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Obese Kids a Universal Target for Bullies

"Being fat" is seen as the most common reason why children are bullied, a new study reveals. Researchers who surveyed more than 2,800 adults in the United States, Canada, Iceland and Australia said at least 70 percent of respondents believed that weight was a common reason for bullying. A similar number regarded weight-related bullying as a serious...

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Cipher Pharmaceuticals Announces Successful Completion of Second Phase III for Ozenoxacin

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CPHR; TSX:CPH) ("Cipher" or "the Company") today announced that Ferrer International SA ("Ferrer") successfully completed the second phase III clinical trial for Ozenoxacin, a topical treatment for adult and paediatric patients with impetigo, a highly contagious bacterial skin...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam for Rosacea

Bayer HealthCare today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam, 15% for the topical treatment of the inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea. The approval is based on results from two pivotal clinical trials examining the efficacy and safety of Finacea Foam compared to...

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Vaccine Candidate Potentially Effective Against Ebola in Large Trial in Guinea

NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK) today announced that the international partnership studying the VSV-ZEBOV (Ebola) vaccine candidate in Guinea has released interim data suggesting that it is effective against Ebola in a large clinical trial. According to the announcement, the interim results suggest that the vaccine candidate demonstrates...

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Health Tip: Avoid Canker Sore Pain

-- Canker sores are painful lesions that tend to develop inside the cheek or lips, on the gums or under the tongue. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to help ease canker sore pain: Avoid chewing gum. Steer clear of foods that are particularly spicy, crunchy or hard. Use a soft toothbrush after every meal, and floss daily...

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Health Tip: Plan to Eat Healthier

-- A healthier diet can help you look and feel better. And when armed with the right information and some healthy snacks, eating well isn't that difficult. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests: Limit your intake of pizza, sodas and sweet treats. Drink plenty of water and low-fat or fat-free milk. Lean dairy...

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Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials

An experimental Ebola vaccine appears highly effective against the deadly infectious disease, according to an interim analysis of findings from a clinical trial being conducted in the West African nation of Guinea. So far, the vaccine has been 100 percent effective in individuals, the United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO) said in a news release...

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Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne

There's no shortage of products out there that claim to treat the pimples that so often plague teen skin, but your body may already be making an effective treatment that just needs a little tweaking from science, a new study suggests. The treatment is nitric oxide, a substance produced and used throughout the human body. But, nitric oxide's benefits...

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Mineral Supplement: Wild Chimps May Eat Clay for Health

Chimpanzees in Uganda have started eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, researchers report. The clay consumed by the chimps in the Budongo forest also helps them "detox" and digest their food, the study authors added. The scientists observed wild chimps in the forest eating and drinking from clay pits and termite mounds. This change...

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Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report

Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests. Air quality in some of the parks is as bad or worse than in some major cities because of pollution from sources such as coal-fired power stations, the National Parks Conservation Association says in a new report. "Our parks remain under threat from air pollution,...

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Drug Shortages: Has the FDA Response Made an Impact?

Rationing of much needed medications for patients is a scary thought for me as a healthcare professional. I can understand when an orphan drug may go in short supply for a rare disease, but when commonly used medications like antibiotics and intravenous fluids become scarce, I wonder what the forces are that cause this to […]

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Harnessing the Power of the Poliovirus as a Cancer Cure

Polio, a highly infectious and crippling disease, was certainly one of the most feared viruses in the 20th century. Each year, thousands of children were left paralyzed. Polio has been successfully eliminated in the U.S. for decades due to a widespread vaccine program. So why would a group of researchers be interested in injecting the […]

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Biosimilars in 2015: What Can We Expect?

On Friday, March 6th, 2015 the FDA approved Sandoz’s Zarxio, the first official biosimilar that will be made available in the U.S. Zarxio, a recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments, is the long-awaited biosimilar for filgrastim (Amgen’s Neupogen). The FDA noted in their briefs that Zarxio was “highly […]

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