14 vital cancer drugs are in short supply. It has reached a crisis level in NJ

14 vital cancer drugs are in short supply.  It has reached a crisis level in NJ

A New Jersey health care system meets weekly to discuss its acute drug shortage. Another was forced to communicate regularly. And one oncologist says he has enough life-saving cancer drugs for his patients, at least for now. It really is at a crisis level, said Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, an oncologist at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer … Read more

US doctors forced to ration as cancer drug shortages hit nationwide

Toni Dezomits during chemotherapy

Toni Dezomits had to change her ovarian cancer treatment plan due to a shortage of chemotherapy drugs Toni Dezomits, a 55-year-old retired law enforcement officer, is battling a recurrence of her stage 4 ovarian cancer. She had already undergone several rounds of chemotherapy when her doctor told her he had more bad news. Just a … Read more

Smoke from Wildfires: How to Minimize Health Risks | Cnn

Smoke from Wildfires: How to Minimize Health Risks |  Cnn

Cnn Millions of people across the US are on air quality alerts as smoke from Canadian bushfires wafts along the East Coast. Some schools in New York and Washington are canceling outdoor activities and airports are experiencing delays or ground stops due to poor visibility. Smoking can also cause health problems such as breathing difficulties, … Read more

Even healthy adults are at risk from smoke from Canadian wildfires: Experts

A woman wearing a face mask in New York City during poor air quality on June 7, 2023.

Meter From Jesse O’Neill June 7, 2023 | 1:56 pm Even healthy, fit adults would do well to stay indoors and take it easy as plumes of smoke from wildfires choke the air with an eerie orange haze over the New York City area, according to experts. Thick clouds descending from Quebec are expected to … Read more

Obesity Drug Stocks: Time to Buy Manufacturers of Ozempic, Mounjaro, Others?

Obesity Drug Stocks: Time to Buy Manufacturers of Ozempic, Mounjaro, Others?

The demand for drug therapies for obesity is on the rise. New drugs with efficacy rivaling bariatric surgery, with only minor tolerability issues, have replaced older drugs burdened with significant cardiovascular side effects and mediocre efficacy. The approval of Novo Nordisks’ NVO GLP-1 agonist Wegovy in 2021 led to increased demand for the active ingredient … Read more

How Pfizer’s Diet Pill Compares to Ozempic’s Injections

How Pfizer's Diet Pill Compares to Ozempic's Injections

Weight loss with Ozempic or Wegovy requires patients to inject themselves with the drug, and drawbacks have been reported for some people. But a new oral drug from Pfizer promises to deliver similar results, minus the needle. While some headlines have already heralded it as potentially the next Ozempic in pill form and easier to … Read more

Pope Francis undergoes bowel surgery under general anesthesia

Pope Francis undergoes bowel surgery under general anesthesia

ROME (AP) Pope Francis underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a hernia in his abdominal wall, the latest ailment to afflict the 86-year-old pontiff who had part of his colon removed two years ago. The Vatican said there were no complications following the three-hour surgery, during which Francis was under general anesthesia. The 86-year-old pope was … Read more

Are expired drugs safe?

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Getty Images/Jeffrey Coolidge Medically reviewed by Femi Aremu, PharmD Chances are your medicine cabinet contains some medications, including over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, prescriptions, and supplements, that have been out of date for at least a few months. Drug expiration dates appear on most drug labels, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements. You might wonder … Read more

Can Ginger Oil Melt Belly Fat? No. Trendy solutions don’t always work

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News Health and wellness Can Ginger Oil Melt Belly Fat? No. Trendy solutions don’t always work By reducing bloating and improving digestive function, ginger may contribute to a flatter tummy appearance, but it won’t specifically target fat in that area. For this you need a holistic plan of balanced diet, exercise and lifestyle modification, says … Read more