Could Nonprofit Drug Companies Cut Sky-High Prices?
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Generic prescription drugs should be cheap, but prices for some have soared in the United States in recent years. Now a group of U.S. hospitals thinks it has a solution: a nonprofit drug maker. Earlier this year, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Want to Give Your Memory a Boost?
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Whether you're studying for an important exam or learning a new language, there's more proof that nonstop cramming sessions may not translate into the long-term memory retention you want. Memory is a complex process that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Medical Marijuana Ads May Spur Teen Pot Use
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Teens who watch more medical marijuana ads are more likely to smoke pot themselves, new research indicates. " Our findings suggest that increased exposure to medical marijuana advertising is associated with increased... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 17, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Surgeon General Comes to the Rescue for Airline Passenger When an unnamed passenger on a Delta flight to Jackson, Mississippi suffered a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Manage a Latex Allergy
-- Latex may be found in products such as balloons, dishwashing gloves, waistbands, rubber toys, pacifiers, rubber bands and tape. If you have a latex allergy, exposure can cause a reaction ranging from sneezing, coughing, a rash and chest... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Control Caregiver Stress
-- Caregiving for a loved one can be very rewarding. But it doesn't come without stress and anxiety. Symptoms of caregiver stress may include feeling overwhelmed, loneliness, gaining weight, fatigue, becoming easily irritated and having body... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Cases in Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak, But End May Be Near
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Twenty-three more illnesses caused by an E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce were reported by U.S. health officials on Wednesday. That brings the total number of cases to 172, the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Low Dose of CBD Oil Eases Epilepsy Seizures: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Less appears to be more when it comes to treating epilepsy with the marijuana extract cannabidiol, a new clinical trial suggests. Patients taking a 10-milligram (mg) daily dose of pharmaceutical grade cannabidiol (CBD)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Organs From Opioid OD Victims Are Saving Lives: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Another study finds that organ donations from Americans who have died from an opioid overdose have risen dramatically in the past two decades. " We were surprised to learn that almost all of the increased transplant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Breast Cancer Patients May Shorten Herceptin Regimen: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- For years, the drug Herceptin has helped women with an aggressive form of breast cancer beat the disease. But there's one downside: In a minority of cases, the drug can trigger heart damage. Now, a new study finds that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Less than 2 percent of the 7 million Americans who are or once were heavy smokers get screened for lung cancer, new research shows. " Our analysis reveals a markedly low and inadequate rate of lung cancer screening for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Better Diet, Bigger Brain?
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- You go to the gym to make your muscles bigger, but what if you want to bulk up your brain to help you stay sharp? New research suggests you might want to head to the produce aisle. People who ate diets full of vegetables,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Rabies Test Could Save Lives, Maybe Even Minus the Shots
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A new rapid rabies test for animals could revolutionize screening and spare humans unnecessary painful treatment, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC-developed test --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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After'Mini-Stroke,' Drug Combo (Aspirin Plus Clopidogrel) Could Help Cut Odds for Major Attack
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A dual-drug approach after a " mini-stroke " might maximize a person's odds of avoiding a more major stroke in the months after, research shows. Minor strokes and events known as " transient ischemic attacks " (TIA), or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: A Fairy Tale With a Happy Ending That Many Share
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Once upon a time, there was a royal wedding planned between a handsome prince and a beautiful actress. In an English castle, they planned to profess their love before the world. The public... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could New Pig Virus Pose Threat to People?
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A new virus found in pigs may pose a threat to people, new research suggests. Researchers found the virus was able to infect cultured human cells and cells of other species in a lab. The discovery is raising concerns... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Poor Seniors May Be More Vulnerable to Dementia
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Being poor later in life may boost the risk of dementia by 50 percent, new research suggests. " Our study confirms that the risk of dementia is reduced among well-off older people compared with those who have fewer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Big Rise Seen in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- In a troubling sign that anxiety and depression are taking hold of America's youth, new research shows a doubling since 2008 in the number of kids and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted suicide or suicidal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Truth About Juicing
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Between juice bars and high-powered home juicing machines, drinking your fruits and veggies has certainly gone mainstream. Depending on the specific mixes you sip -- a vegetable blend, for instance -- juice can be a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 16, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 6 States Sue Opioid Maker Purdue, Claiming Company Helped Spur Overdoses Opioid maker Purdue Pharma is the object of lawsuits filed on Tuesday... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Understanding Childhood Arthritis
-- About 1 in 1,000 children has some type of chronic arthritis, the American College of Rheumatology says. Arthritis can affect children of any age, although rarely during the first six months of life. In the United States, a common medical term... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Is Hand Therapy Right For You?
-- Hand therapy can be performed by an occupational or physical therapist on people who have had an accident or trauma involving one or both hands. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand says people with arthritis or a neurologic condition... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Medicare Perk: Diabetes Prevention
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Millions of U.S. seniors can now take part in a Medicare program designed to prevent prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes. Almost half of Americans 65 and older have prediabetes, and many don't know it. In... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- The type of colon polyp that's spotted during a colonoscopy may help predict the likelihood of colon cancer, new research shows. These polyps -- also called adenomas -- can be labeled advanced or non-advanced, explained... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA: Heart Transplant Survivor Shakes Off Sheltered Childhood to Enjoy Life
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Kendra Plumley didn't spend her childhood running around with other kids on her street, having friends over for sleepovers, or spending lazy summer days by the pool. Instead, she spent most of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Although some women may try acupuncture hoping it will help them conceive, new research suggests it won't. The study compared outcomes for more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women who underwent either real or " sham " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' BioSimilar' Drug Retacrit (Epoetin Alfa-epbx) Approved to Treat Certain Types of Anemia
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first " biosimilar " to the anemia drugs Epogen and Procrit. A biosimilar, derived from a living organism, has been proven to be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- American kids are taking fewer prescription medications these days -- but certain drugs are being prescribed more than ever, a new government study finds. Researchers found that between 1999 and 2014, the percentage of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Scientists Are Targeting the Common Cold
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- British researchers have developed a molecule they claim could make colds a thing of the past. In lab tests, this molecule blocked viruses that cause colds and prevented them from taking control of human cells. " The common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Millions Try E-Cigarettes, But Many Stop
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Many folks are trying e-cigarettes, but not everyone is sticking with them, a new survey finds. E-cigarettes, which contain nicotine, have been marketed as a way to help tobacco smokers quit smoking and as an alternative to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Can Fido Fetch the Fountain of Youth?
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Humanity's search for a fountain of youth stretches back centuries, but modern scientists hope new research in dogs might be barking up the right tree. The Dog Aging Project is looking at a drug known as rapamycin, which is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fewer Money Worries Can Pay Off in Better Health
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- It's no secret that money worries can lead to health issues, so reducing monthly bills is a great goal. But it's also important to know that some so-called time-saving conveniences can actually cost you more. For instance,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Makes Up the American Gut?
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Want a healthy gut? New research suggests you should eat plenty of fruits and veggies, avoid antibiotics and take care of your mental health. These are the latest findings from The American Gut, part of an ongoing global... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Companies Not Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Harassment: Survey
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- The #MeToo movement has shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, but a new survey shows most U.S. employers aren't tackling the issue. The movement " has given business leaders an opportunity to finally... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Melania Trump Treated for Benign Kidney Condition
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Melania Trump underwent an " embolization procedure " Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications, according to a statement from the White House. " Mrs.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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America's Fittest City: Arlington, Va.
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Arlington, Va. is the " most fit city in America. " So says the American College of Sports Medicine. Among the nation's 100 largest cities, Arlington had the lowest smoking rate and highest reports of very good or excellent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 15, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Now at 19 The number of victims who've died as a result of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Taming a Pollen Allergy
-- Spring and summer may bring warmer weather, but they also bring on cases of the sneezes and sniffles for people with seasonal pollen allergies. The U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says pollen counts typically are higher... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: Identifying Asthma Triggers
-- If you have asthma, the same triggers may be causing your attacks each time, so it's important to know what those triggers are. Common triggers include: tobacco smoke, dust mites, air pollution, pets and molds, the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men's Lives
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- As if their work wasn't already tough enough, new research suggests that men in physically taxing jobs may be at risk of an early death. The increase in risk can be as high as 18 percent beyond that of a typical office... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Causes Cancer? Misconceptions Abound
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Many people are clueless about what can actually cause cancer, a new study finds. Not stress, microwave ovens or food additives, British experts say. But a survey of more than 1,300 people in England found many folks believe... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Superbug' Surfaces at Poultry Farm in China
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- E. coli that's resistant to a " last-resort " antibiotic has been discovered on a commercial poultry farm in China, researchers report. Specifically, the strain found on the farm carried genes resistant to the antibiotic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Opioid Makers' Perks to Docs Tied to More Prescriptions
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Doctors who accept perks from companies that make opioid painkillers are more likely to prescribe the drugs for their patients, new research suggests. The money in question paid doctors for meals, consulting and speaking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dirty Air in Pregnancy May Raise Kid's Blood Pressure Risk
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Breathing polluted air is never wise for anyone, but pregnant women may pay an especially unwanted price. " The findings from our study are another piece of evidence that air pollution exposure can affect your health and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hospitals Should, and Could, Avoid IV Opioids: Study
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- When it comes to pain management for hospital patients, opioid pills or injections are less dangerous and just as effective as giving the drug intravenously, a new study shows. The results " have the potential to be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Take Time Out Now for School Sports Physicals
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say. These physicals can reveal health problems that could impair athletic performance or even pose a risk of injury or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Use of MS Drug, Gilenya (Fingolimod), Expanded to Include Children
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its approval of the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya (fingolimod) to include children aged 10 and older. It's the first multiple sclerosis drug approved for children, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Women Seek in a Mate -- Or Just a Fling
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Women looking for a husband tend to rule out flashy guys, a new study reports. But if she's just in it for sex, a dude with bling will do. The study of more than 100 women found a man's practical side carries more weight... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Parents More Lenient If PG-13 Movie Violence'Justified '
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Parents are more likely to let their kids see violent PG-13 movies if they feel the mayhem is " justified, " a new study suggests. The study, of 610 U.S. parents, found that moms and dads were less disturbed by gun violence in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Progress made in limiting kids'exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of pot, a new study suggests. " As we are removing cigarette smoke -- and that's a major public policy achievement... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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