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Posted today in FDA Alerts

Super Panther 7K by Ultra Shop Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

[Posted 07/24/2017]ISSUE: Ultra Shop Supplement is voluntarily recalling Super Panther 7K capsules, (1 count blister card Lot#: RO846356 and 6 count bottle Lot RO246852 within expiry), distributed by SX Power Co., Brooklyn, NY, to the consumer level. FDA analysis found samples of Super Panther 7K to be tainted with undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil,...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Avoid Recipes With Raw Egg

-- You may have a recipe or two that calls for raw egg, such as for Caesar salad dressing, custard or mousse.But since raw egg increases your chances of food poisoning, it's best to use a safer substitute.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests:Use pasteurized eggs, either in fresh, liquid, frozen or powdered form.Combine the eggs with...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Adapting After Hip Replacement

-- If you're among the millions of people who have had hip replacement surgery, there are some do's and don'ts until you fully recover.The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests:For at least six weeks, don't sit with your legs crossed. Keep the legs in a forward-facing positionDon't raise your knee higher than your hip. Sit with the...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

GSK Receives FDA Approval for a New Self-Injectable Formulation of Benlysta (belimumab) for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

GSK announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new subcutaneous formulation of Benlysta (belimumab) for the treatment of adult patients with active, autoantibody‑positive SLE who are receiving standard therapy. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form of lupus, a chronic, incurable autoimmune disease...

Posted today in Medical

Most American Men Qualify as 'Overfat'

Most American men are "overfat," and most American women are not far behind, a new study says.Overfat refers to having excess body fat that can pose a threat to health. And the study authors from Australia and New Zealand said it's a separate term from measures of body mass -- in other words, even normal-weight people can be overfat.The authors...

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Can't Get to the Gym? Work Out in Your Office!

Making time for exercise during your workday can be difficult.The good news: There are ways to discreetly slip in a workout without ever leaving your office.The bad news: No more excuses for not moving.Try these easy exercises from Harvard Health and Truman State University to get started.The Chair Stand works your hips and thighs, and all...

Posted today in Medical

Obese Don't Have to Lose Weight Before Joint Replacement: Study

Obese patients don't need to lose weight before undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, a new study contends."Severely obese patients can benefit a lot from the surgery," said study lead author Wenjun Li, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School."Patients who can lose weight should, but we acknowledge...

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Meds by Monthly Injection Might Revolutionize HIV Care

Getting a shot of medication to control HIV every month or two instead of having to take pills every day could transform the way the virus is kept at bay.New research suggests that injectable, long-acting antiretroviral therapy for HIV is as safe and effective as oral medications. The injection -- given every four or eight weeks -- includes the drugs...

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Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many

With a small percentage of U.S. parents not vaccinating their children for "non-medical" reasons, a new study warns that even a few such families can trigger a big jump in local measles cases.Based on data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the analysis projects that just a 5 percent drop in MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)...

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Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems

Teens and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may have a lower risk of developing an alcohol or drug problem if they take medications to treat their ADHD, a new study suggests."This study contributes to growing evidence that ADHD medication is linked to lower risk for many types of harmful behavior, including substance abuse," said...

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The team at is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

Posted in Blog the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

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