Scientists Discover Explanation for Baldness and Graying Hair

Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center accidentally stumbled upon the explanation for baldness and graying hair in mouse models. While studying a rare genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on nerves, they found that a protein called KROX20 switches on skin cells that become a hair shaft, which then causes cells… Read More Scientists Discover Explanation for Baldness and Graying Hair

Some Instant Coffee Products may be Harmful warns FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to drink Longjack Coffee, in addition to other instant coffee products that have been recalled recently –Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee, CaverFlo Coffee, and AMPT Coffee. These products are labeled to contain instant coffee, non-dairy creamer, and other ingredients. However, FDA laboratory analysis confirmed:… Read More Some Instant Coffee Products may be Harmful warns FDA

Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels may be Harmful for Babies

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning for parents to immediately stop feeding babies any homeopathic teething tablets and gels, and to discard any unused products. The FDA’s action appears to stem from concern about the active ingredient belladonna in the tablets. The FDA recommends that consumers stop using these products and dispose of… Read More Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels may be Harmful for Babies

Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C – Zepatier by Merck & Co. Inc.

Globally, between 130–150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection. Approximately 700 000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver diseases. Antiviral medicines can cure approximately 90% of persons with hepatitis C infection, thereby reducing the risk of death from liver cancer and cirrhosis, but access to diagnosis and treatment is low. Hepatitis C… Read More Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C – Zepatier by Merck & Co. Inc.