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Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Avoiding Air Pollution

-- Air pollution often is a mixture of gases from man-made sources, such as smoke, vehicle exhaust and industrial emissions, says the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Air pollution can increase the risk of serious illness, from respiratory infections to lung cancer. To help protect yourself from air pollution, the agency suggests: Know when air...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Prioritizing Your Wellness

-- The strains of everyday life can affect overall health, says the National Safety Council. To focus on wellness each day, the council encourages you to: Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Go for a walk at lunch. Find nearby exercise classes. Choose healthy snacks. Take breaks to stand up and stretch. Get regular medical checkups. Talk to your...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Genentech Announces FDA Approval of Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for People at High Risk of Developing Influenza-Related Complications

October 17, 2019 -- Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xofluza™ (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza, or flu, in people 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for no...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Amzeeq (minocycline) Topical Foam for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Acne

REHOVOT, Israel and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: FOMX) (“Foamix” or the “Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its novel Amzeeq (minocycline) topical foam, 4%. Amzeeq, formerly known...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to Voluntarily Recall a Single Lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder in the United States

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers of a voluntary recall by Johnson & Johnson of Johnson’s Baby Powder after FDA testing has found that a sample from one lot of the product contains chrysotile fibers, a type of asbestos. Consumers who have Johnson’s Baby Powder lot #22318RB should stop using it immediately and...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Are Disinfectants Putting Nurses at Risk of COPD?

Nurses trying to prevent infection of hospital patients could be putting themselves at risk of developing chronic lung disease, a new study warns. The cleaners and disinfectants used to sterilize medical equipment and wash hospital surfaces appear to increase nurses' odds of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to findings...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

What Kind of Drinking Can Trigger A-Fib?

Frequent drinking is more likely than binge drinking to increase your risk of the most common heart rhythm disorder, a new study finds. Atrial fibrillation (a-fib) increases the risk of stroke by fivefold. Symptoms include racing or irregular pulse, palpitations, shortness of breath, tiredness, chest pain and dizziness. For the new study, researchers...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Study Uncovers Racial Gaps in Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

There are significant racial disparities in treatment of U.S. patients with multiple myeloma, a new study shows. Researchers reviewed nationwide data on 3,504 white, 858 black and 468 Hispanic patients treated from 2007 to 2013. The average time between multiple myeloma diagnosis and start of treatment was 2.7 months for whites; 4.6 months for Hispanics;...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

How to Keep Halloween Fun and Safe

There's no trick to keeping kids safe this Halloween -- it just takes some planning, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Costumes should be bright, reflective and short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. It's a good idea to add reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. Masks...

Posted yesterday in Medical

How to Manage Your Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting about 31 million Americans, and is the leading cause of disability among adults. Known as OA, it causes pain and other symptoms in joints, which can affect the ability to do everyday tasks. There's no known cure, but there are treatments that can relieve pain and maintain joint function,...

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EVALI Cases Rising among E-Cigarette Users. Are You At Risk?

EVALI is the new name for lung injury associated with e-cigarette, or vaping product, use according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 1479 cases of EVALI had been reported to the CDC by October 15, 2019, which was up 180 cases from the previous week. The reported number […]

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Does Your Medicine’s Side Effects Outweigh Its Benefit?

Virtually every medicine in use today has side effects. Some of these will be minor, others can be life-threatening. But how much are you told about potential side effects when your doctor writes you a new prescription? Perhaps your doctor did a quick summary and told you some common side effects such as headache, nausea, […]

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Your Medicine Is Polluting Our Environment

Doctors prescribe medicines to treat a disease, correct a deficiency, or prevent a condition from happening. For example, beta blockers help lower blood pressure, iron tablets correct iron deficiency, and birth control pills prevent pregnancy. We take our prescribed medication as directed (or sometimes we don’t!) and expect it to do what it is meant […]

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