Posts Tagged ‘Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’

Dietary Supplements

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of the adults in the United States use dietary supplements such as herbs and other nutrients. Some of these products are known to be a potential cause of severe liver injury. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require the same kinds…

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DNA Testing can Show if you are at Risk for Certain Diseases

DNA testing has become very popular and while many people who invest in DNA testing are only trying to find their roots and ancestry, other people are investing in DNA testing to discover genetic health markers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave permission last year for 23andMe to test for inherited diseases. Simple Saliva…

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An Old Drug may be Able to Reverse Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s

New Study Shows that an old Drug for Treating Asthma can Restore Memory in Mice June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and researchers have discovered that an old drug that was previously used for treating asthma has shown that it can restore memory and cognitive decline in transgenic mice that were developed to have…

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A Saliva test to Predict who is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Ibuprofen is not a Cure for Alzheimer’s Recent media headlines declaring that Ibuprofen could prevent Alzheimer’s disease appeared very quickly all around the world. Only a few of the articles bothered to explain that Ibuprofen is not a cure for Alzheimer’s, but if it is taken early enough, before the disease sets in, it may stop…

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New Shingrix Shingles Vaccine

Shingrix 90% Effective The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that a new improved shingles vaccine called Shingrix was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017 and is now available. The Shingrix vaccine is 90% effective. The CDC recommends that healthy individuals over the age of 50 get the vaccine, which is…

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