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Posted today in FDA Alerts

Potassium Phosphate and Succinylcholine Chloride by PharMEDium Services: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

[Posted 06/27/2017] ISSUE: PharMEDium Services is conducting a limited, voluntary recall due to Hospira Inc.’s (“Hospira”) June 15, 2017 recall announcement that microbial growth was detected during a routine simulation of the manufacturing process and therefore there was a lack of sterility assurance. The products being recalled by PharMEDium...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Exercise During Menopause

-- When menstruation stops, your body changes in many ways. Exercise is important throughout every stage in your life, and menopause is no different. The American Council on Exercise says exercise after menopause: Helps reduce the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, both of which are more common after menopause. Improves your mood, as well...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Create a Food-and-Activity Journal

-- Jotting down your eating and exercising habits helps you track healthy habits and foster new ones. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Logging what you ate and drank, starting when you woke and ending when you went to bed. Include how much of each food you ate or drank. Writing down what you did to exercise each day, and for...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

FDA Grants Conatus Orphan Drug Designation for IDN-7314 for the Treatment of PSC

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CNAT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation to Conatus' drug candidate IDN-7314 for the treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a disease affecting bile ducts in the liver which can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. The FDA's Orphan Drug...

Posted today in Medical

Could Shift Work Damage Your DNA?

When people work the night shift, their bodies might have less capacity to repair everyday damage to cells' DNA, a small study hints. The research found that people excreted lower levels of a chemical called 8-OH-dG when they worked at night. That might be a sign that the body's ability to repair DNA damage is diminished. While this is all theoretical,...

Posted today in Medical

What Is 'Moderate' Exercise Anyway?

You've probably heard the U.S. National Institutes of Health's recommendation for most adults to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days to stay fit. But what exactly is moderate? And how do you know if you're working hard or hardly working? One of the easiest ways to measure the intensity of your workout is with the "talk test." If you're...

Posted today in Medical

E-Cigarettes Lead to 'Real' Smoking by Teens: Review

Teens and young adults who use electronic cigarettes -- also known as vaping -- are almost four times as likely as their non-vaping counterparts to begin smoking traditional cigarettes, a new review suggests. "E-cigarette use increases the risk of subsequent cigarette smoking, even for teens and young adults who might not be at the highest risk for...

Posted today in Medical

Elevated Protein Level Increases Blacks' Risk of Kidney Disease

Black Americans with gene variants that raise their risk of chronic kidney disease don't always develop it, and researchers now think they know why. Fifteen to 20 percent of black Americans have inherited variations of the apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) that put them at risk for chronic kidney disease, but only about half of them are diagnosed with the...

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Some GOP Senators Balk at Health Reform Bill

The Senate Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act took a hit Monday with the release of a Congressional Budget Office analysis saying the bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured by 2026. Soon after the report's release, three Republican senators threatened to oppose a procedural vote, expected Wednesday, to begin debate on...

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Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older

As kids who play football get older, head hits during play become more frequent and harder, researchers report. "Our findings clearly show a trend of head impact exposure increasing with increasing level of play," said study author Jillian Urban, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Wake Forest School of Medicine. The finding is based...

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Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com 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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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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