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FDA announces recall of another heart medicine for possible cancer risk

The recalled lot will have “Westminster Pharmaceuticals” and “GSMS Inc.” on the label, according to the FDA list. Another heart medicine, valsartan, has also been recalled recently due to contamination. Irbesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker, or ARB. This is a drug that blocks a potent chemical in the blood called anigiotensin, which causes… Read More »

Appendectomy Decades Earlier Linked to Lower Parkinson's Risk

An appendectomy occurring decades prior was linked to nearly a 20% decrease in the risk of developing Parkinson’s and delayed onset among people who did develop the disease, researchers reported. Moreover, the human appendix appeared to be a reservoir for alpha-synuclein aggregates in healthy people, even at young ages, according to Viviane Labrie, PhD, of… Read More »