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Pennsylvania woman ordered quarantined over measles concerns

Pennsylvania woman ordered quarantined over measles concerns

A Pennsylvania woman has been ordered quarantined after she was potentially exposed to measles, the first time the city ordered a quarantine in decades, according to a city spokesman. Tamika Brown visited Lehigh Valley Health Network on October 12, during a time when people there may have been exposed to measles, according to a court…MORE

Dr. Reddy’s is recalling some products used to treat heartburn

Dr. Reddy’s is recalling some products used to treat heartburn

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and its subsidiaries issued a voluntary nationwide recall of its ranitidine medicines used to treat heartburn, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday. Tests found some of the products were contaminated with N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. NDMA is an impurity that is considered a possible carcinogen by the US Environmental…MORE

Heat camera at tourist attraction spots woman’s breast cancer

Heat camera at tourist attraction spots woman’s breast cancer

A trip to a tourist attraction in Scotland turned out to be a life-changing moment for one woman after a thermal camera detected she had breast cancer. Bal Gill, 41, was looking back over images from her trip to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, in Edinburgh, when she noticed a heat patch over her…MORE

FDA recommends boxed warning for breast implants

FDA recommends boxed warning for breast implants

The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday released draft guidance recommending a “boxed warning” on labeling materials for breast implants. Boxed warnings, which alert health care providers and consumers to serious risks associated with a drug or device, are the strongest form of warning required by the FDA for labeling. An example of the…MORE

Washing your hands is the best way to stop the E. coli superbug

Washing your hands is the best way to stop the E. coli superbug

People failing to wash their hands after going to the toilet, rather than undercooked meat or other food, is behind the spread of antibiotic-resistant E. coli, according to new research. Humans and animals carry E. coli bacteria in the gut. It is usually harmless, but some strains cause food poisoning, others cause urinary tract infections…MORE

Disneyland guests warned of measles exposure after infected person visits park

Disneyland guests warned of measles exposure after infected person visits park

A Los Angeles County resident visited Disneyland last week while infectious with measles, health officials said late Tuesday, potentially exposing hundreds of other people to the highly contagious disease. The individual went to Starbucks at 3006 S. Spulveda Boulevard in West Los Angeles early on the morning on October 16 before going to Disneyland from…MORE

You might want to change the time of day you take your blood pressure medicine

You might want to change the time of day you take your blood pressure medicine

You may want to take your blood pressure medicine at bedtime rather than when you get up in the morning, according to a study published Tuesday in the European Heart Journal. The research found that people who take their anti-hypertensive medicine before bed had better-controlled blood pressure and consequently had a much lower risk of…MORE

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