Daily Archives: September 24, 2010

Cosmetic Surgery in UK: Is it Safe?

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Cosmetic Surgery in UK: Is it Safe? British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons president Nigel Mercer has described the British cosmetic surgery industry as an “unregulated mess” and said that tighter control is needed to clamp down on untested products and two-in-one medical offers.

Mercer said there is also a need to regulate new products like dermal fillers, which currently do not have to be tested as drugs. He also called for the government not to allow discount offers in the medical field.

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Krystexxa Anti-Gout Drug Approved by FDA

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Krystexxa Anti-Gout Drug Approved by FDA. The U.S Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug to cure gout among adults who cannot tolerate or respond to existing treatments.

The US FDA approved Krystexxa to treat the painful condition which is characterized by swelling, redness, heat, pain and stiffness in the joints. Kyystexxa lowers uric acid levels by metabolizing it into a harmless chemical that is excreted in the urine.

“Since one out of every four patients in the clinical trials experienced a severe allergic reaction when receiving an infusion of Krystexxa, health care providers should dispense a corticosteroid and an antihistamine to their patients beforehand to minimize the risk of such a reaction. Other reactions during the clinical trials included gout flare, nausea, injection site bruising, irritation of the nasal passages, constipation, chest pain and vomiting”, the FDA news release says.

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Weight Loss Surgery for Teens: Risks and Benefits

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Weight Loss Surgery for Teens: Risks and Benefits. As obesity surgery is now becoming more popular among obese teenagers who are desperate to lose weight, we should be aware of the risks and benefits that weight-loss surgery poses to young people.

According to CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton, the benefits of weight-loss surgery is that it could prevent diabetes and other diseases among young people.

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