Tag Archives: Blood

High blood pressure medication RECALLED due to possible cancer-causing substance

High blood pressure tablets Irbesartan HCTZ have been recalled nationwide in the US due to a possible cancer risk. Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. recalled the products that contained N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) above the acceptable daily intake levels released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). NDEA is a substance found in tobacco smoke which has been… Read More »

SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients

For most cancer patients, medical tests and examinations don’t end with the completion of therapy, even if their cancer has gone into remission. They will be due for several follow-up appointments, which can include blood tests, imaging tests and other exams as part of a surveillance protocol to detect possible relapse. One of the regular… Read More »