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Health Tip: Get More Omega-3 Fatty Acids

-- Omega-3 fatty acids may improve your heart health and help you ward off heart disease. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these sources: Oils from soybeans, flaxseed and canola. Walnuts or walnut oil. Fatty fish, including salmon, mackerel, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna (choose varieties packed in water). Eggs labeled...

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New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain

More people are surviving cancer, but many are left with persistent pain after treatment. New guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommend that doctors routinely screen for such pain. The guidelines also advise doctors to consider the use of non-traditional treatments for pain. These include hypnosis, meditation and medical...

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Sanofi Receives FDA Approval of Adlyxin (lixisenatide) for Treatment of Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

Sanofi announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Adlyxin (lixisenatide), a once-daily mealtime GLP-1 receptor agonist injection indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. "The approval of Adlyxin reaffirms our continued commitment to addressing the challenges faced...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs for Systemic Use: Drug Safety Communication - Warnings Updated Due to Disabling Side Effects

ISSUE: FDA approved changes to the labels of fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs for systemic use (i.e., taken by mouth or by injection). Includes the following currently available fluoroquinolones: Avelox (moxifloxacin) Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Cipro extended-release (ciprofloxacin extended-release) Factive (gemifloxacin) Levaquin (levofloxacin) Ofloxacin...

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New Antibiotic Discovered in the Nose

A new antibiotic has been discovered in people's noses. German researchers analyzed germs that inhabit the human body and found that about 30 percent of people had Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in their noses, but 70 percent did not, the Associated Press reported. Those without S. aureus have another type of bacteria -- Staphyloccus lugdunensis --...

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Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep

People dealing with the itchy skin condition known as eczema may have other medical conditions to cope with as well, including heart disease, a dermatologist says. Eczema, which causes dry, red patches of skin and intense itchiness, affects an estimated one-quarter of children in the United States. And, as many as seven million adults also have eczema,...

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Health Highlights: July 29, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Antibiotic Discovered in the Nose A new antibiotic has been discovered in people's noses. German researchers analyzed germs that inhabit the human body and found that about 30 percent of people had Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in their noses,...

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Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Boost Bone Health: Study

Weight-loss surgery helps severely obese patients shed pounds and can even reverse diabetes, but a new Canadian study suggests it can't erase an existing higher risk of broken bones. Researchers found that compared to other people, weight-loss surgery patients were in greater jeopardy of fractures both before and after they underwent their procedure. According...

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The English Bulldog's Health Has Gone to the Dogs

They may be adorable, but English bulldogs are sicker than almost any other breed of dog. And, a new study says their genes don't offer much opportunity to boost their health. The English bulldog's genetic makeup has a lot of changes linked to attempts to adjust its appearance as a breed. These changes disrupted the immune system of the English bulldog,...

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Almost 3 in 10 Women Get Pregnant Naturally After Fertility Treatments

Nearly one-third of women who have infertility treatments get pregnant naturally within a few years of stopping treatment, a new study suggests. Researchers conducted an online survey of 403 women who had infertility treatments called assisted reproductive technologies (ART), such as in-vitro fertilization. Ninety-six women didn't get pregnant during...

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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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Drugs.com the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption

Drugs.com is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

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Off-Label or Off-Limits? Should You Use A Drug For An Unapproved Use?

Off-Label Drug Use: What Is It? You may be surprised to learn that you have probably been prescribed a medication “off-label” at one point or another by your doctor. Maybe you’ve heard of “off-label” drug use in the news, but what does this really mean? “Off-label” use of a drug refers to prescribing a medication […]

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