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Health Tip: Easing Neck Pain at Night

-- If you wake up most days with pain below your chin, there are a few things you can try to alleviate this pain in the neck. The Harvard Medical School suggests: Sleep either on your back or your side. These positions place the least strain on your neck. Back sleepers should opt for a pillow that supports the neck's curve, with a flatter section...

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Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials

An experimental Ebola vaccine appears highly effective against the deadly infectious disease, according to an interim analysis of findings from a clinical trial being conducted in the West African nation of Guinea. So far, the vaccine has been 100 percent effective in individuals, the United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO) said in a news release...

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KaloBios Announces FDA Clearance of Investigational New Drug Application for KB003 in Patients with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia

KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KBIO), a monoclonal antibody company focused on developing innovative therapies to benefit patients with diseases of unmet medical need, with a focus on oncology, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the company's investigational new drug (IND) application for KB003, an...

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Health Tip: When a Child Sucks the Thumb

-- When a child age 4 or older sucks the thumb, the youngster's dental health may suffer. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this advice to help end the habit: Use a sticker chart, rewards and kind reminders to praise your child for not sucking the thumb. Keep your child busy with fun activities, especially those that involve the hands,...

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Health Highlights: July 31, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Warns of Name Mix-Ups Between Antidepressant, Blood Thinner Confusion between the names of the antidepressant Brintellix (vortioxetine) and the anti-blood clotting medication Brilinta (ticagrelor) has led to the wrong medication being prescribed...

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Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report

Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests. Air quality in some of the parks is as bad or worse than in some major cities because of pollution from sources such as coal-fired power stations, the National Parks Conservation Association says in a new report. "Our parks remain under threat from air pollution,...

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Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne

There's no shortage of products out there that claim to treat the pimples that so often plague teen skin, but your body may already be making an effective treatment that just needs a little tweaking from science, a new study suggests. The treatment is nitric oxide, a substance produced and used throughout the human body. But, nitric oxide's benefits...

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Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?

Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause much later in life, new research shows. The study of thousands of Chinese women aged 40 and older found that those who exercised roughly 80 minutes a week as teenagers had a 16 percent lowered risk for death from cancer and a 15 percent...

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Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for "mild cognitive impairment" -- declines in memory and thinking that are often a precursor to dementia. The study could only point to associations, not cause-and-effect, the investigators said. But prior research has suggested that caffeine...

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Mineral Supplement: Wild Chimps May Eat Clay for Health

Chimpanzees in Uganda have started eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, researchers report. The clay consumed by the chimps in the Budongo forest also helps them "detox" and digest their food, the study authors added. The scientists observed wild chimps in the forest eating and drinking from clay pits and termite mounds. This change...

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Drug Shortages: Has the FDA Response Made an Impact?

Rationing of much needed medications for patients is a scary thought for me as a healthcare professional. I can understand when an orphan drug may go in short supply for a rare disease, but when commonly used medications like antibiotics and intravenous fluids become scarce, I wonder what the forces are that cause this to […]

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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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