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Global study assesses countries on health-related Sustainable Development Goals

Global study assesses countries on health-related Sustainable Development Goals

Worldwide, good progress has been made towards some of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2000, particularly in reducing under-5 and neonatal mortality, family planning, and the rollout of universal health care. [More]
Australia ranked 10th in global health study, but faces challenges in alcohol and childhood obesity

Australia ranked 10th in global health study, but faces challenges in alcohol and childhood obesity

Australia has come in at No. 10 of a global study tracking progress on health, but faces challenges around suicide, alcohol consumption and overweight children. [More]
FDA approves new biosimilar for multiple inflammatory diseases

FDA approves new biosimilar for multiple inflammatory diseases

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Amjevita (adalimumab-atto) as a biosimilar to Humira (adalimumab) for multiple inflammatory diseases. [More]
DNA damage caused by smoking may last a lifetime

DNA damage caused by smoking may last a lifetime

Results of a study published this week show that the effects of smoking on DNA are wide-reaching and some persist long after a person has stopped smoking. The information gained may help improve our understanding of smoking-related diseases. [More]
Texas A&M research shows nicotine could help protect brain aging

Texas A&M research shows nicotine could help protect brain aging

Everyone knows that tobacco products are bad for your health, and even the new e-cigarettes may have harmful toxins. [More]
Sarepta Therapeutics wins accelerated approval from FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug

Sarepta Therapeutics wins accelerated approval from FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) injection, the first drug approved to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). [More]
FDA authorizes marketing of new Aera system to treat patients with chronic ETD symptoms

FDA authorizes marketing of new Aera system to treat patients with chronic ETD symptoms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of a device that uses a small balloon to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), a condition in which pressure, pain or clogged or muffled sensations occur in the ear. [More]
Short talk with knowledgeable nurse could help smokers quit cigarettes

Short talk with knowledgeable nurse could help smokers quit cigarettes

A short talk with a knowledgeable nurse could be the difference between a smoker stopping for cigarettes or stopping for nicotine gum on her way home from the hospital. [More]
FDA warns retailers for selling newly regulated tobacco products to minors

FDA warns retailers for selling newly regulated tobacco products to minors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today it has taken action against 55 tobacco retailers by issuing the first warning letters for selling newly regulated tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, e-liquids and cigars, to minors. [More]
New study provides most comprehensive picture to date of head and neck cancer stem cells

New study provides most comprehensive picture to date of head and neck cancer stem cells

Cancer stem cells resist therapy and are a major cause of relapse, long after the bulk of a tumor has been killed. [More]
New review concludes effects of electronic cigarettes remain unchanged

New review concludes effects of electronic cigarettes remain unchanged

An updated Cochrane Review published today provides an independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking. [More]
FDA approval of VisuMax Femtosecond Laser expands surgical treatment options for myopia

FDA approval of VisuMax Femtosecond Laser expands surgical treatment options for myopia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser for the small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness in certain patients 22 years of age or older. [More]

FDA awards $21.8 million to support states in implementing FSMA produce safety rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the awarding of a total of $21.8 million to support 42 states to help implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule. [More]
College degree linked to use of ENDS with intention to quit cigarette smoking

College degree linked to use of ENDS with intention to quit cigarette smoking

Users of both electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and cigarettes may be more intent on quitting tobacco, but that intention seems to drop off among less educated smokers, according to a study by Georgia State University researchers published in the journal Addictive Behaviors. [More]
Children exposed to e-cigarette ads underestimate occasional tobacco smoking risks

Children exposed to e-cigarette ads underestimate occasional tobacco smoking risks

Estimates suggest that among children who try smoking, between one third and one half are likely to become regular smokers within two to three years. [More]
Study reveals increasing prevalence of marijuana use among US adults

Study reveals increasing prevalence of marijuana use among US adults

An increasing number of US adults are using marijuana, as fewer people perceive the drug as harmful, according to a survey of over 500000 US adults conducted between 2002 and 2014 published in The Lancet Psychiatry. [More]
Researchers reveal novel link between nicotine and inflammation

Researchers reveal novel link between nicotine and inflammation

An UmeƄ-based team in collaboration with US researchers reveals a new link between nicotine and inflammation. [More]
Study shows children present at home did not motivate parents to test for radon and tobacco smoke

Study shows children present at home did not motivate parents to test for radon and tobacco smoke

A University of Louisville School of Nursing researcher has found that the presence of children in the home did not motivate parents to test and mitigate for radon and secondhand tobacco smoke, both of which cause lung cancer. [More]
Physicians vary greatly in their responses to patients about e-cigarettes, study reveals

Physicians vary greatly in their responses to patients about e-cigarettes, study reveals

If you ask two different doctors about e-cigarettes, you might get two different answers. [More]
Revised FDA guidance recommends universal testing of entire blood supply for Zika virus in the U.S.

Revised FDA guidance recommends universal testing of entire blood supply for Zika virus in the U.S.

As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated Whole Blood and blood components for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories. [More]
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