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Large study links serious side effects to niacin therapy for heart patients
Merck & Co will not seek U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on Tredaptive, a drug designed to raise good HDL cholesterol, and will pull the drug from other countries where it is currently available after a major study
FDA panel rejects non-hormonal menopause treatment
An experimental non-hormonal treatment for menopause was rejected by a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel this week because the group found risks associated with the drug were greater than any benefit it offered.
Pepsi launches ‘fat-blocking’ soda in Japan
Pepsi-Cola is launching a new soft drink in Japan that claims to block fat. The new Pepsi Special contains “indigestible dextrin,” also known as dietary fiber, that it claims reduces the amount of fat that’s absorbed into the body and
‘Lifestyle intervention’ for weight loss does not improve heart attack risk in diabetics
Longtime type 2 diabetics who undergo “lifestyle intervention” and lose weight do not reduce their heart attack and stroke risk, suggests a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
J and J to remove dangerous chemicals from adult health care products
Johnson & Johnson plans to reformulate nearly all of its adult toiletries and cosmetic products by the end of 2015 in order to remove dangerous and potentially cancer-causing chemicals. The news comes just months after the consumer health care products
Chemical in some personal care products linked to heart disease, failure
A chemical used in many antibacterial soaps and personal-care products may have the potential to contribute to heart disease and heart failure, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
FDA to consider approval of personalized DNA testing kit to determine disease risk
Genetic test maker 23andMe has applied for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a saliva-based DNA test that would enable consumers to look at their genetic code for information about their ancestry and what diseases they may develop in
Diabetes death rates dropping
The rate of people dying from diabetes has dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to a study published in the journal Diabetes Care.
Diabetes may have contributed to Dick Clark’s fatal heart attack
Dick Clark, “America’s oldest living teenager” as he was affectionately called, died Wednesday of a massive heart attack. He was 82. Clark had been admitted to the hospital for an outpatient procedure Tuesday evening, but suffered a heart attack shortly
Actos can cause patients to gain weight
The type 2 diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) can cause patients to gain weight, according to a new study.