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Compassion Training May Up Resilience to Others' Suffering

Compassion meditation can increase the visual preference for suffering while attenuating neural responses in regions of the brain associated with valence and empathic distress, according to a study published recently in Frontiers in Psychology. Helen Y. Weng, Ph.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues randomized healthy...

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Health Tip: Map Your Way to Better Health

-- Today's ever-stressful lifestyles demand techniques to cultivate your healthiest self. The American Heart Association suggests these healthier habits: Sleep well, since getting a good night's sleep helps improve eating habits, mood and memory. Add yoga or meditation to your life. Finding coping methods, such as a brisk walk, volunteering or starting...

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On-the-Job Stress Relief

You've probably heard the health warning: Sitting is the new smoking. The importance of getting up and walking to prevent serious health issues when you sit at a desk all day long has gotten a lot of attention recently. Those health risks include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess weight and high cholesterol levels, all of which may...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves TPOXX (tecovirimat) as the First Drug for the Treatment of Smallpox

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved TPOXX (tecovirimat), the first drug with an indication for treatment of smallpox. Though the World Health Organization declared smallpox, a contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease, eradicated in 1980, there have been longstanding concerns that smallpox could be used as a bioweapon. “To...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Xtandi (enzalutamide) for the Treatment of Men with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)

Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., "Astellas") and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xtandi (enzalutamide), following FDA Priority Review designation, based on results from the Phase 3 PROSPER trial. The FDA...

Posted 3 days ago in News for Health Professionals

Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices

A patient experience officer is an increasingly important new role in physician practices, according to an article recently published in Physicians Practice. This new role involves a designated employee responsible for making sure the entire experience is in line with patients' expectations, including the experience they have from scheduling the appointment...

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Smoking May Boost Irregular Heart Beat Risk

The more you smoke, the greater your chances of developing a common heart rhythm disorder that increases your risk of stroke and early death, researchers say. "If you smoke, stop smoking, and if you don't smoke, don't start," said study author Dagfinn Aune, a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London. "We found that smokers are at increased...

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Opioids Given Too Easily to Children: Study

Many children are prescribed powerful opioid painkillers they don't really need, putting them and those around them at risk, a new study shows. More than one in 10 kids enrolled in Tennessee's Medicaid program received an opioid prescription each year between 1999 and 2014, even though they did not have a severe condition requiring powerful painkillers,...

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Health Tip: Take Care of Yourself During Radiation Therapy

-- Radiation therapy to help fight cancer may be physically and emotionally draining. It's important to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy and balanced diet and to stay as healthy as possible during your treatments. The American Cancer Society recommends: Get enough sleep. This may include naps during the day, as fatigue can be a major side effect...

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Health Highlights: July 16, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: First Smallpox Drug Approved by FDA The first drug to treat smallpox has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A massive vaccination campaign led to the eradication of smallpox worldwide by 1980, but there are fears the highly contagious...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Mektovi, Braftovi, Epidiolex, Olumiant, Consensi, Doptelet, Aimovig, Lucemyra, Tavalisse, Ilumya

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Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are special for parents. But they can also be stressful times for new moms and dads caring for a newborn or infant. Your health care provider can be a great resource. A good time to check in is during preventive “well-child” health visits with your child’s pediatrician, says Donna L. […]

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Drugs.com Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Drugs.com Medication Compare Tool (beta). Our team of developers have been very busy working on this tool and there are plenty of upgrades planned in the near future. See how your medications stack up against each other. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, reviews, […]

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