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Popular Heartburn Medication Linked to Increased Stroke


Date: February 17th, 2017

Common heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement saying that the most common types of strokes are the ischemic strokes. These usually happen after clotting of blood, effectively interfering with the flow of blood to the brain. According to the preliminary study, the proton pump inhibitors meant to treat heartburn and acid reflux also increases the risks of the stroke. What’s worrying with the revelation is that these drugs are commonly prescribed to millions of Americans and are easily available over the counter.

CDC reports first US cases of drug-resistant Candida auris


Date: February 15th, 2017

First cases of Candida auris reported in United States

Of all the 13 cases, 7 happened between May 2013 and August 2016 and their details have been outlined in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that was first published on November 4th. The other six cases are still under investigation because their discovery happened after the report was taken online.

The CDC released a clinical alert to U.S. health care facilities in June and stated that the C. auris had emerged globally. The alert went to request that laboratories to notify the state and local health departments. Ever since the alert, the CDC has collaborated with various state and local health departments to carry out C. auris investigations.

Celebrex Is No Riskier For Heart than Other Arthritis Drugs


Date: February 13th, 2017

Study Suggests Celebrex Isn’t Riskier Than Rival Pain Drugs

However, do not celebrate yet because a clinic trial done by Merck in attempts to find whether Vioxx could prevent colon cancer made an interesting revelation. The drug was found to have increasing heart attack cases, triggering the company to cancel its production in 2004. Since then, analysts have been asking whether Celebrex also can cause Celebrex.

Extensive Brain Defects Recorded in Zika Infected Babies


Date: February 2nd, 2017

Zika virus and its effects on babies

In the recently published studies, researchers noted a variation in the type of brain damage such as empty spaces and dead spots in the brain, congenital deafness and cataracts.

How are the children affected?

However, differences were recorded in all the three studies on the potential ways the infected children could be affected.

Beta-Blockers Post-MI May Not Be Appropriate in Dementia


Date: January 30th, 2017

When not to use beta-blockers

The researchers said that there was a significant reduction of death almost a quarter as a result of using the drug by. However, the same beneficial drugs could be linked to a risk increase by 34 percent for the moderate or severe dementia patient, making it almost impossible for them to carry out their everyday activities.

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