U.K. Regulator Says GSK’s Diabetes Drug Should Go

There is a flurry of activity surrounding the controversial Avandia diabetes pill. The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency says the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) drug “no longer has a place on the UK market.” The chair of the European Medicines Agency scientific advisory group on diabetes argues the pill should be withdrawn. And the same …

Experts Says Diabetes Drug Increases Heart Attack Risks

London, Sep 6 (IANS) Medical experts have urged a ban on Avandia, a drug taken by up to 100,000 diabetic patients in Britain, because it increases risks of heart attack. The Commission on Human Medicines said the “risks of rosiglitazone (Avandia) outweigh its benefits” and called for prompt action. Clinical pharmacologist Yoon Loke of the …

Heart Problems Discovered in 9/11 Responders

They were among the first to arrive on the scene of the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11, and many of them continued to work selflessly for months on the site, exposing themselves to airborne debris and other dangers. Now experts from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have reported that these first responders on 9/11 …

One in ten Cypriots will develop diabetes

AROUND ten per cent, or between 60,000 and 70,000 Cypriots suffer from diabetes and one third of those people will not even be aware they have it until four to seven years after the onset of the disease. A study carried out between 2005 and 2010 on 485 patients – 280 men and 205 women …

Re-educated about Food

Children must “re-educated” on how to make fresh, healthy food choices and cook according Wanneroo resident Derrin Muirden. She hopes to help overcome the problems of Australia with childhood obesity and malnutrition, with his new company which is to eat? Her first interest in nutrition began with his son, Kim (15) and Drew (9) after …