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FDA Approves Yutiq (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) for Chronic Non-Infectious Posterior Segment Uveitis

EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYPT), a specialty biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic products, announced today that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Yutiq™ (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting...

Posted today in Medical

Countries That Ban Spanking See Less Teen Violence: Study

Nations that officially frown upon hitting kids as a form of punishment appear to have teens who are less prone to violence, new research suggests. In countries that have a complete ban on corporal punishment (spanking and slapping), the rates of physical fighting among teens are as much as 69 percent lower than in countries without such a ban, the...

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Health Tip: Considering Genetic Testing For Cancer?

-- Of all cases of cancer, only 5 to 10 percent are thought to be strongly related to an inherited gene mutation, the American Cancer Society says. While most people do not need to have predictive genetic testing, the society says testing is worth considering if you have: A number of close relatives -- such as parents or siblings -- with cancer, especially...

Posted 3 days ago in News for Health Professionals

Violent Video Games Tied to Physical Aggression

Playing violent video games is associated with subsequent increases in physical aggression, according to research published online Oct. 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Anna T. Prescott, Ph.D., from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of prospective studies (2010 to 2017) that assessed...

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Health Tip: Why You May Have Adult Acne

-- Acne is often thought of as a younger person's condition -- a symptom of the transition from childhood to young adulthood. But some people in their 30s, 40s and 50s still have acne, the American Academy of Dermatology says. Here's the group's list of common triggers of adult acne: Fluctuating hormone levels during the menstrual period, during pregnancy,...

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Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care

Doing without medical care is much more common among low-income residents of states that have not expanded Medicaid than among low-income people in other states, according to a Government Accountability Office report. The non-partisan agency analyzed federal survey data from 2016, focusing on low-income adults ages 19 to 64, the Associated Press reported. Nearly...

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Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Heart Researcher's Papers Contain Fraudulent Data: Harvard Dozens of scientific papers from the laboratory of well-known heart researcher Piero Anversa contain fraudulent data, according to a Harvard Medical School internal investigation. Anversa...

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ER Nurses Might Do Better 'Eyeballing' Patients

"Eyeballing" emergency room patients may be better than a formal medical assessment in identifying those most in need of urgent care, a new study suggests. Nearly 6,400 patients seeking ER care were assessed over three months. Nurses used an established triage protocol to determine which patients were the sickest, while medical students and phlebotomists...

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Gluten-Free Craze a 'Double-Edged Sword' for Celiac Patients

The gluten-free diet craze is both reassuring and upsetting to people with celiac disease who are allergic to the nutrient, a small study suggests. People with celiac disease say they're happy to have more food choices at stores and restaurants. But some with celiac sense a growing stigma as other people voluntarily go gluten-free. And many patients...

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New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

Stimulating a specific set of nerves that are nestled along the spine may deliver relief to those who suffer from chronic back pain and cut the need for opioid painkillers, new research suggests. The therapy, which targets the root ganglion nerves, is more effective than other spine stimulation procedures because it places tiny leads precisely at the...

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Is that generic really the same as your branded drug?

You’re at the pharmacy with a script from your doctor and you’ve been told you can choose between the brand-name drug and its generic equivalent. The difference in cost is significant. But does that equate to a difference in effectiveness or side effects? Bringing a new drug to market costs over 2.6 billion dollars and […]

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Nobel Prize for Medicine to Researchers Who Discovered New Way To Treat Cancer

We have entered a new era of Cancer chemotherapy, thanks largely in part to the work of two passionate researchers in the field, James Allison of the University of Texas and Dr. Tasuku Honjo from Kyoto University in Japan. This week, both men were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discovery of two […]

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Are You Prone To Side Effects?

Most medicines have side effects. But whether or not you will experience them and how long they last for depends on one thing….you! Even though we all are human and look similar, there is a multitude of differences between us, many of which impact on the medicines we take. Some of us are old and […]

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