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2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

Health
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 website Tuesday. The move is due to the detection of a probable human carcinogen known as NDEA, which has been found in valsartan API, the FDA said. Valsartan API is an active pharmaceutical ingredient made by Mylan India, according to the FDA. “This chemical is typically found in very small amounts in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and certain industrial processes,...
Nearly 1.2 crore new EPF subscribers added over the last 11 months

Nearly 1.2 crore new EPF subscribers added over the last 11 months

Finance
Nearly 1.2 crore new members were added to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) between September of 2017 and July 2018. According to data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI), of these new members, the highest new enrolments came in the age group of 22-25 years – 31.36 lakh. The estimated total number of new NPS subscribers during the period September, 2017 to July, 2018 was 6.48 lakh. In the age group of 18-21 years, more than 29 lakh subscribers were added. In the above 35 years age group, 21.86 lakh new members were enrolled. More than 14 lakh subscribers re-started contributing money to their EPF accounts during this time. While about 72 lakh accounts ceased to exists or have become inoperative. Employees' Provident Funds Sch
Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds

Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds

Health
Toddlers in America are eating too much added sugar, and the problem only gets worse as they get older, a new study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control found. Extra sugar consumption has been linked to high levels of obesity, cavities, asthma, and risk factors for heart disease later in life. It's also been associated with higher cholesterol levels and elevated blood pressure. Added sugar is especially bad for children, as it sets diet preferences that could lead them to make poor nutritional choices later in life. The American Heart Association already recommends that children under the age of 2 avoid food with added sugars, including ready-to-eat cereals, baked goods, desserts, sugary drinks, yogurt, and candy. But researchers at the CDC found that some parents...
German receiver Bohringer added to Bengals' roster

German receiver Bohringer added to Bengals' roster

Sports
Cincinnati is one of eight NFL teams that will carry an additional overseas player on its offseason roster as part of the International Player Pathway program, the league announced Tuesday. Moritz Bohringer, a 6-foot-4, 227-pounder receiver/tight end, a first-year player, has been added to the Bengals' roster. In 2016, Bohringer became the first player to be drafted by an NFL team directly from Europe, when he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round. He spent the entire 2016 season on the Vikings' practice squad, and he was later waived on final cuts prior to the 2017 season.The Aalen, Germany, native did not play in the NFL last season The International Player Pathway program, instituted in 2017, aims to provide international athletes the opportunity to compete at the NFL...
 6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day's Worth of Added Sugar

 6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day's Worth of Added Sugar

Health
You know that soda and candy are serious sugar bombs. And that added sugar hides in countless sneaky places. But did you know that you could max out your daily recommended limit with just a blueberry muffin, or a yogurt and fruit parfait? Yep, the American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than six teaspoons, or 24 grams, of added sugar per day—and the six foods below can easily pack that much and more. Learn how to decode their nutrition labels, plus tips for choosing right-sized portions and less-sweet alternatives.If you're ready to cut way back on the sweet stuff, sign up for our 14-Day Sugar Detox! The challenge kicks off Monday.LemonadeSome of my clients think drinking lemonade is good for them, since lemons are full of vi