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Health Highlights: May 22, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA: Inadequate Testing, Cleaning at Jeni's Ice Cream Plant There was inadequate cleaning and testing at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams plant in Columbus, Ohio before listeria was detected in some of its ice cream, a Food and Drug Administration investigation...

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More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

The number of infants born to American mothers addicted to prescription pain medications is rising, and so are the costs of treating those babies, researchers report. The new research supports recent recommendations to screen or test pregnant women for substance abuse, according to the study's authors. Done over three years at one U.S. hospital, the...

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FDA Approves Invega Trinza (paliperidone palmitate) Four-Times-A-Year Treatment for Schizophrenia

TITUSVILLE, N.J., May 19, 2015 – There’s a new treatment option for schizophrenia – Invega Trinza (three-month paliperidone palmitate), the first and only schizophrenia medication to be administered just four times a year, providing the longest dosing interval available. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and...

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Ardelyx Presents Positive Results from Its Phase 2b Clinical Trial Evaluating Tenapanor in IBS-C

Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on cardio-renal, gastrointestinal, and metabolic diseases, today presented Phase 2b clinical trial results that demonstrated statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in IBS-C symptoms for tenapanor-treated patients compared to patients receiving placebo....

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Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

Treating gum disease may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, which can make urination difficult, a small study suggests. Previous research has shown a link between gum disease and prostate inflammation -- called prostatitis. The study included 27 men, age 21 and older, who had prostatitis and moderate to severe gum disease. The men underwent...

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Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

It's not clear whether diet and exercise can prevent muscle loss as people age, a new British review finds. People lose 30 percent to 50 percent of their muscle mass between the ages of 40 and 80, according to the study authors. Muscle loss can lead to reduced strength, more difficulty doing everyday tasks, and increased health care needs and costs,...

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Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

Anger often escalates quickly in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they're depressed, a new study reveals. "Our study findings should draw attention to anger as a major treatment need when military service members screen positive for PTSD or for depression, and especially when they screen positive for both," lead researcher Raymond...

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Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids -- found in many types of fish -- may benefit people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 40 mentally healthy adults, aged 65 to 75, who had the gene variant APOE e4, which put them at risk for late-onset Alzheimer's. Those who consumed higher amounts of two omega-3 fatty acids...

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Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline

Add rugby to the sports that can lead to degenerative brain disease, a new study suggests. The first case of a rugby player who died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) -- a condition associated with repeated concussions -- is outlined in a new study. To date, the link between brain injuries and chronic traumatic encephalopathy has mostly...

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Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

A new study suggests, but does not prove, that men with asthma may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer or to die from the disease. Researchers found that men with asthma were 29 percent less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer. And they were 36 percent less likely to die from the disease, according to the study. However,...

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Harnessing the Power of the Poliovirus as a Cancer Cure

Polio, a highly infectious and crippling disease, was certainly one of the most feared viruses in the 20th century. Each year, thousands of children were left paralyzed. Polio has been successfully eliminated in the U.S. for decades due to a widespread vaccine program. So why would a group of researchers be interested in injecting the […]

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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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