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The changing landscape

The changing landscape of pharmaceutical medicineExamine the sweeping changes taking place in pharmaceutical medicine including a new code of conduct, federal regulations and industry changes designed to improve drug companies' standards and elevate their performance.

Now available without

Now available without a prescription - FDA makes more drugs over-the-counter - includes related articles on Nicotrol and RogaineFor those who yearn to break their cigarette addiction but don't fancy a trip to the doctor's office, the ability to get the nicotine patch without a physician's prescription may be just what the doctor ordered.

FDA ensures equivalence

FDA ensures equivalence of generic drugs - Food and Drug Administration - includes related articles on bioequivalency and filling prescriptionsWhen Stuart Addison goes to the pharmacy in Margate, Fld., he has the pharmacist fill his prescriptions with generic drugs. Addison. a retired federal government auditor, is one of many Americans who are choosing genetics when they buy drugs.

Pharmaceutical industry issues

Pharmaceutical industry issues its plan for voluntary clinical trials registryIn the face of bad publicity and impending restrictions, trade groups representing pharmaceutical companies have proposed a voluntary plan for using a clinical trials registry as well as results databases by midyear. - RSS Channel - Health delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

Doctors announce first successful penis and scrotum transplant

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:32:26 GMT

The world's first successful total penis and scrotum transplant was completed at Johns Hopkins Hospital on March 26, according to a news release issued Monday.

Why does smoking pot give you the munchies?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:29:35 GMT

If you smoke or eat pot, you might have encountered the "marijuana munchies," or the desire for salty, sweet or fatty carbohydrate-rich foods when using the drug.

Plastic pollution is all around us

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:51:10 GMT

Gene therapy for blood disorder offers 'hope' in new study

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:57:07 GMT

An experimental gene therapy for blood disorders was shown to be safe and effective in helping beta thalassemia patients avoid blood transfusions in a new study. However, more research is needed, and if approved for use, it could come with high costs.

How many hours it takes to turn an acquaintance into a friend

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:51:19 GMT

Here's an unfortunate little truism, taken from a study recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships: "It is not possible to have friends without first making friends."

Plastic surgery game apps sending wrong message to kids, critics say

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:41:11 GMT

Plastic surgery isn't a game, but some apps have turned it into one for kids.

Can artificial sweeteners cause weight gain?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:32:24 GMT

Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting?

Here's how much kids should be exercising

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:03:14 GMT

How can you get your kid or teen excited about exercise, and how much physical activity is ideal for growing bodies? Experts weigh in with answers, exercising tips and new research efforts.

Every man's nightmare: A 'Broken Bananah'

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:14:10 GMT

What may be every man's worst medical nightmare happened to 32-year-old Ross Asdourian.

More than 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:08:32 GMT

More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found.

A growing number of universities teach Weed 101

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:59:26 GMT

There's no weed major yet, nor are there textbooks, but a growing number of creative professors have come up with some clever ways to teach about marijuana.

FDA investigating unauthorized herpes vaccine research

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:34:19 GMT

William Halford had spent two decades researching and developing a vaccine that he believed could bring relief to the millions of people afflicted with herpes.

Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:11:11 GMT

Your mouth naturally contains about 700 types of bacteria, some good but others not so much. The mouths of people who routinely drank one or more alcoholic beverages each day contained an overabundance of bad bacteria and a smaller amount of good bacteria than those of nondrinkers, new research has found.

Ice swim racing is not for the faint of heart -- literally

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:35:58 GMT

Plunge into water at near-freezing temperatures, and your body goes into extreme distress. Your skin screams signals of pain. You can't breathe, because your chest is cramping up. Talking is nearly impossible. Your heart is pounding. Fear mounts -- as it should. Without any protection, you may lose consciousness in under 15 minutes. You'll be dead within an hour.

'Re-gifted' kidney gives new life to a 70-year-old woman

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:07:02 GMT

Vertis Boyce is a 70-year-old African-American woman. But her new kidney used to belong to a 24-year-old Hispanic man.

Pioneering physician Asperger sent children to their deaths, study claims

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:07:39 GMT

Hans Asperger has been recognized for decades for his groundbreaking studies on child psychiatry and pediatrics.

The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence, state by state

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:35:40 GMT

America's gun violence problem is evident nationwide, but a new study reveals that how different groups of people across the country experience such violence can vary dramatically, depending upon who they are and where they live.

Rodents and filth linked to egg recall by FDA

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:25:05 GMT

An inspection report released Thursday by the US Food and Drug Administration indicates that the North Carolina farm linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated eggs had an ongoing rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions and poor employee practices.

Woman loses two sons in one night to opioids

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:05:12 GMT

In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain.

E. coli warning expanded to all romaine lettuce

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:34:28 GMT

The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes.

Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish after 72 hours

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:48:52 GMT

Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users.

Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana will save many addicted to opioids

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:25:02 GMT

Research suggests that if safe and regulated medicinal marijuana were made available nationally, up to 10,000 lives could be saved every year.

Foam rolling can relieve muscle tension

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:20:59 GMT

Physical therapists say placing your body on a foam roller to target knots and trigger points can help you in many ways.

One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:17:37 GMT

A diagnosis of traumatic brain injury -- whether mild, moderate or severe -- is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease as well as a two years younger age at diagnosis, new research in veterans says.

Aging gracefully: Preventing falls

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:14:38 GMT

Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospitalization and subsequent placement in a long-term care facility or nursing home. And as you get older, recovery is slower.

Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA recommendation

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:46:02 GMT

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use in the United States.

Flesh-eating ulcer spreading in Australia

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:19:50 GMT

Scientists in Australia have voiced concern about an apparent outbreak of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease that usually occurs in West and central Africa.

FDA 'blitz' aimed at reducing youths' use of Juul, other e-cigarettes

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:36:01 GMT

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, announced Tuesday a "blitz" on retailers for violations related to sales of Juul and other e-cigarettes to minors.

Man's second face transplant is a world first

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:13:34 GMT

A man in Paris with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis has become the world's first to successfully receive two facial transplants. He is now debuting his third face.

Caffeine in pregnancy linked to childhood weight gain

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:30:48 GMT

Most pregnant women know to avoid certain foods and drinks, such as raw meat and alcohol. But a new study lends weight to the notion that a high intake of caffeinated substances may also be detrimental to a baby's health.