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1st Baby Born With DNA From 3 Parents

A now 5-month-old baby boy is the first worldwide to be born using a controversial technique that combines DNA from three people -- two women and a man. As reported Tuesday by New Scientist magazine, the technique is designed to help couples who carry rare genetic mutations have healthy children. It has only been legally approved for use in the United...

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FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study

Among federal employees who review new cancer-drug applications for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, about half who leave to work elsewhere end up working for the industry they once regulated. That's what researchers at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) concluded after following the career paths of 55 FDA reviewers of new blood and...

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FDA Approves Stelara (ustekinumab) for Treatment of Adults with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's Disease

Janssen Biotech, Inc., announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Stelara (ustekinumab) for the treatment of moderately to severely active Crohn's disease in adults (18 years or older) who have failed or were intolerant to treatment with immunomodulators or corticosteroids but never failed treatment with a tumor necrosis...

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Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health

Wary of the stigma of a mental health diagnosis and its toll on their careers, physicians often avoid getting help for depression and other mental illnesses, a new survey suggests. Researchers surveyed more than 2,000 female physicians to assess treatment barriers. Nearly half of those surveyed thought they met the definition for mental illness at...

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Nanoparticles Ease Aching Joints in Mice

New research in mice suggests that tiny nanoparticles might one day be a better way to deliver medicine to inflamed joints in humans. The therapy may reduce the risk of osteoarthritis in people who have suffered joint injuries, the study authors said. About 12 percent of osteoarthritis cases stem from previous joint injuries. The experimental treatment...

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High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget

High utility bills can be more than a budget-buster. They also can cause anxiety and depression in low-income families, a new study finds. The study included 72 families in the Boston area with annual incomes of $32,000 or less and utility costs that were as much as $650 a month at the height of winter. Utility bills "at $200 per month represent nearly...

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Food Flavors May Come From Surprising Sources

When is a lemon not a lemon? When it's "lemon flavor" in a processed food or drink. The flavorings found in many foods and beverages may come from surprising sources. But, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said you can find out what's really in your foods by checking the ingredients list on product labels. Just because a label says "maple" cereal...

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Health Highlights: Sept. 28, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Americas Declared Free of Endemic Measles North, Central and South America are free of endemic measles, a global health organization declared Tuesday. The Americas are the first region in the world to be free of endemic measles, which refers to cases...

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Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program

A subsidized independent-living intervention appears to help homeless young people with mental illness get and keep a roof over their heads, a new Canadian study indicates. Called Housing First, the program has previously been tested with homeless adults with mental illness, and has been found to improve housing stability and quality of life, the researchers...

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Health Tip: Let Kids Make Breakfast

-- Want kids to eat a healthy breakfast? Let them make their own, experts say. Here are first-meal suggestions from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Whole wheat toast with a melted cheese slice and 100 percent fruit juice. A bowl of iron-fortified cereal, served with milk and sliced bananas. Top cereal with a spoonful of frozen yogurt and fresh...

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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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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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