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More than half of ICU patients on ventilators have the ability to communicate

  January 26, 2015 More than half of ICU patients on ventilators have the ability to communicate Results suggest more patients could participate in their own care   A new

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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Medtronic Completes Acquisition of Covidien

DUBLIN, Ireland - January 26, 2015 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, announced today that it has successfully completed the ...
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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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Get ready for National Consumer Protection Week!

January 22, 2015 by Lisa Lake, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC It’s about that time again. Are you ready? Every year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), encourages people and businesses ...
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New SmartGuard(TM) Technology Helps People with Diabetes Manage the Challenges of Hypoglycemia

Medtronic Launches MiniMed 640G System, Breakthrough in Artificial Pancreas Technology, Outside the U.S. New SmartGuard(TM) Technology Helps People with Diabetes Manage the Challenges of Hypoglycemia   MINNEAPOLIS - ...
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FDA okays psoriasis treatment Cosentyx

Wed. Jan 21, 2015 - The United States Food and Drug Administration today okayed Cosentyx (secukinumab) as a psoriasis treatment to treat adult patients with ...
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Media Registration Open for First APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting in 2015

Issued by the APEC Secretariat Clark, Pampanga, The Philippines, 21 January 2015 – Media registration is available for the First APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting to be hosted by APEC 2015 ...
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Kids’ game claims to boost brain power, draws FTC’s attention

January 20, 2015 by Alvaro Puig , Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Imagine if you could permanently improve your child’s attention, memory, school performance, and behavior. Well, that’s ...
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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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