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FDA Warns Consumers Who Purchase Diazepam Online of Potentially Serious Counterfeiting Issue

The FDA is warning consumers who purchase Diazepam, an anti-anxiety medication, on the internet of the potential risk that this drug may be counterfeit. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 700 adverse events from patients in Central Africa taking mislabeled Diazepam that was actually the anti-psychotic drug, Haloperidol. The patients who...

Posted today in Medical

When New Doctors 'Train' During Surgery, Risks Don't Rise: Study

People undergoing brain or spine surgery are at no greater risk if doctors-in-training -- called residents -- assist during the operation, a new study suggests. Researchers found that residents are supervised and their assistance doesn't increase the risk for complications or death. "Patients often ask whether a resident is going to be involved in...

Posted today in Medical

Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

Adults who look older than their years may be aging at an accelerated pace, new research suggests. A study of 38-year-olds in New Zealand found their "biological age" -- the state of their organs, immune system, heart health and chromosomes -- ranged from as young as 30 to as old as 60. And the older their biological age, the older they looked, the...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

Study Shows Novel HIV Vaccine Regimen Provides Robust Protection in Non-Human Primates

BOSTON, July 5, 2015 -– A new study led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) demonstrates that a heterologous prime-boost HIV-1 vaccine regimen protected 50 percent of vaccinated non-human primates (NHPs) against challenges with the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a virus similar to HIV that infects NHPs. Published today...

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Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds

Pregnant women with epilepsy may have more than a higher risk of dying during delivery, a new study suggests. "Specifically, there were 80 deaths per 100,000 women with epilepsy versus six deaths per 100,000 in women without epilepsy," said lead researcher Sarah MacDonald, from the department of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health...

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Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says

A scan of calcium deposits inside your arteries can help doctors deduce how long you're likely to live, a new study has found. The test, called a coronary calcium scan, uses a regular CT scan to look for calcium deposits in the three major arteries that carry blood away from the heart, said lead author Leslee Shaw, a professor of cardiology at Emory...

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Health Highlights: July 7, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: More Countries Need to Place High Taxes on Tobacco: WHO Too few countries impose high taxes on cigarettes, even though it's a highly effective way to discourage tobacco use, a World Health Organization report says. The agency said placing a tax...

Posted today in Medical

Attraction Can Grow With Time Spent Together

The best-looking guys usually land the prettiest girls, but knowing people before dating them might help level the romantic playing field. Some people appear more attractive to a potential mate over time, perhaps because their inner qualities have had a chance to shine, according to a new study published recently in Psychological Science. "Our results...

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More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

American parents' views about childhood vaccines became more favorable over the past year, a new poll finds. During that time, a number of measles and whooping cough outbreaks made headlines across the country, the researchers noted. "Over the last year, there have been high-profile news stories about outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like...

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Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Spreading to New Regions

Mosquitoes typically found in tropical regions are expanding into new areas, including the United States, where they could transmit disease, a new study finds. Once introduced through major shipping routes, mosquitoes carrying viruses such as dengue and chikungunya spread quickly over land, according to the Oxford University researchers. The study...

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Drug Shortages: Has the FDA Response Made an Impact?

Rationing of much needed medications for patients is a scary thought for me as a healthcare professional. I can understand when an orphan drug may go in short supply for a rare disease, but when commonly used medications like antibiotics and intravenous fluids become scarce, I wonder what the forces are that cause this to […]

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Harnessing the Power of the Poliovirus as a Cancer Cure

Polio, a highly infectious and crippling disease, was certainly one of the most feared viruses in the 20th century. Each year, thousands of children were left paralyzed. Polio has been successfully eliminated in the U.S. for decades due to a widespread vaccine program. So why would a group of researchers be interested in injecting the […]

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Biosimilars in 2015: What Can We Expect?

On Friday, March 6th, 2015 the FDA approved Sandoz’s Zarxio, the first official biosimilar that will be made available in the U.S. Zarxio, a recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments, is the long-awaited biosimilar for filgrastim (Amgen’s Neupogen). The FDA noted in their briefs that Zarxio was “highly […]

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