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Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise

Posted 31 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 – Extremely hot weather can be deadly if you don't take the proper precautions, an expert warns. There were 123 heat-related deaths in the United States in 2014, according to the National Weather Service. "People suffer heat-related illnesses when their bodies are unable to compensate and properly cool themselves," Dr. Richard Schwartz, chair of emergency medicine at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, said in a university news release. Signs that the heat is getting to be too much include: weakness; heavy sweating; nausea; giddiness; dizziness; collapse; fatigue; and cool, clammy, red or flushed skin, according to Schwartz. If you experience these symptoms, move into an air-conditioned area, rest and drink cool beverages, he recommended. But, there are ways to prevent heat illness from occurring, he added. "No matter if you're in the garden, on the playing ... Read more

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Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer

Posted 12 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Elderly people and children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the heat. But a few precautions can help them enjoy a safe, cool summer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Children, infants and pets should never be left in a parked car, even if the windows are open. Wear lightly-colored, lightweight, loosely-fitting clothing to keep cool and comfortable. Plan outdoor activities for the coolest times of day, such as morning or evening. Take a cool shower or bath. Always use sunscreen. Seek immediate medical care if there are any signs of heat-related illness. Read more

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FDA Approves Ryanodex for the Treatment of Malignant Hyperthermia

Posted 23 Jul 2014 by Drugs.com

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.(BUSINESS WIRE) July 23, 2014 – Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Eagle” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq:EGRX) today announced that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ryanodex (dantrolene sodium) for injectable suspension indicated for the treatment of malignant hyperthermia (MH), along with the appropriate supportive measures. MH is an inherited and potentially fatal disorder triggered by certain anesthesia agents in genetically susceptible individuals. FDA had designated Ryanodex as an Orphan Drug in August 2013. Eagle has been informed by the FDA that it will learn over the next four to six weeks if it has been granted the seven year Orphan Drug market exclusivity. “We are very pleased with today’s approval of Ryanodex, which enables health care providers to better meet the needs of patients experiencing a life-threatening MH crisis,” said Scott Tarr ... Read more

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Pain Relief Often Delayed for Cancer Patients

Posted 16 Mar 2010 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 16 – Palliative care services, which help people who are seriously ill relieve symptoms such as pain, are now found at most U.S. cancer centers, but many programs don't interact with patients until it's too late, study findings show. Dr. David Hui, of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and his colleagues surveyed 71 U.S. National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers and randomly surveyed 71 other cancer centers. They received responses from 71 percent of 142 executives and 82 percent of 120 program leaders. The researchers also found that the NCI cancer centers were more likely to have palliative care programs and physicians. A report on the survey was published in the March 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Palliative care outpatient clinics, inpatient consultation teams, palliative care units and hospices ... Read more

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U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Drop

Posted 8 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 7 – Better screening, healthier living and new treatments have all continued to help cut the annual number of cancer cases and deaths in the United States, a new report says. The findings showed that new cancer cases and deaths from cancer have declined significantly for both men and women and for most racial/ethnic populations. These decreases were largely due to decreased incidence and death from lung, prostate and colon cancer among men and a drop in two of the three leading cancers in women (breast and colon cancers). New diagnoses for all types of cancer in the United States declined almost 1 percent per year from 1999 to 2006 and cancer deaths dropped 1.6 percent per year from 2001 to 2006. The report, which appears in the Dec. 7 online edition of Cancer, was compiled from data by the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the ... Read more

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