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Epinephrine Personal Autoinjectors Cost-Effective at $24

In a simulation of children with peanut allergy, epinephrine personal autoinjectors are cost-effective at $24, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Network Open. Marcus Shaker, M.D., from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Matthew Greenhawt, M.D., from the University of Colorado School of Medicine...

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Climate Change Expected to Lead to Rise in Lyme Disease

Rising temperatures are expected to increase the number of cases of Lyme disease in the United States by more than 20 percent by mid-century, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. Igor Dumic, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Edson Severnini, Ph.D.,...

Posted today in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) in Combination with Chemotherapy for Adults with Previously Untreated Systemic Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma or Other CD30-Expressing Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2018-- Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGEN) today announced a new approval for Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) in combination with CHP chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, prednisone) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adults with previously untreated systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (sALCL)...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

Implanted Pumps: Safety Communication - Use Caution When Selecting Pain Medicine for Intrathecal Administration

ISSUE: The FDA is aware that patients undergoing treatment or management of pain are commonly given pain medicines in the spinal fluid (intrathecal administration) that are not FDA approved for use with the implanted pump. While individual patients may experience some relief from using pain medicines not approved for intrathecal administration in their...

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Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients

Both hospitalizations and deaths are increasing among Medicare recipients with liver cancer, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, held from Nov. 9 to 13 in San Francisco. Omer Shahab, M.D., from Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, and colleagues...

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AAP Updates Management of Sport-Related Concussion

Recommendations have been developed for the diagnosis and management of pediatric sport-related concussion (SRC), according to a clinical report published online Nov. 12 in Pediatrics. Mark E. Halstead, M.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues updated the 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report...

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CDC: Increase Seen in Salmonella Illnesses From Ground Beef

There have been 126 more cases of illness added to an investigation into a Salmonella outbreak linked to recalled ground beef products from JBS Tolleson Inc., bringing the total to 246 cases in 25 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Illnesses began between Aug. 5, 2018, and Oct. 16, 2018, and 59 people have been hospitalized....

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For Kids' Sports, Diversification Is Best

If your kid is highly skilled at hockey but wants to try basketball, new research suggests you shouldn't worry about whether that might cost your child a college scholarship. Researchers surveyed 91 professional and collegiate ice hockey players and found they tended to play multiple sports as children, and only started to focus solely on hockey at...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

The Jobs That Carry the Highest Suicide Risk

The rate of suicide among U.S. workers has jumped 34 percent since 2000, and certain occupations seem to be riskier than others, government health researchers report. Those most at risk: men with construction and extraction jobs, and women in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Increasing...

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Can Protein Keep You Healthier Longer?

Researchers seeking the elusive fountain of youth are shining the spotlight on protein. Eating more protein may reduce seniors' risk of disability and help them remain independent longer, a new British study suggests. Dietary protein slows the age-related loss of muscle mass, helping to preserve the ability to do everyday tasks, the researchers said. "Our...

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When even colors hurt

Having battery acid poured on your brain, splitting your head in half with an ax, being in so much pain that colors hurt and the sun is too loud. These are all ways migraines have been described by people who endure them frequently, sometimes as often as three times a week. A migraine is not […]

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No Baby Plus No HIV

What if there was a device that could stop you from getting pregnant as well as protect you from HIV? Well, one day soon, there might be. Researchers are currently working on a vaginal ring that releases both levonorgestrel (a contraceptive hormone) and dapivirine (an antiviral effective against HIV) that can be left in place […]

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Vitamin D: Our most controversial vitamin?

Over the past two decades, we have learned a lot about vitamin D. For a start, it shouldn’t really be called a vitamin, because it isn’t. A vitamin is defined as “A compound that is vital for normal growth and nutrition that is required in small quantities in our diet because it is not made by […]

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