FDA is Investigating Arsenic Level in Rice to Set Standards

U.S. Food and Drug Administration is analyzing the level of arsenic in rice and rice products to set standards on allowable level of arsenic in rice. Currently FDA has evaluated 200 rice and rice product samples but unable to recommend changes by consumers regarding their consumption of rice and rice products. FDA has yet to complete this study on total 1200 rice and rice product samples.

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Type1 Diabetic Men are More Likely to Suffer Osteoporosis

Australian research has revealed that men with type1 diabetes are more likely to have osteoporosis. This study was published in the journal of Acta Diabetology. Intensity of osteoporosis is almost similar in men suffering from type 1 diabetes after five years as it occur in post menopausal women with typ2 diabetes.

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Thalidomide Returns to Medical Practice as it may be Effective in Lung Cancer

Latest research has shown that thalidomide drug may effective against lung cancer.  Thalidomide was withdrawn from the market in 1961 due to it’s sever teratogenic effects. It is estimated that almost 10,000 cases of birth defects were reported worldwide due to thalidomide.

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Weight-Loss Drug Qsymia Makes its First Appearance

Doctors started prescribing Qsymia an anti-obesity drug which got FDA approval in the start of this year. According to the manufacture’s speficifations this drug can reduce upto 10% of total body weight.  Qsymia is a combination of two drugs consisting of phentermine and topiramate extended-release.

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New Technology Facilitates Accurate Diagnosis of Severity of Diabetic Foot Infection

Diabetic foot infection (DFI) is very common among diabetic patients. It is difficult to accurately classify the severity of this disease. Now researchers have suggested that new hybrid nuclear/computed tomography (CT) imaging techniques could elucidate various important parameters of wound infection. This research was published in the journal of Diabetic Care.

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