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HealthNews RoundUp - 5th Week of June 2021



CBD Treats Fibromyalgia Pain



Seventy-two percent of patients with chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia were able to use CBD to reduce their use of pain medications including narcotics.  This the conclusion from a University of Michigan study that reviewed records of 878 fibromyalgia patients who tried CBD as a part of their therapeutic regimen.


CBD took the place of NSAIDS in 59%, opioids in 53%, gabapentanoids in 35% and benzodiazepines in 23%.  In most cases, this substitution permitted complete discontinuation of these drugs and improved sleep patterns and memory.


This is one of the first studies that shows the chronic pain of fibromyalgia may be controlled with the plant-based CBD in place of sometimes more dangerous medications.


#fibromyalgia #cbd #analgesics #opioids

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CoVid Creates Young Long-Haulers



More than half of teens and twenty somethings afflicted with the mildest cases of CoVid continued to suffer from lingering symptoms more than 6 months following their infections.  Norwegian infectious disease researchers report this finding from their study of 61 patients aged 16 to 30 years treated at home and in-hospital.


Ninety-four percent of the young adults did not require hospitalization.  Even so, at 6 months, 52% had lingering symptoms of any type, 28% had smell and taste disturbances, 21% had fatigue, 13% were short of breath, 13% had problems concentrating, 11% had headaches, and 11% had memory issues.

 Even the mildest CoVid cases can be devastating.  Get vaccinated and prevent tragedy.


#CoVid #longhauler #vaccine

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Blood Pressure Lowering Drugs Preserve Memory



Those taking anti-hypertensive drugs that cross the blood-brain barrier showed better memory function compared with those on blood pressure medications that cannot cross that barrier.  Neuroscientists at UC-Irvine now publish their meta-analysis of 14 global studies covering nearly 13,000 adults.


Those taking drugs in the ACE inhibitor or the ARB categories showed better memory recall during a 3 year followup period than those taking other blood pressure control medications.  ACE inhibitors included captopril, fosinopril, lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril, and trandolapril.  ARB drugs were telmisartan and candesartan.


These observations suggest that drugs capable of modulating angiotensin and crossing the blood-brain barrier may slow cognitive deterioration and dementia.


#dementia #antihypertensives #angiotensin #aceinhibitor #arb #bloodbrainbarrier

#dementia, #antihypertensives, angiotensin, aceinhibitor, arb, bloodbrainbarrier






Dole Fresh Blueberries Are Recalled



The FDA and Dole Diversified North America now recall Dole Fresh Blueberries.  Some cases of this product are contaminated with Cyclospora.  This parasite causes a gastroenteritis accompanied by severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, body aches, and fatigue.  It can be treated with antibiotics.  The affected product was distributed and sold ion IL, ME, NY, and WI as well as in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.  If you have this product at home, don’t consume it but call Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-3111 to see if the lot you have is affected and to arrange for a refund.


#dole #blueberries #cyclospora #gastroenteritis #recall

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La Paloma Girl’s Nightgowns On Recall



The CPSC and LaPaloma are recalling the La Paloma Girl’s Nightgowns.  These garments fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, and they create a risk for childhood burn injuries.  About 70 units have been sold online at  Do not permit your child to wear these nightgowns.  Contact LaPaloma via email at or online at to arrange for a refund.


#lapaloma #nightgowns #children #flammable #burns #recall

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Recall On Gramr Brushed Gold Tea Kettles



The CPSC and Grmr are recalling Gramr Brushed Gold Tea Kettles.  These kettles can intermittently spurt hot water or steam during use creating burn hazards.  About 92,135 were sold in the USW and 12, 865 were sold in Canada online at and  If you own one of these kettles, stop using it and contact Gramr by phone at 1-866-512-2152 or online at


#gramr #kettle #leak #burn #recall

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Recalls On Plant Guru Wintergreen, Birch, Headache Relief Roll-On, and Deep Muscle Essential Oils



The CPSC and Plant Guru announce the recall of  Plant Guru Wintergreen, Birch, Headache Relief Roll-On, and Deep Muscle Essential Oil products.  These oils contain methylsalicylate which must be sold in child-resistant packages according to the federal Poison Prevention Packaging Act.  This packaging is not child-safe, and there is a risk of poisoning.  These products were sold online by,, and  If you have these oils at home, place them in a safe cabinet not accessible by children until you receive child safe replacement caps from PlantGuru.  To obtain these, contact the company by phone at 1-877-788-0530, via the email, or online at


#plantguru #oils #methylsalicylate #packaging #poisoning #children #recall

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Recall On Multiple Brands Of Frozen Shrimp



The FDA and Avanti Frozen Foods Private Ltd are recalling frozen, cooked, peeled, deveined shrimp sold under multiple brands including Censea, Hannaford, Open acres, Honest catch, COS, 365, and Meijer.  This shrimp is contaminated with salmonella.  This bacterium causes a serious and sometimes fatal gastroenteritis and sepsis that is particularly lethal in the young, elders, and those who are immunocompromised.  If you bought frozen shrimp from any of these outlets, do not consume it.  Return it to the point of purchase.  For more information, contact the company in India using an email


#avanti #shrimp #salmonella #gastroenteritis #recall

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