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Liver Disease-Related Deaths Up Sharply From 1999 to 2016

Liver disease-related deaths, particularly due to cirrhosis, have been increasing in the United States since 2009, according to a study published online July 18 in The BMJ. Elliot B Tapper, M.D., and Neehar D Parikh, M.D., both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, analyzed death certificate data from the Vital Statistics Cooperative and population...

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Health Tip: Help Prevent Bone Fractures

-- More than 53 million people in the United States have osteoporosis or are at higher risk due to low bone mass, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. If you're at greater risk of osteoporosis, how can you reduce your chances of developing a bone fracture? Here are the agency's suggestions: Help protect your bones by taking calcium and vitamin...

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FDA Approves Symtuza (D/C/F/TAF), the First and Only Complete Darunavir-Based Single-Tablet Regimen for the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

TITUSVILLE, N.J, JULY 17, 2018 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Symtuza (darunavir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide - D/C/F/TAF), the first and only complete, darunavir-based single-tablet regimen (STR) for the treatment of human...

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FDA: Some Rx Drugs May Become Available Without Seeing a Doctor

A new draft guideline from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests Americans could get widely used prescription medicines for cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma, and migraine headaches without having to see a doctor. The FDA says patients could use a mobile-phone app to help determine if they're able to obtain a medication without a prescription. "Our...

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Atopic Dermatitis Places Heavy Burden on Patients

Atopic dermatitis (AD) dramatically impacts the quality of life of patients, according to a study published online July 16 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Jonathan I. Silverberg, M.D., Ph.D., from Northwestern University in Chicago, and colleagues assessed the patient-burden of AD among 602 U.S. patients. The researchers found that...

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FDA Recalls Drugs Containing Active Ingredient Valsartan

Several drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, are being recalled due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine, that has been found in the recalled products, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Patients taking the recalled valsartan-containing medications should continue...

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Salmonella Outbreak in 26 States Linked to Raw Turkey Products

A Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 90 people in 26 states has been linked to a variety of raw turkey products, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Illnesses in this outbreak began between Nov. 20, 2017, and June 29, 2018. To date, 40 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. The outbreak strain of Salmonella...

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Health Highlights: July 20, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: EPA Should Boost Oversight of State Drinking Water Systems: Report The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to boost its oversight of state drinking water systems, the agency's inspector general says in a new report. It also called on the EPA...

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Health Tip: Treating Spider Bites

-- Most spider bites do not fully penetrate human skin, so they tend to only cause a mild reaction. But if the bite is from a brown recluse spider or a black widow, it will cause a much more serious reaction that requires immediate care, the Nemours Foundation says. If you suspect a spider bite, wash the area with soap and water, apply an ice pack or...

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Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Be Weapon Against Ovarian Cancer

One low-dose aspirin a day could help women avoid ovarian cancer or boost their survival should it develop, two new studies suggest. In fact, daily low-dose aspirin -- the type many older women already take to help their hearts -- was tied to a 10 percent reduction in developing ovarian cancer. It was also tied to as much as a 30 percent improvement...

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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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