Tagged: Health news

health news : High court weighs generic drugmaker liability 0

health news : High court weighs generic drugmaker liability

Supreme Court justices weighed on Tuesday whether makers of generic drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration can be held liable under state law for claims of design defects. During a one-hour...

health news : Amgen’s melanoma drug shows promise in key trial 0

health news : Amgen’s melanoma drug shows promise in key trial

Amgen Inc said its experimental and novel treatment for advanced melanoma met the main goal of a late-stage clinical trial by demonstrating a durable response in significantly more patients than a comparison treatment. The...

health news : Filters often used to stop clots without evidence 0

health news : Filters often used to stop clots without evidence

Some hospitals insert filters into the blood vessels of more than one-third of their patients with clots that may travel to the lungs, despite a lack of evidence they save lives, according to a...

health news : FDA reviewers say Titan drug dose may be insufficient 0

health news : FDA reviewers say Titan drug dose may be insufficient

Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc’s experimental drug to treat opioid addiction was shown to be more effective than placebo in a clinical trial, but patients’ response suggested that the proposed dosage might be too low, reviewers...

health news : Mississippi forbids local laws on nutrition, super-size drinks 0

health news : Mississippi forbids local laws on nutrition, super-size drinks

(Reuters) – Mississippi, the state with the highest rate of obesity, has banned its cities and counties from trying to stop restaurants from selling super-sized soft drinks or requiring them to post nutritional information...

health news : Government changes course on graphic cigarette warnings 0

health news : Government changes course on graphic cigarette warnings

The government has dropped its push for cigarette labels to carry images of diseased lungs and other graphic health warnings, and will craft new anti-smoking ads that do not run afoul of free speech...

Health news : Melatonin no help for late-stage cancer weight loss 0

Health news : Melatonin no help for late-stage cancer weight loss

Despite encouraging results in the past, melatonin pills did nothing to help advanced cancer patients eat more or stave off weight loss in a new clinical trial. “We had great enthusiasm for it also...

Health news : Celgene drug shown to be effective, safe in psoriasis trial 0

Health news : Celgene drug shown to be effective, safe in psoriasis trial

Celgene Corp’s experimental drug apremilast proved to be more effective than a dummy pill for psoriasis patients in a late-stage study, clearing the way for the company to file for U.S. regulatory approval in...

Health news : Rewards get kids active, but don’t improve health 0

Health news : Rewards get kids active, but don’t improve health

Children will meet activity goals to earn rewards, but the extra effort doesn’t necessarily affect their weight and health, according to a new study. The findings reinforce earlier research showing that incentives work to...

Health news : More iron linked to reduced risk of severe PMS 0

Health news : More iron linked to reduced risk of severe PMS

Women who get a little more than the recommended daily amount of iron in their diets may be less likely to get a more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), according to a U.S....