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The drug company Pfizer has issued a voluntary recall of the popular antidepressant Effexor XR (venlafaxine). The FDA has instructions on how to return the medications for patients, wholesalers and pharmacists. One bottle of the medications was found to contain a heart drug known as Tikosyn that could be dangerous combined with the antidepressant.
Scientists have been warning that climate change could bring about a resurgence of infectious diseases that were previously considered either rare or eradicated. Higher rainfall, migration and increased urbanization can also spread infection more quickly than in the past. Here are 5 diseases that could reappear as climate change occurs.
Last week the FDA heard evidence from experts about approving a technique that could lead to "designer babies". Using three people to artificially create embryos could mean healthier babies according to some experts. The public, along with other experts, feel the FDA should not even consider letting artificially created babies move to clinical trials.
There has been a lot of marketing hype surrounding energy drinks. Energy drinks which have a high sugar and caffeine content may be unhealthy, with some adverse health effects and deaths reported to be associated with their use. Recent research suggests that, as might be anticipated from the high powered advertising campaigns for these drinks, youths seeking a lot of sensations in their lives may be more likely than others to drink energy drinks.
New research which shows an association between poverty and the severity of heart attacks leads to another consideration that it's a good idea to support the interests of people in being well off financially if you are sincere about wanting to help them have healthy hearts and lead a long, productive and happy life.