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New Psoriasis Drug Approved
New Psoriasis Drug Approved WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-psoriasis drug Cosentyx (secukinumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Psoriasis in an immune system disorder that causes red, scaly patches o...
Natpara Approved for Hormone Disorder Causing Low Blood Calcium
Natpara Approved for Hormone Disorder Causing Low Blood Calcium MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Natpara (parathyroid hormone) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to control low blood calcium among people with hypoparat...
New Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Approved
New Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Approved MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Bexsero vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent the "serogroup B" form of bacterial meningitis among people aged 10 through 2...
New Form of Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Risks for Gay Men
New Form of Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Risks for Gay Men FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New types of inhaled recreational drugs called "poppers" can contain harmful solvents and propellants that are extremely dangerous, researchers warn. ...
Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC
Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects have fallen 35 percent in the United States since mandatory folic acid f...
Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in 'Real World' Setting
Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in 'Real World' Setting WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study sug...
Night Shift May Boost Black Women's Diabetes Risk, Study Finds
Night Shift May Boost Black Women's Diabetes Risk, Study Finds MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) Night shift work significantly increases the risk of diabetes in black women, according to a new study. "In view of the high prevalence of shift work...
Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory
Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies process and preserve memories during those many naps they take during the day, a new study suggests. "We discovered that sleeping shortly after learning helps infants t...
Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC
Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Close to half of U.S. adults over 40 who have trouble breathing due to asthma or COPD still continue to smoke, federal health officials reported...
New Antibiotic May Combat Resistant Bacteria
New Antibiotic May Combat Resistant Bacteria WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Laboratory researchers say they've discovered a new antibiotic that could prove valuable in fighting disease-causing bacteria that no longer respond to older, mor...