FDA issues warning to 5 companies selling dietary supplements containing cesium chloride

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to five companies currently marketing dietary supplements containing cesium chloride in letters posted on Tuesday. The FDA has previously warned consumers and health care professionals against using supplements containing cesium salts after the health agency found significant safety risks associated with it being used in compounded drugs.

“The FDA will continue to take action against dietary supplements that contain cesium chloride because of significant safety concerns – including heart toxicity and potential death – associated with this ingredient,” Steven Tave, director of the office of dietary supplement programs in the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said. “We take very seriously our role to protect the public from dangerous dietary supplements.”

FDA FAULTS QUALITY CONTROL AT LILLY PLANT MAKING TRUMP-TOUTED COVID-19 DRUG

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Sex Ed That Excludes LGBTQ+ People Is Tied To Worse Health Outcomes

In September, the Texas Board of Education rejected a proposed sex education curriculum that would have taught middle and high school students about sexual orientation and gender identity. If the final vote in November doesn’t reverse that decision, advocates say it could have significant health consequences for young people.

Ruben Cortez, a Brownsville Democrat, introduced the proposal in part because he has a personal connection to the topic. “One of my children this summer came out to us and the fact that she had to bottle that in for years thinking that we wouldn’t accept her,” he said, according to the Texas Tribune. “It’s difficult to imagine what other students who don’t live in a tolerant house would go through if

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‘Celebrity Treasure Island’ Host Matt Chisholm Tackles Male Mental Health in ‘Man Enough’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Man Enough,” the New Zealand version of Australian documentary format “Man Up,” which tackles male mental health issues, is due to land on TVNZ 1 this month.

Fronted by “Celebrity Treasure Island” host Matt Chisholm, the series (2 x 44′) is backed by men’s health charity Movember and was produced by Wellington-based production outfit Gibson Group during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the series, Chisolm sets out on a personal journey into the world of masculinity, on a mission to break the silence around male suicide and challenge ideas about what it means to be a modern man. He visits rugby clubs, construction sites, boardrooms, men’s barbershops and boxing gyms, asking whether men can be “man enough” to open up.

U.K.-based independent factual distributor TVF International is launching both “Man Enough” and “Man Up” globally this week at the virtual Mipcom market. TVF International acquisitions manager Julian Chou-Lambert acquired the original

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The Great Barrington Declaration, Herd Immunity Strategies For Coronavirus Overlook 8 Problems

The name “focused protection” certainly sounds a lot better than the word lockdown. After all, the former sounds warm and comforting, while the latter sounds more bondage-like, unless you happen to be into that kind of thing. Nonetheless, as anyone with the same name as a famous martial artist can tell you, names can only go so far. When it comes to ways of responding to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the actual details of the proposed approach matter.

“Focused protection” seems to be a variant of what has been called the “herd immunity” strategy. The “herd immunity strategy” that Scott Atlas, MD, a neuro-radiologist has been advocating to

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Trump Court Nominee Fends Off Questions On Abortion, Health Care

US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett insisted Tuesday that she had no fixed views on hot-button legal issues as Democrats painted her as President Donald Trump’s vehicle to end abortion rights and kill the popular Obamacare health program.

In the second day of hearings on her hurried nomination, Barrett, who if approved will tilt the high court decisively to the right, told lawmakers she would put personal and religious beliefs aside when deciding landmark cases.

But the 48-year-old judge and devout Catholic could not escape accusations from Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was chosen to achieve Trump’s dream to nullify the Affordable Care Act of predecessor Barack Obama, which extended cheap health care to millions of uninsured Americans.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a practicing Catholic, is well-regarded by conservative Christians, who share many of her values, including an opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a practicing Catholic, is well-regarded by conservative Christians, who share many of her values, including an opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage Photo: AFP

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Warner, Gade focus on health issues in final debate

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia and his Republican opponent, Daniel Gade, sparred over how best to respond to the coronavirus and other health care issues Tuesday in their third and final debate.



U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, gestures during a debate with Republican challenger Daniel Gade, right, at a television studio Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


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U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, gestures during a debate with Republican challenger Daniel Gade, right, at a television studio Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)



U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, and Republican challenger Daniel Gade, right, are displayed on a television monitor during a debate at a television studio Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


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U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, and Republican challenger Daniel Gade, right, are displayed on a television monitor during a debate at a television studio Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The televised event, sponsored by the AARP, focused heavily on the pandemic as well as issues important to seniors, like prescription drug prices and the Affordable Care Act. Warner, a former governor, cast himself as a trusted

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Prospective parents’ mental health linked to premature births

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Both a mother’s and father’s mental health are associated with increased risk that their baby will be born premature, a new study has found.

The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in EClinicalMedicine, found men with persistent mental health problems through adolescence and young adulthood were more likely to have a baby born premature. Women with anxiety and depression during pregnancy were more likely to have a preterm birth.

Study co-lead MCRI’S and Deakin University’s Dr. Elizabeth Spry said prior to this study the impact of maternal and paternal mental health history on offspring preterm birth and birth weight was unknown.

The study involved 398 women and 267 men from the Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study (VIHCS), who were assessed over 15 years for anxiety and depressive symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood and during subsequent pregnancies.

Dr. Spry said

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If you do this while you sleep, it could result in serious health issues

Pretty much everyone knows what it’s like to be abruptly woken up from a terrible dream. Even as adults, we experience this from time to time — but could these nightmares be affecting more than just your sleep?

A recent study in Germany says the answer is most likely yes.

What did the study find?

Researchers found that having nightmares can lead to an increased cortisol awakening response (CAR). This can affect your cortisol levels throughout the day and lead to a variety of other problems.

In the study, researchers looked at CAR measurements of 30 volunteers who reported having frequent nightmares for two weeks. The study participants provided saliva samples and reported back on their sleep, particularly if they had any nightmares. The researchers compared CAR measurements after reported nightmares to the ones collected after an uninterrupted night’s sleep.

The CAR is a natural part of waking when cortisol

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Beyond the Stigma: Mental health challenges at college during a pandemic (Commentary)

Jim Malatras has been the chancellor of the State University of New York system since August 2020. From July 2019 until his appointment as chancellor, he was president of SUNY’s Empire State College.

There is often a lot of pressure and anxiety that comes with being a college student. While mental health issues among college students are not new, the Covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating them. In a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in late June, 63% of 18-to-24-year-olds reported experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the prevalence of depression among graduate and professional students is two times higher in 2020 compared to 2019.

But like the great diversity of our students at one of our 64 campuses across the state, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Institutions must enlist health professionals in their community, maximize touchpoints and support layers, mobilize young people who want to

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Suze Orman shares the No. 1 lesson she learned from a recent health scare

This article originally appeared on Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow., a CNBC multiplatform financial wellness and education initiative, in partnership with Acorns.

Suze Orman didn’t take her own advice, at least when it came to her health.

The New York Times best-selling author and personal finance expert had emergency surgery in July for a tumor on her spinal cord, after ignoring some troubling signs for several months prior.

“With money, the reason we don’t do the things we know we need to do is because we are afraid,” Orman said. “We are afraid of making mistakes.

“I was in that mode, but with my health,” added Orman, who is 69 and said she “should have known better.”

Orman’s medical issues actually started with a nagging cough several years ago. After being treated for reflux and having surgery, she thought she was in the clear. Yet her coughing

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