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Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

More than half of Americans with dementia have never undergone screening of their thinking and memory skills, a new study suggests. As reported online Nov. 26 in Neurology, "approximately 1.8 million Americans over the age of 70 with dementia have never had an evaluation of their cognitive [mental] abilities," study author Dr. Vikas Kotagal, of the...

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Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

Most babies and young children don't need medicines if they have a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicine should not be given to children younger than 2 because they could cause serious and potentially deadly side effects, the agency warned. American adults average about three colds a year,...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Onexton Gel for Acne Vulgaris

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced today that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Onexton Gel (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide), 1.2%/3.75%, for the once-daily treatment of comedonal (non-inflammatory) and inflammatory acne in patients 12 and older. Acne vulgaris is a common skin disorder...

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Avaxia Biologics Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for AVX-470 for Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis

LEXINGTON, Mass. – November 21, 2014 – Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing gut-targeted antibody therapeutics for gastrointestinal diseases, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Orphan Drug Designation to AVX-470 for the treatment of pediatric ulcerative colitis. AVX-470...

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Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger, Study Finds

Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests. "Although players who sustain a concussion may be symptom-free and cleared by MLB [Major League Baseball] protocol to return to play, the residual effects of concussion...

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Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual

Some people's brains seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. But anyone who tries to move beyond their mother tongue will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds. The brain "becomes more connected and integrated after learning," said study co-author Ping Li, co-director of the Center for Brain, Behavior and Cognition...

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Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine

An experimental Ebola vaccine appears to be safe and produces an immune system response that could protect people against the deadly virus, according to early clinical trial results reported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The success of the phase I clinical trial for the vaccine paves the way for field-testing it in the Ebola-stricken West...

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Health Tip: Keep Your Feet Happy

-- Your feet can really take a beating from all the walking and standing at holiday functions. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers this advice: Moisturize daily to ease dry, cracked and tired feet. Stretch your feet regularly, and treat them to a massage at the end of the day. Indulge in a pedicure at home or at a salon, but cut...

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Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking

Getting kids involved in the kitchen, through cooking classes or at home, may make them more likely to choose healthy foods, according to a recent review. Cooking programs and classes for children seem to positively influence children's food preferences and behaviors, according to the new research. And, although the review didn't look at long-term...

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Health Tip: Skate Safely

-- Read to lace up your ice skates and enjoy some winter exercise? Make sure you're prepared. The National Safety Council offers these suggestions: Make sure skates support your ankles well and fit comfortably. Take skates to have blades professionally sharpened before skating season starts. Only skate in areas that are prepared and safe for skating. Make...

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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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