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People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Brain-challenging jobs -- especially ones focused on people -- may help shield a person's mind against the ravages of age-related dementia, a new study finds. People who work in jobs that task the intellect are better able to withstand the effects of brain lesions commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease, report researchers from the University...

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Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

Certain gene variants are known to raise a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk. The study tracked dementia rates for 642 people aged 53 to 95 at the start of the study. All carried at least one of two types of DNA...

Posted 2 days ago in FDA Alerts

HCG and Sermorelin by Talon Compounding Pharmacy: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

ISSUE: Talon Compounding Pharmacy (TCP) voluntarily recalled all lots of lyophilized HCG and sermorelin aseptically compounded and packaged by TCP and that remain within expiry due to FDA concern over a lack of sterility assurance. Administration of a sterile drug product intended to be sterile that is compromised can result in health hazards including...

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Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's

Certain behavior changes may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, and researchers say they've developed a symptom "checklist" that might aid earlier diagnosis. Experts have long focused on so-called mild cognitive impairment as an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease. That refers to problems with memory and thinking that may or may not progress...

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'Walking Meetings' May Boost Employee Health, Productivity

Here's an idea that might make staff meetings less boring and more healthful: New research suggests you walk while you talk business. The small study found that converting a single weekly meeting to a "walking meeting" may raise work-related physical activity levels of white-collar workers by 10 minutes. By walking meeting, the researchers mean a...

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Health Highlights: July 22, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Marijuana Chemical May be in Colorado Town's Water Residents of the Colorado town of Hugo have been told not to drink or shower in tap water because the community's wells may be contaminated with the chemical in marijuana that makes people high. THC...

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Health Tip: Get Fit While Watching TV

-- You can fit exercise into your daily routine, even while you're watching TV. The American Council on Exercise suggests: Hiding the remote and getting up to change the channel. Using commercial breaks to use the stairs or walk around the room. Using resistance tubing to exercise. Buying a stationary bike or treadmill to use while you watch...

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FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

Americans eat way too much salt, and one reason why is that processed and prepared foods have a lot of hidden salt, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. But proposed new guidelines for food manufacturers and restaurants -- first announced early in June -- may change that. The FDA is asking food makers and eating establishments to voluntarily...

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Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

Despite warnings, an increasing number of pregnant women from New York City are traveling to Zika-affected areas and then getting tested when they come home, the city's health department says. The Zika virus can cause miscarriage and serious birth defects, such as microcephaly, which leads to babies born with small heads and underdeveloped brains. The...

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Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

The hot flashes and night sweats of menopause don't play out the same for all women, new research shows. Almost 80 percent of women do get hot flashes, night sweats or both during menopause, the researchers found. But the timing of these symptoms and how long they last appear to vary a great deal, with factors such as body weight, race, education and...

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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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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set For April 30th

On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm local time, communities will team up with law enforcement to host the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The DEA’s “Take-Back” initiative is one of four strategies under the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 to reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion […]

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