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Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?

An experimental flu vaccine patch with dissolving microneedles appears safe and effective, a preliminary study shows. The patch has 100 solid, water-soluble and painless microneedles that are just long enough to penetrate the skin. Researchers say it could offer a pain-free and more convenient alternative to flu shots. "This bandage-strip sized patch...

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Health Tip: Manage Dry Mouth

-- Poor saliva production can lead to a dry, sticky sensation that can affect speech, chewing and swallowing. The Mayo Clinic says potential complications of dry mouth include: Plaque buildup, gum disease and tooth decay. Mouth sores. A yeast infection known as thrush. Cracks and sores forming on the lips and corners of the mouth. ...

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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...

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Health Highlights: June 28, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Seeks to Increase Number of Generic Drugs New measures to increase the number of generic prescription drugs available to Americans were announced Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency will now give priority reviews to new generic...

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Getting Kids in the Habit of Healthy Eating

Want to help your kids make healthy food choices when you're not with them? Make every meal at home a lesson in good nutrition. Start by showing them what goes into a healthy meal, ChooseMyPlate.gov from the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests. Fill half their plate with fruits and veggies, one quarter with grains -- preferably whole grains -- and...

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Community Intervention May Aid Fight Against Childhood Obesity

It has been said it takes a village to raise a child. Now, a new study suggests that it might take a community to achieve modest reductions in obesity rates among U.S. children. The study authors tested a new program in two low-income Massachusetts communities. The goal was to get elementary and middle school students to eat more fruits and vegetables,...

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Health Tip: Exercise to Manage Knee Pain

-- When your knees hurt, you may be tempted to rest instead of exercise. But regular exercise can help strengthen your knees and ease pain. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends: Start exercising slowly. Over time, increase repetitions or weights as you feel stronger. While some discomfort is normal, pain isn't. Stop if you feel pain. Don't...

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3 Simple Steps Might Reduce Opioid OD Deaths

In 2015, America's opioid epidemic took the lives of more than 33,000 people, but three simple steps might cut that number by about a third, a new study suggests. Those steps include: Not prescribing narcotic pain medicines or anti-anxiety drugs to people who are addicted to opioids; Counseling; Seeing a doctor every three months. "People with opioid...

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Can an Aspirin a Day Keep a Pregnancy Complication Away?

Something as simple as taking a low-dose aspirin every day may protect pregnant women from the life-threatening condition known as preeclampsia, new research suggests. "Preeclampsia is one of the most serious complications of pregnancy, with a high risk of death for the mother and baby," said senior study author Dr. Kypros Nicolaides. He is a professor...

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Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers don't appear to boost the risk of dementia, as has been previously suspected, new research suggests. The study focused on widely used proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) drugs -- medicines such as Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium. Previous studies have suggested the drugs may increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's...

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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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