Below is a summary of current health news drinks.
Opioid requirements for raising pets, as a reflection of the human crisis
Many more Americans may receive opioids for their pets and veterinarians seem to prescribe increasingly powerful versions of these drugs to animals, a small study suggests. The researchers examined data on opioid tablets and patches dispensed or prescribed by 134 veterinarians in an academic hospital with small animals in Philadelphia from 2007 to 2017. During the decade, the amount of opioids used for creatures such as rabbits, birds and reptiles increased by 41 percent. although visits to the hospital increased by only 13 percent.
More suicides among young people seen in states with high weapons possession figures
Young people suicides are more common in the US with a high percentage of household gun possession, a recent study found. In the 10 states with the highest suicide rates for young people, 53 percent of households owned weapons. In the 10 states with the lowest suicide rates for young people, only 20 percent of households owned weapons, according to the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Treating the sleep apnea of children can keep them safer on the streets
Children with obstructive sleep apnea during the day may be at less risk of accidents with oncoming traffic if they use positive airway pressure or PAP therapy at night, a new study suggests. It is important that children consistently stick to the PAP treatment plan, so that it makes a difference, the authors of the study report in the journal Sleep Health.
Betting for English bookmakers after the outbreak of horse flu
A stoppage of British horse racing due to a horse influenza outbreak costs the industry of the book industry tens of millions of pounds, Betfair said on Friday and could be much worse if the outbreak was prolonged. Race meetings will be postponed in Britain until at least the middle of next week because of the outbreak, said the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday.
Drug makers say the UK can lose EU anti-counterfeiting drugs
Drugmakers warned Friday that if British leave the European Union without a deal next month, Britons might miss an EU-wide system to fight counterfeit drugs that go live after years of British involvement in its construction. Drugs, wholesalers and pharmacies across Europe have been working for more than four years on a system based on a shared database and fraud-proof packages with barcodes that will be put into service on Saturday to comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) of the European Union.
UniQure gene therapy shows an increase in blood clotting protein in the study
UniQure NV said on Friday that gene therapy for the treatment of patients with a blood disorder, hemophilia B, increased the levels of a protein that helps in blood clotting after 12 weeks. The updated data from an interim study showed that all three patients on therapy, AMT-061, showed an increasing and persistent level of factor IX, which helps stop bleeding from blood clots.
Pfizer Japan remembers medications with high blood pressure over carcinogenic impurities
The Japanese subsidiary of Pfizer Inc recalls a high blood pressure medicine that was found to contain a carcinogen in its active ingredient valsartan, the medicine man said on Friday. More than 763,000 tablets of the drug Amvalo, manufactured from April to July in Mylan Laboratories Limited in India, are the subject of recall, Pfizer Japan Inc said in a statement, adding that there were no reports of any damage to health.
J & J becomes the first drug producer to add prices to TV ads
Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that the next month the price of his drugs to add to television commercials, and is the first drug producer to respond to a call by US President Donald Trump for price transparency of drugs directly advertised to consumers on TV . The health care conglomerate said that it will include both the list price of a product – the price for any discounts or discounts to insurers or pharmacy personnel owners – and potential cash costs that patients will pay.
Optimism can protect against chronic pain in soldiers
Soldiers who showed high optimism before deployment were less likely to develop chronic pain after being sent to Afghanistan or Iraq than those who were more pessimistic, a new study finds. Soldiers from the US Army who were most pessimistic were 35 percent more likely to report new back pain, joint pain or frequent headaches after returning from their deployment compared to those who were most optimistic, the study team reports in JAMA Network Open.
Blood sugar linked to fracture risk in type 1 diabetes
People with type 1 diabetes are more likely to break a bone if their average blood sugar level is dangerously high, a large study suggests. Researchers examined data on more than 47,000 people with diabetes, including 3,329 with type 1, the less common form, which typically develops in childhood or young adulthood when the pancreas can not produce insulin. The rest had type 2 diabetes, which is related to obesity and aging and occurs when the body is unable to use properly or can produce enough insulin to convert blood sugar into energy.