Posts Tagged 'Yaz'

Conditions from stroke can linger

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have suffered a stroke can regain a good deal of their independence with proper treatment and therapy.

But the condition might still cause a number of lingering effects that stroke sufferers must contend with. The CDC says social workers can help patients find quality care services and family caregiver support before they leave the hospital, in order to continue their ...

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Study: Younger people suffering stroke

New research indicates that strokes are affecting younger people when compared with rates 20 years ago, according to a story on WEKU Public Radio out of Kentucky.

The study was published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and examined occurrences of strokes in people between the ages 20 and 54 in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The analysis included only first-ever strokes.

Researchers concluded ...

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Bayer contending with problems from Yaz

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is purchasing Schiff Nutrition International, an American vitamins maker, for $1.2 billion, Reuters reports.

According to Reuters, many pharmaceutical companies are looking to expand into non-prescription drugs. Although non-prescription drugs don’t pull in as much money as their prescription counterparts, they’re also steadier because they don’t carry risks such as clinical trial failures and patent expiries.

The story notes that some prescription medications have been causing problems for the ...

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Advice for people who had a stroke

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides some advice for people who have suffered a stroke. According to the CDC, post-stroke care may involve emergency care, treatment to prevent another stroke, or some combination of the three.

A stroke may occur when a blood vessel bursts in the brain, which is called a “hemorrhagic stroke.” But about 85 percent of all strokes are “ischemic,” meaning that blood flow to the ...

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CDC lists different types of stroke

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 85 percent of all strokes are “ischemic.” That means the blood flow to the brain is blocked – either by blood clots, or by fatty deposits in blood vessel linings called plaque.

Risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure, diabetes, long periods of physical inactivity and a family history of stroke. Use of birth control pills can increase the risk ...

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Despite FTC decision, problems persist for Yaz maker

The Federal Trade Commission found no evidence that antitrust regulations were breached in a deal between German drugmaker Bayer AG and a division of Teva Pharmaceuticals to end patent litigation over Bayer’s Yasmin birth control pill.

Fox Business reports that the FTC had been investigating a deal made by Bayer and Barr Laboratories, which was purchased by Teva, in 2008. It was supposed to settle a three-year fight over whether Barr infringed ...

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