Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
The Food and Drug Administration has announced the licensing of a new vaccine against a disease responsible for tens of thousands of hospitalizations in the United States and hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world each year. The vaccine, developed by Merck & Co., Inc., will be sold as ROTATE® to protect infants against rotavirus infection. Highly contagious, rotavirus...
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Sally Friedman- JEFeature
You're sitting in a restaurant trying to enjoy your meal when the kids at the next table start acting up. First, just a poke here and there. Then some more serious wrestling. Then shouts of "You liar! You stupid idiot!" Thuds. Blows. Hollering. By now, a civilized meal is out of the question. And so, probably, is your own digestion...
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According to a study that just appeared in The American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota found that night-eating syndrome is a common disorder among psychiatric outpatients, and is associated with substance use and obesity. Night-eating syndrome is a condition characterized by two main features: excessive eating in the...
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The Medicare Rx Education Network is urging Medicare beneficiaries to pay close attention to mail and phone calls they receive about the new Medicare prescription-drug benefit. As people in Medicare receive information about various prescription-drug plans, they can help make sure they are dealing with a legitimate, Medicare-approved plan - rather than a scam artist - by remembering these important...
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A new Mayo Clinic study finds that vertebroplasty - a procedure used to treat painful compression fractures in the spinal vertebrae due to osteoporosis - appears to increase the risk for new fractures in adjacent vertebrae. The study also found vertebrae adjacent to fractures treated with vertebroplasty fracture significantly sooner than more distant vertebrae. Findings are in the current issue...
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