A new study by the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute found that roughly 75 percent of Americans suffering from coronary artery disease are being prescribed wrong drug dosages. This, in effect, puts their patients at greater risk of uncontrolled bleeding, blood clot development, and other problems.
Taking vitamin D may help protect women who have already had non-melanoma skin cancers against a much deadlier form of the disease, suggests a new study. But researchers caution that the results need to be confirmed with further studies, given that the number of women in their study who got melanoma – the most dangerous type of skin cancer – was low to begin with.
Six weeks ago, when I first heard about the reactor damage at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan, I knew the prognosis: If any of the containment vessels or fuel pools exploded, it would mean millions of new cases of cancer in the Northern Hemisphere. Many advocates of nuclear power would deny this. During the 25th anniversary last week of the Chernobyl disaster, some commentators asserted that few people died in the aftermath, and that there have been relatively few genetic abnormalities in survivors’ offspring.