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  • Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?

    Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?
    All the moms were talking about it yesterday at the pool: the renewed concern about spray sunscreen. Check out this article from Consumer Reports. The Food and Drug Administration is currently researching these sprays, testing to see if they cause...
  • Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication

    Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication
    Reports of Kate Middleton's severe morning sickness opened eyes about how hard pregnancy can be for some women.  "I went to the emergency room because I was so sick and dehydrated after a week of not being able to eat or drink," says Megan Donofrio of...
  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe? Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
  • Protect yourself against flu, other illnesses

    Protect yourself against flu, other illnesses
    Now that autumn has arrived coming, it's time to prepare for your annual flu shot. But are there other shots you should consider to maintain good health? "It's worth reviewing the recommended immunizations with your primary provider, as guidelines...
  • The medical roller coaster of Hepatis C treatment

    PITTSBURGH Barbara Walter has experienced the full medical odyssey of chronic hepatitis C infection, having faced its every major challenge while benefiting from all of the modern breakthrough treatments. She is one of the lucky few. She is cured, with...
  • No. Dressing up marijuana as medicine doesn't cut it

    The relationship between a doctor and a patient is a sacred trust and a legal bond. One of the most common treatments that doctors provide to patients is to prescribe medications. When writing a prescription, the doctor stipulates a specific medication,...
  • Powdered alcohol cause stir before hitting market

    AKRON, Ohio A product called Palcohol is causing a stir before it even hits the shelves. The Ohio Legislature is considering a ban of the product and Akron City Council approved a resolution Monday supporting the ban and urged local retailers to...
  • Studies criticize U.S. medical device approval process

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Information on the safety and effectiveness of medical devices before and after they are cleared by U.S. health regulators can be improved, according to two new studies. One study found many U.S. Food and Drug...
  • Bravo! pet foods and Kong Aussie Sticks dog treats recalled

    Bravo! pet foods and Kong Aussie Sticks dog treats recalled
    Two companies recalled pet food or treats from the market over the weekend Bravo! pet foods and Kong Aussie Sticks dog treats because of possible health-safety issues. Bravo! recalled select lots of turkey and chicken pet foods for dogs and cats...
  • Smart catheters help doctors navigate the heart

    PHILADELPHIA Joshua M. Cooper inserted a catheter through a vein in Janice McKemey's groin, up through her abdomen and all the way inside her heart. From there, the Temple University Hospital physician pushed the slender device through a wall of tissue...
  • Tonix Pharma's pain drug fails mid-stage study

    (Reuters) - Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp said its lead drug for pain management failed the main goal of a mid-stage study, sending its down by more than half in early trading. The drug, TNX-102, is being tested to treat fibromyalgia, a chronic...