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Winter Blues? It Could Be Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

If winter gets you down, you may have a form of depression called SAD. That's short for seasonal affective disorder. SAD brings on mood changes during...

FDA Approves Veklury (remdesivir) for the Treatment of Non-Hospitalized Patients at High Risk for COVID-19 Disease Progression

Approval Based on Phase 3 Data Showing Veklury Significantly Reduced Risk of Hospitalization By 87% Compared with Placebo NIH Guidelines Recommend Veklury...

Positive Top-Line Results for bimekizumab in Second Phase 3 Psoriatic Arthritis Study

BRUSSELS and ATLANTA, Jan. 21, 2022. UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line results from the Phase 3 BE COMPLETE study,...

Arthritis & the COVID Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Some arthritis drugs may reduce the effectiveness of COVID vaccines, according to the Arthritis Foundation, which also offers advice on booster shots. Research...

Hit Your Head? Look for These Warning Signs of Concussion

If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion, a medical evaluation is crucial, an expert says. A concussion is "a short-lived functional brain...

Three New Studies Confirm Power of Booster Shots Against Omicron

Booster shots are keeping the Omicron variant from landing millions of Americans in hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care clinics across the country,...

Spit Test: Saliva Alerts Babies to Close Relationships

Sharing food and smooching are two ways babies can suss out whom they can depend on to take care for them, a new study suggests. The tell-tale clue common...

Few Countries Do Well Caring for the Dying

Americans don't like to dwell on dying, so maybe it isn't surprising that compared to other nations, the United States does just a middling job of providing...

AHA News: Worried About Her Health, She Lost 163 Pounds – And Inspired Her Husband to Drop 55

A few weeks before Thanksgiving, Ken and Morgan House of Newington, Connecticut, spent a week at one of her favorite places – Disney World. They...

L.A. County Scenario Suggests COVID 'Herd Immunity' Is Unlikely

Herd immunity against COVID-19 is unlikely, and coping with the disease will likely hinge on vaccination, treatment and ensuring adequate hospital capacity,...

COVID Boosters Keep Older Americans Out of Hospitals: CDC

The risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 among older Americans is far higher for those who are unvaccinated than for those who are fully vaccinated and...

After Heart Attack, Cardiac Rehab Begins Road to Recovery

Your heart is in an incredibly vulnerable state if you've suffered a heart attack or are fighting heart failure, and cardiac rehabilitation could be an...

Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2022

  Pot vendors are aiming their ads at kids. Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies...

COVID Rapid Test Makers Struggling to Meet Demand

Shortages of both supplies and workers are wreaking havoc on the efforts of COVID at-home test makers to deliver enough of the tests to Americans, even...

COVID Vaccine Won't Affect Fertility, But Getting COVID Might

One less excuse to avoid that COVID vaccine: The shots don't affect fertility in either men or women, new research shows, but coronavirus infection could...

Exposing Kids to Safe Levels of Peanut When Young Might Prevent Allergy

Some kids might be able to get over their peanut allergy if they start immunotherapy while they're still toddlers, a major new clinical trial reports. In...

Many Marijuana Vendors Aim Advertising at Kids: Study

Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies to target underage users on social media, a new study...

Biosimilars Could Cut Spending for Biologic Therapy in the U.S.

Biosimilar drugs could drive down prices for biologic drugs and generate savings of about $38.4 billion between 2021 and 2025, according to a study published...

Brain Imaging May ID THC-Linked Impairment in Cannabis Users

Functional brain imaging may identify Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-associated impairment in cannabis users, according to a study published online...

Myopia Progressed Faster in Children Under COVID-19 Lockdowns

Myopia progressed more rapidly in schoolchildren exposed to more COVID-19-related lockdown measures, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA...

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  • Ryaltris Ryaltris (mometasone and olopatadine) nasal spray is a corticosteroid and antihistamine combination for the treatment of seasonal allergic...
  • Cibinqo Cibinqo (abrocitinib) is a Janus kinase (JAK) 1 inhibitor for the treatment of adults with refractory, moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD).
  • Quviviq Quviviq (daridorexant) is a dual orexin receptor antagonist (DORA) for the treatment of insomnia.

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