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Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of fish oil supplements won't prevent the return of a common type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, Canadia...
FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs
FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of 'rogue' wholesale distributors selling fake or unapproved prescription drugs is growing, so doctors need to be vigilant when purchasing medicines, th...
FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes
FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new type 2 diabetes drug, Trulicity, on Thursday. Trulicity is part of a class of once-a-week i...
FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use
FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There is little evidence that testosterone replacement therapy effectively treats normally sagging levels of the hormone in aging American males, a U.S. Food and Drug ...
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation, a new stud...
FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety
FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is focusing on the "Low T" fad, questioning whether the boom in testosterone replacement therapy is helping or harming t...
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report. Encouragingly, the new study also found ...
Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan
Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a h...
FDA Approves New Obesity Drug
FDA Approves New Obesity Drug THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new weight-loss drug on Wednesday marks the third time the agency has given its blessing to a new diet medication since 20...
Films Featuring Dogs Seem to Boost a Breed's Popularity
Films Featuring Dogs Seem to Boost a Breed's Popularity WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Movies that feature dogs seem to influence the popularity of the dog's breed for up to a decade, according to a new study. But, this long-term boost ...