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Posted today in Medical

'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies

The wide variety and complexity of foods served at holiday gatherings can pose a threat for people with food allergies, an expert warns. "Every person is different and there are so many types of food allergies that it can be really difficult to avoid all allergens over the holidays," Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy, director of allergy and clinical immunology...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Hysingla ER - Extended-Release Hydrocodone with Abuse-Deterrent Properties

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate), an extended-release (ER) opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Hysingla ER has approved labeling describing the product’s abuse-deterrent...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Results from Phase III Trials Show That Alirocumab Significantly Reduced LDL Cholesterol

Paris and Tarrytown, New York - November 19, 2014 - Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced new detailed positive results from six Phase 3 ODYSSEY trials that showed alirocumab significantly reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C, or “bad” cholesterol). Alirocumab is an investigational fully human monoclonal...

Posted yesterday in Medical

Health Tip: Check Stress at the Office

-- Your work environment may be stressful enough without adding your frustration to the mix. The American Council on Exercise says you can help improve your work environment by: Being kind to your coworkers. Communicating honestly and clearly with your colleagues and addressing any problems head-on, rather than feeling frustrated. Focusing on...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

While levels of testosterone and other reproductive hormones have some effect on menopausal women's sex lives, their emotional health and quality of their relationships have a stronger influence, according to a new study. Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. But, women's ovaries also naturally produce small amounts of the hormone, the researchers...

Posted yesterday in Medical

Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Care Law A long-threatened lawsuit against the Obama administration over its health care law was filed Friday by House Republicans. The lawsuit against the secretaries of the Health and Human...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Seek Treatment for a Broken Toe

-- If you break a toe, it may not heal on its own without treatment. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons says complications of a broken toe may include: Developing a deformity in the bone, which can cause problems with mobility and in fitting shoes. Developing arthritis in the affected joint. Having chronic pain. Requiring surgery...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The issue has long been pondered by doctors working with diabetic patients, one expert said. "For many years we have been under the impression that exercise helps decrease insulin resistance in muscles,"...

Posted yesterday in Medical

Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals

-- Household cleaners often are poisonous and their containers may be attractive to young children. The Cleveland Clinic mentions these dangerous products that may be lurking in your bathroom: Toilet bowl cleaners, which often contain irritating bleach. Turn on bathroom fan when in use, and wear gloves to protect skin. Mold and mildew removers,...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate), an abuse-resistant, extended release form of the painkiller hydrocodone (best known as Vicodin). The drug is sanctioned for long-term severe pain that requires daily, around-the-clock treatment. The tablet is difficult to crush, break or dissolve, making it resistant...

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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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