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Watch Out for Falling Icicles

Icicles may be beautiful, but they can also be dangerous, an emergency medicine doctor warns. "An icicle is like a sharp, stiletto-shoe heel-like dagger. Coupled with the forceful dynamics of impact from falling a sizeable distance, a person can sustain serious injury," Dr. Mark Cichon, chair of emergency medicine at Loyola University Medical Center...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Natpara (parathyroid horomone) for Hypocalcemia in Patients with Hypoparathyroidism

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Natpara (parathyroid horomone) to control hypocalcemia (low blood calcium levels) in patients with hypoparathyroidism, a rare disease that affects approximately 60,000 people in the United States. Hypoparathyroidism occurs when the body secretes abnormally low levels of parathyroid hormone, which...

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FDA Approves Bexsero Vaccine to Prevent Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Bexsero, a vaccine to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 through 25 years of age. Bexsero is the second vaccine approved by the FDA in the past three months to prevent this disease. The agency approved the first meningococcal serogroup...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Applications

Astellas Announces FDA Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Cresemba (isavuconazonium)

Astellas today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Anti-infective Drugs Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend approval of the investigational once-daily intravenous and oral broad-spectrum Cresemba (isavuconazonium) for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis, and 8 to 2 with one abstention to recommend approval...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Health Conditions May Lead to Hair Loss

-- Losing your hair may not be a typical sign of aging. It may be caused by a medical condition, experts say. The American Academy of Dermatology says possible causes of hair loss include: Diseases including hypothyroidism and anemia. Major surgery. A high fever. Certain treatments for cancer, including chemotherapy and radiation. A scalp infection,...

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Health Tip: Exercise Safely

-- Enthusiasm to exercise is great motivation, but you should also take care not to overdo it. The Harvard School of Public Health suggests: Opting for "safer" forms of exercise, including walking, gardening, swimming and dancing. Increasing activity slowly, over time. Protecting yourself with appropriate equipment, and preparing for current weather. Consulting...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems

Adults with eczema -- a chronic, itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood -- may also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study. This increased risk may be the result of bad lifestyle habits or the disease itself. "Eczema is not just skin deep," said lead researcher Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, an assistant...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: Jan. 23, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Experimental Ebola Vaccine Sent to West Africa for Testing The first shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine is being sent to Liberia for field testing, but experts say it may be difficult to determine how effective it is because the number of...

Posted 2 days ago in Pharma Industry News

FDA Permits Marketing of First System of Mobile Medical Apps for Continuous Glucose Monitoring

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the first set of mobile medical apps that allow people with diabetes to automatically and securely share data from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) with other people in real-time using an Apple mobile device such as an iPhone. The Dexcom Share Direct Secondary Displays system’s...

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Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study

Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals. Previous research has linked these bowel diseases with a lower variety of bacteria in the gut, according to the researchers. In this new study, people with inflammatory bowel disease had a greater...

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Biosimilars in 2015: What Can We Expect?

On Wednesday, January 7th, the FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously recommended approval of Sandoz’s EP2006, a biosimilar for filgrastim (Neupogen). EP2006 is a recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments that deplete these necessary infection-fighting cells. If FDA-approved, this would be the first true biosimilar in the U.S. […]

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Drugs.com Adds Mayo Clinic Disease Reference

Drugs.com is pleased to announce it has licensed select content from Mayo Clinic to provide more timely and trustworthy medical condition and disease information. The articles include detailed information about medical diseases such as allergies, back pain, depression, erectile dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. Each article includes informative sections which may include an overview, symptoms, when […]

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Fox News Features Drugs.com Medication Guide app

Thanks to Fox News for showcasing the Drugs.com Medication Guide app today. Very much appreciated. Available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play store, this is a great app for ultra-quick research and/or keeping track of multiple meds. Check out the video at the link below… http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/13/drugscom-app-provides-medical-information-on-go/ And check out the apps here… http://www.drugs.com/apps/

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