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FDA Takes Steps to Improve Reliability of Automated External Defibrillators

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will strengthen its review of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help improve the quality and reliability of these devices. The FDA issued a final order that will require AED manufacturers to submit premarket approval applications (PMAs), which undergo a more rigorous review than...

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Health Highlights: Jan. 28, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Global Vaccination Program for Poor Children Gets $7.5 Billion A record $7.5 billion has been pledged by nations and private donors to support a worldwide vaccination program for the poor. Funding to be received by the public-private Gavi alliance...

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Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80

Almost 1 in 5 Americans 80 and older has weak strength in their muscles, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number declines in younger age brackets, with just 2 percent of Americans ages 60 to 79 having weak strength, the new report found. A loss of muscle strength is common in old age and can...

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FDA Approves Triferic for Iron Replacement and Maintenance of Hemoglobin in Hemodialysis Patients

Rockwell Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:RMTI), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with innovative products and services for the treatment of iron replacement, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hemodialysis, announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has...

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Health Tip: Caring for a Cut or Scrape

-- When you get a cut or scrape, proper care can help reduce the risk of infection and speed healing. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these tips: Use cool water to clean any cut, scrape or puncture. Gently clean the skin surrounding the wound with soap and a washcloth. Try not to get soap inside the wound to avoid irritation. If...

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Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study

More than 10 percent of preschool-age children diagnosed with autism saw some improvement in their symptoms by age 6. And 20 percent of the children made some gains in everyday functioning, a new study found. Canadian researchers followed 421 children from diagnosis (between ages 2 and 4) until age 6, collecting information at four points in time to...

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Health Tip: Combat a Pinworm Infection

-- Pinworms are intestinal worms that may be easily spread and are common in children. The Mayo Clinic recommends these tips to help prevent pinworm infections or keep them from spreading: Shower in the morning and carefully wash the anal area, as pinworms lay eggs while the infected person sleeps. To help get rid of eggs, change the sheets and...

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It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study shows. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of illness and death among mothers and babies in developed countries, the researchers say. "This study provides substantial evidence of a very promising and potentially cost-effective new intervention to add to present health service...

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Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect

A new study -- this one involving patients with Parkinson's disease -- adds another layer of insight to the well-known "placebo effect." That's the phenomenon in which people's symptoms improve after taking an inactive substance simply because they believe the treatment will work. The small study, involving 12 people, suggests that Parkinson's patients...

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Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women

The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study. These findings challenge the widely held belief that weight gain protects older women against fractures, the researchers said. The study included data from more than 120,000 healthy postmenopausal women in the United States. The women were between...

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Biosimilars in 2015: What Can We Expect?

On Wednesday, January 7th, the FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously recommended approval of Sandoz’s EP2006, a biosimilar for filgrastim (Neupogen). EP2006 is a recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments that deplete these necessary infection-fighting cells. If FDA-approved, this would be the first true biosimilar in the U.S. […]

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Drugs.com Adds Mayo Clinic Disease Reference

Drugs.com is pleased to announce it has licensed select content from Mayo Clinic to provide more timely and trustworthy medical condition and disease information. The articles include detailed information about medical diseases such as allergies, back pain, depression, erectile dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. Each article includes informative sections which may include an overview, symptoms, when […]

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Fox News Features Drugs.com Medication Guide app

Thanks to Fox News for showcasing the Drugs.com Medication Guide app today. Very much appreciated. Available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play store, this is a great app for ultra-quick research and/or keeping track of multiple meds. Check out the video at the link below… http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/13/drugscom-app-provides-medical-information-on-go/ And check out the apps here… http://www.drugs.com/apps/

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