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Thursday, November 21, 2013

11/21/13 health News: Dam Threatens Food Security, Renal Stints Doesn't Help With High Blood Pressure

FSMA RULES POSE UNIQUE HARDSHIPS FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES
The proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations have sparked debates about the costs of compliance and other impacts on small- to medium-sized producers. But American Indian tribes face notably unique challenges under the new rules. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a two-hour webinar to consult with tribes on FSMA. In... Continue Reading

Renal artery stents lead to similar outcome versus medication-only
NIH-funded work finds stent procedure does not help patients with high blood pressure, narrowed renal artery
A commonly used stenting procedure to treat plaque build-up in the renal artery appears to offer no significant improvement when added to medication-based therapy, according to results from a National Institutes of Health-funded study. The narrowing and hardening of one or both renal arteries, known as renal artery stenosis, occurs in 1 to 5 percent of people who have high blood pressure, or hypertension. Continue Reading

DESTRUCTION OF THE DON: DAM PROJECT THREATENS FOOD SECURITY ON THE MEKONG
Peering into the early morning mist created by thousands of tonnes of Mekong water collapsing from Laos into nearby Cambodia, I was surprised when a small black shape emerged. He looked as spindly and fragile as a botanical specimen. Inching across a barely perceptible cable across what is known as the Khone Falls (Khone Phapheng),... Continue Reading

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