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Zantac, generics ordered off the market after FDA finds they’re a ticking time bomb

Sixteen years after it was approved, the FDA has ordered that heartburn drug Zantac and its generics be removed from the market, saying they have been exposing consumers to the risk of cancer.  The move comes six months after an independent lab warned the FDA of a potential carcinogen in ranitidine drugs and nearly three… Read More »

Facebook Falls Short for College Kids Battling Depression, Study Finds

SUNDAY, Jan. 19, 2020 — Turning to Facebook for help is probably the wrong move for depressed college students, new research shows. In a small study of 33 students who posted on Facebook about feelings of depression, not one was advised to reach out to a mental health professional for help. Rather, friends sent supportive… Read More »

Rare shrew-spread virus linked to deaths of 8 German residents, study finds

At least eight people in Germany who died of encephalitis likely contracted a rare virus from shrews, a small mole-like animal, that led to the fatal brain-swelling condition often caused by a viral infection. Researchers looked at brain tissue from 56 people who developed encephalitis between 1999 and 2019. Samples revealed that at least eight people… Read More »