Tag Archives: Common

FDA warns of common blood pressure medicine shortage due to recalls – ABC17News.com

Related Content (CNN) – The US Food and Drug Administration is warning of a shortage of a class of drugs used by millions to treat high blood pressure. The drugs known as ARBs, or angiotensin II receptor blockers, contain valsartan. “Valsartan products are in shortage, and we know that other types of products may fall… Read More »

Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health… Read More »

Christmas kitchen cures for common ailments – from tickly coughs to back pain

With Christmas upon us and GP surgeries and pharmacies shut for the holiday season, we explore homemade health hacks that can treat minor ailments… Hot water and honey for a tickly cough Trials show it’s more effective than over-the-counter cough remedies, so Public Health England (PHE) recommends the use of honey for coughs and colds… Read More »