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How Common Is Dementia Among LGBT Seniors?

Dementia strikes about one in 13 lesbian, gay or bisexual seniors in the United States, a new study finds. "Current estimates suggest that more than 200,000 sexual minorities in the U.S. are living with dementia, but -- before our study -- almost nothing was known about the prevalence of dementia among people in this group who do not have HIV/AIDS-related...

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Life Is Short After Dementia Diagnosis, No Matter Your Age

Your age doesn't determine how long you'll live after a dementia diagnosis, new research contends. "These findings suggest that, despite all efforts, and despite being younger and perhaps physically 'healthier' than older people, survival time in people with young-onset dementia has not improved since 2000," said study author Dr. Hanneke Rhodius-Meester,...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Tibsovo (ivosidenib) for Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia with an IDH1 Mutation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Tibsovo (ivosidenib) tablets for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation. This is the first drug in its class (IDH1 inhibitors) and is approved for use with an FDA-approved companion diagnostic used to detect specific...

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FDA Approves Krintafel (tafenoquine) for the Radical Cure of Plasmodium vivax Malaria

London UK; Philadelphia US; Geneva, Switzerland - July 20, 2018 -- GSK and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, under Priority Review, single-dose Krintafel (tafenoquine) for the radical cure (prevention of relapse) of Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria in patients...

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Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear

Patients do in fact care what doctors wear, according to a study recently published in BMJ Open. Christopher M. Petrilli, M.D., from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Michigan, and colleagues conducted a survey among a convenience sample of 4,062 patients recruited from 10 academic medical centers between June 2015 and October 2016. The authors...

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Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Be Weapon Against Ovarian Cancer

One low-dose aspirin a day could help women avoid ovarian cancer or boost their survival should it develop, two new studies suggest. In fact, daily low-dose aspirin -- the type many older women already take to help their hearts -- was tied to a 10 percent reduction in developing ovarian cancer. It was also tied to as much as a 30 percent improvement...

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Money Matters

Money can't buy you love, but it can come between you and your spouse if you don't have open conversations about it. According to a poll of more than 1,300 Americans, couples who regularly talk about money -- as often as once a week -- are happier in their relationship than those who discuss finances less frequently. On the other hand, money is a...

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FDA Warns of Deaths Tied to Tainted Synthetic Pot

Synthetic marijuana products contaminated with an ingredient found in rat poison have caused several deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations in the United States recently, federal health officials report. The contaminant -- a blood thinner called brodifacoum -- can cause severe bleeding and has been found in synthetic marijuana products with names...

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Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?

A modified type of botulinum toxin -- botox -- gave mice long-term pain relief and may someday be a safer alternative to opioids as a treatment for chronic pain, according to British researchers. They "deconstructed" the botulinum molecule and reassembled it with an opioid called dermorphin. The resulting compound -- called Derm-BOT -- silenced pain...

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Health Highlights: July 20, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: EPA Should Boost Oversight of State Drinking Water Systems: Report The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to boost its oversight of state drinking water systems, the agency's inspector general says in a new report. It also called on the...

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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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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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