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Semaglutide Found to Be Effective Against Type 2 Diabetes

Semaglutide is safe and effective for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, according to a review published online May 13 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Panagiotis Andreadis, M.D., from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify randomized controlled trials comparing semaglutide...

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Doptelet Approved for Liver Disease Patients Slated for a Medical Procedure

Doptelet (avatrombopag) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with chronic liver disease who are slated to have a medical or dental procedure. People with ongoing liver disease often have low blood platelet count, which raises their risk for dangerous bleeding during a medical procedure, the agency said Monday in...

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Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat

Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns. The finding highlights yet another damaging health effect of obesity. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease. "The...

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FDA Approves Doptelet (avatrombopag) for Chronic Liver Disease Patients with Thrombocytopenia who are Undergoing a Medical Procedure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Doptelet (avatrombopag) tablets to treat low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for this use. “Patients with chronic liver disease who have low platelet...

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Proportion of Drug-Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in U.S.

The drug abuse epidemic in the United States has been associated with an increase in the recovery of organs from brain-dead donors, according to a research letter published in the May 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Mandeep R. Mehra, M.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues analyzed data from a period of 17...

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Health Tip: How to Help Your Child Develop Healthy Relationships

-- Quality friendships are crucial in developing your child's personality and self-esteem. As a child grows older, while parents can no longer select a child's friends, they can arm the child with tools to choose friends wisely. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises: Educate your child on what makes a good friend. As children learn that good...

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Are You a Procrastinator? Then Read This. Now!

Do you put off until tomorrow things you should do today? Or tell yourself that you work better "under pressure"? If you're a procrastinator, you're probably a master at making excuses rather than making plans to get the job done. A study done at the Universities of Southern California and Michigan found that putting an end to procrastination is as...

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Screening May Miss Signs of Autism, Especially in Girls: Study

An important checklist used to screen for autism can miss subtle clues in some children, delaying their eventual diagnosis. Researchers found that the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, or M-CHAT, can fail to detect developmental delays that are tell-tale signs of autism in 18-month-olds, according to findings published in the June issue of...

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Health Tip: Pay Attention to Nutritional Information

-- It's important to look for and understand the nutritional information for any product you eat or drink, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. People often underestimate the number of calories they consume when they eat out. Beginning this month, the agency is requiring that calorie information be listed on the menus of food establishments...

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AHA: Making America's Doctors Look More Like America

When Dr. Luis Castellanos was a resident at UC San Diego School of Medicine, he noticed there weren't many Spanish-speaking physicians on staff, even though Latinos comprise about a third of the city's population. Occasionally, the Mexican-American cardiologist found himself translating for his colleagues -- a task that continued when he returned to...

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Drugs.com Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Drugs.com Medication Compare Tool (beta). Our team of developers have been very busy working on this tool and there are plenty of upgrades planned in the near future. See how your medications stack up against each other. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, reviews, […]

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Drugs.com Receives eHealthcare Leadership Silver Award

We are proud to announce that Drugs.com has been awarded a Silver Award for “Best Consumer General Health Site” in the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Jane Weber Brubaker, chair of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, notes that “Winners range from small and large healthcare provider organizations, to business-to-business and medical device companies, but they share these […]

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