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  • FDA approves lorcaserin, first weight-loss drug since 1999

    FDA approves lorcaserin, first weight-loss drug since 1999
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing of the weight-loss drug lorcaserin, the first prescription anti-obesity medication to win the FDA's blessing since the agency approved orlistat in 1999. Once it is cleared by the Drug Enforcement...
  • Hoarding: When keeping stuff gets out of hand

    Hoarding: When keeping stuff gets out of hand
    It's good to keep essentials on hand for the future. But some people take this to an extreme, acquiring and accumulating objects of dubious value (to others) in such large and disorderly quantities that their living space is filled and normal use of the...
  • FDA sets path for key new diabetes device

    FDA sets path for key new diabetes device
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued new guidelines to medical device makers developing a potentially revolutionary device for type 1 diabetes, saying they should speed its delivery to patients. The guidelines reflect months...
  • Seeking the right recipe for food labels

    Seeking the right recipe for food labels
    You can give people all sorts of useful information, but that doesn't mean they'll use it. Case in point: the Nutrition Facts panels inscribed on nearly every can, box, jug, carton and plastic wrapper in which food has been sold since 1994. These small,...
  • Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments growing in popularity

    Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments growing in popularity
    Dr. W. Grant Stevens calls it his fire and ice room. Stocked with lasers, skin-tightening devices, fat-zapping machines and, on a recent Wednesday, a 65-year-old woman named Helen, the brightly lighted corner of the Marina del Rey medical facility is a...
  • Science tackles your tan

     
    Breaking news for fake-bakers! Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have recently isolated the enzyme that keeps pasty people pasty, and are developing a cream that would block the enzyme which blocks melanin production. This breakthrough can...
  • UF announces Rinker chair to advance cancer research

     
    The University of Florida College of Medicine has announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Okunieff  as the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Foundation and David B. and Leighan R. Rinker chair. The chair was established last year with a 10-year pledge of $1.2...
  • Stanley Cup finals: Boston destroys Vancouver, 8-1, in Game 3

     
    The Stanley Cup finals took a turn toward ugly with a detour through frightening in Game 3 on Monday, as a vicious hit by Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome sent Boston winger Nathan Horton to the hospital on a stretcher and......
  • Stanley Cup finals Game 3: Bruins' Horton moving extremities at hospital after ugly hit by Aaron Rome

     
    A late and vicious hit by Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome to the head of Boston winger Nathan Horton dominated the scoreless opening period at TD Garden. The only question after the severity of Horton's injuries is how severe Rome’s punishment......
  • LV HEALTH: What is lacking in the treatment of breast cancer?

     
    The study, which evaluated more than 1,000 breast cancer survivors showed that many of them experience significant social and emotional problems that are not adequately addressed by the current standard of care....
  • Adele: Surgery successful, prognosis good, her doc says

     
    Adele's surgery: Singer Adele had surgery on her vocal cords and is expected to make a full recovery. The doctor who did Adele's surgery had Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler as a patient in 2006....
  • 5 Things It's Good To Know: ADHD & Substance Abuse, Indian Citizenship, Cyberbullying, Pyramid Scheme...

    5 Things It's Good To Know: ADHD & Substance Abuse, Indian Citizenship, Cyberbullying, Pyramid Scheme...
    1. New Pyramind Scheme: Pyramid tossed, dinner plate is new U.S. meals plan The pyramid guide to healthy eating that many Americans grew up with has been scrapped, and in its place the Obama administration is serving a dinner plate icon sliced up by...