Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Herbal, dietary supplements cause one-fifth of hepatotoxicity

(HealthDay)—Herbal and dietary supplement (HDS)-induced liver injury accounts for 20 percent of cases of hepatotoxicity in the United States, according to research published online Sept. 27 in Hepatology.

Oncology & Cancer

Popular weed killer deemed probable carcinogen by UN

One of the world's most popular weed-killers—and the most widely used kind in the U.S.—has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Medications

FDA warns of steroids in vitamin B supplement

(AP)—The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid a vitamin B dietary supplement from Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First because it contains two potentially dangerous anabolic steroids.

Health

FDA warns of dangers from testosterone supplements

(HealthDay)—Supplemental testosterone and related anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) can cause heart attacks, personality changes and infertility, and are easily abused, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Cardiology

Chronic anabolic steroid use may damage heart, arteries

Long-term anabolic-androgenic steroid use may reduce the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

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