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Medication Beliefs Affect Uptake of Preventive Tx for Breast Cancer

Beliefs about medication are associated with uptake of tamoxifen as a preventive therapy among women at increased risk for breast cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in Clinical Breast Cancer. Rachael Jane Thorneloe, Ph.D., from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, and colleagues surveyed 732 women attending an appointment...

Posted today in Medical

The Lowdown on Low-Fat Milk (It's All Good)

Calcium is best known as a building block of strong bones, and studies show that getting it from the source -- milk -- is more effective than supplements. Nutritionists also are learning that it has another important role that's especially beneficial for dieters. Research has found that calcium can help suppress appetite and even lower your intake...

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Health Tip: Understanding Blood Clots

-- Blood clotting is the body's way of preventing excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. Typically, the body will dissolve the clot after the injury has healed, the American Society of Hematology says. But occasionally, a clot forms despite no obvious injury to a vessel, or the clot doesn't dissolve on its own. This can pose the dangerous...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Tolsura (SUBA®-itraconazole capsules) for the Treatment of Certain Fungal Infections

Mayne Pharma Group Limited (ASX: MYX) is pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Tolsura™ (SUBA®-itraconazole) 65mg capsules. Tolsura is a new formulation of itraconazole indicated for the treatment of certain systemic fungal infections in adult patients. Tolsura is...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

FDA Updates on Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Recalls

Investigation ongoing – This page to be updated as more information is available FDA updates NDMA and NDEA detection methods, announces posting of ZHP warning letter Update [12/12/2018] The FDA has updated its testing methods to detect NDMA and NDEA impurities – the (GC/MS) headspace method, the combined headspace method, and the combined direct...

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Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?

Diabetes has been tied to a number of complications such as kidney disease, but new research has found that older people with type 2 diabetes can also have more difficulties with thinking and memory. During a five-year study, participants with diabetes showed a decline in verbal memory and fluency. Using MRI scans, researchers saw that the participants'...

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Health Highlights: Dec. 14, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Gun Deaths Reach Record High Gun deaths in the United States reached a record high of nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to a CNN analysis of federal government data. There were 39,773 gun deaths that year, compared with 28,874 in 1999. The...

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Could You Have Silent Gallstones?

As many as 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most don't have any symptoms, but not all will escape a gallstone attack. The gallbladder is a small organ in the upper right abdomen. It's a reservoir for bile, the fluid made by the liver to aid digestion. Experts aren't sure why, but gallstones form from imbalances in the substances that make up bile,...

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Healthy Sleep Habits for Kids Pay Off

Good sleep routines can help children get the rest they need, researchers say. For the new report, investigators reviewed 44 studies from 16 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. The studies included a total nearly 300,000 children, aged 4 months to 18 years. "Good sleep hygiene gives children the best chances of getting adequate, healthy sleep...

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Health Tip: Giving Cough Medicine to a Child

-- It's perfectly normal for parents to be concerned when a child comes home sneezing and coughing with what appears to be the common cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. But cough medicine may not be the best remedy, the agency warns. It says some cough medicines could have life-threatening side effects, such as slowed breathing. This...

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