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FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs
FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Praluent, the first of a powerful new class of injected, cholesterol-lowering drugs that experts believe...
FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling
FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday it wants food labels to include more information about how much added sugar is in a product, so consumers can see more c...
For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney or bladder stones do not increase a postmenopausal woman's risk of osteoporosis, a new study finds. "We know in men that if you have a kidney ston...
FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss
FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans struggling to shed pounds have a new weight-loss option: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a temporary, implanted ...
Foreign Fungus Threatens U.S. Salamanders: Study
Foreign Fungus Threatens U.S. Salamanders: Study THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- North American salamanders could be decimated by a deadly fungus unless a ban is placed on imported salamanders that can carry the fungus, researchers report....
Formaldehyde in Embalming Fluid May Raise ALS Risk for Funeral Directors
Formaldehyde in Embalming Fluid May Raise ALS Risk for Funeral Directors MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Male funeral directors who routinely work with embalming fluid might be at increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (A...
Fat Cavefish Give Clues to Obesity in People: Study
Fat Cavefish Give Clues to Obesity in People: Study MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A species of fat, binge-eating fish share a specific gene mutation with some obese people who are constantly hungry, a new study shows. The finding could imp...
For Those With Social Anxiety, Acts of Kindness May Be Therapeutic
For Those With Social Anxiety, Acts of Kindness May Be Therapeutic FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with social anxiety who perform good deeds may have less trouble relaxing and interacting with others, new research finds. These acts o...
FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure
FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first in a new class of drugs that show promise for combating heart failure. The approval of Entresto (sacubitril...
FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers
FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S Food and Drug Administration on Thursday strengthened the warning labels for widely used painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen, s...