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  • FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures'

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures' TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday posted warning letters to 14 companies that are selling more than 65 fake cancer treatments. The bogus products include pills, capsules, powders, creams, teas, oils and treatment and diagnostic kits. They're most commonly marketed and sold without FDA approval on websites and social media platforms, the FDA announcement of its action said. The treatments are frequen...

  • FDA Approves Device to Help Curb Cluster Headaches

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    FDA Approves Device to Help Curb Cluster Headaches WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cluster headaches, though rare, are among the most severe forms of headache a person can face. But there's new hope for at least some patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has approved a hand-held device to treat these attacks. The noninvasive device, called gammaCore, works to reduce cluster headache pain by transmitting mild electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve through the skin on th...

  • For the Young, Cigarettes Go Better With Booze Than Pot

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    For the Young, Cigarettes Go Better With Booze Than Pot WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- At parties across America, young adult smokers are more likely to pair cigarettes with alcohol than with a "joint." "Our findings show that co-use of cigarettes and alcohol could be more pleasurable than co-use of cigarettes and marijuana," co-first author Noah Gubner, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco's Institute for Health Policy Studies, said in a school news relea...

  • Flu Season All But Over in U.S.

    Posted: 04/23/2017

    Flu Season All But Over in U.S. FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season is rapidly winding down and is expected to end within the next couple of weeks, U.S. health officials predicted Friday. It was a year much like the past few flu seasons, when the H3N2 virus was the most prevalent strain. That strain usually is hardest on the elderly and the very young. But this flu season there was a slight twist -- middle-aged people were more affected than children, said Lynnette Brammer,...

  • FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism 'Cures'

    Posted: 04/19/2017

    FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism 'Cures' WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Don't fall for products claiming to cure autism, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. There's no cure for the neurodevelopmental disorder, the agency said. Yet bogus "cures" and therapies abound -- from toxin removal to raw camel milk. Some of these fraudulent treatments could be harmful, and should be avoided, the agency said Wednesday. Among them: chelation therapies, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and detoxifying ...

  • FDA Approves Hep C Drugs for Kids 12 and Older

    Posted: 04/16/2017

    FDA Approves Hep C Drugs for Kids 12 and Older FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two drugs to treat hepatitis C infection in children aged 12 and older. Both Solvaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (ledipasvir, sofosbuvir) are already approved for use in adults, the agency said in a news release Friday. The medications are antivirals that prevent the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from reproducing. "In most cases, they cure HCV," the FDA added. "These approv...

  • From Beethoven to Bieber, Music Doesn't Move Chimps

    Posted: 04/16/2017

    From Beethoven to Bieber, Music Doesn't Move Chimps FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For zoos that hope playing music might make captive chimpanzees happier, a new study suggests they are wasting their time. Humans' closest primate relative just doesn't seem to "get" music, the study found. The findings "highlight the possibility that music appreciation is something that is a uniquely human trait," said study author Emma Wallace. She's a psychology researcher at the University of York in Englan...

  • For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll

    Posted: 04/14/2017

    For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Don't sweat the small stuff. That's sound advice for most -- but not if you're one of the 7 million Americans diagnosed with hyperhidrosis. People with hyperhidrosis sweat for no obvious reason. And their overactive temperature control system can cause them to avoid social settings altogether. Hyperhidrosis often goes undiagnosed, said Dr. Robert Korst, medical director of the Valley Health System's hyperhidrosis c...

  • FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests

    Posted: 04/13/2017

    FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests. Known as the 23andMe Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk tests, they assess a person's inherited risk for 10 diseases and conditions. "Consumers can now have direct access to certain genetic risk information," said Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiol...

  • FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders

    Posted: 04/13/2017

    FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first home genetic tests for 10 health risks, including Parkinson's disease and late-onset Alzheimer's. The approval -- granted to the California-based company 23andMe Inc. -- could help test users make lifestyle choices or spark important discussions with health care providers, the FDA said. "Consumers can now have direct access to certain genetic risk in...