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FDA enhances warnings for certain painkillers

FDA announces enhanced warnings for immediate-release opioid pain medications related to risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death New safety warnings also added to all

Estrogen plus progestin hormone therapy raise lung cancer risk

Tuesday March 8, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Estrogen plus progestin hormone therapy intended to relieve women's menopausal symptoms has been found to increase risk of heart ...
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Radiation therapy for prostate cancer can cause rectal cancer

Christopher D. Jahraus, David T. Rubin, Ellen J. Scherl, Doug Bettenhausen, Inflammation’s Role in Rectal Cancer Following Prostate Radiotherapy, and Emerging Evidence for a Protective Role ...
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What type, dose of aspirin best for cardiovascular disease prevention?

Tuesday Feb 9, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Studies suggest that taking aspirin daily can significantly reduce risk for cardiovascular disease events and cancer, even though it ...
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Statins may cut pancreatic cancer risk in diabetes mellitus patients

Thurday Feb 4, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Use of statins has been associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in Asian people.  But a ...
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Breast cancer treatment ups death risk from cardiovascular disease

Tue. Feb 2, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Many food consumers may not be aware that breast cancer treatments including radiation therapy and chemotherapy can deteriorate the ...
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Harms from breast cancer screening - new review

A review published in Jan 2016 in Annals of Internal Medicine finds that false positive results from annual and biannual breast cancer screenings are common ...
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Bisphosphonates help some breast cancer patients

Wednesday Dec 30, 2015 (foodconsumer.org) -- Adjuvant bisphosphonate treatment is helpful only for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, a new study published in the ...
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FDA Approves Expanded Use of Innovative Trial System for Incontinence Therapy

Discreet, Wireless Touch-Screen System Allows for Shorter Evaluations Expediting the Potential for Long-Term Restoration of Bladder or Bowel Function   DUBLIN - September 30, 2015 - The U.S. Food and ...
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Oral contraceptive use linked to high risk for breast cancer

Sept 5, 215 (foodconsumer.org) -- A case-control study led by scientists at Boston University confirmed the link between oral contraceptive use and increased risk for ...
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