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4 Ways to Protect Your Child From Allergic Reactions at School

If your child has a food allergy, safety prevention belongs at the top of your back-to-school checklist. "Ensuring that parents and school personnel are all on the same page as far as preventing exposures and treating symptoms is critical to keeping food-allergic children safe," said Dr. B.J. Lanser, director of the Pediatric Food Allergy Program at...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Lenvima (lenvatinib) for First-line Treatment of Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Kenilworth, NJ, Aug. 16, 2018 – Eisai Inc. and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the kinase inhibitor Lenvima (lenvatinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)....

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Sun Pharma Announces FDA Approval of Cequa (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Solution to Treat Dry Eye Disease

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- August 16, 2018 -- Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Reuters:SUN.BO, Bloomberg:SUNP IN, NSE:SUNPHARMA, BSE:524715, “Sun Pharma” and includes its subsidiaries and/or associate companies) today announced that Sun Pharma has received approval for Cequa (cyclosporine ophthalmic solution) 0.09%, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Posted 3 days ago in News for Health Professionals

FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including those that are life-threatening (anaphylaxis), in adults and pediatric patients who weigh more than 33 pounds. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA gained approval to market...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

AHA: Personalized Guidelines for Treating Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

The growing population of adults with congenital heart disease could soon begin to see more personalized care, according to new guidelines released Thursday. Diagnosis and follow-up care for people over 17 will be based on more than their heart anatomy. It will expand to include how the condition is playing out in their own body. The guide from the...

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Eating Before Early Workout Helps Burn Carbs

If you exercise in the morning, it may be a good idea to eat breakfast first. A small British study finds that having breakfast before a morning workout triggers the body to burn more carbohydrates during exercise and also speeds digestion afterward. The study included 12 healthy men who did an hour of cycling in the morning. They either had a breakfast...

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A Little 'Horseplay' Eases Veterans' Mind, Body & Soul

U.S. Navy veteran Lisa Conway was having trouble coping with mobility issues related to two newly diagnosed autoimmune diseases when her therapist suggested equine-assisted therapy. "I rode horses mainly as a youngster and a couple of times as an adult. When my therapist suggested equine therapy, I thought, 'Are you kidding me? How am I going to get...

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AHA: Gout Could Increase Heart Disease Risk

Having a type of inflammatory arthritis called gout may worsen heart-related outcomes for people being treated for coronary artery disease, according to new research. The study, published Aug. 17 in The Journal of the American Heart Association, sought to clarify older research on the link between cardiovascular disease and gout, which occurs in people...

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Genetic Testing for Cancer Lacking for Women on Medicare: Study

Testing for gene mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer is rare among some Medicare patients who have the cancers and qualify for such tests, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from 12 southeastern states between 2000 and 2014. Only 8 percent of 92 women who met Medicare criteria for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene testing received it within...

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Magnetic Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD is a chronic condition characterized by uncontrollable, recurring thoughts and actions that a person feels the need to continually repeat. Government statistics show about 1 percent...

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Improving your Gut Feeling

Two thousand years ago, a wise man called Hippocrates proclaimed that “All diseases begin in the gut”. Unfortunately, it has taken over 1800 years for modern medicine to really take note of his profoundly accurate insightfulness. For many years our digestive system was regarded as little more than a food tube with few functions other […]

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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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New Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the 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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