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N° 166 - February-March 2017
Boletín Electrónico Mensual del Servicio de Toxicología del Sanatorio de Niños de Rosario, Ar. Año 15

ISSN 1668-0928

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Toxicología al día
Red yeast rice could increase risk of muscle injury or liver damage ->

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'Red Yeast Rice' Statin Alternative Not Harmless Either, Study Says. medlineplus.gov. January 24, 2017. The supplements linked to muscle pain, other adverse effects similar to statins. A natural cholesterol-lowering supplement called red yeast rice could pose the same health risks to users as statin drugs, a new study contends. Red yeast rice could increase risk of muscle injury or liver damage, Italian researchers reported after reviewing 13 years of patient data."These findings raise the hypothesis that the safety profile of red yeast rice is highly similar to that of synthetic statins and warrants further investigations to finally characterize the safety profile of red yeast rice," the researchers concluded.


See original full text in BJCP: Adverse reactions to dietary supplements containing red yeast rice: assessment of cases from the Italian surveillance system 

A study suggests that people who abuse alcohol also boost their risk of three cardiac conditions ->

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Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks. By Randy Dotinga. medlineplus.gov.January 03, 2017. Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say. A new study suggests that people who abuse alcohol also boost their risk of three cardiac conditions: atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure. The possible added risk appears to be about the same as that linked to high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, the researchers said.

Survey finds the OTC drugs for insomnia are taken for periods far longer than their intended use ->

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Many Misuse OTC Sleep Aids: Survey. medlineplus.gov.  December 29, 2016. Consumer Reports finds the non-prescription drugs are taken for periods far longer than their intended use. People struggling with insomnia often turn to non-prescription sleep remedies that may be habit-forming and are only intended for short-term use, according to a new Consumer Reports survey.The survey found that 18 percent of people who said they'd taken such over-the-counter drugs in the past year did so on a daily basis. And 41 percent said they'd taken them for a year or longer.

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La prensa
Drogas, Adicciones, Dopaje
Drogas, Adicciones, Dopaje · About 119,000 children worldwide are born each year with fetal alcohol syndrome By Robert Preidt. me... ARTÍCULO COMPLETO...

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An Australian boy has survived being bitten by spider after being treated with 12 vials of anti-veno ->

Ponzoñas y Animales Australian spider bite boy saved by massive anti-venom dose. bbcnews. February 24, 2017. A 10-year-old Australian boy has survived being bitten by one of the world's most venomous spiders after being treated with 12 vials of anti-venom, reports say.It is thought to be one of the largest doses of anti-venom ever administered in Australia. Matthew Mitchell was bitten on his finger by a funnel-web spider while helping his father clear out a shed.

Illness that killed many children in Bihar, India was caused by eating lychees on an empty stomach ->

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Indian children died after 'eating lychees on empty stomach'. bbcnews. February 01, 2017.S and Indian scientists say a mystery illness that killed more than 100 children a year in northern India was caused by eating lychees on an empty stomach.
For more than two decades, apparently healthy children in a region of Bihar suffered sudden seizures and lost consciousness.
Almost half died, baffling doctors. New research, published in the medical journal The Lancet, now suggests they were poisoned by the fruit.

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