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Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's Fat and Cholesterol Consumption

-- Children, like adults, should avoid too much fat and cholesterol in their diets. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions: Make sure there are always fresh fruit and vegetables readily available for your child. Offer your child whole-grain cereals and breads, low-fat dairy and healthier starches such as potatoes, rice and...

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Health Tip: Easing Hand Eczema

-- Working with harsh chemicals or doing heavy-duty work with your hands can worsen hand eczema, leaving hands dry and cracked. The National Eczema Association offers these preventive suggestions: If your hands get wet, use cotton glove liners and neoprene or vinyl gloves. Wash gloves frequently. If your hands remain dry, wear fabric or leather...

Posted 3 days ago 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...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Amgen And AstraZeneca Announce Positive Results From Third And Final Pivotal Phase 3 Study Of Brodalumab

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and LONDON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced that AMAGINE-2TM, a pivotal, multi-arm Phase 3 trial evaluating two doses of brodalumab in more than 1,800 patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, met its primary endpoints when compared with both Stelara® (ustekinumab)...

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Holiday Eating Tips for People With Diabetes

People with diabetes face a number of challenges over the holidays, but careful planning can help keep you healthy, an expert says. "With the holidays coming, take some time to think about how you'll deal with the events, the family you'll be visiting and all of the to-dos," Joan Bardsley, president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators,...

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Best to Be Honest About Your Relationship With Your Boss

Your job performance will be better if you and your boss have the same opinion about your relationship, even if it's a bad one, a new study finds. Researchers interviewed 280 employees and their bosses separately so that neither knew what the other said. The workers ranged from cashiers to senior managers in a number of industries, including automotive,...

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How to Help Someone Grieving in the Holiday Season

Holiday joy can be lost on someone grieving the death of a loved one. But supportive family and friends can help the bereaved cope with this difficult period, experts say. "One of the best ways to help those who are grieving during the holidays is to let them know you care and that their loved one is not forgotten," J. Donald Schumacher, president...

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Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online

Too few American seniors go online to check their health records, a new study suggests. Many doctors offer patients online access to certain parts of their electronic medical records, including immunization records, lab results, safe and correct use of medications and reminders for visits and screenings. However, this study suggests that older Americans...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

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 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Lower Ozone Emission Limits Proposed by EPA New regulations to reduce emissions of the smog-causing pollutant ozone from power plants and factories are expected to be released Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ozone has been...

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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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