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Archive for November 28, 2012

吃藥後配葡萄柚 當心腎衰竭猝死

提醒您,吃藥後可不要亂吃水果,有研究發現,如果吃藥後再吃葡萄柚,會妨礙人體分解藥物,導致藥物濃度過高,可能造成急性腎衰竭、呼吸衰竭,甚至有猝死的危機。

 

橘黃色的葡萄柚切開來,柚香立刻飄散出來多汁又美味,但是如果你剛吃完藥,可千萬別吃葡萄柚,有研究指出,葡萄柚會與藥物交互作用危害人體,其中會造成嚴重負面反應的藥物,共有四十三種。這些藥物包含常見的降膽固醇藥、抗生素,和用於治療高血壓的鈣離子通道阻斷劑,以及心臟、中樞神經系統藥物,如果混著吃,吃下的一顆藥藥物濃度相當於吃五片藥,長期下來會導致橫紋肌溶解症和急性腎衰竭,如果葡萄柚配血壓藥劑量過高,血壓變的太低有可能猝死。

 

另外像是治療心律不整的藥物,濃度太高心跳太快也有可能導致死亡,吃果肉或是榨成汁喝都有影響,效果會持續72小時,老年人對藥物過量的容許度又更低,死亡風險會更大。醫師提醒,平時有慢性病的患者,還是少吃葡萄柚或是柑橘類水果比較安全。

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12/1愛滋日 台灣感染率超越日韓

十二月一號,是世界愛滋日。根據統計,台灣的愛滋感染比率,在亞洲4小龍中排名第1,是日本跟韓國的10倍,為了提倡安全的性行為,屏東萬丹衛生所,發揮創意,把保險套改成儲精袋,還跑到郵局前面發送,呼籲民眾來儲金也要儲精。

 

到郵局來存錢的婆婆媽媽,沒想到還有這個神秘禮物可以拿,衛生所人員把保險套搖身一變,取名儲精袋說儲金也要儲精,太太們好害羞說什麼都不敢拿,反倒是志工阿姨很大方,拿了好幾個不是給老公用,說可以拿回去給兒子用。

萬丹衛生所人員有的打扮成財神爺,有的打扮成巫婆,創意裝扮挨家挨戶發送保險套,因為萬丹民風保守,民眾多半不好意思拿,這位阿公還說這是用來吹氣球的嗎。推廣安全性行為,衛生所絞盡腦汁,除了大跳騎馬舞希望吸引民眾目光之外,還提醒大家因為台灣愛滋病罹患率,在亞洲四小龍排名第一,實在要提高民眾的帶套率,才能有效防堵愛滋。

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貢丸.肉羹.火腿 檢出致命氯黴素

吃貢丸,要當心了。台北市衛生局抽檢30件的豬肉加工品,結果發現包括貢丸、肉羹跟火腿都違法添加氯黴素,如果吃多了恐怕會導致心臟衰竭。目前店家已經全面下架,而衛生局也會同地方政府,追查上游廠商。

 

冬天吃火鍋,很多人都喜歡放貢丸或是火腿等食材,但台北市衛生局抽檢30件的豬肉加工品赫然發現其中有三件包括了貢丸、肉羹跟火腿都違法含有氯黴素,這種成份吃多了恐怕會導致心臟衰竭。銷售的店家已經全面下架,衛生局也會同地方政府向上游廠商追查。

 

熱呼呼的火鍋冒著熱煙,冬天怎麼能少掉這一味,更不能少的就是貢丸啦,在火鍋裡煮一會吃下去暖了胃。但現在吃,暖了胃,卻可能傷了心,因為台北市衛生局抽驗30件豬肉加工品,發現有魚丸店賣的貢丸、肉鬆店賣的火腿還有超市賣的赤肉羹,裡面都還有不能被檢驗出的來的氯黴素。

 

我們實際到銷售的商店去詢問,店家說商品全都已經下架,懷疑是上游供貨商出了問題。,那供貨商呢,我們華視新聞繼續追蹤,找到了雲林這一間,製作赤肉羹的工廠,工廠人員回應,說製作過程絕對沒有問題。到底誰該負責,廠商銷售商一個推一個,衛生局表示,這樣違法含有氯黴素,可以依照違反食品衛生管理法,處以6萬元以上、600萬元以下罰鍰。也提醒民眾要買加工品,最好看看上頭有產銷履歷驗證標章或CAS認證者,吃起來比較安心保險。

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女性不吸菸罹肺癌 基因找到了!

肺腺癌高居國內女性十大癌症死因之首,但大多數的患者都沒有抽菸的紀錄,原本以為是炒菜油煙在作祟,但由國衛院組成的團隊發現,女性肺腺癌原來跟基因有關,當中有五個基因­,會增加罹癌的風險,已經開始研究血液篩檢,希望未來透過血液,能夠篩選出容易罹患肺癌的高危險群。

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DNA tests confirm babies reunited with biological parents

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

SINGAPORE: The DNA tests have confirmed that the two babies who were given to the wrong parents in a mix-up by KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) were reunited with their biological parents.

KKH said on Tuesday that it received the results on 23 November from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA).

The babies were reunited with their biological parents hours after the mix-up happened on 18 November.

Turning to the investigations into the mix-up, KKH said early findings confirmed that the problem stemmed from an incorrect replacement tag and failure to verify the identification tags when the babies were being discharged.

KKH said it takes an extremely serious view of the incident and has put in place more measures to tighten the identification process and ensure that staff follow the guidelines.

Parents will be more involved in verifying the baby at birth and in the ward nursery.

After staff have thoroughly checked the mother’s identity and tags, mothers will read back and confirm the particulars on the tags – after birth and at the time of discharge.

The father or mother will also be involved in affixing the first identification tag, and in verifying the second identification tag at the ward nursery.

KKH has also tweaked the way identification tags are affixed to ensure that they don’t fall off.

The tags will be affixed closest to the narrowest section of the baby’s ankle, allowing just a finger-tip’s space.

Two nurses will verify the identification tag in the ward and at the time of discharge.

They’ll also verify both the ankle tags with the particulars on the cot each time the baby is carried out and placed back in the cot, such as for feeding and bathing.

Measures have also been tightened in the replacement of identification tags.

Mothers will be informed about the replacement.

Two nurses will verify the reprinted tag before it is affixed to the baby.

KKH is also stepping up monitoring and auditing to ensure compliance.

“Following this unfortunate incident, we have strengthened and added to our processes and protocols and reinforced with all staff the need to be vigilant and strictly adhere to these processes and protocols for the care of our patients at all times,” KKH’s director of nursing Tan Soh Chin said.

The hospital will continue to review all processes to enhance and tighten the identification process.

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Cough syrup death toll climbs to 18

Cough syrup death toll climbs to 18

 

LAHORE – The death toll from drinking toxic cough syrup climbs to 18 on Tuesday as another victim expired at a local hospital, officials said.

Resident of Lajpat Road, Shadara, Azam, 28, was admitted to the hospital when his condition got deteriorated after drinking toxic syrup.

The man, also said to be a drug addict, died at the hospital on Tuesday morning. The police have removed the dead body to the morgue for an autopsy and are investigating.

Health officials said that another victim, identified as Ilyas, 34, has also been admitted in the intensive care unit. The resident of Yakki Gate, Ilyas, fell unconscious after drinking toxic syrup and was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.

A day earlier, Rizwan, 18 and Chand, 25, breathed their last at Mayo Hospital.

Official sources said that a drugs factory has been sealed while sample were sent to a laboratory for detailed analysis.

Many of victims were found dead in a graveyard where addicts used to take different kinds of drugs.

The death occurred in the low-income Shahdara Town during the last couple of days with the victims, mostly drug addicts who took the syrup, namely Tyno.

Separately, a judicial magistrate Tuesday sent on a 4-day physical remand three accused in the cough syrup case.

Transferred: Punjab Police Inspector General Habibur Rehman on Tuesday transferred two police officers including District Police Officer (DPO) Okara, Usman Akram Gondal.

According to a police spokesperson, DPO Okara Usman Akram Gondal and SP (Investigations) Okara Akhtar Ali Khan have been transferred and directed to report to the Central Police Office (CPO) Lahore.

 The Nation

KKH baby mix-up settled

The two sets of parents who were given the wrong newborns to take home from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), have the correct babies now, according to DNA tests of the parents and babies.

KKH said in a statement yesterday that the DNA results were received on Nov 23 from the Health Science Authority and the hospital has been in close contact with both families to inform them of the results.

The parents were reunited with their newborns on Nov 18, the day the mix-up happened, but they were upset by the mistake and had asked for DNA tests to confirm that the baby they took home is really theirs.

KKH chief executive, Prof Kenneth Kwek said: “The hospital is very appreciative of the exceptional efforts made by HSA in confirming the DNA results as it has provided comfort and further assurance to the parents.” — The Straits Times / Asia News Net-work

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