Fasting Could Be Risky For Diabetic Patients

Experts says that fasting could be risky for diabetic patients. Many diabetic patients insist on fasting during the holy month of Ramadan and create challenge between themselves and their physicians as said by National Institute of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Dow University of Health Sciences, in a public awareness programme organized recently in Karachi, Pakistan.

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FDA Approves Rayos Tabs For RA & Multiple Additional Indications

U.S Food and Drug Administration has approved Rayos (prednisone) delayed-release tablets (1 mg, 2 mg and 5 mg) for its use in multiple conditions including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Teething Baby? Avoid Benzocaine Use, FDA Says

U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said that use of benzocaine to treat teeth pain in babies should be restricted except under the supervision of healthcare professionals. Benzocaine is a local anesthetic that is presented in numerous over the counter products such as Anbesol, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase and Hurricane.

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Shift Workers Have More Chances For Developing Diabetes, Obesity And Heart Disorders

Research has shown that shift workers are at a risk of developing diabetes, obesity and heart disorders. First study that was published in BMJ was carried on 2 million workers. Researchers from Canada and Norway evaluated approximately 34 studies.

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Home Remedies For Dark Circles

Dark circles are also termed as dark rings, Periorbital dark circles or dark shadows defined as darker area of skin present between eyelid and top of the cheeks.

Affected persons:

Dark circles can develop in male and female during adulthood and even kids can also have dark circles.

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Let’s Join Hands Together To Make Pakistan Hepatitis Free

Hepatitis day is being observed worldwide today. It is estimated that almost 500 million people are suffering from this devastating virus (HBV/HCV) worldwide.  Currently in Pakistan there are approximately 15 to 18 million (7.4%) patients who have (2.5% HBV, 4.9% HCV) positive.  It means that in Pakistan every 12th person is suffering either Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.

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Pregnancy Medication Categories

U.S Food and Drug Administration has classified pregnancy drugs into five categories depending upon their risk of taking during pregnancy in 1979. FDA has given instructions to the manufacturers to label their medicines with any of the five pregnancy categories.

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Thermal Imaging May Facilitate Fight Against Obesity

Researchers may have discovered a new method for determination of function of adipose tissue that could be used in the battle against obesity.  They have found the correct site and location of brown adipose tissue by taking thermal imaging of shoulder, head and neck area.  Brown fat tissues (BAT) are the only tissues that possess maximum potential to expand heat energy.

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