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All travelers who return from the West African countries plagued by the Ebola virus will be tracked by U.S. health officials. The program, which requires affected parties to have their temperature checked twice daily and report to a local public health department, applies to those who return to the country from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone.
pickyeater-101514.jpg Eating disorders may start in elementary school, according to research conducted at the University of Montreal. The study, presented at a meeting of the Eating Disorders Association of Canada in Vancouver, surveyed data on 215 kids (ages 8-12) with eating problems. The research team found that over 15 percent made themselves vomit from time to time and 52 percent had been hospitalized.
testosterone-101314.jpg The FDA has ruled that there is a lack of evidence to prove that testosterone replacement therapy is effective in treating reduced testosterone levels in aging men. The agency says that use must be more strictly regulated, while ordering further tests on the risk of heart attack and stroke. Over the summer, the FDA required testosterone replacement therapy makers to include a general warning. oldman-072314.jpg Life expectancy in the U.S. reached a record high in 2012, according to research conducted by the CDC. The report found that compared to 2011 to 2012 the life expectancy at birth increased from 78.7 years to 78.8 years. For women, the life expectancy stood at 81.2 years, while men would average a life span of 76.4 years. The 4.8 year difference is the same as that reported in 2011. texting-100714.jpg Teens who send sexually oriented texts, or sexts, may experience a greater likelihood of engaging in sexual activity, according to research conducted at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, surveyed data on an ethnically diverse group of adolescent students from Southeast Texas over a six-year period. More
pregnant-090613.jpg Epidurals ought to be administered to laboring women when they ask for them, according to research conducted at Department of Women's Anaesthesia at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore. The study, published in the Cochrane Review, surveyed data on 15,752 first time mothers, finding that injections given in the first stage of labor made for no additional birth complications. bcpill-031014.jpg A free program that offered birth control to women aged 15 to 19 helped to reduce the teenage pregnancy rate by 79 percent over five years and cut the abortion rate by 77 percent, according to a new study. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, featured teens who sought contraceptive services through a clinic and who were told about various types of birth control. pills-051914.jpg New research shows that those who abuse painkillers are not properly prepared to handle an overdose. The research, published their findings in a recent issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy, showed that most narcotic abusers are unaware of their options. The study featured in-depth interviews among 46 users aged 18 to 32. All were residents of New York City. More

Herceptin Boosts Survival Rate For Breast Cancer Patients

When added to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment, Herceptin (trastuzaumab) has proven to improve survival rates, according to research conducted at he Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, surveyed data on over 4,000 women with breast cancer, one half got chemo, while the other half got chemo with one year of treatment with Herceptin.

Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled

Contract Packaging Resources is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of the Assured brand naproxen pain relief tablets shipped to Dollar Tree outlets. The recall was issued for 15 count bottles of 220 mg tablets of naproxen sodium, which may actually contain bottles of ibuprofen softgels in 200 mg strength. The ibuprofen tablets represent a threat to those with allergies to the drug.

Mediterranean Diet May Help Reverse Metabolic Syndrome

The Mediterranean diet, rich in whole grains, fruits, beans, fish and olive oil, may help reverse metabolic syndrome, according to research conducted at the Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan de Reus, in Spain. The study, published in CMAJ, surveyed the effects of the Mediterranean diet on metabolic syndrome, which is characterized by a collection of risk factors for heart disease.

Anti-inflammatories May Help Ease Depression

Anti-inflammatory drugs may help ease depressive symptoms along with antidepressants, according to a new study. The study, published online in JAMA Psychiatry, found that the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could be linked to people having better responses to antidepressants without a higher risk of side effects.

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10/24/14NPSPNatpara (BLA)FDA decision on Natpara for the treatment of hypoparathyroidism
10/24/14RHHBYAvastin (sBLA)FDA decision on Avastin plus chemotherapy for the treatment of women with persistent, recurrent or metastaticcervical cancer
10/23/14REGNEYLEA (sBLA)FDA decision on EYLEA for the expanded indication of of Macular Edema following Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
10/20/14AUXLXIAFLEX (sBLA) FDA decision on XIAFLEX for the treatment of two Dupuytren's contracture (DC) cords concurrently
10/20/14NVSSecukinumab (BLA)FDA panel to review Secukinumab for the proposed treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
10/16/14PFECHANTIX FDA panel to discuss the risk of serious neuropsychiatric adverse events
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