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            Posted today in New Drug Approvals

            FDA Approves Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) as a Seizure Rescue Treatment

            SAN DIEGO, CA – January 13, 2020 – Neurelis, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) as an acute treatment of intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent seizure activity (ie, seizure clusters, acute repetitive seizures) that are distinct from a patient’s...

            Posted today in Medical

            Could Your Morning Coffee Be a Weight-Loss Tool?

            If losing weight sits high atop your New Year's resolution list, you might want to reach for a piping-hot cup of joe. Why? New research suggests that just 4 cups of coffee a day can actually help shed some body fat. The finding follows a 24-week investigation that tracked coffee's impact among 126 overweight men and women in Singapore. Investigators...

            Posted today in Medical

            Low Levels of Key Blood Cells Could Signal Higher Death Risk

            A condition called lymphopenia -- low levels of lymphocyte blood cells -- could be an early warning for illness, a new study suggests. Danish researchers linked the condition to a 60% increased risk of death from any cause during the study period. A low lymphocyte count was also associated with a 1.5- to 2.8-fold increased risk of death from cancer,...

            Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

            Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lamotrigine Tablets USP, 100 mg, 100 Count Bottles

            Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (“Taro” or the “Company”) is voluntarily recalling one (1) lot of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets, Lot # 331771 (expiration date June 2021) in 100 count bottles, NDC 51672-4131-1 to the consumer level. This single lot of Lamotrigine 100 mg Tablets Lot #331771 (expiration date June 2021) was found...

            Posted today in Medical

            A Lifetime of Fitness Helps Women's Muscles in Old Age

            Women who exercise throughout life may keep their muscle power as they age, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., examined muscle strength, power and the size and type of muscle fibers in the thighs of three groups of women. Seven women in one group were over 70 and had exercised regularly for...

            Posted today in Medical

            In the Future, Could Exercise's Benefits Come in a Pill?

            The benefits of exercise are well-known, but what if you're not able to take a brisk walk or endure a punishing workout? Luckily for you, scientists have identified a protein they think might one day help prevent muscle decline in seniors and people who are immobile. Sestrin, the protein, accumulates naturally in muscle after exercise. The researchers...

            Posted today in Medical

            Can Pot Bring on Psychosis in Young Users? It May Be Happening, Experts Say

            The idea of marijuana causing a psychotic breakdown sounds like something out of the camp film classic "Reefer Madness," but many experts argue it's not that far-fetched. As legalization of recreational marijuana spreads across the United States, more people are showing up in ERs with psychotic symptoms after consuming too much pot, said Dr. Itai Danovitch,...

            Posted today in Medical

            Which Teens View Vaping as a Health Threat? Survey Offers Clues

            Some groups of American teens are more likely than others to view e-cigarettes as a health threat, a new study suggests. That list includes girls, whites, LGBTQ teens, teens living in the suburbs, and those from more affluent and better-educated families. Vaping rates among U.S. teens are high. More than 1 in 4 high school students regularly use e-cigarettes,...

            Posted today in Medical

            All in the Timing: Many Get Knee Replacement Too Late or Too Soon

            It's a question many aging Americans face: Is it time to replace my aching knee, or should I wait? New research suggests that for far too many patients, the procedure is done either too late or too soon. Much of the success of knee replacement surgery for knee osteoarthritis depends on timing, but a team at Northwestern University's Feinberg School...

            Posted today in Medical

            Heart Transplants From Donors With Hepatitis C May Be Safe: Study

            One-year survival rates are similar for transplant patients who receive a heart from a donor with hepatitis C or one without the infectious virus, a new study finds. The researchers suggest that using hearts from donors with hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver, may be safe and could help reduce a U.S. organ shortage. The study included nearly...

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            Did the Sixties Curb Potentially the Most Effective Antidepressant Ever?

            Love beads, peace signs, frayed bell-bottom jeans, civil rights protests, and the Vietnam war. The sixties and seventies are known for many things, but perhaps one of the lesser-known events was the reclassification of the hallucinogen, psilocybin (commonly found in magic mushrooms), as a Class A drug. “A good decision”, you may say. And you […]

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            We are what we eat (and also take)!

            Chances are you already know we have a massive microbiome of trillions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses inside us. If this is news to you, then don’t be alarmed. Having a healthy microbiome is perfectly normal and, in fact, critical to our overall well-being. So much so that some even call it our second brain. […]

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            EVALI Cases Rising among E-Cigarette Users. Are You At Risk?

            EVALI is the new name for lung injury associated with e-cigarette, or vaping product, use according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 1479 cases of EVALI had been reported to the CDC by October 15, 2019, which was up 180 cases from the previous week. The reported number […]

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