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Sun Protection Comes in Many Forms

As folks start baring more skin at the beach, pool or barbecue this Memorial Day weekend, that means it's time to start covering up with sunscreen. Exposure to UVA and UVB rays is always harmful, an expert from Penn State Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center pointed out. The damage from these UV rays may be obvious right away in the form of a tan or sunburn,...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Probuphine (buprenorphine) Implant for Treatment of Opioid Dependence

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Probuphine is designed to provide a constant, low-level dose of buprenorphine for six months in patients who are already stable on low-to-moderate doses of other forms of buprenorphine, as part of a complete...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Axumin (fluciclovine F 18) Diagnostic Imaging Agent to Detect Recurrent Prostate Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Axumin, a radioactive diagnostic agent for injection. Axumin is indicated for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in men with suspected prostate cancer recurrence based on elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels following prior treatment. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause...

Posted 2 days ago in FDA Alerts

Capnostream 20 and Capnostream 20p Patient Monitor Battery Packs by Medtronic Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions: Class I Recall - Potential Fire Risk

[Posted 05/27/2016] ISSUE: Medtronic Respiratory & Monitoring Solutions is recalling the battery packs due to a manufacturing defect that causes an increase in temperature within battery that may cause a fire in the system monitor. The use of affected products may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death. Battery Pack used on...

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Health Highlights: May 27, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Republican Congressman Says He Used Medical Marijuana Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told a group of marijuana activists that two weeks ago he tried medical marijuana to treat his arthritis pain and it helped him. The lawmaker said he tried a topical...

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Health Tip: Using Aspirin Therapy

-- Aspirin therapy may help reduce the risk of heart attack by thinning the blood and preventing clots. But it's not safe for everyone. The University of California - Davis Health System says you should be wary of aspirin therapy if you: Have kidney or liver disease. Drink three or more alcoholic beverages daily. Have uncontrolled high blood pressure. Take...

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Health Tip: Breathe Healthier Air at Home

-- To help prevent breathing problems, keep the air inside your home clean. The American Lung Association recommends: Allowing no one to smoke inside your home. Performing a radon test to check for the invisible gas, which has been linked to lung cancer. Running a dehumidifier or air conditioner to keep humidity levels below 50 percent. Keep the...

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New Labeling Offers More Protection for Meat Lovers

When you head to the grocery store to select your steaks for grilling this Memorial Day weekend, you might notice a new safety label on the package. This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a new rule stating that mechanically tenderized beef must now be labeled as such and include safe cooking instructions for consumers. The tenderizing...

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6 Sun Safety Tips for 'Don't Fry Day'

The Friday before Memorial Day has been designated "Don't Fry Day" by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, to remind Americans about the importance of sun safety. "As we move into spring and summer, many Americans will start spending more time outdoors. However, exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun and indoor tanning can increase the...

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Music Soothes Nervous Eye Surgery Patients

Listening to relaxing music before eye surgery reduces patients' anxiety and their need for sedation, a new French study suggests. "Music listening may be considered as an inexpensive, noninvasive, non-pharmacological method to reduce anxiety for patients undergoing elective eye surgery under local anaesthesia," said lead researcher Dr. Gilles Guerrier,...

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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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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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