Category: Lethal or Unintended Side Effects

Noise throws the heart out of rhythm

Public Release: 3-May-2018   Mainz University Medical Center publishes new results on noise pollution from the Gutenberg Health Study Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz IMAGE: Noise throws the heart out of rhythm. Credit: Photomontage realized by Peter Pulkowski, Mainz University Medical Center With an increasing level of noise, the […]

Daily aspirin doubles the risk of melanoma in men

Public Release: 3-May-2018 Daily aspirin linked to higher risk in men Women taking daily aspirin do not have higher risk in the same population Northwestern University Results surprising because aspirin is often reported to decrease risk of certain cancers Men who take daily aspirin may benefit from periodic […]

Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017   Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit the development of ‘male behavior’ in mice; new research from the University of Copenhagen shows that it can reduce sex drive and aggressive behavior University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences   Paracetamol is popular for […]

Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of miscarriage

Public Release: 1-May-2017   Canadian Medical Association Journal   Many classes of common antibiotics, such as macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole, were associated with an increased risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Erythromycin was not […]

Medications for heartburn and gastric issues could lower possibility of survival and recovery for cancer patients

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016 Avoiding over-the-counter heartburn meds could save cancer patients’ lives   University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry   IMAGE: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are very common medications for heartburn and gastrointestinal bleeding, decrease effects of capecitabine, a type of chemotherapy usually prescribed to […]

Yearly exposure to chemicals dangerous to hormone function burdens Americans with hundreds of billions in health care costs and lost earnings

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016   NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine   Caption Annual health care costs and lost earnings in the United States from low-level but daily exposure to hazardous chemicals commonly found in plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, toys, […]

Common cleanser rapidly disrupts gut bacteria

Public Release: 18-May-2016   Oregon State University CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study suggests that triclosan, an antimicrobial and antifungal agent found in many consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut. The research was published […]

Botox affects the ability to read emotions

Public Release: 12-May-2016 Emotions in the age of Botox Aesthetic treatments based on botulin toxin affect the perception of emotions International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) By now we are all used to seeing its more or less successful results on Italian and international celebrities, but in fact […]