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Certolizumab Looks Promising for Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis

Twice-weekly certolizumab biologic appears to be both safe and effective for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis, according to a study published online April 13 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Mark Lebwohl, M.D., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues assessed...

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Health Tip: Care for a Pressure Sore

-- A pressure sore is an area of the body that breaks down because something keeps rubbing or pressing against the skin. A pressure sore can develop if you use a wheelchair or stay in bed for long periods, have a disease that affects blood flow, have fragile skin or are malnourished. The U.S. Library of Medicine suggests how to care for a pressure...

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Health Tip: 5 Habits That Could Help You Live Longer

-- There are no guarantees, but adopting five healthy lifestyle practices could help you live longer, a study by the Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds. Women and men who had thehealthiest lifestyleswere 82 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65 percent less likely to die from cancer, the study found. The...

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GSK Receives FDA Approval of Arnuity Ellipta for Asthma in Children From 5 Years of Age

GSK today announced it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate) a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medicine for the maintenance treatment of asthma in children from as young as 5 years. This makes Arnuity one of the few once-daily treatments for asthma licenced in...

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Sun Pharma Announces FDA Approval of Yonsa (abiraterone acetate) to Treat Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

MUMBAI & PRINCETON, N.J. & KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. May 23, 2018 --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and includes its subsidiaries and/or associate companies) and Churchill Pharmaceuticals, LLC. (Churchill) today announced that one of Sun Pharma’s wholly owned subsidiary companies has received approval from the U.S. Food and...

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Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds

Cryoablation is effective for controlling cancer pain without many side effects, according to a review published online May 7 in PAIN Practice. Laura Ferrer-Mileo, from L'Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona, Spain, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify articles that evaluated the efficacy of cryoablation to control cancer...

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Leave Tablets, Smartphones Out of the Bedroom for Better Sleep

Are tablets, smartphones and laptops robbing Americans of shut-eye? Absolutely, said researchers who found that the unending entertainments and the light the devices emit are a powerful, slumber-killing combo. The finding comes from a small analysis of nine otherwise healthy adults in their 20s. Their sleep was tracked after five straight nights of...

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To Repel Ticks This Summer, Try Insecticide-Treated Clothes

Outdoor enthusiasts: Here's a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. A new U.S. government study confirms that insecticide-treated clothes marketed for preventing tick-borne ills do, in fact, thwart the pests. In lab tests of clothes bought from one manufacturer, researchers found that...

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AHA: Aspirin May Help Some Pregnant Women Avoid Preeclampsia

A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother and baby in danger, according to a new study. New guidelines lowering the threshold for what defines high blood pressure pose a quandary for doctors who treat pregnant women at risk for preeclampsia. High blood pressure...

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Health Highlights: May 25, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients Patients served by the beleaguered Veterans Affairs health system may have wider access to private care, thanks to a bill approved Wednesday by the Senate. President Donald Trump is...

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Drugs.com Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Drugs.com 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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Drugs.com Receives eHealthcare Leadership Silver Award

We are proud to announce that Drugs.com has been awarded a Silver Award for “Best Consumer General Health Site” in the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Jane Weber Brubaker, chair of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, notes that “Winners range from small and large healthcare provider organizations, to business-to-business and medical device companies, but they share these […]

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