One hundred days of war has put Ukraine’s health system under severe pressure

After one hundred days of war, Ukraine’s health system is under severe pressure and the World Health Organization (WHO) has increased its presence, both in Ukraine and in those countries hosting displaced Ukrainians, to help meet the escalating health needs.

““This war has gone on for 100 days too many, shattering lives and communities, and imperilling the short- and long-term health of Ukraine’s people,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “WHO is doing everything we can to support Ukraine’s Ministry of Health and deliver essential medical supplies and equipment. But the one medicine that Ukraine needs most is the

  Read more

Taking CBD with herbal supplements could cause severe heart symptoms

A green fluorescent outlining of the heartShare on Pinterest
Combining different herbal supplements could lead to severe cardiac problems, a case study suggests. MEHAU KULYK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images
  • Using herbal supplements, including derivatives of cannabis, is becoming more and more popular.
  • Some supplements are easy to get over the counter and are not as highly regulated as other medications.
  • A recent case study demonstrates that using certain supplements in excess can lead to severe heart problems.

People’s use of supplements has increased in recent years. Many supplements may carry a certain amount of health benefits, but as they are not regulated, people should also exercise caution.

  Read more

Keto Supplements Could Cause ‘Severe Reactions,’ Hidden Gluten

  • The FDA announced a major supplement maker voluntarily recalled a product for containing gluten.
  • The FDA said certain keto capsules, labeled gluten-free, could cause “life-threatening” reactions in some people.
  • Experts are calling for more federal oversight into the supplement industry.

A major supplement chain has voluntarily recalled a keto supplement because it contains gluten, despite labeling it as gluten-free.

Natural Organics Inc. has recalled its KetoLiving Sugar Control capsules — a product marketed as helping to tame sugar cravings because it contains berberine, a compound that regulates blood sugar levels. 

The FDA said tests revealed

  Read more