Health News

Proton Pump Inhibitors and Stomach Acid
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that the use of stomach acid drugs known as proton pump inhibitors ( PPIs ) may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea ( CDAD ).
US Nutrition Issues Allergy Alert
US Nutrition, of Ronkonkoma , New York is recalling Daily Multiple for Women 50 + Tablets, because certain lots contain undeclared fish (fish gelatin). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
New Test Detecting Diarrhea-Causing Infection
The FDA has approved a test that detects an infection that causes diarrhea, other intestinal problems and sometimes death.
Dental Pain Reliever May Be Dangerous
The FDA continues to receive reports about a life-threatening side effect of a dental pain reliever called benzocaine .
You're Losing Your Metal
The FDA is informing the public that prescription proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs may cause low serum magnesium levels ( hypomagnesemia ) if taken for prolonged periods of time (in most cases, longer than one year).
Help is Here, but You Aren't Eligible
Lack of health insurance coverage may affect hepatitis C patients' access to current antiviral treatments, according to a new study.
Oral Food Challenge: It's Not a New Reality Series
Many children are avoiding potentially nutritious food unnecessarily based on incomplete information about possible food allergies, according to a new study from National Jewish Health.
Soy in the Chips, Not Soy Chips
Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc. of Chambersburg , PA, is recalling the below listed packages of chips because they may contain undeclared soy protein.
Recall: Milk in Cheese Crackers
Haddon House of Medford, New Jersey is recalling Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers ( UPC 076606-710889), because it may contain undeclared milk and food coloring additives used to create the cheese powder listed on the label.
More Unwanted Stuff from the Peanut Gallery
New York State Acting Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today alerted consumers to undeclared peanuts in Dry Fruit “Kachori” , packaged and distributed by Maya Overseas Food Inc.