Vitamin C May Improve Smokers’ Blood Circulation

Vitamin C May Improve Smokers’ Blood Circulation NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A dose of vitamin C may give a quick boost to the poorer-than-average blood circulation seen in healthy young smokers, a Japanese study suggests. The study of 25 healthy men found that although smokers initially showed poorer results on a test of blood…

Study: Erythromycin Can Trigger Cardiac Arrest

Study: Erythromycin Can Trigger Cardiac Arrest A common antibiotic, Erythromycin, prescribed for 50 years to treat everything from strep throat to syphilis dramatically increases the risk of cardiac arrest, especially when taken with certain newer, popular drugs, a study found Background: Oral erythromycin (a common antibiotic) prolongs cardiac repolarization and is associated with case reports…

Vioxx Worse for Blood Pressure Than Celebrex

Vioxx Worse for Blood Pressure Than Celebrex (Reuters Health) – The popular pain relief drug Vioxx (rofecoxib) seems to increase the risk of high blood pressure in older adults, whereas its main competitor Celebrex (celecoxib) does not, new research suggests. “Several studies, including this one, suggest that Vioxx but not Celebrex is associated with an…