Category: Lethal or Unintended Side Effects

Common antacid linked to accelerated vascular aging

Public Release: 10-May-2016   Research supports observations of increased risk for heart disease, dementia and kidney disease Houston Methodist Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the aging of blood vessels, according to a published paper in Circulation Research (early online), an […]

Woman Who Used J&J Products Awarded $72M

  By JOE HARRIS       ST. LOUIS (CN) – An Alabama woman’s family was awarded $72 million by a St. Louis jury Monday night on her claims that she developed ovarian cancer through the longtime use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder and other talc-based products.     Jacqueline Fox, […]

Electromagnetic fields Amplify Pain

Cell Phone Tower’s Amplify Pain We review the recent study “ Energy from cellphone towers amplify pain in amputees “ in which researchers provide evidence that Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Elicit Neuropathic Pain. • Anthropogenic Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Elicit Neuropathic Pain in an Amputation Model DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144268 Electromagnetic fields […]

Scary movies can curdle blood

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015   BMJ Watching horror, or ‘bloodcurdling,’ movies is associated with an increase in the clotting protein, blood coagulant factor VIII, finds a small study in The BMJ Christmas issue this week. The results suggest that using the term ‘bloodcurdling’ to describe feeling extreme fear is […]

COX-2 drugs may also worsen hypertension and edema

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015 Vanderbilt University Medical Center study sheds light on side effects of COX-2 drugs Vanderbilt University Medical Center It’s been about a decade since the promise of COX-2 inhibitors — drugs that relieve arthritis pain and inflammation without the gastrointestinal side effects of other painkillers — […]

Judge OKs Controversial Drug in Animal Feed

“Studies of direct human consumption of ractopamine linked it to tachycardia (fast heartbeat), tremors and raised blood pressure.” By NICHOLAS IOVINO      SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge dismissed two lawsuits claiming the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unlawfully approved a hazardous drug for animal feeds.     Lead […]

Common antibiotics increase risk of cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac death

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015   Meta-analysis examines link between macrolide antibiotics and cardiovascular risk American College of Cardiology WASHINGTON (Nov. 9, 2015) – Macrolides–a group of commonly used antibiotics for bacterial infections like pneumonia, bronchitis, and some sexually transmitted diseases–are associated with a small but statistically significant increased risk […]

Benzodiazepines ineffective in treating anxiety disorders and may increase dementia risk

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015   Osteopathic psychiatrists encourage patients to review treatment options to improve outcomes and reduce risks American Osteopathic Association Patients taking benzodiazepines to treat psychiatric conditions should consider transitioning to other therapies because of heightened risks for dementia and death, according to clinicians from the American […]

Common antidepressant may change brain

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015 Structural differences found in depressed, non-depressed people Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 4, 2015 – A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical […]

Statin-induced myopathies are the most common side effects of widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, affecting millions of patients

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015 Statin side effects linked to off-target reaction in muscle mitochondria Cell Press   Statin-induced myopathies are the most common side effects of these widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, affecting millions of patients. Schirris et al. identified the Qo site of mitochondrial complex III as off-target of […]

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Can Vaccines change how you feel?

Can Vaccines change how you feel? A quick review of three separate clinical studies, that used vaccines to induce behavior changes in healthy subjects. The original intent was to use vaccines to mimic disease like conditions in individuals. Since the hypothesis was that disease itself would alter the […]