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Health Tip: Selecting Shoe Inserts

-- Shoe inserts can ease the pain of flat feet and other foot ailments, while providing comfort and cushioning. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these suggestions for buying shoe inserts: If you have health problems that can affect circulation, such as diabetes, consider a prescription orthotic from your doctor. Consider what you...

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Health Tip: Count Your Calories

-- Whether your plan is to maintain a healthy body weight, gain or lose a few pounds, it's important to know your calorie intake and how to adjust it. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises: You are in caloric balance (you are consuming about the same number of calories that your body is using) if you are maintaining a steady...

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Shire Submits NDA to the FDA for Approval of Lifitegrast For Treatment of Dry Eye Disease in Adults

Lexington, Mass. – March 2, 2015 – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announced today that the company has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for its investigational compound lifitegrast for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults. “Lifitegrast has potential to be the...

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Health Highlights: March 3, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ebola Outbreak Slowing, But Fight Against Disease Must Continue: U.N. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has slowed, but this is no time for complacency, United Nations officials warn. The spread of the deadly disease has fallen to about 10 percent...

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Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues

Guidelines for helping U.S. high school athletes with mental health problems are outlined in a new policy statement from the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The types, severity and percentages of mental illnesses are growing in young adults aged 18 to 25, and may well start before or during adolescence, the association says. "The purpose...

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Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk

Drugs used to treat a wide range of health problems may be associated with an increased risk of pneumonia, a new study suggests. Anticholinergic medications include those used for conditions such as allergies (for example, Benadryl), overactive bladder (including Ditropan), depression (for example, doxepin) and insomnia (Sominex, etc.). "Our study...

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Obamacare and the Supreme Court: What's at Stake

The latest legal showdown over the Affordable Care Act could make health insurance unaffordable for millions of Americans, some health policy experts say. But opponents of the health-care law say the matter is cut-and-dried -- and a clear violation of the controversial legislation. At issue are the federal subsidies that help lower monthly health-plan...

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In Vitro Births Continue to Rise in U.S.

More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows. Nearly 2,000 more infants were born with the help of this assisted reproductive technology in 2013, compared with 2012, the researchers reported. Almost 175,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles led to the birth of slightly more than 63,000 babies,...

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Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults

Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers say. "One thing this means is that the resource, the machinery, for making the clumps of plaque we see among Alzheimer's patients is already available in young individuals," said study co-author Changiz...

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Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia

A new French study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients to calm them down before anesthesia is administered. The investigators found that the sedative lorazepam (Ativan) did not improve patients' experience, and was tied to a lower rate of early mental recovery. "I was not surprised with these results," said Dr. J.P. Abenstein,...

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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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