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Epinephrine Personal Autoinjectors Cost-Effective at $24

In a simulation of children with peanut allergy, epinephrine personal autoinjectors are cost-effective at $24, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Network Open. Marcus Shaker, M.D., from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Matthew Greenhawt, M.D., from the University of Colorado School of Medicine...

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Cleaning Your Baby's Pacifier By Sucking On It May Do Baby Good

Sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it may help protect your child against allergies, new research suggests. Researchers interviewed 128 U.S. mothers of infants a number of times over 18 months. Among the moms of babies who used pacifiers, 30 cleaned the pacifier by sterilization, 53 hand-washed the pacifier, and nine cleaned the pacifier by sucking...

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AHA: Cold-Weather Drinks Are Here, But Watch Out for the Calories

Comfort-inducing seasonal drinks abound during the fall and winter. From the sweet, spicy goodness of pumpkin spice latte -- PSL to its fans on Instagram -- to peppermint-flavored, well, everything. But the calories are everywhere, too. And, experts say, those liquid calories can be more problematic than the ones we get from solid food. Some studies...

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FDA Approves Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) in Combination with Chemotherapy for Adults with Previously Untreated Systemic Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma or Other CD30-Expressing Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2018-- Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGEN) today announced a new approval for Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) in combination with CHP chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, prednisone) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adults with previously untreated systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (sALCL)...

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Implanted Pumps: Safety Communication - Use Caution When Selecting Pain Medicine for Intrathecal Administration

ISSUE: The FDA is aware that patients undergoing treatment or management of pain are commonly given pain medicines in the spinal fluid (intrathecal administration) that are not FDA approved for use with the implanted pump. While individual patients may experience some relief from using pain medicines not approved for intrathecal administration in their...

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Vapers May Prompt Smokers to Quit: Study

Could vapers be a good influence on smokers? New research suggests that's so: Cigarette smokers who spent more time with people who used electronic cigarettes were more likely to try quitting smoking. The study included more than 13,000 smokers in England. Of those, nearly 26 percent said they regularly spent time with e-cigarette users. Among that...

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AHA: Warm, Wet Weather Linked to Better Outcomes for Stroke Survivors

Rainy days may bring a lot more than relief from summer heat -- they also are connected to better survival chances and overall outlook for stroke survivors, according to a new study. Researchers examining the connection between strokes and seasonal weather in the United States found that hospital admissions for ischemic strokes, those caused by blood...

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Under New Plan, FDA Hopes to Cut Use of Dogs in Veterinary Drug Trials

As part of a new effort to cut the use of dogs in drug trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday launched an initiative to keep canines out of studies for certain veterinary medicines. The project is aimed at "bioequivalence" trials -- studies conducted to test whether a new generic version of a drug is equivalent in effectiveness and...

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Climate Change Expected to Lead to Rise in Lyme Disease

Rising temperatures are expected to increase the number of cases of Lyme disease in the United States by more than 20 percent by mid-century, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. Igor Dumic, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Edson Severnini, Ph.D.,...

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Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients

Both hospitalizations and deaths are increasing among Medicare recipients with liver cancer, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, held from Nov. 9 to 13 in San Francisco. Omer Shahab, M.D., from Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, and colleagues...

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When even colors hurt

Having battery acid poured on your brain, splitting your head in half with an ax, being in so much pain that colors hurt and the sun is too loud. These are all ways migraines have been described by people who endure them frequently, sometimes as often as three times a week. A migraine is not […]

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No Baby Plus No HIV

What if there was a device that could stop you from getting pregnant as well as protect you from HIV? Well, one day soon, there might be. Researchers are currently working on a vaginal ring that releases both levonorgestrel (a contraceptive hormone) and dapivirine (an antiviral effective against HIV) that can be left in place […]

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Vitamin D: Our most controversial vitamin?

Over the past two decades, we have learned a lot about vitamin D. For a start, it shouldn’t really be called a vitamin, because it isn’t. A vitamin is defined as “A compound that is vital for normal growth and nutrition that is required in small quantities in our diet because it is not made by […]

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