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Health Tip: Does Exercise Feel Like Work?

-- Exercise doesn't have to be a dreaded chore. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests: Join a walking group or exercise class. Or ask a friend to come with you. Build a small garden in your backyard, neighborhood or community. Instead of a long workout, take three 10-minute exercise breaks during your day. Perform...

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Health Tip: Watch for Open Flames

-- The holidays are a prime time for home fires spurred by lit candles or fireplaces. To help prevent such fires, the U.S. National Safety Council suggests: Don't leave a candle burning in any room unsupervised. Make sure lit candles are out of a child's reach. Use lit candles only on surfaces that are sturdy and stable. Keep lit candles away...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Avastin (bevacizumab) Plus Chemotherapy for a Specific Type of Advanced Ovarian Cancer

December 6, 2016 -- Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Avastin (bevacizumab), either in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel or in combination with carboplatin and gemcitabine chemotherapy, followed by Avastin alone, for the treatment...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Novartis presents results from first global registration trial of CTL019 in pediatric and young adult patients with r/r B-ALL

Basel, December 4, 2016 - Findings from a Novartis clinical trial (ELIANA) evaluating efficacy and safety of CTL019, an investigational chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR T) therapy, in relapsed/refractory (r/r) pediatric and young adult patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) will be presented today during an oral session at the...

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Health Highlights: Dec. 7, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Brain-Controlled Robotic Hand for People With Quadraplegia A brain-controlled robotic hand for people with quadriplegia shows promise, according to a new study. It took just 10 minutes for participants to learn how to use the system to do daily...

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Excess Sweating Can Be a Drenching, Wrenching Burden

People with hyperhidrosis -- an excessive sweating condition -- also seem to have higher-than-average rates of anxiety and depression, a new study suggests. Roughly 21 percent and 27 percent of people with hyperhidrosis screened positive for anxiety or depression, respectively. That compared with 7.5 percent and just under 10 percent of other patients,...

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Taking Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Beyond 5 Years May Not Raise Survival

Many breast cancer survivors take anti-estrogen drugs for at least five years to help lessen their risk of recurrence. Now, new research suggests that taking such a drug for an even longer period might not confer any added benefit -- at least in terms of survival. The study of thousands of older breast cancer survivors found that taking the aromatase...

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What's in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don't Know

National surveys of adults and teens suggest that many Americans have little understanding of the dangerous substances lurking in cigarette smoke. Most troubling to the researchers: As tobacco makers highlight their elimination of additives, 43 percent to 72 percent of the survey respondents wrongly believe that these additives produce the most hazardous...

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Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia

An anti-cancer vaccine made from a leukemia patient's own cells can dramatically increase the chance of long-term survival against the deadly disease, a new study indicates. Patients with acute myeloid leukemia -- one of the most aggressive blood cancers -- must undergo intense chemotherapy to beat back the disease. And then they almost always relapse...

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Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk

Tracking the change in an older adult's heart rate when they stand up might reveal their risk of death over the next several years, a new study suggests. As the researchers explained, when people stand up their heart rate initially increases, and then recovers. The speed of that heart rate recovery in the 20 seconds after standing predicted an older...

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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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