Category: Lethal or Unintended Side Effects

Antiviral drugs could make diseases worse – By Speeding up the Mutation Rates, Helping Create Super Viruses

Contact: Tracey DePellegrin Connelly td2p@andrew.cmu.edu 412-268-1812 Genetics Society of America New study raises the possibility that some antiviral drugs could make diseases worse Research published in the journal Genetics suggests that mutagenic drugs designed to kill viruses may make them stronger As the flu season continues in full-swing, […]

Tamiflu survives sewage treatment ( oseltamivir )

Contact: Jerker Fick jerker.fick@chem.umu.se 46-480-446-225 Public Library of Science Swedish researchers have discovered that oseltamivir (Tamiflu); an antiviral drug used to prevent and mitigate influenza infections is not removed or degraded during normal sewage treatment. Consequently, in countries where Tamiflu is used at a high frequency, there is […]

St. Jude develops vaccine against potential pandemic influenza virus H5N1 using reverse genetics (Using H1N1, requested repost 2003)

Contact: Bonnie Cameron bonnie.cameron@stjude.org 901-495-4815 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Special modification of reverse genetics created at St. Jude allowed vaccine to be custom-made within weeks of emergence of virus (MEMPHIS, TENN.–April 2, 2003) Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announced today the development of a vaccine […]

Plants uptake antibiotics

Contact: Sara Uttech suttech@soils.org 608-268-4948 Soil Science Society of America Routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock may be contaminating the environment MADISON, WI, JULY 09, 2007- Scientists at the University of Minnesota have been evaluating the impact of antibiotic feeding in livestock production on the environment.  This particular […]

Chemotherapy causes a 30 Fold Increase in WNT16B which drives more cancer and resistance (2nd Confirmation)

Public release date: 5-Aug-2012 [ Contact: Kristen Woodward kwoodwar@fhcrc.org 206-667-5095 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Researchers discover new mechanism behind resistance to cancer treatment Finding could lead to development of better therapies SEATTLE – Developing resistance to chemotherapy is a nearly universal, ultimately lethal consequence for cancer patients […]

Dangerous experiment in fetal engineering (MUST READ)

Public release date: 2-Aug-2012 Dangerous experiment in fetal engineering Risky prenatal use of steroid to try to prevent intersex, tomboys and lesbians CHICAGO — A new paper just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry uses extensive Freedom of Information Act findings to detail an extremely troubling off-label […]

Teething Baby? Avoid Benzocaine, FDA Says

SUNDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) — Parents should not use benzocaine products to relieve teething pain in babies except under the  advice and supervision of a health care professional, the U.S. Food and  Drug Administration says. Benzocaine is a local anesthetic found in over-the-counter products  such as Anbesol, […]

Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis -Flouride associated with Significantly Lower IQ Scores.- (2nd Source Confirmation Original Abstract)

Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Background: Although fluoride may cause neurotoxicity in animal models and acute fluoride poisoning causes neurotoxicity in adults, very little is known of its effects on children’s neurodevelopment. Objective: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies to investigate […]