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RegeneSlim Appetite Control Capsules: Recall - Presence Of DMAA

UPDATED 09/02/2014. Voluntary nationwide recall expanded to include lot #823230415, lot #EX0616r 15813, Lot # EX0616R15814, and Lot #11414re5516. [Posted 08/07/2014] ISSUE: Regeneca Worldwide a division of VivaCeuticals, Inc., is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of its appetite control dietary supplement, lot # EX0616R15814 and lot #11414RE5516,...

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Health Tip: Aging Well

-- Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best things you can do to stay healthier as you age. The Cleveland Clinic suggests how to promote healthy aging: Don't smoke, and stick to a limit of one alcoholic drink per 24 hours. Get regular exercise, including aerobic, balance and strength-training activities. Maintain a healthy body weight. See...

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Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: First Human Tests of Ebola Vaccine Begin This Week The first human tests of an experimental Ebola vaccine are scheduled to begin this week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. The vaccine, which the NIH is developing with drug company...

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Novartis' new heart failure medicine LCZ696 cut cardiovascular deaths by 20% vs. ACE-inhibitor in landmark PARADIGM-HF trial

Basel, August 30, 2014 - Today at the European Society of Cardiology congress and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine, Novartis revealed that its investigational heart failure medicine, LCZ696, was superior to ACE-inhibitor enalapril on key endpoints in the largest heart failure study ever done[1],[6]. In PARADIGM-HF patients...

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ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Stimulant medications -- such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta -- used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won't stunt their growth, a new study suggests. "Stimulant medication did not affect children's final height as adults," said study researcher Dr. Slavica Katusic, an associate professor of pediatrics at the...

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Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds

The U.S. obesity epidemic is a driving force behind the rising rates of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers looked at data from five national surveys spanning from 1976 through 2010 to determine how much the increase in diabetes over time could be explained by factors such as changing distribution of race, age and obesity in U.S....

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Health Tip: Want Healthier Hair?

-- If it's healthier hair you seek, the American Academy of Dermatology offers these suggestions: If your hair is oily or has dandruff flakes, wash it daily. Treated hair should be washed less frequently. So should the hair of an elderly person, whose scalp produces less oil. Use a shampoo and conditioner formulated for your type of hair. Shampoo...

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'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests

Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive, but a new study challenges that theory. "As more people are able to obtain and consume cannabis legally for medical and, in some states, recreational use, people are less likely to perceive it as addictive or harmful," study co-author John Kelly, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital's...

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More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies

Two new studies further confirm the health benefits of breast-feeding. One suggests that 6-year-olds who were breast-fed have a lower risk of ear, throat and sinus infections compared to bottle-fed infants, while the other finds a similar trend when it comes to allergies. The research upholds the "many benefits of breast-feeding in the immediate newborn...

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'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure

When it comes to excess pounds and blood pressure, all fat may not be created equal, a new study finds. The research found that belly fat -- the proverbial "spare tire" -- boosts a person's odds for high blood pressure more than overall body fat. It's well known that obesity raises the risk of high blood pressure. But it wasn't clear how the location...

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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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Heartbleed Update

Drugs.com utilizes the Akamai content delivery network to serve our website to end users. Akamai patched the announced Heartbleed vulnerability prior to its public announcement. Akamai, like all users of OpenSSL, could have exposed passwords or session cookies transiting our network from August 2012 through 4 April 2014. Their custom memory allocator protected against nearly […]

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Consumer Reports Gives the Thumbs Up to the Drugs.com Pill Identifier App

Consumer Reports just put out a review of seven pill identifier apps. Here’s a snippet… “We reviewed seven apps that can help identify the pills you take, and liked two of them a lot: Drugs.com Pill Identifier and Epocrates Pill ID. The others—CVS/Pharmacy Pill Identifier, iPharmacy Pill Identifier, Pill Finder, Prescription Pill Identifier, and ID […]

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