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Avoid a Nasty Surprise From the Barbecue Grill

Summer wouldn't be complete without ribs and burgers sizzling on the barbecue grill. But those hot-weather American staples can bring a rise in injuries from wire bristle grill brushes. Loose bristles can fall off the brush while you're cleaning the grill grate and end up in food. If consumed, the bristles can cause injuries in the mouth, throat and...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Haegarda - First Subcutaneous C1 Esterase Inhibitor for Hereditary Angioedema

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Haegarda, the first C1 Esterase Inhibitor (Human) for subcutaneous (under the skin) administration to prevent Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) attacks in adolescent and adult patients. The subcutaneous route of administration allows for easier at-home self-injection by the patient or caregiver, once proper...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

Potassium Phosphate and Succinylcholine by Advanced Pharma: Recall - Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance

[Posted 06/22/2017] ISSUE: Advanced Pharma, Inc. d/b/a Avella of Houston is conducting a limited, voluntary recall due to Hospira Inc.’s June 15, 2017 recall announcement that microbial growth was detected during a routine simulation of the manufacturing process and therefore there was a lack of sterility assurance. The products being recalled...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Choosing the Right Sunglasses

You might think of eye problems like cataracts as signs of old age, but one step you can take now will protect your vision for the future -- and you can do it with style. We're talking about sunglasses. Your eyes need to be protected from the dangers of UV light the same way your skin does. And just like your skin, it's protection you need every day,...

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Some Republicans Voice Concerns About Senate Replacement for Obamacare

Senate Republicans' efforts to pass a health-care reform bill designed to undo major parts of the Affordable Care Act are facing push back from at least eight members of their own party. If that opposition holds, it would scuttle the GOP proposal, released Thursday, to repeal and replace the health legislation often referred to as Obamacare. Republicans...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Rewarding Kids Without Food

-- Rewarding kids for good behavior or a job well done doesn't have to involve food. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these alternatives: Offering stickers or temporary tattoos. Enjoying a special sleepover, a play date with friends or one-on-one time with a parent or grandparent. Getting a special seat at the dinner table, or skipping...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

People who spend lots of time on their smartphones may be scrolling, tapping and swiping their way to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful wrist and hand disorder. A small study found a link between extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices and a greater likelihood for experiencing the telltale wrist and hand pain of the syndrome. But...

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Regular Sleep Makes for Happier College Students

Between studying and socializing, college students often have crazy sleep schedules, and new research suggests that a lack of regular sleep may dampen students' well-being. "We found that week-long irregular sleep schedules are significantly associated with lower self-reported morning and evening happiness, healthiness and calmness during the week,...

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Fewer U.S. Kids Binge Drinking

A new federal report finds that fewer U.S. teens and young adults are indulging in frat-party style drinking because their levels of binge drinking have gone down over the past six years. But not all teens and young adults are forgoing extra drinks. Fourteen percent of young people from 12 to 20 years old reported binge drinking at least once within...

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Health Highlights: June 23, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Duke of Edinburgh Hospitalized With Infection The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital for treatment of an infection linked to a pre-existing condition, Buckingham Palace announced. The duke, 96, was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital...

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Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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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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