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Posted today in FDA Alerts

Illegal Cancer Treatments: FDA Warning - Fraudulent Claims of Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention or Cure

ISSUE: FDA issued warning letters addressed to 14 U.S.-based companies illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer. It is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to market and sell products that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, mitigate or cure diseases without first demonstrating...

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Health Tip: Eat for the Right Reasons

-- You should eat when you're hungry, not out of boredom or stress, experts say. The American Heart Association has ideas that can help you meet this goal: Follow a consistent meal schedule, eating three times per day, to avoid getting too hungry. Don't buy binge foods, such as candy or chips. Create a list of things you can do instead of eating,...

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Health Highlights: April 25, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: No Answers Yet in Child Paralysis Disease Outbreak: CDC The cause of an outbreak of a rare, polio-like paralyzing condition that's affected hundreds of children in 37 states is still unknown, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials...

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25 Percent Dextrose Injection, USP (Infant) by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter

ISSUE: Hospira is voluntarily recalling one lot of 25% Dextrose Injection, USP, (Infant) pre-filled syringe to the hospital/user level due to the presence of particulate matter, identified as human hair, found within an internal sample syringe. The affected lot is NDC: 0409-1775-10, Lot 58382EV, Expiry Date 1OCT 2017 In the event that the particulate...

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Health Tip: Prepare for a Tornado

-- When the weather service announces a local tornado warning, your family should have a plan to stay safe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Create an emergency plan for tornadoes, including where to seek shelter. Identify two exits from each room and make sure you have escape access from upper floors. Mark important...

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Are You Raising an 'Emotional Eater'?

Soothing your kids with food may stop the tears in the short-term. But researchers warn it can lead to unhealthy eating patterns long-term. Parents who are "emotional feeders" can encourage "emotional eating" -- a habit linked to weight gain and eating disorders, the Norwegian-British study found. "There is now even stronger evidence that parental...

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FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures'

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday posted warning letters to 14 companies that are selling more than 65 fake cancer treatments. The bogus products include pills, capsules, powders, creams, teas, oils and treatment and diagnostic kits. They're most commonly marketed and sold without FDA approval on websites and social media platforms,...

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Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions

It may be possible to use artificial intelligence to diagnose tuberculosis in people who live in developing nations, a new study suggests. TB, among the top 10 causes of death worldwide, can be identified on X-rays. But, the expertise required to screen for and diagnose TB is often lacking in areas that have high rates of the lung disease, according...

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Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?

Steering clear of salty foods might not be as helpful for your heart health as previously thought, a new study claims. Participants in a long-range heart study did not appear to derive any health advantage from a low-salt diet, said lead researcher Lynn Moore. "People who were on a lower-sodium [salt] diet in general over the next 20 or 30 years actually...

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'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: Study

Proponents of mindfulness-based stress reduction claim it can improve relationships, mental health, weight and more. But, one complaint it's unlikely to fix is lower back pain, researchers now say. Lower back pain doesn't respond to the programs, which embrace meditation, heightened self-awareness and exercise, according to a review of seven prior...

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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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Off-Label or Off-Limits? Should You Use A Drug For An Unapproved Use?

Off-Label Drug Use: What Is It? You may be surprised to learn that you have probably been prescribed a medication “off-label” at one point or another by your doctor. Maybe you’ve heard of “off-label” drug use in the news, but what does this really mean? “Off-label” use of a drug refers to prescribing a medication […]

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