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Texas coffee recalled because of its Viagra-like ingredients

Texas coffee recalled because of its Viagra-like ingredients

Bestherbs Coffee LLC in North Texas has issued a voluntarily recall for its traditional herbal coffee because it contains an ingredient similar to Viagra, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed Thursday.

The coffee company also confirmed that it has been recalling its “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Herbs Coffee” because a Viagra-like ingredient has been giving customers more than their normal boost of energy.

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Gilead’s hepatitis C drug receives FDA approval

Gilead’s hepatitis C drug receives FDA approval

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved a new drug to cure hepatitis C patients who failed to respond to other available treatments.

Vosevi from Gilead Sciences Inc. is the first drug that has gained the FDA’s approval for hepatitis C patients who have already been given Sovaldi or other treatments without desired results.

Blood test can detect a marijuana-impaired driver

Blood test can detect a marijuana-impaired driver

A Lynnwood man arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) had nearly 55 times the legal limit of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in his blood, results from his blood test revealed.

THC is an active ingredient in the controversial recreational drug marijuana.

Dr. Brianna Peterson, toxicology lab manager with the Washington State Patrol, said the test results were accurate, adding that the method is totally validated just as for alcohol.

Researchers find new way to identify Alzheimer’s marker

Researchers find new way to identify Alzheimer’s marker

A team of researchers at St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine claimed to have discovered a new method to identify key Alzheimer’s marker through blood test.

According to the researchers, measures of amyloid beta in a person’s blood can help identify altered levels of amyloid in his/her brain or cerebrospinal fluid.

Presently, the only ways to spot amyloid beta in a person’s brain are PET scanning or a spinal tap. PET scanning is very expensive, while a spinal tap is invasive and often requires a specialized medical process.

Concert Pharmaceuticals receives FDA Green Signal for Hair Loss Drug

Concert Pharmaceuticals receives FDA Green Signal for Hair Loss Drug

The U.S. FDA has lifted clinical hold on Concert Pharmaceuticals’ trial for a hair loss drug. The company informed that FDA has lifted clinical hold on the treatment for alopecia areata. The trial was put on hold by FDA in May this year.

FDA asked Concert Pharmaceuticals to provide more data before the company could provide dosage of its experiment drug to study subject. The company added that FDA had not raised any concerns about safety of its drug.

US Ranks Low in Physical Activity Data: Research

US Ranks Low in Physical Activity Data: Research

A new study conducted by Stanford University researchers using smartphone data has suggested that people in China are among those who move the most while physical activity is low in the United States and Canada. The research team checked records for nearly 700,000 individuals from 46 countries. The data was collected by walking activity trackers in Smartphones. The study reported that people in Hong Kong walk the most with 6,880 steps a day on an average.

Chinese Vlogger Zhang accidentally poisons herself with Agave Plant during livestreaming

Chinese Vlogger Zhang accidentally poisons herself with Agave Plant during livestreaming

Popular Chinese Vlogger Zhang was livestreaming about uses of aloe vera but accidentally poisoned herself as she mistook Agave plant for aloe vera. During the livestream named as ‘Aloe Vera Feast’, Zhang took a bite from Agave plant. Soon after biting from Agave leaf, 26-year old Zhang felt the side effects.

More than Two years of Breastfeeding can increase risk of cavities: Research

More than Two years of Breastfeeding can increase risk of cavities: Research

Benefits of breastfeeding have been stressed upon by health experts over past many decades but how long should women breastfeed their children has been debatable. A new research conducted in Brazil has found that breastfeeding for more than two years increases the risk of cavities among children. The research team checked dental health for 1,000 kids in Brazil and found that risk of cavities was 2.4 times higher for children breastfed for more than two years. The research has been published in journal Pediatrics.

Three Lifestyle Changes Can Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

Three Lifestyle Changes Can Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

Medical experts have limited knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia but a new research has indicated three lifestyle changes that can delay the onset of dementia. As there isn’t any treatment for the cognitive decline yet, researchers are also working on finding the reasons behind cognitive decline during old age. The new research has suggested that regular exercise, control over blood pressure and regular engagement of brain in some positive activity can delay onset of cognitive decline.

Breatharian Couple surviving on ‘Universe’s energy’ instead of food

Breatharian Couple surviving on ‘Universe’s energy’ instead of food

A ‘Breatharian’ couple has reportedly been successfully surviving on ‘the universe’s energy’ instead of food for the last nine years.

Camila Castello, 34, and Akahi Ricardo, 36, who live between Ecuador and California, claim that they fail to remember what it feels like to be hungry.

Castello claims that she ate just five times all through her first pregnancy, and her blood tests during all the three trimesters were faultless and she delivered a healthy, baby boy.

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