Johnson & Johnson's recalls infant, children's Tylenol, Motrin
Reuters: Health NewsYesterday at 12:37 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday urged consumers to stop using liquid Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and Zyrtec medicines for children and infants after a broad recall announced by the manufacturer. McNeil Consumer Healthcare is initiating this voluntary recall because some of these products may not meet required quality standards.

Anabolic steroid users may face heart trouble
Reuters: Health Newsเสาร์, พฤษภาคม 1, 2010 at 4:30 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bulking up with anabolic steroids appears to damage and weaken the heart, a new study shows, in principle increasing the odds of heart failure.

The study did not find heart failure itself, just the signs of it, but in severe cases, the condition creates a backlog of blood in the lungs that makes breathing difficult, and may be fatal.

Check blood pressure at home, not MD's office: study
Reuters: Health Newsเสาร์, พฤษภาคม 1, 2010 at 2:51 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Think you need to go to the doctor's office to check your blood pressure? Think again: The best way to predict your risk of stroke or heart attack due to high blood pressure is through systematic monitoring at home rather than periodic checks in the doctor's office, new research suggests.

the best predictor of heart attacks, strokes, and related deaths was home blood pressure monitoring.

Vitamin D in pill form may cut breast cancer risk
Reuters: Health Newsศุกร์, เมษายน 30, 2010 at 1:21 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women's dietary intake of vitamin D and calcium doesn't seem to influence their risk of breast cancer, before or after menopause, new research from Canada shows. But the findings do suggest that taking vitamin D in supplement form may be protective against the disease.

women who reported taking at least 400 international units of vitamin D every day were at 24 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Iraqi doctors use acupuncture during drug shortage
Reuters: Health Newsพฤหัสบดี, เมษายน 29, 2010 at 2:45 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Iraqi doctors faced with a shortage of drugs in a capital city hit by years of conflict have successfully used acupuncture to treat mothers during caesarean section births.

Reporting on Thursday on a small study of 200 cases at a Baghdad hospital, the doctors said their results suggested the ancient Chinese technique could also be a useful addition to standard medical practice in fully equipped hospitals.

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Obesity Silent Killer in India - www1.voanews.com - edit - undo 4 hours ago
new study released by the Registrar General of India indicates thatobesity-related diseases have joined malnutrition as leading causes of death.

He blames the rise in obesity on inexpensive and oily snacks popular in Indian slums, and a lack of preventative education.

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