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This post has been corrected, as indicated below.A new diet drug went on the market Tuesday. It’s expensive and has to be taken the rest of the patient’s life to continue to work. It comes with a long list of possible side effects, including common ones such as dizziness, fatigue and...
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market with a slate of restrictions on its use, and suggested that although evidence of the drug's safety problems may have been overblown,...
As if reducing the threat of skin cancer was not enough, scientists report that they have shown using sunscreen daily can slow the signs of aging skin -- even into middle age. Skin ages as people age, obviously. The sun is a major culprit in the skin&...
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a drug to treat the severe nausea and vomiting that some women experience during early pregnancy. The Canadian-made medication will be marketed as Diclegis. It is the only prescription medication...
Staph infections remain a significant problem for hospital patients, and scientists are trying to develop vaccines to prevent Staphylococcus aureus bacteria from establishing itself in vital areas like the heart, lungs or blood. But it’s turning out...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that participants...
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About 11% of Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant, making the drugs the most widely used medication in the United States. And with more than 51 million in-patient surgeries performed annually in the United States, a substantial overlap between the...
Ken Chiate is a born problem-solver, and in the summer of 1961, when he was on break from college, his problem was a head-turning blond named Jeannette. He was head lifeguard at a public pool in Phoenix, where his father owned a liquor store. She worked...
Did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a few too many green beers? Are you experiencing the medical condition commonly known as a hangover? As you do your best to cope, you might take some solace in the fact that scientists believe humans have...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles Times“World War Z,” author Max Brooks' best-selling novel about the aftermath of a worldwide zombie epidemic, has an almost supernatural ......
Former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration Robert Bonner wrote in his Feb. 1 Blowback article, "There is still no such scientific study establishing that marijuana is effective as a medicine." Nonsense. Over the last several years, the state...
For a muscular agency that combats vicious drug criminals, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration acts like a terrified and obstinate toddler when it comes to basic science. For years, the DEA and the National Institute for Drug Abuse have made it all...
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