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Arthritis Pill From Pfizer Wins Support of U.S. Panel
By In Uncategorized Posted July 18, 2015 0 Comments
New York Times – May 9, 2012   A federal advisory panel recommended approval on Wednesday of a rheumatoid arthritis pill that could offer patients an alternative to the injectable medicines already on the market, but several members expressed concern about safety and urged the Food and Drug Administration to require rigorous follow-up studies. The arthritis advisory committee voted 8 to […]
Whooping Cough Epidemic Declared in Washington State
By In Uncategorized Posted July 18, 2015 0 Comments
AP – May 10, 2012   Washington state’s worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an epidemic, seek help from federal experts and urge residents to get vaccinated amid worry that cases of the highly contagious disease could spike much higher. It’s the first state to declare a whooping […]
Is Sunscreen Flammable?
By In Uncategorized Posted July 18, 2015 0 Comments
New York Times – June 6, 2012   News that a Massachusetts man suffered severe burns while using a backyard grill — just after applying sunscreen spray — has raised new fears about sunscreen products. But dermatologists and burn experts called it a freak occurrence caused not by the sunscreen itself, but by the fact […]
US Liver Transplants Declining
By In Uncategorized Posted July 18, 2015 0 Comments
Health.com – May 22, 2012   The number of liver transplants in the United States has decreased since 2006, a new study finds. Researchers said one reason for the decline is that harvesting livers after cardiac death has become more commonplace, and many of those livers end up being discarded after doctors determine the organs […]
Signs for Preeclampsia in Pregnant Women
By In Uncategorized Posted July 18, 2015 0 Comments
Health Day News – May 4, 2012  Preeclampsia occurs when there’s a swift and significant spike in blood pressureduring pregnancy. It can be dangerous for both the pregnant woman and the unborn baby. The Womenshealth.gov website says affected pregnant women may have these typical symptoms of preeclampsia: High blood pressure. Swollen hands and face. High levels of protein in the urine. […]
Many Young Adults at Risk of Skin Cancer
By In News Posted June 27, 2015 0 Comments
Despite warnings about the dangers of excess sun exposure, young adults in the United States still get sunburned or use indoor tanning beds, federal health officials said Thursday. Both activities increase the risk for skin cancer — the most common cancer among Americans — including potentially fatal melanoma.   “People need to realize that exposure […]

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