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Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy

A new review, published in the Jan. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, addresses best practices for the evaluation and management of reported penicillin allergies. Erica S. Shenoy, M.D., Ph.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the Infectious...

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Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

Staying active in old age may help preserve your memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. In fact, older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, researchers found. "Physical activity may provide cognitive reserve"...

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Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health, Review Shows

Climate change is already having clear effects on human health, according to a new review that describes the situation as a "health emergency." "Climate change is causing injuries, illnesses and deaths now from heat waves, infectious diseases, food and water insecurity, and changes in air quality, among other adverse health outcomes," said Kristie...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Adacel (Tdap) Vaccine for Repeat Vaccination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the expanded use of Adacel® (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Adsorbed) to include repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. It is now the first and only Tdap vaccine in the U.S. approved for a repeat dose in people...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Exelixis Announces U.S. FDA Approval of Cabometyx (cabozantinib) Tablets for Previously Treated Hepatocellular Carcinoma

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2019-- Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cabometyx (cabozantinib) tablets for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have been previously treated with sorafenib. HCC is the most common form of liver cancer and the fastest-rising cause of cancer-related...

Posted 2 days ago in News for Health Professionals

U.S. Doctor Released From Omaha Hospital After Ebola Monitoring

An American doctor who was monitored for 21 days after possible Ebola exposure did not develop the deadly disease and has been released from the Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, officials say. The unidentified doctor's possible exposure to Ebola occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is an Ebola outbreak. "This...

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Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Suicide Risk

The risk of suicide is more than four times higher among Americans with cancer than those without the disease, a new study finds. "Even though cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, most cancer patients do not die from cancer, the patients usually die of another cause," said researcher Nicholas Zaorsky, a radiation oncologist...

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AHA: Infection as a Baby Led to Heart Valve Surgery for Teen

In middle school, Prince Pratt used to get short of breath walking between classes, walking up the stairs or when exercising. And he was gaining weight. His father, Reggie, simply thought his son was lazy. So, Reggie began including Prince in his workouts. They ran trails behind their house in Olney, Maryland, which is part of the greater Washington,...

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Looming Global Crisis Means People's Diets Must Change: Experts

The average person's daily diet will need to change drastically during the next three decades to make sure everyone is fed without depleting the planet, a panel of experts has concluded. Global consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar will have to decrease by about half to make sure the Earth will be able to feed a growing population of 10 billion...

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How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

It's not too late to get your flu shot, which can protect you in ways that may surprise you. The flu vaccine can be a lifesaver for people with heart disease, according to infectious disease specialist Dr. Michael Chang, assistant professor of pediatrics at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. "Previous studies have shown influenza...

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