Food Safety Alert for Gastrointestinal Illnesses Linked to Raw Oysters
CDC has posted a food safety alert about a multistate outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses associated with raw oysters imported from Mexico at https://www.cdc.gov/vibrio/investigations/rawoysters-05-19/index.html
CDC as well as public health and regulatory officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon, an estuary in Baja California Sur,.... read more
WHO for eliminating industrially produced trans fats by 2023
Trans fat, accountable for over 5,00,000 deaths globally from coronary heart disease each year, could be eliminated from the industrially produced global food supply by 2023 if the World Health Organization (WHO) has its way.
The WHO has welcomed its partnership with the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) to achieve this target. It said,..... read more
E-cigarette lobby group wants Karnataka to lift ban on its use
BENGALURU: The e-cigarette ban imposed by Karnataka will affect 1.8 crore smokers in the State, according to Association of Vapers India (AVI), a nonprofit organization that favors use of vapor products and electronic cigarettes to help smokers quit.
E-cigarettes are electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and their use is also referred to as vaping..... read more
Hip Fracture Linked to Vitamin B Supplements
High doses of vitamin B supplementation may put women at risk for fracture, suggests a new study published in JAMA Network Open.
In an analysis of more than 75,000 postmenopausal women, higher total intakes of vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 were both associated with a higher relative risk of hip fracture, reported Haakon E. Meyer, MD, PhD, of the University of Oslo in Norway, and colleagues.....read more
Worse Prostate Cancer Outcomes With 5-Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors
Treatment with 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) is associated with worse mortality in prostate cancer, report findings from Veterans Affairs electronic health records.
Dr. Brent S. Rose, from the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, said, "5-ARIs, like finasteride and dutasteride, reduce the PSA by about 50%. It is very important to adjust the PSA for men on 5-ARIs to avoid the possibility of delayed prostate cancer detection."
Patiromer, sodium zirconium cyclosilicate effective for hyperkalemia
A systematic review suggests that new therapeutic agents, including patiromer (Veltassa) and sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9; Lokelma), appear effective in reducing serum potassium levels; however, more research is needed to evaluate long-term cardiovascular outcomes.....read more