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Health Tip: Watch Portion Sizes While Traveling

-- Controlling portion sizes is essential for controlling calorie consumption. But that can be difficult when you're on the road. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases recommends: Fill a small cooler with healthy travel snacks, such as cut vegetables and fruit, bottled water and low- or no-fat yogurt. Pack small,...

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Health Tip: Keep Your Child at a Healthy Weight

-- Teaching your child about healthy eating and exercise can help reduce the youngster's risk of obesity and associated health problems. The Cleveland Clinic suggests: Promoting healthy eating at home by offering whole grains, fruit and vegetables, healthy proteins and low-fat dairy. Adjusting favorite recipes to make them healthier. Limiting...

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Amgen to Terminate Participation in Co-Development and Commercialization of Brodalumab

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the Company has commenced termination of its participation in the co-development and commercialization of brodalumab with AstraZeneca (LON:AZN, STO:AZN and NYSE:AZN). Brodalumab, an investigational IL-17 inhibitor, is in development for patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and axial...

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Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It

Too few women at high risk for osteoporosis are being tested for the bone-depleting condition, while too many women at low-risk are being screened, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Anna Lee Amarnath of the University of California, Davis, examined the medical records of nearly 51,000 women, aged 40 to 85, living in the Sacramento area. The...

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Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk

Babies who live at very high elevations may have an increased risk of SIDS, a new study suggests. The findings are based on nearly 400,000 Colorado infants born between 2007 and 2012. Babies of families living at an elevation of 8,000 feet or higher had a SIDS risk that was more than doubled compared to babies from families living below 6,000 feet. Although...

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Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study

Eye training or other vision therapies will not treat dyslexia in children, say researchers who found normal vision among most children with the learning disability. The findings confirm what eye doctors have known for a long time, said Dr. Mark Fromer, an ophthalmologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "Dyslexia is a brain dysfunction, not...

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Tips for Preventing Dog Bites

Dog bites are a serious public health issue, but many are preventable, experts say. About 4.7 million Americans -- more than half of them children -- suffer dog bites each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Even the friendliest dog may bite when startled or surprised. Be cautious; once a child is scarred they...

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Depression Linked to Death of Many Heart Failure Patients

Depression significantly increases the risk of death in heart failure patients, a new study finds. Heart failure patients with moderate to severe depression had a five times higher risk of death than those with no or mild depression, researchers found. "We know that depression is common in heart failure and affects 20 to 40 percent of patients," said...

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Go Take a Hike -- Safely

Before setting out on a hike, make sure you're prepared for the unexpected. The American Hiking Society outlines 10 things needed on every hike, starting with appropriate footwear. Trail shoes are fine for a short day hike that doesn't involve carrying a heavy pack or negotiating difficult terrain. But hiking boots, which offer more support, are a...

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Do You Need a Doctor for Bug Bites and Bee Stings?

Summer is fast approaching, along with its usual bonanza of bugs. Fortunately, most of those inevitable bites and stings aren't serious. But, experts from the American Academy of Dermatology advise going to the emergency room right away if you notice any of the following symptoms soon after a bug bite or sting: Difficulty breathing, The feeling...

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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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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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