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The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart attack.
Federal health officials said Monday they are finishing up the final paperwork needed to import a European vaccine to fight an outbreak of meningitis on the Princeton University campus.
BEIRUT — The World Health Organization is likely to announce more cases of polio in war-ravaged Syria this week, a spokeswoman said on Monday, after the incurable virus was confirmed this month in 13 children who became paralyzed.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered DNA testing company 23andMe to stop marketing its over-the-counter genetic test, saying it’s being sold illegally to diagnose diseases, and with no proof it actually works.
BOSTON -- Dirk Thompson III doesn't hold out much hope that he and the 750 other victims in a nationwide meningitis outbreak will ever see much, if any, compensation for the deaths and illnesses caused by tainted steroids.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved a vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc for use in the event of an H5N1 bird flu epidemic. The vaccine will be added to the national stockpile and will not be available for commercial use, the FDA said.
Vince Vaughn's new sperm-donor comedy may be pure fiction, but it taps into a very real fertility conundrum.
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it expanded approval of a Bayer drug to treat patients with thyroid cancer.Bayer's pill Nexavar is already approved to treat kidney cancer and liver cancer that cannot be surgically removed.
U.S. regulators on Friday approved the use of Johnson & Johnson's Olysio, also known as simeprevir, as a treatment for chronic infection with the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus.
NEW YORK - Expectant mothers often take Tylenol, with the active ingredient acetaminophen, to deal with back pain, headaches or mild fevers during pregnancy. But frequent use may be linked to poorer language skills and behavior problems among their children, according to a new study.
NEW YORK - Older men who spend several hours walking each day are less likely to have a stroke than their peers who rarely walk, a new study suggests. And walking pace didn't seem to matter.
People trying to sign up for health insurance on the federal website will get an extra week to sign up and get coverage that starts on Jan. 1, federal officials announced Friday.It’s the latest acknowledgement that HealthCare.
Even if HealthCare.gov worked as well as Amazon, buying insurance isn't easy. And for many young, first-time insurance buyers, trying to pick the most cost-effective plan can involve a steep learning curve.It's a key hurdle for Obamacare.
ATLANTA — The number of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder continues to rise but may be leveling off a bit, a new survey shows.
Another Princeton University student has been sickened with meningitis, the eighth case in an outbreak that began last March, school officials said Friday.
Here’s another reason for ladies to just put down that sugary soda – it raises the risk of endometrial cancer.Women who drank the most sweet soft drinks had a 78 percent increased risk of the cancer, researchers found. But other sweet treats, such as baked goods, didn’t have an effect.
NEW YORK — Being in good physical shape may help preserve people's thinking and memory skills, suggests a new study.Researchers made this discovery by mapping participants' physical fitness against the number of errors they made on a range of cognitive tests over time.
A new case of meningitis was reported at a New Jersey university late Wednesday, raising worries that an outbreak of the potentially deadly infection may have spread beyond Princeton, where seven people have been sickened since March.An administrator at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J.
With their uncoordinated movements and unfocused eyes, newborns may seem pretty clueless about the world. But new research finds that from the minute they are born, babies are well aware of their own bodies.
WASHINGTON —Angelcare Monitors Inc. is voluntarily recalling 600,000 baby monitors following the death of two infants due to strangulation. The U.S.