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Physicians Unaware of Breast Density Laws, Cancer Risk

Physicians need more education about breast density and breast cancer screening, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Women's Health. Jordonna Brown, M.B.B.S., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues surveyed local physicians (primary care providers [PCPs], radiologists, and gynecologists)...

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TV Watching May Be Most Unhealthy Type of Sitting: Study

Next time you're ready to hit the sofa for an evening of TV, think twice -- it just might kill you. Though too much sitting has long been linked to health risks, a new study suggests all sitting isn't the same -- and sitting in front of the TV after dinner for long hours at a stretch is especially unhealthy. In fact, those who did just that increased...

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Health Tip: Preventing Stress Fractures

-- Stress fractures are overuse injuries and usually occur in the lower leg. Typically, they are triggered by increasing the amount or intensity of an activity too quickly, says the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. To prevent stress fractures, the AAOS suggests: Set incremental goals for sports and activities. Cross-train, rather than...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Ocular Therapeutix Announces FDA Approval of Dextenza (dexamethasone intracanalicular insert) for the Treatment of Ocular Inflammation Following Ophthalmic Surgery

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 21, 2019-- Ocular Therapeutix™, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCUL), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the formulation, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for...

Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Dupixent (dupilumab) for Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyposis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Dupixent (dupilumab) for use with other medicines to treat chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) in adults whose disease is not controlled. CRSwNP can be a debilitating condition, with many patients opting for systemic steroids or nasal surgery which often cannot control this disease....

Posted 2 days ago in FDA Alerts

FDA Alerts Consumers Not to Use Kratom NC’s Products

FDA is warning consumers not to use products marketed by Kratom NC, of Wilmington, North Carolina, due to microbial contamination. FDA laboratory analysis of Kratom NC’s raw materials and finished products identified various microorganisms, including Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter spp. and Escherichia sp. These organisms may cause serious...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: June 26, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: San Francisco Is First U.S. City to Ban E-Cigarette Sales San Francisco is the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes. City supervisors passed the measure in a second and final vote on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. Supporters...

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Health Tip: Sun Protection for Skin of Color

-- Sun protection should not be limited to those with fair skin, says the Skin of Color Society. People with darker skin are still at risk of skin cancer triggered by the sun's ultraviolet rays. The Skin of Color Society recommends using sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Before starting outdoor activities,...

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Big Decline Seen in Use of Annual Pelvic Exam by Young Women

Young women are far less likely now to get an annual pelvic exam than they were in decades past, a new report finds. In 1988, about 42% of those aged 15 to 20 got the standard gynecologic exam, but by 2017 that number had dropped by half, to just under 22%, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And for...

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What's The Most Effective Way to Tone Your Biceps?

The biceps, the very visible muscles in the front of the upper arms, are a target in every comprehensive strength-training regimen, but what exercise is the most effective? To answer that question, the American Council on Exercise asked scientists from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to evaluate eight popular biceps exercises. Popular Biceps...

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