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FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs
FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Praluent, the first of a powerful new class of injected, cholesterol-lowering drugs that experts believe...
FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling
FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday it wants food labels to include more information about how much added sugar is in a product, so consumers can see more c...
Formaldehyde in Embalming Fluid May Raise ALS Risk for Funeral Directors
Formaldehyde in Embalming Fluid May Raise ALS Risk for Funeral Directors MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Male funeral directors who routinely work with embalming fluid might be at increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (A...
Fat Cavefish Give Clues to Obesity in People: Study
Fat Cavefish Give Clues to Obesity in People: Study MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A species of fat, binge-eating fish share a specific gene mutation with some obese people who are constantly hungry, a new study shows. The finding could imp...
For Those With Social Anxiety, Acts of Kindness May Be Therapeutic
For Those With Social Anxiety, Acts of Kindness May Be Therapeutic FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with social anxiety who perform good deeds may have less trouble relaxing and interacting with others, new research finds. These acts o...
FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure
FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first in a new class of drugs that show promise for combating heart failure. The approval of Entresto (sacubitril...
FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers
FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S Food and Drug Administration on Thursday strengthened the warning labels for widely used painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen, s...
Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds
Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans know that fireworks can injure the eyes and hands, but these Fourth of July favorites can also take a toll on the lungs, a new study find...
Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban
Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although banned in 2009 by the U.S. Food Administration, flavored cigarettes are still popular and available online, a new study finds. Researchers fro...
Fish-Related Food Poisoning in Florida Under-Reported
Fish-Related Food Poisoning in Florida Under-Reported MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A rare toxin carried by barracuda, grouper and other locally caught sport fish sickens Floridians in greater numbers than previously believed, a new analys...