Monthly Archives: June 2012

sodium consumption and blood levels of uric acid and albumin in the urine

Eating a high-salt diet for several years is associated with markers of blood vessel damage like high uric acid and presence of albumin in the urine.  People with any of these markers of blood vessel damage, who eat a high-salt … Continue reading

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Lung Cancer Screening

New guidelines from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) now recommend annual lung cancer screening with low–dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for certain populations. The guidelines have now been published in an online edition of the Journal of Thoracic … Continue reading

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MUMPS & HEALTH

The mumps outbreak in England and Wales led to a clear increase in hospitalizations caused by mumps complications, which mirrored the outbreak curve. From April 1, 2002, through March 31, 2006, the estimated hospitalization rate from HES data was 6.1% … Continue reading

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Box warning on label as well as package insert and other promotional literature of formulations containing Nimesulide

It may be stated that the manufacture, sale and distribution of Nimesulide formulations for human use in children below 12 years of age was prohibited under Section 26A of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 vide Gazette Notification no. GSR 82(E) … Continue reading

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What is drug abuse?

Drug abuse, also called substance abuse or chemical abuse, is a disorder that is characterized by a destructive pattern of using a substance that leads to significant problems or distress in social , personal and occupational life. Warning signs that … Continue reading

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