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FDA Approves 1st Drug for Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes Can Double Odds of Alzheimer's

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema. A leading cause of blindness among adults in the United States, diabetic retinopathy is the most …

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FDA Approves Injectable Psoriasis Drug for Tough Cases

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THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new drug to treat tough cases of the skin condition psoriasis has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ injectable drug Siliq (brodalumab) was approved for adults with moderate-to-severe psoriasis that isn’t responding to other recommended treatments. However, …

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Stigma Keeps Employees From Admitting to a Mental Illness: Study

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Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many workers say they wouldn’t tell their manager if they had a mental health problem, a Canadian survey finds. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health poll of more than 2,200 working adults in the province of …

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HRT Won’t Lower Women’s Alzheimer’s Risk, Study Finds

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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women who use hormone therapy after menopause may not have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s, a new study suggests. However, there was some evidence that long-term use — over a decade — might be tied to a lower …

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Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism’s Impact

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FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents of 1-year-olds who appear to be at risk for autism can take simple steps to help them improve, a new study says. Researchers identified 18 families with 1-year-old children with possible signs of autism. At this age, full-blown symptoms of autism are …

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Shining a Deadly New Light on Airborne Flu Virus

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MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As a particularly nasty flu season rages across the United States, scientists have found a powerful new disinfectant that makes “light” work of the virus. Researchers say a certain spectrum of ultraviolet light — called far-UVC — easily kills airborne flu viruses while …

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Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States and D.C.

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Latest Infectious Disease News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of measles cases in the United States has reached 121 patients in 17 states and the District of Columbia, federal health officials reported Monday. The outbreak began at two Disney theme …

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The Purrfect Diet for Your Fat Cat

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SUNDAY, Feb. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Has your favorite tabby gotten a tad tubby? You can help that fat cat slim down safely. But be forewarned: It won’t happen overnight. Researchers at the University of Illinois put eight overweight neutered male cats on a diet for 18 weeks. They …

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Panel Asks: What Defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Panel Asks: What Defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chronic fatigue syndrome is about to get a new clinical definition, with the hope that it will help physicians better diagnose people afflicted with the mysterious and complex disorder. On Tuesday, the Institute of Medicine will release a long-awaited …

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It May Be Winter, But Keep That Sunscreen Handy

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SATURDAY, Feb. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Just because it’s not summer doesn’t mean you’re safe from sun-related skin damage. “The highest level of concern is usually during the summer months, but sun damage can occur year-round, even on cloudy or rainy days,” said dermatologist Dr. Sarah Taylor, an assistant …

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