FDA adds “black box” warning to popular diabetes drug Invokana

Following months of review of anecdotal and statistical evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently strengthened warnings on the packaging of one of the most popular drugs for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. The medicine, canagliflozin is sold under the brand names Invokana, Invokamet and Invokamet XR. In theory, the medication helps

What is the connection between baby powder and cancer?

You are probably familiar with baby powder. Baby powder is a ubiquitous household item and a part of many Americans’ daily routines. This simple, white powder can be indispensible for parents addressing aggravated diaper rashes. Many women also regularly employ its moisture-wicking properties as a part of their feminine hygiene routine. However, you may have

What is the link between mental health and DUI charges?

If convicted of drunk driving, the charged individual faces potential jail time, high fines and license suspension. Penalties increase in severity with subsequent DUI charges. With such high stakes, you might assume that there are few repeat offenders. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 1/3 of people charged with DUI are

Can “textalyzers” help curb distracted driving?

Distracted driving is now at epidemic levels across America. There were an estimated 40,000 traffic fatalities last year alone, a six percent increase from 2015. Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports over 391,000 injuries in traffic accidents last year alone caused by distracted driving (driving while texting, talking on cellphones, surfing the web,

Before you tailgate, be aware of the possible DUI penalties

With fall’s cooler temperatures comes a welcome respite from the heat. And, of course, now it’s football season. You may be staying in town for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga games (which begin on September 16), heading up Interstate 75 to Knoxville to watch the University of Tennessee, or taking a road trip to Nashville

Fatigue exacerbates effects of alcohol in drivers

A recent report issued by Reuters Health shows that sleep deprivation can cause people with even relatively modest amounts of alcohol in their systems to show many of the classic poor decisions and unsafe driving habits typically seen in intoxicated drivers. The small study, performed at Monash University’s Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience in

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