Knee and hip implant patients face increased risks for blood clots following surgery, according to new study findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Doctors have long known that dangerous blood clots can occur after joint replacement surgery of the knees or hips. Now a new study is showing some worrisome figures.
Flu symptoms are nasty. The fever, coughing, sore throat, ugh, makes for a miserable feeling. 1 way to treat your flu and to reduce your symptoms is to use an FDA-approved antiviral drug recommended by the CDC, called Tamiflu. By taking this medication according to the CDC it can lessen your flu symptoms by 1 to 2 days. But according
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In a recent article found at Medical News Today, according to a newly published study there are high levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that were discovered by a group of University of Iowa researchers in the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (IHSC). The group found the high levels of PCBs in the deep sediments lining the IHSC in East
Liver Fast Facts: Acetaminophen Use and Liver Injury An estimated 500 deaths per year are attributed to suicidal or unintentional overdoses of acetaminophen as well as more than 50,000 emergency room visits. This is the most common form of acute liver failure observed in the United States today. While some are intentional at least 50% of these are unintentional, that
First Alerted In 2006, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first became aware of recorded cases of acute phosphate nephropathy, consumers and health care professionals alike were alerted to the relevant dangers. While these reports are rare, they are indeed serious. At the time, patients were being prescribed Osmoprep, the oral sodium phosphate (OSP) used for cleaning the bowels
We have all heard the risk for developing blood clots if we take birth control pills, or other forms of contraceptives. But how much of a risk is now under investigation. There are studies being done that many say are shocking. An article written by Kristen Hallam on April 21, 2011 states “Birth-control pills with Drospirenone raise clot risk in
Anti-Nausea Medication Zofran Linked To Abnormal Heart Rhythm On September 15, 2011, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a safety announcement about the drug Zofran because it may increase the risk of heart arrhythmias, which can be fatal. The manufacturer has been ordered to conduct a study of the effects Zofran may have on the electrical activity of
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