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Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat as You Age: Study

If you want to battle belly fat as you age, new research suggests you need to add weight training to your exercise regimen.
Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

A large increase in the number of U.S. school-age athletes receiving treatment for concussions is likely due to new laws and increased public awareness, a new study suggests.
Opdivo Approved for Advanced Melanoma

Opdivo (nivolumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer that has either spread or can't be treated with surgery, the agency said Monday.
Americans Buying Fewer Sugary, Pre-Packaged Desserts

Americans are buying fewer pre-packaged baked goods, such as pies, cakes and cookies, new research shows.
Antiviral Combination Approved for Hepatitis C

Viekira Pak, a combination of four antiviral drugs -- ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir and dasabuvir -- has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat hepatitis C infection, including a major complication, cirrhosis of the liver.
Rapivab Approved to Help Treat Flu

Rapivab (peramivir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat influenza.
Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

Seniors who take the antibiotic Biaxin (clarithromycin) along with certain types of cholesterol-lowering statins are at risk for drug interaction side effects that can lead to hospitalization or even death, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Combination Antibiotic Zerbaxa Approved

The combination antibiotic Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/tazobactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with complicated abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections.
Health Tip: Finding Time for Fitness

Struggling to fit in 30 minutes of daily exercise?

 

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