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Posted today in Medical

Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List

If your child has asthma or allergies, make sure his or her teacher, principal and school nurse know about it as part of your back-to-school planning, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) recommends. "More than 10 million kids under age 18 have asthma, and one in four suffer from respiratory allergies," ACAAI President Dr....

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Health Highlights: Aug 1, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Claims 4th Victim New numbers released Saturday by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene show that the continuing outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has now claimed a fourth life, with 65 people...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

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...

Posted yesterday in Medical

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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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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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...

Posted yesterday in Medical

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,...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: July 30, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak Investigated in New York City: Health Officials A Legionnaire's disease outbreak in New York City's South Bronx is being investigated by city health officials. There have been 36 cases reported since July 10, and two...

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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...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary

Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia, new Scottish research suggests. But U.S. pain specialists say consuming alcohol is the wrong approach to coping with disabling pain. "It's an odd way to suggest that chronic pain be treated," said Dr. Lynn...

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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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