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FDA approves Lenvima for a type of thyroid cancer

FDA News Release For Immediate Release February 13, 2015 Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted approval to Lenvima (lenvatinib) to treat patients with progressive, differentiated thyroid

Ibuprofen linked to increased libido, erectile function

Friday Feb 6, 2015 (foodconsumer.org) -- A case report in the Nov-Dec 2014 issue of Journal of International Oral Health suggests that the painkiller ibuprofen ...
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FDA okays Vyvanse for treatment of binge-eating disorder

FDA News Release FDA expands uses of Vyvanse to treat binge-eating disorder For Immediate Release January 30, 2015 Release Español The United States Food and Drug Administration today January 30, 2015 ...
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Pancreatic Cancer: Targeted Treatments Hold Promise

By FDA    Get Consumer Updates by E-mail  Consumer Updates RSS Feed  Download PDF (211 K) En Español On this page: Deadly and Evasive Targeting Mutations Scientists are working to develop breakthrough therapies for ...
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FDA approves first generic esomeprazole

FDA News Release For Immediate Release January 26, 2015 Release Español The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules) to ...
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Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women

Press Release  Embargoed until 1:00 P.M. ET Thursday, January 22, 2015   Contact: CDC Media Relations (404) 639-3286  Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women Opioid exposure during pregnancy increases risk of some ...
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Influenza Vaccine for This Year Does not Work as Thought

Editor's note: The efficacy of the influenza vaccine for this year is 23%, according to the CDC which still claims that getting the shot can help some people. It has been claimed for years that even if a influenza vaccine cannot prevent the viral infection from occurring, it can help the recovery from the flu illness. Those who do not trust influenza vaccine may want to make sure they have sufficient circulating vitamin D by taking vitamin D supplements in a dose of up to 5000 IU per day. If you do not like vitamin D supplements, make sure to get lots of exposure to the sun. Vitamin C has been known to has a similar efficacy of Tamiflu except that vitamin C work to shorten the duration of sickness at any time while Tamiflu needs to be used at the very beginning of the flu illness. Avoidance of high intake of sugar and sugar-loaded processed foods is a good way to boost your immunity against viral infections....
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The Forgotten History of Vaccinations You Need to Be Aware Of

Story at-a-glance− Arguments are provided against typical vaccine justifications that diseases like smallpox and polio were eradicated by vaccination Historical data reveals that smallpox was eradicated through ...
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Many Americans at risk for alcohol-medication interactions

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH News National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) <http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/> Embargoed for Release: Friday, January 16, ...
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Efficacy of flu vaccine for this year is 23%, how can we do to prevent flu then?

Editor's note: Generally, the efficacy of flu vaccine is no more than 60%. But 23% is very rare and should be considered a failure. Those who rely on flu vaccine to prevent flu may pay attention to their circulating vitamin D as studies have suggested that vitamin D sufficiency is effective at preventing flu. Vitamin D supplements can be purchased online or local health stores. Some sources suggest that one should use at least 2000 IU, preferably 5,000 IU per day. Vitamin D is an oil soluble "vitamin" but one can tolerate 10,000 IU per day....
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