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AHA News: 3 Simple Steps Could Save 94 Million Lives Worldwide

AHA News: 3 Simple Steps Could Save 94 Million Lives Worldwide

Latest Heart News MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Doing three relatively easy things could help save 94.3 million people around the world from premature deaths caused by cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. Those lives could be saved over a quarter-century span by scaling up treatment of high blood pressure, reducing sodium […]

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Drug May Help Delay Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

Drug May Help Delay Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A two-year delay in the onset of type 1 diabetes could make a big difference for people with the disease. And researchers say a new drug may make that postponement possible. Researchers gave the drug teplizumab or a placebo to a […]

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Legalizing Medical Pot Won’t Ease Opioid Crisis: Study

Legalizing Medical Pot Won’t Ease Opioid Crisis: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana has been a beacon of hope in the opioid epidemic, with states legalizing weed in hopes that its use will cut down on fatal overdoses from painkiller use. Now, a new study is throwing cold water on that […]

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Ibrance (palbociclib)

Ibrance (palbociclib)

What drugs interact with Ibrance? Palbociclib is primarily metabolized by CYP3A and sulfotransferase (SULT) enzyme SULT2A1. In vivo, palbociclib is a time-dependent inhibitor of CYP3A. Effect of CYP3A Inhibitors Coadministration of a strong CYP3A inhibitor (itraconazole) increased the plasma exposure of palbociclib in healthy subjects by 87%. Avoid concomitant use of strong CYP3A inhibitors (e.g., […]

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Health Tip: Insect Sting First Aid

(HealthDay News) — For most insect stings, a person can be treated at home, says MedlinePlus. For non-severe reactions, first aid is as follows: Do not use tweezers. Scrape a straight-edged object across the stinger for removal. Wash the site with soap and water. Apply ice on the site for 10 minutes. Take an antihistamine, […]

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Health Tip: Effects of Allergy Medication

(HealthDay News) — Allergy medications often contain an antihistamine. Latest Allergies News Some antihistamines can make users feel drowsy, unfocused and slow to react, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. When taking allergy medication, the FDA suggests: Follow directions, and read all package warnings. Use caution when driving or operating machinery. Avoid using alcohol, […]

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3 interventions could prevent millions of cardiovascular deaths

3 interventions could prevent millions of cardiovascular deaths

Millions of people die prematurely each year due to noncommunicable diseases, some of the most common of which are cardiovascular diseases. New research from Harvard suggests that three tried and tested interventions could prevent many of those deaths if implemented through global policies. Three global interventions could prevent millions of deaths over the next couple […]

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When Fido Comes Along on Your Vacation

When Fido Comes Along on Your Vacation

Latest Travel Health News MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Summertime is vacation time, and plenty of people bring their pets along on their adventure, so one expert offers tips on how to make the trip fun for all. “Before attempting a car ride, acclimate your pet to the harness or crate,” said Kit […]