We continue our reporting of the latest news from those that fellow colleagues have shared on Among Doctors. Here are this week’s picks:
- Voluntary Birth Control Is a Climate Change Solution Nobody Wants To Talk About
A growing population means greater environmental strain. The solution could be rooted in women’s rights.
- A Multinational Trial of Prasugrel for Sickle Cell Vaso-Occlusive Events
Among children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia, the rate of vaso-occlusive crisis was not significantly lower among those who received prasugrel than among those who received placebo.
- Screen At-risk Adults, Teens for Syphilis, Says USPSTF
- Health Canada warns of potential for serious allergic reactions to over-the-counter topical acne products
Health Canada is advising Canadians that the use of over-the-counter acne products applied to the skin containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid may cause rare but serious allergic reactions.
- Hand-held Laser Pointers: FDA Safety Communication – Risk of Eye and Skin Injuries
FDA regulations limit the visible light power of hand-held laser pointers to 5 milliwatts (mW). Even at the 5mW legal limit, a laser aimed directly into the eye can cause temporary flash blindness.
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