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Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees

The main health problems of refugee children from Asia and Africa when they arrive in the United States are outlined in a new study. Based on screenings of more than 8,100 young refugees between 2006 and 2012, the top health concerns were hepatitis B, tuberculosis, parasitic worms, high blood lead levels and anemia, the study found. The refugees, all...

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Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study

Bullies may be at increased risk for eating disorders, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that victims of bullying are more likely to have these disorders, but the finding that bullies are also at risk came as a surprise, the researchers said. "For a long time, there's been this story about bullies that they're a little more hale and...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Portrazza (necitumumab) for Advanced Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Portrazza (necitumumab) in combination with two forms of chemotherapy to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have not previously received medication specifically for treating their advanced lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer...

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Celery-Onion Blend Is Cause of E.Coli Outbreak Tied to Costco Chicken Salad: CDC

A celery-onion blend included in a rotisserie chicken salad from Costco stores is the probable culprit behind an ongoing E.coli outbreak and has been recalled, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. According to a CDC news release, the Montana Public Health Laboratory tested the diced celery-onion blend and found results that...

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Why You Need Flexibility Exercises

Flexibility exercises should be part of your regular workouts, an expert says. Effective fitness programs should include cardiovascular training, strength building and flexibility exercises, but the flexibility component is often overlooked, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. "Increasing your flexibility improves your ability...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Shows Early Promise

A new form of treatment for type 1 diabetes that's based on the immune system appears safe for patients in an early trial. However, only a larger trial will show if the treatment -- which uses immune cells called regulatory T cells (Tregs) -- is effective against the illness, researchers said. If the therapy does work out, it "could be a game-changer,"...

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Drug Helps Those With Tough-to-Treat Schizophrenia: Study

The drug clozapine reduces symptoms in schizophrenia patients who don't benefit from other antipsychotic medications, a new study indicates. The finding, culled from an analysis of Medicaid data on more than 6,200 patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, was published recently in the American Journal of Psychiatry. "These results give clinicians...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Stuff Your Holiday Bird Safely

-- A stuffed turkey may be a holiday staple, but the bird and its delicious contents can also become sources of food poisoning. To avoid making your guests sick, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends: Cook stuffing to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, whether the stuffing is cooked inside or outside the turkey. To be especially...

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Health Tip: Reward Yourself for Reaching Fitness Goal

-- Attaining a fitness goal is a milestone, and you should reward yourself for a job well done. The American Heart Association suggests any of these treats: Buying yourself new clothes. Splurging for concert tickets. Going on a vacation. Treating yourself to a spa day. Setting aside personal relaxation time. Spending the night out with friends. ...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

Long periods of exposure to air pollution -- including dust and car exhaust -- heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates. Building on prior research linking shorter exposures to air pollution to higher heart disease in the general population, the scientists found that those with diabetes are especially vulnerable. "People...

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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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