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Those with the highest levels of overall fitness at midlife may be at a lower risk to develop cancer later in life, according to a new study published in the Journal of the America Heart Association. The link was especially strong for men, who showed decreases in lung and colorectal cancers. For the study the researchers reviewed health records of just under 14,000 men between 1971 and 2009.
imge1-032415.jpg Many acne patients routinely fail to take prescribed medications for the condition, according to a new study from researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. For the study the researchers examined the prescription usage of 143 acne patients. They found that 27 percent of the patients failed to obtain the medications that were prescribed as acne treatments. loneliness-031815.jpg Scientists have revealed that being lonely can lead to premature death and other health issues. For the study, researchers at Brigham Young University collected data from 70 different studies conducted between 1980 and 2014 on over three million subjects and considered age, socio-economic status, and health conditions. needle-030915.jpg Drug-poisoning deaths involving heroin almost quadrupled between 2000 and 2013 in the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report states that the age-adjusted rate of deaths involving heroin increased from 0.7 deaths per 100,000 to 2.7 per 100,000 during this period, with the majority of this rise occurring after 2010. More
smoke-032615.jpg Those who live in areas with higher degrees of smog in the air could be more likely to suffer from anxiety, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. For the study the researchers examined health records from 70,000 women across the U.S. Women who lived in the most air-polluted urban centers in the country were more likely to suffer anxiety. sneeze-030915.jpg This year's flu season has been severe for older adults, with this age group experiencing the highest rate of hospitalizations in a decade, according to a new report. The new report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that since last October, the rate of flu hospitalizations among U.S. adults ages 65 and over has been 258 hospitalizations per 100,000 people. The rate of children born via in vitro fertilization, or IVF, is continuing to rise in the U.S., according to a new story from researchers at the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. The society collects data on IVF attempts and births across the U.S. each year and found 2,000 more success births in 2013 than the preceding year. More

Vitamin D May Slow Or Reverse Low-Grade Prostate Cancer

Vitamin D supplements may slow or reverse the development of prostate cancer tumors, according to a new study from researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. For the study the researchers enrolled 37 men who elected to have their prostates removed because of low-grade tumors. Men who were given a Vitamin D supplement for at least 60 days showed some improvement.

FDA Approves New Anthrax Drug

The FDA has issued its approval on a new drug aimed at treating the inhalation of anthrax. The new drug, called Anthrasil, is an antibacterial aimed specifically at anthrax and tested well in various clinical trials on animals. No human trials were conducted. Dr. Karen Midthun, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, released a statement about the new drug approval.

Rare Form Of Heart Attack May Be Hereditary

A rare form of heart attack known as spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) may be hereditary, according to a new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic. This form of heart attack is most common in women and the researchers used data collected in their SCAD registry to detect possible familial ties with the condition.

Short Naps Could Boost Brain Power

Taking short naps during the daytime could help boost brain power, according to a new study from researchers at Germany's Saarland University. For the study the researchers enrolled 41 participants to engage in a cognition test. The subjects were shown 90 single words and 120 word pairs and were asked to learn all.
Monster-Salamander-032415.jpg Scientist have unearthed fossil remains of monster salamanders that is said to have roamed the earth about 230 million years ago. The salamander, known as metoposaurus algvarnesis, is an animal that has a head like a toilet seat with hundreds of sharp teeth and the size of a car. The fossils of the... More

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06/22/2015BMYOpdivo (BLA)FDA decision on Opdivo for the treatment of patients with advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer after prior therapy
05/27/2015SLXPXIFAXAN 550 mg tablets (sNDA)FDA decision on XIFAXAN for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea
05/27/2015SLXPXIFAXAN (sNDA)FDA decision on XIFAXAN he treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea or IBS-D
05/13/2015KYTHATX-101 (NDA)FDA decision on ATX-101 for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness
04/30/2015THRXBREO ELLIPTA (sNDA)FDA decision on BREO ELLIPTA for the once-daily treatment for asthma in patients aged 12 years and older
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