Tag Archives: Blood

Medical News Today: Diabetes: Fasting before a blood test might actually be harmful

Before a blood cholesterol test, doctors typically advise that a person fast for several hours to get the most accurate results. However, a new study shows that in the case of people with diabetes, this approach could do more harm than good. New research explains why fasting before a blood test may not be such… Read More »

2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

A Food and Drug Administration recall of a heart medication due to a cancer-causing chemical now includes two blood pressure medications. Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of its amlodipine/valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets, both used to treat high blood pressure, according to the FDA. The FDA announced the recall on its… Read More »

Teva to recall certain blood pressure medicine in U.S

FILE PHOTO: A Teva Pharmaceutical Industries building is seen in Jerusalem, Israel, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo (Reuters) – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is recalling certain combinations of blood pressure drug valsartan in the United States following the detection of a probable cancer-causing impurity, the latest global recall of the medicine. The Israeli drugmaker… Read More »