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Farydak Approved for Multiple Myeloma
Farydak Approved for Multiple Myeloma TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Farydak (panobinostat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood. Affecting mostly older adults, the dis...
Flavored Booze Beverages Tied to Higher Injury Risk in Teens
Flavored Booze Beverages Tied to Higher Injury Risk in Teens WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming super-sized, flavored alcoholic beverages greatly increases underage drinkers' risk of injury, a new study finds. "These findings raise...
Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid
Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in incidence of underactive thyr...
Fewer Americans Burdened by Medical Bills: Study
Fewer Americans Burdened by Medical Bills: Study THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans struggling to pay medical bills has declined every year since 2011 and particularly since 2013, a new government report shows. Health ...
FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment
FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new system to permanently treat varicose veins in the legs by sealing the affected veins with adhesive was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many p...
First 'Epigenomes' Map Highlights How Genes Spur Health, Disease
First 'Epigenomes' Map Highlights How Genes Spur Health, Disease WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be a big step forward in human biology, scientists are issuing the first comprehensive map of "human epigenomes" -- the range of ...
FDA Approves Drug for Advanced Thyroid Cancer
FDA Approves Drug for Advanced Thyroid Cancer FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug to treat progressive thyroid cancer that continues to worsen despite radioactive iodine therapy...
Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC
Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the flu season continues to show signs that it has peaked, it is hitting those over 65 the hardest, sending record numbers of older Americans to...
FDA Approves New Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk
FDA Approves New Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new technology designed to reduce stroke risk in certain patients has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Monday. T...
FDA Approves 1st Drug for Diabetic Retinopathy
FDA Approves 1st Drug for Diabetic Retinopathy FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema. A l...