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Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad

The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest. Foods like fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, wine, yogurt and buttermilk can increase the diversity of bacteria in a person's intestines. And that diversity can help ward off illness, said Dr. Jingyuan Fu, senior...

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Some Smart Yet Easy Ways to Shield Yourself From Skin Cancer

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their life, but it can be treated and cured if detected early, a dermatologist says. "Knowing your own skin is the key to discovering skin cancer early on. See a dermatologist for a skin check if you notice a spot, mole or lump on your body that is changing, growing or bleeding," said...

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Exelixis Announces FDA Approval of Cabometyx (cabozantinib) for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 25, 2016-- Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cabometyx (cabozantinib) tablets for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who have received prior anti-angiogenic therapy. RCC is the most common form of kidney cancer in adults. Cabometyx,...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Collegium Receives FDA Approval for Xtampza ER, an Analgesic with Abuse-Deterrent Properties

Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq:COLL) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xtampza ER (oxycodone) extended-release (ER) capsules CII, a twice-daily, oxycodone medication for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment...

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Agenus Commences Phase 1 Clinical Trial of its CTLA-4 Checkpoint Antibody to Treat Solid Tumors

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN), an immuno-oncology company developing checkpoint antibodies and cancer vaccines, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in the company’s Phase 1 clinical trial of AGEN1884, an anti-CTLA-4 checkpoint (CPM) antibody. The open-label, multicenter trial in patients with advanced or refractory...

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Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report. Overall, the birth rate for teens aged 15 to 19 declined 41 percent between 2006 and 2014 -- dropping from 41.1 live births per 1,000 females down to 24.2, according to the U.S. Centers...

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Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important Muscle

Having more muscle and less fat reduces the risk of early death in people with heart disease, a new study suggests. Doctors should encourage patients to do resistance exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle, rather than emphasizing and monitoring weight loss, the study authors advised. For the study, Dr. Preethi Srikanthan of the University of California,...

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Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care

Macho men are less likely than women to visit a doctor, and more likely to request male physicians when they do make an appointment, researchers say. But these "tough guys" tend to downplay their symptoms in front of male doctors because of a perceived need to keep up a strong front when interacting with men, according to three recent studies. The...

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Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing

-- Drinking alcohol while nursing can affect the taste of the milk baby gets, and the amount of milk that you produce. If you choose to drink alcohol, make sure you minimize the effects to your baby. Experts note that there are overall concerns about long-term, repeated exposure of infants to alcohol in their mother's milk, so moderation in drinking...

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Health Tip: Sleepless on Sunday

-- If you're tossing and turning on Sunday night in anticipation of the week ahead, you're not alone. Experts say it's when the fewest people get a good night's rest. The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions for improving your Sunday night respite: Go to bed at the same time on weekends as during the week, which will help your body get...

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set For April 30th

On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm local time, communities will team up with law enforcement to host the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The DEA’s “Take-Back” initiative is one of four strategies under the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 to reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion […]

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Can the U.S. Win the War On Opioids?

Remember the “War on Drugs”? This may conjure images of Mexican drug lords, packages of smuggled cocaine, or clandestine DEA agents. But now we all know that the real bandit is found right in our own home — in our bathroom medicine cabinets. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 44 people in the […]

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FDA Flashback: The Top Five New Drug Approvals From 2015

This past year close to 100 new drugs were FDA-approved, so it’s encouraging to look back and see the progress that’s been made as 2015 ends. In fact, more than 40 novel drugs, including a new drug class for patients with high cholesterol, a first-time biosimilar, a life-saving heart failure drug, and a controversial agent to […]

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