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Posted today in Medical

Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise

A new vaccine created to fight an illness similar to "mad cow disease" in deer might also protect livestock and even humans from similar brain infections, researchers report. The vaccine appears to help prevent deer from becoming infected by the incurable brain disorder known as chronic wasting disease, according to the report in the Dec. 21 online...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Lynparza (olaparib) to Treat Advanced Ovarian Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Lynparza (olaparib), a new drug treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, as detected by an FDA-approved test. Ovarian cancer forms in the ovary, one of a pair of female reproductive glands where ova, or eggs, are formed. The National...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Xtoro (finafloxacin) Otic Suspension to Treat Swimmer’s Ear

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension), a new drug used to treat acute otitis externa, commonly known as swimmer’s ear. Acute otitis externa is an infection in the outer ear and ear canal, usually caused by bacteria in the ear canal. Activities in which the ear is underwater can create a moist environment...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Tetraphase Announces Positive Top-line Results from Phase 3 IGNITE 1 Clinical Trial of Eravacycline in Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibiotics to treat life-threatening multidrug-resistant (MDR) infections, today announced positive top-line results from IGNITE 1, the Company's Phase 3 clinical trial of eravacycline for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal...

Posted yesterday in Medical

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug. Lynparza (olaparib) belongs to a new class of drugs called poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. The drug is for women who have already received extensive treatment for advanced...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

The cost of cancer treatment can cause financial stress that threatens patients' well-being, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from 1,000 people in the United States who had been diagnosed with colorectal or lung cancer. Of those patients, almost 900 had finished their treatments and were cancer-free, and more than 100 had advanced cancer. Nearly...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: Dec. 19, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Many Doctors Hit With Medicare Payment Cuts Hundreds of thousands of American doctors will have their Medicare payments cut next year because they haven't met specified goals, federal officials say. More than 257,000 doctors will have their payments...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new study finds. British researchers led by David Garway-Heath, of the Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in London, tracked outcomes for more than 500 people newly diagnosed...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to face a 35 percent greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes than women with blood type O negative. However,...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Bake a Healthier Holiday Treat

-- Baking holiday goodies doesn't have to include loads of butter and sugar. The American Heart Association mentions these potential substitutes: Swap no sugar-added cinnamon applesauce for butter. Use a sugar substitute. Instead of heavy cream or half and half, use skim milk. Use whole wheat flour in half the amount of flour called for in a...

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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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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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