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Sitting for long portions of each day could lead to increased risk for a variety of health problems including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and early death, according to researchers from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. For the study the researchers examined 41 adult Canadians and found that the amount of time they spend sitting was directly linked with increased health risks.
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asthma1-071411.jpgAsthma may not be more common in the inner city as once thought, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For the study the researchers examined health records collected from 23,065 kids as part of the National Health Interview Survey. The researchers found that reported asthma attacks were not more common in the inner city.
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Sleepproblems-012015.jpg Those who have poor sleeping habits during adolescence may be more likely to develop drinking and drug problems later in life, according to a new study from researchers at Idaho State University. For the study the researchers examined reported sleep habits, drug use and alcohol consumption in a nationwide survey carried out between 1994 and 2002. Diabetes-011315.jpg A new study reveals that many seniors with diabetes are being over-treated by their physicians. Researchers examined nearly 1,300 diabetes patients aged 65 and older, with the patients suffering from varying degrees of diabetes and chronic health problems. They found that two-thirds of the patients in poor health were placed on strict dietary and medication control. img2-011215.jpg One type of oral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, HPV16, seems to last a year or longer in men over the age of 45 than it does in younger men, according to new research. The study, released online in Cancer Prevention Research, analyzed four years of samples from more than 1,600 men. The samples were collected every six months. More
nurse-yawning-011315.jpg Black women who work the night shift are at a high risk of suffering from diabetes, according to research conducted at Boston University. The study, published in the journal Diabetologia, surveyed data on over 28,000 black diabetes free women followed over an eight year period. Thirty seven percent of the women reported having worked the night shift, and among that group 1,786 were diagnosed. image3-030514.jpg Vapor from electronic cigarettes may increase young people's risk of respiratory infections, whether or not it contains nicotine, a new study shows. For the study, published in a the journal PLOS One, researchers obtained respiratory system tissue from children aged 8 to 10 who had passed away and donated their organs to medical science. texting-010515.jpg New research shows that texting while driving may be more problematic for middle-aged drivers than it is for younger drivers. For the study, published in the January issue of Accident Analysis and Prevention, researchers ran 50 men and women through a series of computerized road tests. Seven study participants described their texting ability as limited. More
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Fighting Prostate Cancer: 3 Recent Advances (And 1 Step Back) In Research



Prostate cancer is one of the most dreaded forms of the disease - a major problem in men's health and in the medical community generally. Recent study results released by Medivation Inc. (MDVN) and Astellas Pharma showed that a mid-stage trial of an experimental drug showed some progress. Here a few advancements (and one step back) in the battle to alleviate prostate cancer.
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FDA Approves Anti-Clotting Drug Savaysa



A new anti-clotting drug, Savaysa (edoxaban), which reduces the risk of dangerous blood clots and strokes in people with a type of heart rhythm disorder, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new drug was approved to treat people with atrial fibrillation that's not caused by a heart valve problem.
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Pneumonia Linked With Long Term Cardiovascular Risks



Older adults who suffer a bout of pneumonia could be at an increased risk for heart disease for years to come, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. For the study the researchers examined health records from 6,000 people aged 65 and up who took part in the Cardiovascular Health Study and another 16,000 between 45 and 65.
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Emotion May Impact Memory Recall



The emotions associated with some memories may have an impact on their recall, according to a new study from researchers at New York University. For the study the researchers tested 119 volunteers by showing them a series of photos including animals and tools. The test subjects were connected to an electrode on one wrist and received a shock with some of the images.
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01/24/15NPSPNatpara (BLA)FDA decision on Natpara for Hypo parathyroidism
01/24/15RMTITriferic (NDA) FDA decision on Triferic for treating iron loss in CKD patients receiving hemodialysis
01/09/15IPXLRYTARY (NDA)FDA decision on RYTARY for treatment of idiopathic Parkinson's disease
12/30/14VRTXKALYDECO (sNDA)FDA decision on KALYDECO for use in people with cystic fibrosis ages 6 and older who have R117H mutation
12/30/14POZNPA8140/ PA32540 (NDA resubmission)FDA decision on PA8140/ PA32540 for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients at risk for aspirin-induced gastric ulcers.
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