Medications

FDA: montelukast tablet bottles recalled

(HealthDay)—Some bottles of montelukast (Singulair) tablets for asthma have been recalled by Camber Pharmaceuticals because they contain the wrong medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Cardiology

Valsartan cuts microalbuminuria in impaired glucose tolerance

(HealthDay)—For patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), valsartan is associated with reduced incidence of microalbuminuria, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

Cardiology

Irregular heart beat elevates risk of kidney failure

Many people who suffer from chronic kidney disease progressively lose their kidney function over time and eventually develop a condition called end-stage renal disease – the complete failure of the kidneys – placing them ...

Health

BPA linked to potential adverse effects on heart and kidneys

Exposure to a chemical once used widely in plastic bottles and still found in aluminum cans appears to be associated with a biomarker for higher risk of heart and kidney disease in children and adolescents, according to an ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Worries about dementia: How hospitalization affects the elderly

Older people often worry about dementia and while some risks are known, for example alcoholism or stroke, the effects of illness are less clear. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care ...

Cardiology

Recent drop in post-discharge mortality after acute MI

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), post-discharge mortality rates decreased from 2001 to 2007, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

Cardiology

Towards renal artery stenosis treatment

Renal artery stenting to open blockages in the kidney arteries may benefit patients who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials, according to new recommendations for renal artery stenosis e-published in ...

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