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Posted today in Medical

If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests. The study included students at four public schools in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Video cameras were installed in hand cleaning areas outside the schools' latrines. Teachers were told about the...

Posted today in Medical

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says. But taking appropriate precautions will reduce the risk of danger, said Earl Siegel, managing director of the drug and poison information center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio. "It is vital that...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

Mylan Launches Xulane - First Generic Ortho Evra Patch

Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its U.S.-based subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched Xulane (Norelgestromin / Ethinyl Estradiol Transdermal System 150/35 mcg per day), the generic version of Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Ortho Evra®* (Norelgestromin / Ethinyl Estradiol Transdermal System 150/35 mcg per day). This product...

Posted 2 days ago in FDA Alerts

Thinogenics Products by Nature’s Universe: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

[Posted 04/18/2014] ISSUE: Nature’s Universe notified the public it is recalling all lots of Thinogenics product sold prior to February 6, 2014 to the user level after FDA analysis revealed that the affected product contained undeclared sibutramine. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010,...

Posted yesterday in Medical

Health Highlights: April 18, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Scientists Create First Embryo Clones Using Cells From Adults For the first time, scientists say they have used material from cells from two adults to create early stage cloned embryos. They then used those embryos to create tissue that was an exact...

Posted yesterday in Medical

Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated

-- Constipation among children often isn't worth worrying about, and resolves on its own. But you shouldn't ignore signs that the problem may be serious, and that your child should be examined by a doctor. The University of Michigan Health System says these symptoms should be evaluated by a pediatrician: If constipation persists longer than one...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

Eight million Americans signed up for private health insurance during the just-concluded first enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, the White House announced Thursday afternoon. An estimated 35 percent of those who signed up are younger than 35, and 28 percent are between 18 and 34 years of age. Those numbers are very close to the first-year...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

Most medical devices approved for use in children are not tested on pediatric patients before they are marketed, a new Harvard study finds. Since Congress passed the Pediatric Medical Device Safety and Improvement Act in 2007, which was designed to stimulate the development of pediatric devices, children have made up only 10 percent of participants...

Posted yesterday in Medical

More People Worldwide Eating 'Healthy' Fats, Study Finds

Levels of healthy fats in people's diets worldwide increased over the past two decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on consumption of fats and oils in 266 countries between 1990 and 2010. During that time, overall intake of omega-6, seafood omega-3 and plant omega-3 rose, while...

Posted yesterday in Medical

Nurses' Experience Key to Better Patient Care, Study Says

Patients may get the best care when treated in hospital units staffed by highly experienced nurses, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from more than 900,000 patients admitted over four years to U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals and found that for each one-year increase in the average tenure of registered nurses in a hospital unit, patients...

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Heartbleed Update

Drugs.com utilizes the Akamai content delivery network to serve our website to end users. Akamai patched the announced Heartbleed vulnerability prior to its public announcement. Akamai, like all users of OpenSSL, could have exposed passwords or session cookies transiting our network from August 2012 through 4 April 2014. Their custom memory allocator protected against nearly […]

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Consumer Reports Gives the Thumbs Up to the Drugs.com Pill Identifier App

Consumer Reports just put out a review of seven pill identifier apps. Here’s a snippet… “We reviewed seven apps that can help identify the pills you take, and liked two of them a lot: Drugs.com Pill Identifier and Epocrates Pill ID. The others—CVS/Pharmacy Pill Identifier, iPharmacy Pill Identifier, Pill Finder, Prescription Pill Identifier, and ID […]

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Introducing the Drugs.com redesign

After a lot of effort from our NY brand agency and in-house designers, we have started to roll out a new look for Drugs.com. First step is a logo and menu change. At the same time we have a team working through updating all the mobile apps, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Youtube channels. Wow, we’re […]

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