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Posted today in Medical

Bedtime Texting May Be Hazardous to Teens' Health

Many American teens text in bed, leading to lost sleep, daytime drowsiness and poorer school performance, a new study says. Researchers from New Jersey looked at nearly 3,200 middle and high school students in the state. They found that nearly 62 percent of the kids used their smartphones in some capacity after bedtime; nearly 57 percent texted, tweeted...

Posted today in Medical

Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer Rates High Among Gay Men: Study

Indoor tanning is far more popular among gay and bisexual men than it is among heterosexual men, a fact that may explain why they also have higher skin cancer rates, new research suggests. "Overall, the rate of indoor tanning among these men is between three to six times greater than it is among heterosexual men," said study co-author Dr. Matthew Mansh,...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) for Schizophrenia

On October 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) extended release injection to treat adults with schizophrenia. Aristada is administered by a health care professional every four to six weeks using an injection in the arm or buttocks. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder affecting...

Posted 2 days ago in Clinical Trials

Otonomy Receives FDA Clearance of Investigational New Drug Application for Tinnitus Product Candidate, OTO-311

Otonomy, Inc. (Nasdaq:OTIC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the ear, today announced that the FDA has cleared the company's Investigational New Drug application (IND) for tinnitus product candidate OTO-311, a sustained-exposure formulation...

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New MS Drug Yields Mixed Results in Study

Multiple sclerosis patients taking a new drug experienced fewer relapse rates but more side effects than patients receiving a standard MS therapy, new research indicates. In a trial comparing two sets of more than 900 patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, scientists found that those taking the drug daclizumab HYP had a 45 percent lower...

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Popular Antioxidant Seems to Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mouse Research

A man-made antioxidant appears to accelerate the spread of skin cancer in mice, raising questions about its safety in humans, researchers say. The antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine, is used to relieve mucus production in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), said study senior author Martin Bergo, a professor at the University of Gothenburg...

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Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: Study

Overweight and mildly obese women with heart failure may live significantly longer than similarly heavy men with the progressive disease, a new study suggests. These heavier women may also outlive normal-weight females with heart failure by as much as 16 percent, said lead researcher Dr. Leslie Cho, director of the Cleveland Clinic Women's Cardiovascular...

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Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS: Study

People with multiple sclerosis tend to develop it later if they had regular sun exposure as teenagers, a new study suggests -- adding to evidence linking the disease to a lack of sunlight and vitamin D. The study found that sun exposure during adolescence seemed to influence the age at which people developed MS: The more summer sun they soaked up,...

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Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

A new, highly sensitive blood test may help doctors quickly rule out heart attack for almost two-thirds of people who seek emergency room treatment for chest pain, a new study suggests. Researchers said their findings could potentially reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and substantially lower health-care costs. "Until now, there were no quick...

Posted today in Medical

Help Your Child Get a Good Night's Sleep

School-age children need adequate sleep for peak performance. "Children and teens need significantly more sleep than adults to support their rapid mental and physical development," said Dr. Clay Stallworth, a pediatrician with Georgia Regents University Health System in Augusta. "A child's body and brain are busy during slumber preparing for another...

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The Search for an Affordable Drug: 3 Practices To Outlaw

It may come as a surprise that as a pharmacist I am as mad as anyone about the ongoing trend of prescription drug price gouging. The real tragedy is that this gouging is often occurring with older prescription drugs for rare diseases that have limited manufacturer availability. It’s not that they can’t be made inexpensively; […]

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Have you had a medication that you could not afford lately?

If you answered yes, you probably are not alone. The cost of certain prescriptions, like those for hepatitis C, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, have skyrocketed. Many of these special drugs cannot be accessed from a regular retail pharmacy. The patient must acquire the treatment from a “specialty pharmacy”, that may not even be in their […]

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