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  • Laser Treatments: Pinpointing the New You

    Laser Treatments: Pinpointing the New You
    A newly approved laser available for use in the United States could mean easier treatment for common skin conditions and hair removal — and is available in the Lehigh Valley Shane Deppen, the physician extender at Dr. Samina Wahhab’s...
  • Fast-food's big resolution: Transform junk food image

    Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk. As people express distaste for food they think is overly processed, McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are trying to shed their reputation for serving reheated meals that are loaded with...
  • Albo proposes bill to allow medical marijuana to threat a third syndrome

    Virginia so far allows people to possess marijuana if prescribed for treatment of cancer or glaucoma, and now Del. Dave Albo, R-Springfield, is proposing to allow its use to treat epilepsy, too. He’s introducing a bill before the 2015 General...
  • Hummus sold nationwide recalled for undeclared peanuts

    Hummus sold nationwide recalled for undeclared peanuts
    Zilks Foods LLC, of Austin, Texas, is recalling all of its 8-ounce hummus products sold in stores nationwide because they may contain undeclared peanuts, according to a press release distributed by the Food and Drug Administration. People who have...
  • Ten years in, California's stem cell program is getting a reboot

    Ten years in, California's stem cell program is getting a reboot
    Turning 10 years old may not quite mark adolescence for a human child, but for a major government research effort such as California's stem cell program, it's well past middle age. So it's a little strange to hear C. Randal Mills, the new president...
  • Another drug is approved to help the obese

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that may be help some of the millions of Americans resolving to lose weight this year. The daily injectable drug, liraglutide, is part of a new class of diabetes medicines that prompt the pancreas to...
  • 'Keepsake' ultrasounds still popular, despite FDA warnings

    'Keepsake' ultrasounds still popular, despite FDA warnings
    Yolanda Favela has already seen her baby boy yawn and suck his thumb and knows he has a head full of hair — and she hasn't even met him yet. Like many pregnant women, Favela visited an ultrasound center to view her unborn baby on a machine that...
  • Gilead counters AbbVie with exclusive hepatitis C drug deal of its own

     Gilead counters AbbVie with exclusive hepatitis C drug deal of its own
    CVS Health announced Monday that it plans to make Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C drugs the exclusive option for most of its consumers starting Wednesday. The announcement comes two weeks after Express Scripts, the nation's largest manager of prescription...
  • Alexion Waits To Hear From FDA On Drug Candidate

    Cheshire-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals has completed its submission for federal approval of a drug to treat soft bone disease, a genetic form of rickets that varies greatly in its severity. Alexion's biological drug candidate, asfotase alfa, is an enzyme...
  • Petco says it pulled remaining Chinese treats nationwide amid fears they sickened, killed pets

    Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007. The U.S. Food and Drug...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Study shows vapor rubs really do work

    There was a great article published recently in the online journal of Pediatrics titled, "Vapor Rub, Petrolatum, or No Treatment for Nocturnal Cough?" Having been a fan of both Vick's Vapor Rub and Mentholatum since childhood, I knew it was a must read!...