she plans to initiate legislation that would require pharmaceutical companies to notify the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of impending shortages or cessations in production.
Worked Up About Blood Work
A blood test measuring the gamma-prime fibrinogen (a component of the blood's clotting mechanism) could help identify people at risk of heart attack, according a study from the Oregon Health & Science University.
Standard Operating Procudure Questioned
There is no direct evidence suggesting the standard practice of administering oxygen to patients during a heart attack is beneficial.