Low Vitamin D Linked to Metabolic Syndrome in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women with vitamin D deficiency have greater risk for metabolic syndrome than those with sufficient levels, data from a cross-sectional cohort study suggest. Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin-D [25(OH)D] below 20 ng/mL were also linked to a greater likelihood of high triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. “These results suggest that the maintenance of adequate […]

Another HIV Outbreak Related to the Opioid Crisis

After the identification of 52 new HIV cases in a Massachusetts region, the state asks the CDC to help investigate. A cluster of 52 new HIV cases among people who inject drugs in northeast Massachusetts—specifically in the cities Lawrence and Lowell—has the state Department of Public Health department worried about a resurgence of the virus, […]

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?

Adderall is most commonly used to treat attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. According to research, many people who use Adderall drink alcohol while taking the medication. A 2013 study found that 46.4 percent of students who used Adderall non-medically had simultaneously used alcohol within the past year. Another study found that 19 percent of people […]

News: 206 million eggs recalled: What you need to know about salmonella

More than 206 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores across nine states have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. So far, 22 illnesses have been reported. The bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. “Consumers with these eggs shouldn’t eat […]

SUBOXONE Film- Heroin Addiction and Information Source

SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2018 — Heroin Detox Clinics outlines new plan to combat heroin addiction and the opioid epidemic. Maryland’s Medicaid Health Insurance has switched its drug of choice from Suboxone to Zubsolv to help ease opioid withdrawals in inmates.   Suboxone is a dissolvable film strip and Zubsolv is a pill that dissolves under the tongue. Both […]

FDA Approves Plaque Psoriasis Drug Ilumya

New biologic for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis may be available this summer. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the autoimmune disease April 11, 2018 For the millions of Americans who have plaque psoriasis, the most common type of psoriasis, a new treatment option is coming to market. The Food and […]

Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity prevalence highest in Midwest

 Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity prevalence highest in Midwest The overall prevalence of metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes among U.S. adults is highest in the Midwest, whereas a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome among black women persists across most of the country, according to findings published in Nutrition & Diabetes. “This [geographic distribution] is important because […]