Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • FDA approves xanthine oxidase inhibitor Uloric (febuxostat) - First New Gout Drug in More Than 40 Years

  • Other xanthine oxidase inhibitors include allopurinol, oxypurinol, and tisopurine, so Uloric is not completely "new"

  • Genes NPPA & NPPB that regulate sodium excretion via natriuretic peptides may be important causes of high blood pressure

  • Beta-blocker propranolol can help people erase bad memories, helping those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Bayer to spend $20 million to correct misleading advertising for oral contraceptive Yaz

  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy used to repair tendons and ligaments of athletes without surgery

  • China has banned actors from portraying doctors and patients in TV and radio medical programs"

  • Fetal Exposure to Traffic Pollution May Affect Asthma Risk

  • Parkinson's disease and melanoma may be linked genetically

  • Patients with red hair color and MC1R gene are 2-3 times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, both are risk factors for melanoma too

  • Homeopathic hot pepper nose spray with capsaicin relieves allergic rhinitis?

  • Patients in the study with Sinol-M hot pepper nose spray instructed to use it as needed up to 12 times a day for hay fever

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