LI company’s diabetes drug recalled due to cancer concerns

Dovie Salais

Some batches of a diabetes drug sold by a Farmingdale company are being recalled after they were found to contain higher-than-normal levels of a known carcinogen, officials said.

The metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets are being voluntarily recalled by manufacturer Marksans Pharma Ltd. of Mumbai, India. The generic prescription drug was found to contain more than the acceptable level of nitrosodimethylamine, which can cause cancer, according to the officials.

The tablets

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The co-occurrence of cancer driver genes, key to precision medicine

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Cancer driver genes are those with mutations that are essential for tumour development and spread. Led by ICREA researcher Patrick Aloy, scientists from the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology (SBNB) Laboratory at IRB Barcelona have developed a computational pipeline that predicts tumour response to different cancer treatments. This system is based on

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This is the age women should begin breast cancer screenings – and where to go for a scan

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Breast screening is routinely offered to women between certain ages in the UK, in order to help detect breast cancer early (Photo: Shutterstock)
Breast screening is routinely offered to women between certain ages in the UK, in order to help detect breast cancer early (Photo: Shutterstock)

Breast screening is routinely offered to women between certain ages in the UK, in order to help detect breast cancer early. The age varies slightly depending on where you live.

Breast mammograms, or ultrasounds, also take place if you have noticed any symptoms of breast cancer and

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Breast Cancer Nutrition Myths

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If you’re at higher risk of developing cancer, are currently undergoing treatment or are a survivor, you no doubt know that you need to pay attention to what you’re eating to keep yourself healthy and keep the cancer at bay.

But what exactly to eat — and when — isn’t always straightforward. Nutritional information is constantly evolving, which can be confusing. As such, many myths

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk in People With Diabetes | Health News

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MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery significantly reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer in obese people with diabetes, a new study finds.

For the study, the researchers analyzed 20 years of data from 1.4 million people, including more than 10,000 who’d had weight-loss surgery. About three-quarters of those who had weight-loss surgery were women.

People who’d had weight-loss surgery were less

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Here’s How Many Times You Need to Ejaculate to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

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Attention men everywhere: You now have a great excuse to get it on in the bedroom. After all, it’s all in the name of science (and your health!)

That’s right! According to several studies, ejaculating frequently—during sex, masturbation, or while sleeping—can reduce men’s risk of prostate cancer.

A 2016 study got a bit more specific on what the researchers mean by “frequently.” After surveying 32,000 men from 1992

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Regular moderate physical exercise can significantly reduce cancer risk

Dovie Salais

Disruption to our circadian rhythms due to a mismatch between environmental influences, such as exposure to light or mealtimes, and our internal 24-hour clock (circadian rhythm) is a possible cause of cancer.

However, the cancer risk can be considerably reduced by physical activity. This positive effect might be particularly strong for exercise done in the morning – that is the main finding

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October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Metastatic Breast Cancer Is One Of The Diseases Treated At Austin CyberKnife.

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Kirsten Warhoe, M.D., board-certified radiation oncologist at Austin CyberKnife shares how metastatic cancer is treated with the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, and how Austin CyberKnife is safely treating patients during COVID-19.

What is metastatic breast cancer?

– Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from

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Cancer “Life and Style” Survey Reveals How Body Image and Self-Esteem Impacts Recovery For Women

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There are over 8 million women in the United States who have received life-altering cancer diagnoses and are currently undergoing treatment or in survivorship, according to data from the American Cancer Society. Cancer Be Glammed® and Wrapped in Love®, two companies born out of personal experiences with cancer, conducted a unique survey to identify the impact of emotional and lifestyle challenges women face from the physical traumas of surgery and

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Cancer Takes Heavy Toll on Women’s Work and Finances: Study | Health News

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By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter

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MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young women with cancer are at a high risk for employment and financial consequences, a new study finds.

“Our study addresses the burden of employment disruption and financial hardship among young women with cancer — a group who may be at particular risk for poor financial outcomes after cancer given their age and gender,” said researcher Clare

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Scientists develop new ‘precision medicine’ approach to treating damaged DNA in pancreatic cancer

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Scientists have developed a new “precision medicine” approach to treating the damaged DNA in the cancer cells of Pancreatic Cancer patients.

The findings mark an important step forward for potential treatment options for pancreatic cancer, improving the options and outcomes for a disease where survival rates have remained stubbornly low.

The study detailing the approach—led by the University of Glasgow and published in Gastroenterology—used cell

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HEALTH AND FITNESS: Exercise and cancer | Features

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Exercise has broad and significant health benefits, making it among the most important healthy behaviors you can adopt. These benefits include improved muscular strength and endurance, stronger bones and better cardiovascular system function. Exercise is also essential for maintaining a healthier body weight and body composition and improving metabolic health through blood glucose and lipid regulation.

But exercise causes changes at the cellular and hormonal levels that have even broader

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More metformin diabetes tablets recalled due to cancer concerns

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Since May, several companies have recalled metformin extended-release tablets over concerns about a cancer-causing chemical.

Two pharmaceutical companies recently issued voluntary recalls for extended-release versions of the diabetes drug metformin, because it may contain high levels of a cancer-causing chemical, according to notices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Metformin tablets are a staple of diabetes care, reducing excess sugar in the blood. People with Type 2 diabetes use

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Diabetes drug Metformin recalled due to high level of cancer agent

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The diabetes drug Metformin hydrochloride has been recalled because it contains excess levels of a cancer-causing agent, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week.

The drug’s manufacturer, Marksans Pharma Limited, has expanded a recall initially announced in June to now include an additional 76 unexpired lots of the medication.

The recalled drugs are marketed as “extended-release tablets” under the brand name Time-Cap Labs, Inc.

The drug helps lower

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More Diabetes Medication Recalled Over Cancer Concerns

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Following an initial recall in June, Marksans Pharma Limited has now issued an expanded recall for its Metformin Hydrochloride extended-release tablets because they may contain N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) – a possible cancer-causing ingredient – in levels higher than acceptable by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Metformin Hydrochloride tablets are used for blood glucose management in adults with Type 2 diabetes. The affected Metformin is one of several diabetes drugs

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Diabetes Drug Recalled Due to High Levels of Substance that ‘Could Cause Cancer,’ FDA Says

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A drug commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes has been recalled due to cancer concerns.

This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Marksans Pharma Limited had expanded its voluntary recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets. An additional 76 unexpired lots were determined to possibly contain levels of NDMA — which is classified by the FDA as a “probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer)”

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NHIA adds anti-Breast Cancer drug (Herceptin) to Ghana’s NHIS Medicine list

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In furtherance to the government’s push for attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has added a Specialist Anti-Breast Cancer Drug, (Herceptin) to the National Health Insurance Scheme’s (NHIS) Medicines list, elevating Ghana as the first country in the Sub-Saharan African Region, to do so.

Herceptin is the brand name of

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Physical therapy can be a key factor in recovery following breast cancer

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Breast cancer survivors and patients can become stronger and healthier — mentally and physically — with physical therapy, according to healthcare experts who say the treatment can often be a crucial piece of the recovery process.

Experts agree that getting quick referrals to physical therapy can halt pain and loss of mobility, especially in breast cancer patients’ arms and upper body resulting from breast or lymph node surgery.

Maria Jaramillo,

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Back pain: The major warning signs your lower back pain could be spinal cancer

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Most lower back pain is the result of an injury, such as muscle sprains or strains due to sudden movements or poor body mechanics while lifting heavy objects. Lower back pain can also be the result of certain diseases including cancer of the spinal cord. How can you tell if your lower back pain may be something far more serious?

Spine Health said when back pain is caused by a

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Too Few Men with Prostate Cancer Get Bone Density Test

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Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States. One in nine men will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their life. It is also one of the most treatable if caught early enough. One treatment for more advanced prostate cancer, androgen suppression therapy, may lead to weaker bone health later in life, but not enough men are undergoing tests to measure

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