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Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults

Student loan debt is a major cause of stress for young adults, a new study finds. Researchers looked at survey responses from adults aged 25 to 31 across the United States and found that those with higher student loan debt reported higher levels of depressive symptoms. This was true even after adjusting for factors such as parents' wealth, the researchers...

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Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for a number of serious health problems, new research suggests. "PCOS has profound implications for a women's reproductive health, as well as her long-term risk of chronic illness," wrote study author Dr. Roger Hart, of the University of Western Australia and Fertility Specialists of...

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FDA Approves Triferic for Iron Replacement and Maintenance of Hemoglobin in Hemodialysis Patients

Rockwell Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:RMTI), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with innovative products and services for the treatment of iron replacement, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hemodialysis, announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has...

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Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study

Young and middle-aged adults with high systolic blood pressure -- the top number in the blood pressure reading -- may have an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. "High blood pressure becomes increasingly common with age. However, it does occur in younger adults, and we are seeing early onset more often recently as a result of the...

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'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study

A gene variant believed to "wire" people to live longer might also ensure that they keep their wits about them as they age, a new study reports. People who carry this gene variant have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, researchers reported Jan. 27 in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. These...

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Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report. Among nearly 5,600 girls aged 9 to 14 who were followed between 1996 and 2001, the researchers found that those who drank more than 1.5 servings of sugary drinks a day had their first period 2.7 months earlier than those who drank two...

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Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later

Sleeping well during middle age may be an "investment" that leads to better mental functioning later in life, a new review finds. It's known that sound sleep boosts memory and learning in young and middle-aged people, but many people begin to have sleep problems as they move into their senior years, the researchers noted. That raises an "alluring...

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Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say

West Africa's Ebola epidemic has slowed significantly, but health officials are hesitant to say the lethal virus is no longer a threat. Ebola infections have killed more than 8,600 people and sickened 21,000, mostly in the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, since cases first surfaced in Guinea last winter. Infections in all three countries...

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Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

Many seniors don't tell their doctors they've had a fall because they're worried they'll be told they can't live on their own anymore, a physician says. Millions of Americans aged 65 and older fall every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, fewer than half tell their doctor, the researchers noted. "They're worried...

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Health Tip: Caring for a Cut or Scrape

-- When you get a cut or scrape, proper care can help reduce the risk of infection and speed healing. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these tips: Use cool water to clean any cut, scrape or puncture. Gently clean the skin surrounding the wound with soap and a washcloth. Try not to get soap inside the wound to avoid irritation. If there...

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Biosimilars in 2015: What Can We Expect?

On Wednesday, January 7th, the FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously recommended approval of Sandoz’s EP2006, a biosimilar for filgrastim (Neupogen). EP2006 is a recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments that deplete these necessary infection-fighting cells. If FDA-approved, this would be the first true biosimilar in the U.S. […]

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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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