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A new study shows that the happiest couples only have sex once a week. The study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, was based on surveys covering over 30,000 Americans over a span of four decades, claimed to be the first to go against the prevailing belief that more sex equals more happiness.
The use of internal body thermometers is far more accurate that than of external, according to a new study from researchers at the Peter Lougheed Center in Calgary, Canada. For the study the researchers collected data from 8,600 patients of varying ages. They found that rectal and bladder thermometers are significantly more accurate than their counterparts used in the armpit or forehead. Death rates among middle-aged whites are on the rise, a new study says. The study, published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which analyzed data from CDC and other sources, including other countries, found that that mortality rate among whites ages 45 to 54 had increased by a half-percent a year from 381.5 per 100,000 in 1999 to 415.4 in 2013. frustrated-101915.jpg People who work in stressful jobs are at an increased chance of stroke, according to a new study. The new study, published in Neurology, was based on studies that included nearly 140,000 participants. Researchers found an overall 22 percent higher stroke risk among those in high-strain jobs versus low-strain occupations. In some cases, the risk was elevated by up to 58 percent. More
pms-112915.jpg Serious symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may have a link to high blood pressure among women, a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology this week revealed. Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome or PMS include mood swings, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, headaches and bloating. High... Pregnant-Progesterone-112615.jpg Giving progesterone to women with a history of three or more miscarriages in the first trimester of pregnancy may not actually help, a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has found. While progesterone is essential for the maintenance of pregnancy, "...whether progesterone supplementation... A certain parasitic worm could help promote fertility for some women, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara. They made the discovery after doing researcher on nearly 1000 indigenous women in Bolivia. They found that those women who had been infected with the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides had on average two more children than those who had not. More

Pediatricians Push For Stronger Tobacco And E-Cigarette Regulations

Many pediatricians are now standing in favor of stronger regulations against tobacco and e-cigarettes, according to a new statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The group has released its official recommendation that the legal age for tobacco and e-cig purchases be raised from 18 to 21. "Tobacco use continues to be a major health threat to children, adolescents and adults."

FDA Blacklists Certain Weight Loss Products

Staying slim and fit is fine as long as it is achieved by a healthy lifestyle. However seeking hourglass figure through supplements may land you in trouble. The FDA has advised consumers not to purchase or use certain products promoted for weight loss. The products are Perfect Slim Slim Fast Track...

Schizophrenics With Brain Wrinkle May Be More Likely To Hallucinate

Those who suffer from schizophrenia may be more likely to experience hallucinations due to a front brain wrinkle than those without the condition, according to a new study from researchers at University of Cambridge, U.K. For the study the researchers examined brain scans from 153 schizophrenia patients.
pbibioscience-102015.jpg A next-generation test method may soon hit the US market and help clear the enormous backlog of rape kits. Pressure BioSciences Inc. (PBIO), a maker of proprietary laboratory instrumentation and associated consumables, said it plans to develop a rape kit test method based on its pressure cycling technology... More

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02/27/16TTNP.OBProbuphine (Resubmitted NDA)FDA decision on Probuphine for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence in adult patients
02/27/16TST.TOMycobacterium phlei Cell wall-Nucleic Acid complex (BLA)FDA decision on MCNA for treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer at high risk of recurrence or progression in adult patients who failed prior Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy
02/26/16SRPTEteplirsen (NDA)FDA decision on Eteplirsen for treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
01/28/16MRKgrazoprevir/elbasvir (NDA)FDA decision on grazoprevir/elbasvir single tablet combination therapy for the treatment of adult patients with chronic HCV genotypes 1, 4 or 6.
01/27/16NEOSNT-0202 (NDA Resubmission) FDA decision on NT-0202 for the treatment of ADHD
01/27/16NEOSNT-0202 (NDA resubmission)FDA decision on NT-0202 for the treatment of ADHD
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