- FDA May Put Strong Warning on Breast Implants October 23, 2019
The FDA wants breast implant makers to warn women that breast implants are not lifetime devices, and that the risk of complications rises the longer a patient has the implant.
- FDA: Smokeless Tobacco Can Advertise as "Lower Risk" October 23, 2019
The maker of eight smokeless tobacco products known as snus can market them as being lower risk than regular cigarettes for giving users cancer, lung disease, and stroke, the FDA said Tuesday.
- More Children’s Cancer Drug Coming, Drugmaker Says October 23, 2019
The drug’s only maker, Pfizer, says relief may be coming soon. In a letter dated Oct. 18, Pfizer said the next delivery of the drug is expected in late October and will meet current patient needs for the rest of the year.
- Many Common Meds Could Alter Your Microbiome October 23, 2019
The gut microbiome includes at least 1,000 species of bacteria and is influenced by a number of different factors, including medication.
- Georgia Sues to Close Sterilization Plant October 22, 2019
Air testing results showed high levels of a toxic gas in neighborhoods close to the plant.
- Good News for Parents: Many Preemie Babies Grow Up Fine October 22, 2019
The study of more than 2.5 million children found that more than half of those born prematurely had no major medical concerns in adulthood.
- Antidepressant Doesn't Ease Obsessive Behaviors of Autism October 22, 2019
The study randomly compared use of the drug to a placebo over 16 weeks. In the end, the researchers saw no meaningful clinical benefits from the drug.
- FDA Approves New Drug for Most Common Form of Cystic Fibrosis October 22, 2019
Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless said the approval was an outgrowth of efforts to speed development of new therapies for complex diseases.
- Jimmy Carter Recovering in Hospital From Fall October 22, 2019
Former President Jimmy Carter, 95, is recovering from a minor pelvis fracture after he fell at his home in Plains, GA.
- Stress in Pregnancy May Affect Baby's Sex, Preterm Delivery Risk: Study October 22, 2019
Women with either physical or psychological stress were more likely to have a girl, the study found