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HealthNews RoundUp - 2nd Week of February 2023


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Health REPORT Highlights: 

Making Teens More attentive

Preventing Whooping Cough in Newborns

Future therapy for low sex drive

A pediatric heart valve that can grow with a child



IVF Kids Develop Normal Intellectual Powers



A giant Australian study of nearly half million children ages 4 to 6 years shows that those conceived using in-vitro fertilization techniques enjoy developmental and educational outcomes statistically equal to those of children naturally conceived.  This is comforting news indeed for the parents of some 8 million children worldwide who have been brought into the world through the magic of IVF.


#ivf #development #cognition 

ivf, development, cognition



Teen Girls Who Exercise Vigorously Are More Tuned In



The intensity of physical exercise is directly related to the level of attentiveness for adolescent girls.  This according to a study of 418 teens, mean age 16 years conducted by neuroscientists at the University of Illinois-Urbana.  Exercise intensity did not affect working memory or executive functions.  Here’s the hitch: intense exercise had no such beneficial effect on the teen boys.


#exercise #attention #girls #boys #gender #memory #executivefunction

exercise, attention, girls, boys, gender, memory, executivefunction



Cancer Raises Long CoVid Risk 4 Fold



A full 60% of patients treated for various cancers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas have developed long CoVid symptoms.  Compare that to the national average for long CoVid as of December 2022 which, according to the CDC,  is about 15%.  The researchers surveyed 312 cancer patients and also found that female cancer patients had a higher incidence than males 63% to 51%.  The intriguing findings were that those with more troublesome cancers, relapsing and treatment-resistant, and those with high blood pressure were less likely to develop long CoVid.


#longcovid #CoVid #cancer #gender #hypertension

longcovid, CoVid, cancer, gender, hypertension



Vaccinating Pregnant Women Reduces Infant Whooping Cough



The incidence of pertussis, whooping cough, in babies over 6 months of age was cut over 60% after pregnant women began to be consistently vaccinated with the triple vaccine, TDap, that protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.  The CDC now reports this result after analyzing more than 57,000 cases of whooping cough over 20 years.  Whooping cough can be deadly dangerous for our youngest babies.  Half of those who contract it end up in the hospital, 20% develop pneumonia, and 1 in every 100 don’t cough.  They stop breathing, turn blue, and die.  Bottom line: mothers to be should get the TDap shot.




#pertussis #whoopingcough #infants #tdap #pregnancy

pertussis, whoopingcough, infants, tdap, pregnancy



Your Favorite Music Deadens Your Pain



Listening to music you love lowers your pain threshold.  Dutch anesthesia-pain researchers studied the perception of pressure- and electrically-induced pain in 415 subjects.  Tolerance for both types of pain was better for those listening to their preferred brands of music rather than music they found annoying.  One odd finding: listening to music you hate prior to that you love improved its pain-reducing effect.


#pain #music #preferred #disliked

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Silver Bullet For Prostate Cancer



Swiss biomedical researchers have discovered that prostate cancers require the enzyme PI5P4K for survival.  This enzyme, a lipid kinase, is critical for androgen receptor signaling and prostate cancer viability and progression.  The researchers suggest targeting this enzymatic system as therapy for the eradication and possible prevention of prostatic cancer.  It’s in the future, but let’s hope it pans out.


#pi5p4k #prostatecancer #lipase #precisiononcology #genetherapy

pi5p4k, prostatecancer, lipase, precisiononcology, genetherapy



Hormone A Possible Low Sex Drive Treatment



The aptly named hormone kisspeptin seems like a good candidate for treating women as well as men with pathologically low sex drives.  Imperial College London endocrinologists now report this conclusion stemming from two separate studies.  Using data from MR imaging as well as blood tests, they found that kisspeptin administration enhances responses to sexual stimuli and boosts those brain pathways that facilitate physical attraction in both genders.  In men, kisspeptin not only affects the brain but also has direct positive effects on erectile function.


#kisspeptin #sexdrive #attraction #ed #erectile

kisspeptin, sexdrive, attraction, ed, erectile






Drugs In TV Ads Of Low Benefit



Johns Hopkins public health researchers find that the prescription medications most prominently advertised on TV have low added benefit in the treatment of diseases they target.  A full two-thirds of the 135 drugs most frequently pitched on TV, radio, newspaper, internet, and billboard advertising were typically not the first choices of mainstream clinicians.  The drug ratings come from France and Canada since the US does not assess the comparable effectiveness of medications.  What’s the 411 on this?  Surprise. Surprise.  The drug companies are force feeding these drugs into our psyches so that we’ll hound our medical teams into prescribing them. Guess what.  This manipulation is working.


#advertising #prescriptions #pharmaceuticals #bigpharma

advertising, prescriptions, pharmaceuticals, bigpharma



Heart Valve Grows With Children



Cardiac surgeons at the Boston Children’s Hospital in collaboration with MIT bioengineers developed the first prosthetic pulmonary valve replacement that can expand as a child’s anatomy dictates.  The so-called Autus Valve is now undergoing clinical testing in children ages 2 to 11 at Boston Children’s, Ohio’s Nationwide Children’s, and New York’s Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.


#children #cardiacsurgery #valve #pulmonaryvalve #bostonchildrens

children, cardiacsurgery, valve, pulmonaryvalve, bostonchildrens


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So these are highlights of the latest medical research that promises to improve and possibly lengthen our useful lives.  *2 

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Combined tags:


#ivf #development #cognition #exercise #attention #girls #boys #gender #memory #executivefunction #longcovid #CoVid #cancer #gender #hypertension #pertussis #whoopingcough #infants #tdap #pregnancy #pain #music #preferred #disliked #pi5p4k #prostatecancer #lipase #precisiononcology #genetherapy #kisspeptin #sexdrive #attraction #ed #erectile #advertising #prescriptions #pharmaceuticals #bigpharma #children #cardiacsurgery #valve #pulmonaryvalve #bostonchildrens


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Recall Report Highlights:

Lots of flammable kid robes

Toxic dog food

Lots of foods with hidden allergens

A huge recall of grab and go foods

Eye drops that can blind you




CPSC Recalls


Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaners Have Bacterial Contamination



The CPSC and Colgate-Palmolive are recalling Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaners.  These products are contaminated with two species of the pseudomonas bacteria.  Those with weak immune systems, implanted medical devices, and lung disease are particularly at risk.  About 4.9 million bottles were sold in the US and about 56,000 were sold in Canada online at Amazon and other websites and at Dollar General, Family Dollar, The Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and other major retailers.  Stop using Fabuloso cleaners and contact Colgate-Palmolive at 1-855-703-0166 to obtain a refund.


#Fabuloso #cleaners #pseudomonas #infection #recall

Fabuloso, cleaners, pseudomonas, infection, recall


Amazon’s Chinese Children’s Robes Are ALL Flammable



The CPSC and Amazon are recalling Children’s Robes manufactured by 4 different Chinese manufacturers.  All of these garments fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear thereby posing risks of burn injuries.  A total of 10,350 robes were sold by Amazon.  Take these robes away from your children and contact Amazon or the manufacturer of the robe for a full refund.  In order to get the refund, you will have to cut the garment in half and send a photo of the destroyed garment to the manufacturer’s email. 
The respective emails are: SGMWVB —; ChildLikeMe —; Betusline Official Apparel —; and BTPEIHTD by email at  For more information about this recall, contact Amazon customer service at 1-888-280-4331.;;;


#amazon #children #robes #flammable #burns #recall

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Paper Cape Children’s Pajamas Might Ignite


The CPSC and Paper Cape are recalling Paper Cape Children’s Pajamas.  These garments do not meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepware.  About 5,720 pairs of PJs were sold online at and at various children’s boutiques nationwide.  Take these robes away from your children and contact Paper Cape at 1-415-545-8087 or via email at to arrange a refund or for more information.  In order to get a full refund or a store credit + 10%, you will have to cut the garment in half and send a photo of the destroyed garment to the manufacturer’s email.


#papercape #children #pajamas #flammability #burns #recall

papercape, children, pajamas, flammability, burns, recall







FDA Recalls


Purina Veterinary Diets EL Elemental Dry Dog Food Has Too much Vitamin D



The FDA and the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company are recalling Purina Veterinary Diets EL Elemental Dry Dog Food.  This product contains elevated levels of Vitamin D.  Vitamin D toxicity in dogs is manifest by vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, and excessive drooling all due to kidney dysfunction.  If you bought this for your pet, don’t use it and throw it away so other animals will not consume it.  Contact Purina at 1-800-345-5678 for a refund.


#purina #dogfood #vitaminD #kidney #recall

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Pilgrim’s Roasted Nut’ Z Have Multiple Hidden Allergens



The FDA and Pilgrim’s Roasted Nut’ Z are recalling Chocolate Toffee Almonds, Crème Brulee Cashews, Tri-Color Chocolate Expresso Bean, English Toffee Peanuts, Various Hazelnuts, Squirrel Mix, and White Chocolate Raspberry Cashews.  These products contain undeclared milk, soy, and/or walnuts.  The products were sold on the West Coast states.  Don’t consume these products and return them to the place of purchase.  For more information, call Karin Pilgrim-Taylor at 1-503-447-1002.


#pilgrim #nuts #milk #soy #walnuts #allergies #recall

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JSJ Cakes Have Egg



The FDA and Titans Global Inc are recalling JSJ Chocolate Cakes, JSJ ZSR Cakes, snd JSJ DMC Leaf Cakes.  These baked goods all contain undeclared egg.  The affected lot is #20221108B.  These cakes were sold in California.  For a refund, return the cakes to the store where you bought them.  More info: 1-818-477-8888.


#JSJ #cakes #egg #allergy #recall

JSJ, cakes, egg, allergy, recall



Daiso Powdered Apple tea, Crackers, Cookies & Candy



The FDA and Daiso California LLC are recalling Daiso Powdered Apple tea, Potato Crackers, Chocolate Chip Cookies & Orange Chocolate Candy, and Gummy Grape Candies.  These products contain undeclared soybean and milk allergens.  Those with allergies to soybeans, milk, or both could develop serious or life-threatening allergic reactions should they ingest these foods.   These snacks were sold in Daiso stores in California, Washington, Nevada, Texas, New York, and New Jersey.  If you bought any of these products, return them to any Daiso store for a full refund.  For additional information, call Daiso at 1-833-888-1610.


#daiso #tea #crackers #candy #cookies #soy #milk #recall

daiso, tea, crackers, candy, cookies, soy, milk, recall



Multiple Creative Cuisine Ready to Eat Products Have Bacterial Contamination



The FDA and the Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC now recall Fresh Creative Cuisine Ready to Eat Sandwiches, Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Bowls, Parfaits, Salads, Yogurt, and Wraps.  All these more than 400 products are contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.  This bacteria causes serious and life-threatening infections in the very young, in older, frail individuals, and in those with weakened immune systems.  It also triggers miscarriages and stillbirths.  These products were sold in retail stores and vending machines in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.  Return these products to the place of purchase for a full refund.  For more information, call the Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC, at 1-855-969-3338.


#creativecuisine #sandwiches #pastries #fruit #bowls #salads #wraps #listderia #infection #recall

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Artificial Tear Eye Drops May Blind You



The FDA and Global Pharma Healthcare have recalled EzriCare & Delsam Pharma branded Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops.  These drops are contaminated with antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  Use of the drops may infect your eyes leading to blindness.  These products were sold online nationwide.  If you have one of them, do not apply them to your eyes. For refunds and more information, call the distributors,  Reach Ezricare at 1-518-738-7602 or via email at  Reach DELSAM at1-866-826-1309 or by e-mail:


#eyedrops #pseudomonas #infection #blindness #recall

eyedrops, pseudomonas, infection, blindness, recall



Diep Bao Baby Skin Cream Contains Lead



The FDA and Shop Me Ca are recalling Diep Bao Baby Skin Cream 10 gram tubes.  This topical over-the-counter medication is contaminated with lead.  This neurotoxin is particularly dangerous for the nervous systems of growing babies and children.  The cream was sold nationwide on the Facebook pages of Shop Me Ca and  various Vietnamese mom’s groups.  Stop suing the cream and dispose it.  Contact the company at for a refund.


#cream #infants #lead #poisoning #recall

cream, infants, lead, poisoning, recall



Back to Nature Fudge Mint Cookies Have Peanut Contamination



The FDA and B&G Foods are recalling Back to Nature Fudge Mint Cookies with a Best By date of October 2, 2023.  Those with peanut allergies can develop serious and life-threatening allergic reactions after ingesting these cookies.  Those with peanut allergies should avoid these cookies and return them to the place of purchase.  More information: B&G Foods at 1-855-346-2225.


#backtonature #cookies #fudgemint #peanuts #allergy #recall

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