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Posted today in Medical

How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track

The New Year's resolutions many made to get fit have stalled by now. And one expert thinks that's because many people set their goals too high. "The point isn't to become a marathoner in one exercise session or return to your high school athletic glory days all at once," Dr. Jamy Ard, co-director of the Weight Management Center at Wake Forest Baptist...

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Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

It's been a mystery why some people can withstand pain better than others. Now a new study suggests that genetics may play a role in whether your pain tolerance is low or high. Researchers pinpointed four genes that could help explain why perceptions of pain differ from person to person. "Our study is quite significant because it provides an objective...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Mylan Launches Xulane - First Generic Ortho Evra Patch

Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its U.S.-based subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched Xulane (Norelgestromin / Ethinyl Estradiol Transdermal System 150/35 mcg per day), the generic version of Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Ortho Evra®* (Norelgestromin / Ethinyl Estradiol Transdermal System 150/35 mcg per day). This product...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

Thinogenics Products by Nature’s Universe: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

[Posted 04/18/2014] ISSUE: Nature’s Universe notified the public it is recalling all lots of Thinogenics product sold prior to February 6, 2014 to the user level after FDA analysis revealed that the affected product contained undeclared sibutramine. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010,...

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Nurses' Experience Key to Better Patient Care, Study Says

Patients may get the best care when treated in hospital units staffed by highly experienced nurses, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from more than 900,000 patients admitted over four years to U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals and found that for each one-year increase in the average tenure of registered nurses in a hospital unit, patients...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Restaurants in Poor Areas Push Unhealthy Foods, Study Finds

Restaurants near public housing developments tend to offer unhealthy meals, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed menus from 61 fast-food and 72 table-service restaurants within a half mile of 13 housing developments and four residential neighborhoods in the Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., areas. The housing developments and residential...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

More People Worldwide Eating 'Healthy' Fats, Study Finds

Levels of healthy fats in people's diets worldwide increased over the past two decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on consumption of fats and oils in 266 countries between 1990 and 2010. During that time, overall intake of omega-6, seafood omega-3 and plant omega-3 rose, while...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

How to Make 'Low-Cal' Menu Options More Palatable

Many people ignore restaurant foods labeled "low-calorie" because they think they'll be unsatisfying, a new study shows. "People have come to expect low-calorie food to taste bad or not fill them up," wrote Jeffrey Parker, of Georgia State University, and Donald Lehmann, of Columbia University. The findings suggest a need to present calorie information...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Suddenly Health Insurance Is Not for Sale

Darlene Tucker, an independent insurance broker in Scotts Hill, Tenn., says health insurers in her area aren't selling policies year-round anymore. People who didn't try to sign up for health insurance by March 31 may now have to wait until the end of the year to buy a health plan -- even outside the new Obamacare marketplaces, she noted. "I'm very...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds

Being outgoing makes you happier no matter where you live, a new international study says. Researchers looked at mood and behavior among college students in the United States, China, Japan, the Philippines and Venezuela. Overall, those who felt or acted more extroverted in daily situations were happier. The investigators also found that the students'...

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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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Consumer Reports Gives the Thumbs Up to the Drugs.com Pill Identifier App

Consumer Reports just put out a review of seven pill identifier apps. Here’s a snippet… “We reviewed seven apps that can help identify the pills you take, and liked two of them a lot: Drugs.com Pill Identifier and Epocrates Pill ID. The others—CVS/Pharmacy Pill Identifier, iPharmacy Pill Identifier, Pill Finder, Prescription Pill Identifier, and ID […]

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Introducing the Drugs.com redesign

After a lot of effort from our NY brand agency and in-house designers, we have started to roll out a new look for Drugs.com. First step is a logo and menu change. At the same time we have a team working through updating all the mobile apps, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Youtube channels. Wow, we’re […]

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