DEA Lookup.com Healthcare Industry News: 2009



Toys Continue to Contain Dangerous Chemicals
Testing revealed that 32% of toys tested contained lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and/or bromine and 42% contained polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic - a substance which often contains other dangerous chemicals like lead, mercury and phthalates. More...

Exposure to Mammography Radiation Raises Chance for Breast Cancer in Women
Young women already at high risk of developing breast cancer, due to family history or genetic mutation, could be increasing their risk for the disease by having yearly mammograms. More...

Stem Cells Repair Heart Attack Damage
'Off-the-Shelf' Stem Cell Product Safe, May Mend Hearts More...

CVS sued by Connecticut AG over expired products
Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut's attorney general, said in a statement that a probe in his state found 'nearly one of every two CVS stores surveyed selling out-of-date food and over the counter medicine.' More...

Niacin Significantly Better than Zetia or Vytorin
Niacin, a B vitamin, did a significantly better job of shrinking artery plaque than a billion-dollar blockbuster called ezetimibe, the active ingredient in the cholesterol drugs Zetia and Vytorin. More...

Half of Adults Skip the N1N1 Vaccine out of Safety Concerns
Zogby survey reports 46 percent of adults plan to ignore the recommendation for vaccination. Most cite safety concerns. More...

Yearly Mammograms Undergo Scrutiny
Dr. Marie Savard Explains Why Some Cancer Screenings May Do More Harm Than Good More...

Diet Sodas Double Risk of Kidney Damage
Women who drank two or more diet sodas a day had a 30% drop in a measure of kidney function during the lengthy study follow-up, according to research presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology in San Diego. More...

Vitamin D Could Significantly Reduce Heart Disease
Inadequate levels of vitamin D could significantly increase a person's risk of heart disease, stroke and death, even in people who do not have heart disease, according to a new study. More...

Sexually spread diseases up
Last year there were 1.2 million new cases of chlamydia, a sometimes symptomless infection that can lead to infertility in women. It was the most ever reported. More...

Food Allergies in Kids Rise Sharply
Since 1993 childhood allergy related physician and emergency room visits have increased 300 percent. More...

Plastics may feminize boys' play
Phthalates of most concern to scientists because they have been shown to lower testosterone in humans and animals. More...

US Plans Raw Warm-Water Oyster Ban
A federal effort to ban the sale of raw oysters harvested during the warm months along the Gulf Coast has kicked up a hurricane of opposition from oystermen and members of Congress. More...

Data From Studies of Pfizer Neurontin Drug May Have Been Skewed
Researchers say trials of Pfizer Inc.'s Neurontin epilepsy treatment for uses that were not yet approved may have been skewed to emphasize favorable results. More...

High BPA levels linked to male sexual problems
Exposure to high levels of a controversial chemical found in thousands of everyday plastic products appears to cause erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in men, according to a new study published Wednesday. More...

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