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Alert for women who had breast implants


December 21st, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Thousands of women could be at risk after it emerged that the breast implants made with industrial silicone used in beds had a very high rupture ... Read more...

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China most likely to be affected by 2011 EU herbal medicine ban


December 30th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 30 (ANI): The European Union has decided to go ahead with its ban of herbal medicines, a majority of which is manufactured in China.Hundreds of herbal remedies will be banned ... Read more...

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Bone Strenghthening Drugs Increases Throat Cancer Risk, Study Reveals


September 7th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez London, Sep 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study carried out by scientists in Britain makes the startling revelations that the large number of women who have been taking bone strengthening drugs ... Read more...

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Dodgy breast implants not likely to explode, say experts


September 4th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 4 (ANI): Experts in the UK say that tests on a type of breast implant filled with an unapproved gel have shown no evidence they are unsafe.Poly Implant Prostheses - ... Read more...

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Drugs to fight bone thinning double cancer risk


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of women taking drugs to reverse bone thinning could be doubling their oesophagus (gut) cancer risk. A major study shows those taking bisphosphonate (a class of ... Read more...

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Osteoporosis drug ‘doubles cancer risk’


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 03 (ANI): A new study has shown that people who take oral bisphosphonates for bone disease over five years may be doubling their risk of developing oesophageal cancer (cancer of ... Read more...

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Breast implants may need to be rechecked


June 19th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): A number of women, who have undergone breast enlargement surgeries, have been advised to contact their surgeon amid safety concerns about a certain type of implant.A French inquiry ... Read more...

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Brit women given boob job blast warning


June 19th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): A number of women, who have undergone breast enlargement surgeries, have been advised to contact their surgeon amid safety concerns about a certain type of implant.A French inquiry ... Read more...

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Drug side effects claims three lives daily


June 14th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): Three people die from the side effects of prescription drugs everyday, according to a recent finding.Prescription drug side effect took 1,198 lives in 2009 that was up by ... Read more...

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New vaccine may offer skin cancer cure


May 27th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have been given the go-ahead to test a vaccine, which they believe, could be used as a powerful weapon in the fight against malignant ... Read more...

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Your breast implants could explode: experts


April 4th, 2010 - 4:40 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Experts fear rogue silicone used in some breast-enhancement implants is at serious risk of bursting. The material made by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) has been banned ... Read more...

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Obesity drug withdrawn over heart attack, stroke risk


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A leading obesity drug is being suspended from use amid fears it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has ... Read more...

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Botched boob jobs go up by 30 per cent in a year in UK


November 1st, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): The number of British women suffering botched breast implant surgeries has increased by a shocking 30 per cent in a year, figures have revealed.Figures from the Medicines and ... Read more...

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Smoking cessation drug ‘does not increase self-harm or depression risk’


October 2nd, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): Popular smoking cessation drug varenicline doesn't increase the risk of self-harm or depression, according to a new study.Researchers from the University of Bristol and the UK's Medicines and ... Read more...

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Over-the-counter painkillers can become addictive within just three days


September 4th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Popular painkillers, which are routinely used to ease headaches, back problems and period pain, can cause addiction in just three days, the UK Government's drug watchdog has warned.The ... Read more...

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Anti-obesity drug’s safety being reviewed amid liver damage fears


August 26th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): Authorities in the U.S. probing whether an anti-obesity drug being sold over the counter may cause liver damage.In April, chemists in the UK started selling Orlistat under the ... Read more...

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Britain’s first homoeopathic product’s labelling may be illegal, warn senior scientists


June 10th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): A senior British scientist says that the labelling for the first homoeopathic product to get a licence from the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) should ... Read more...

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Homeopathic remedy gets first ever licence nod from Brit medicines regulator


May 16th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): An arnica product has become the homeopathic remedy to receive a first licence nod from the British medicines regulator under controversial new rules.The Medicines and Healthcare Products ... Read more...

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Mouth ulcer gels unsafe for kids, say experts


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): Children under the age of 16 should not be given mouth ulcer and teething treatments containing salicylate salts, British experts have warned.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency ... Read more...

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Prince Charles” firm forced to change wording of misleading medicines ad


March 22nd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Prince Charles'' Duchy Originals company has been ordered to amend a campaign promoting two of its herbal medicines after regulators said healing claims on the firm''s website ... Read more...

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Viagra has sent 109 people to their graves so far


March 16th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): Viagra has landed 109 people in their graves, say reports.According to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, the anti-impotence drug had triggered 44 fatal heart ... Read more...

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Cough, cold medicines bad for kids


March 1st, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Kids should not be given over-the-counter cough and cold medicines because they are ineffective and can be harmful.The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said ... Read more...

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People buying fake Internet drugs risk lives, fund terrorism


January 28th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Those who buy fake Internet drugs should think twice before making their next purchase, for a leading journals editor has said that such an activity could risk ... Read more...

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Tan jabs could change appearance of moles


January 28th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Tan jabs, the unlicensed medicine used to produce a suntan, has been linked to rapid changes in the appearance of skin moles, a new study has claimed.According ... Read more...

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UK scientists to seek approval for human trials of stem-cell blindness therapy


January 24th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 24 (ANI): British scientists will seek the approval of concerned authorities for beginning human trials of an embryonic stem-cell therapy for the commonest cause of blindness this year. If ... Read more...

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Fake-drug-warning advert shows man coughing up rat


January 16th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): A new advert warning people against the dangers of buying drugs over the internet has featured a man coughing up a dead rat.Made by Pfizer, the advert ... Read more...

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Study debunks herbal menopause remedy myth


January 14th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists have found no strong evidence proving the efficacy of commonly taken herbal remedies in relieving troublesome menopausal symptoms.In fact, for some of these medicines there is ... Read more...

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Ban lifted on use of mobile phones in England hospitals


January 7th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) The government has lifted the ban on use of mobile phones in hospitals in England, though they will continue to be restricted in intensive care units, the chemotherapy ... Read more...

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Doctor faces jail in global drugs racket led by Indian-origin man


October 10th, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) An American doctor who is alleged to have banked more a million pounds for the Indian-born lynchpin in a global fake medicines racket is expected to be jailed ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering drug may up cancer risk


August 23rd, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): A cholesterol-lowering drug can raise the risk of cancer, suggests a new research.Inegy is taken by thousands of people in the UK and the drug regulator is ... Read more...

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Controversial pill helping smokers kick the butt


August 22nd, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22 (ANI): A controversial pill has caused a surge in the number of smokers quitting, official figures suggest.One in seven people trying to quit are using Champix, according ... Read more...

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Child cough medicines to be pulled off UK supermarket shelves


March 27th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by admin
London, March 27 (ANI): A government agency responsible for ensuring safety of medicines and medical devices in the UK has decided to ban the sale of over-the-counter cough medicines, saying that ... Read more...

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