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January 19th, 2011

Antidepressants May Aid in Hot Flash Relief

It looks like menopausal women may have something to look forward to when it comes to the treatment of their hot flashes. A new study has shown that a common antidepressant may help significantly reduce uncomfortable menopausal symptoms like hot flashes. For more information on this development and what it may mean for your health, keep on reading after the jump.

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In a recent study, it was found that Lexapro, a common antidepressant, can also be helpful in reducing the severity and frequency of menopausal symptoms.

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January 18th, 2011

Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamins Can Aid in PMS Relief

A new study is suggesting that there may be a natural way to help control those often-painful PMS symptoms that many people experiences each month. Essential fatty acids that are found in many foods and can be taken in supplements has been shown to significantly reduce PMS symptoms. For more information on this study and how it may be able to help you keep on reading after the jump.

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The study, which was conduced by an Brazilian university and published in the Journal of Reproductive Health, took a deeper look at an already assumed benefit of essential fatty acids: they may be able to provide relief for PMS symptoms.

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January 18th, 2011

FDA Still Unsure About Alzheimer’s Testing Drug

A Food and Drug Administration panel is expressing doubts about the benefits of an imaging agent that may be able to alert health care providers to the potential of early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). For more information on this medical development and what it may mean for the health of you and your family, keep on reading after the jump.

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Eli Lilly & Co. has hot a roadblock in the approval of an imaging agent, florbetapir, which may be able to detect the presence of beta-amyloid, a common sign found in Alzheimer’s patients.

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January 17th, 2011

Mixing Antibiotics and Blood Pressure Drugs Poses Health Risk

A recent study has quantified a long-believed health risk posed by the mixing of prescription antibiotics and some blood pressure medications; that the two can cause a sudden and serious drop in blood pressure, especially for seniors. For more information on this news and what it may mean for your health, keep on reading after the jump.

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For those who are taking common blood pressure medication and may also be on antibiotics, there is a new study out that shows this could possibly be a lethal combination.

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January 15th, 2011

Another Johnson & Johnson Recall

In yet another recall by the popular company, Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil has issued yet another recall of many of their over-the-counter medications including many types of Tylenol. Sudafed, Benadryl, and Sinutab. For more information on this recall and what it means for you and your health, keep on reading after the jump.

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Times have been tough for Johnson & Johnson, as the company has faced recall after recall of their products over the past year for complaints ranging from odors to contaminated products to deficient paperwork. The most recent one was issued on Friday, affecting over 47 million packages.

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January 6th, 2011

Antibiotic Useful in Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A recent study has shown that a common antibiotic may be helpful in reducing the painful symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome. For more information on this medical development and what it could mean for your health, keep reading after the jump.

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In a potentially exciting development, a recent study has shown that an antibiotic commonly used to treat traveler’s diarrhea has shown to have a significant effect on improving the symptoms of IBS.

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January 3rd, 2011

Fruta Planta Weight Loss Supplements Recall

The FDA has warned against the use and purchase of a weight loss product called Fruta Planta because it may contain a harmful and potentially lethal ingredient. For more information on this recall and what it may mean for your health, keep on reading after the jump.

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The weight loss product Fruta Planta has been voluntarily recalled by its makers after the FDA determined that the products contained a previously banned ingredient that has been shown to cause heart-related problems in some people.

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December 31st, 2010

Whooping Cough Vaccine Now Required in California

After a record amount of whooping cough cases reported in California this past year, a new piece of legislation will require middle and high school students to be up to date on their vaccinations before they can begin school next fall. For more information on this development and what it may mean for you, keep on reading after the jump.

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The requirement for children to be vaccinated before school starts is not a new thing. In fact, many children are already vaccinated for whooping cough. However, in the wake of a serious outbreak of the illness in California this year, they state is now requiring kids still in school to be current on their vaccinations.

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December 30th, 2010

Baby Boomers Concerned About Access to Medicare

Starting next year, baby boomers will begin qualifying for Medicare. This is causing some pretty big concerns not only for the government, but for baby boomers and everyone else as well. For more information on what the general concerns are the largest age group in American nears retirement and what this may mean for you, keep on reading after the jump.

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The largest population burst in American history occurred between 1946 and 1964, given rise to a generation commonly known as baby boomers. This year, the first of this large group will begin turning 65, making them eligible for government sponsored Medicare.

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December 29th, 2010

GenVec to Collaborate with Sanofi-Aventis on New Foot-and-Mouth Vaccine

GenVec has announced that it will collaborate with a division of pharmaceutical powerhouse Sanofi-Aventis SA on the development of a new form of foot-and-mouth disease vaccines. Want to know more on what this development means for you and your health, keep on reading after the jump.

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GenVec is teaming up with Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi-Aventis SA, on the development of a new kind of vaccination for foot-and-mouth disease.

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