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Foot Fungus on the Run … But Race Has a Long Way to Go

The good news is that the fungus that causes athlete's foot and other nasty skin and toenail infections is headed for extinction. The bad news is it could take millions of years. Scientists analyzed samples of Trichophyton rubrum fungus and concluded it may have lost its ability to sexually reproduce as it adapted to grow on humans. "It is commonly...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Ilumya (tildrakizumab-asmn) for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis

MUMBAI, India and PRINCETON, N.J., March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ilumya (tildrakizumab-asmn) for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. Ilumya selectively...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Fennec Pharmaceuticals Receives Fast Track Designation by FDA for Pedmark

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fennec Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:FENC) (TSX:FRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted PEDMARK (a unique formulation of sodium thiosulfate) Fast Track designation for prevention of cisplatin-related ototoxicity...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Help Your School Develop a Wellness Policy

-- A wellness policy is a written document that helps guide a school's approach to nutrition and physical activity. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Including nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold on campus during the school day. Including policies for foods made available for classroom parties. Including...

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Depression Could Be a Risk Factor for A-Fib: Study

Depression can raise your risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm that's been linked to stroke and heart failure, a new study suggests. A person's risk of atrial fibrillation increased by about a third if they either reported symptoms of depression or had been prescribed antidepressants, the investigators found. Previous research has linked fright...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: March 22, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: AIDS Researcher Robert Redfield to Lead CDC Leading AIDS researcher Robert Redfield is the new head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the University of Maryland professor of medicine is widely respected for his clinical...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Chilean 'Alien' Was a Human With Bone Disorder: Study

Puzzling skeletal remains found in Chile 15 years ago -- and rumored to be "alien" -- are, in fact, from a human fetus with rare bone anomalies, researchers say. The findings may or may not put to rest any internet-driven alien theories. But the researchers said their discoveries could potentially aid in diagnosing rare bone disorders. They were able...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

As Mammograms Became Widespread, Breast Tumor Size Shrank

After American women began to adopt annual mammography screening in the 1980s, a very healthy thing happened: the average size of newly discovered breast tumors got smaller. That's the finding from a new look at data on more than 386,000 U.S. women who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 1983 and 2014. The average size of breast tumors at diagnosis...

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AHA: 'Beating' Stroke, New Hip-Hop Program Helps Kids Save a Life

Teaching school kids the symptoms of stroke and how to react quickly to them is an effective way to potentially save lives and prevent disabilities, according to a new study done in tandem with the educational program Hip Hop Stroke. Published Thursday in Stroke, the study included 3,070 minority New York City children in fourth, fifth and sixth grade...

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More Bad Flu News: It May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

Suffering a nasty bout of the flu or pneumonia is bad enough, but now research suggests it might also spell trouble for your heart. In a study of nearly 2,000 people in Scotland, those who had battled the flu or pneumonia were six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days after their sickness began. But "for most young,...

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We are proud to announce that 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 […]

Posted in Blog Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

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