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Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Grocery Bags: Study

Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new study finds. These foods tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than less-processed foods, the researchers said. "Overall, we found that not only are highly processed foods a dominant, stable part of U.S. purchasing patterns,...

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Spring Allergies Have Arrived

It may not feel like it in some parts of the United States, but spring has arrived and that means it's allergy season. About 50 million Americans have seasonal allergies -- also called hay fever -- and suffer symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy or runny noses, and itchy eyes, nose and throat, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "Even...

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Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?

-- Wisdom teeth typically emerge in a person's late teens or early 20s, and may cause big problems. The Mouthhealthy.org website recommends having wisdom teeth removed if you develop: Pain in the back of the mouth. Decaying wisdom teeth that cannot be remedied. Mouth infections tied to wisdom teeth. Tumors or cysts forming near wisdom teeth. Gum disease...

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Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses

-- Contact lenses can help you see better, but how you handle them can affect your eye health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Always wash hands with soap and water and dry them before handling contact lenses. Don't let water get on your contacts. Don't wear them when showering or swimming. Don't sleep in contacts unless...

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Health Highlights: March 30, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ebola Survivors Told to Practice Safe Sex Ebola survivors should practice safe sex until more information is available about the length of time the deadly virus might remain in semen and other body fluids, the Liberan government said on the weekend. Previously,...

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U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. In a new report, the nation's leading group of pediatricians reaffirms its stance against random drug testing in schools. The group suggests schools redirect their limited resources toward helping...

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Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

Time to toss out the teaspoon and tablespoon when it comes to sick kids: The best way to measure liquid medications for children is in metric milliliters, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians says. "Metric dosing is the most precise way to dose medications and prevent overdoses," said Dr. Ian Paul, lead author of a new policy statement from the American...

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Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection

Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report. The infection is called Clostridium difficile. It causes diarrhea and severe abdominal pain and kills thousands of people worldwide each year, the authors of the small study explained. It's believed that the infection overwhelms...

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Health Highlights: March 27, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: White House Announces New Plan to Fight 'Superbugs' The White House wants to reduce the use of antibiotics in people and livestock as part of new plan to reduce rates of drug-resistant "superbug" infections. Doctors who accept Medicare and Medicaid...

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Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children

Medications for children -- even those you can buy over-the-counter -- can be dangerous if a child is given too much, one expert says. That's why pharmacist Sheila Goertemoeller, of the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center, wants parents and other caregivers to know how to safely administer these drugs. Before giving medication to children,...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Cresemba, Zarxio, Farydak, Lenvima, Ibrance, Glyxambi, Evotaz, Prezcobix, Natpara, Prestalia

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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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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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