February 18, 2010
New Technology Could Widen Reach of Vaccines
Researchers report that they've developed an inexpensive way to keep vaccines stable without the use of refrigerators or freezers, even in the high temperatures of the tropics.
FDA Issues Warning on Key Asthma Drugs
THURSDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) - A new label warning will caution users of four widely used asthma drugs to avoid using these medicines as a sole or long-term means of symptom control, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.
FDA Approved Diabetes Drug Despite Hints at Cancer Risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is defending its decision in late January to approve a new diabetes drug, Victoza (liraglutide), even though animal studies suggest it might increase the risk for a rare thyroid cancer.
New Weight Loss Aid?
An amino acid called isoleucine may play an important role in weight loss, a new study suggests.
Chronic Migraines Take a Greater Toll
New research suggests that there's a difference between people who have migraines a lot and those who have them less often: The most frequent sufferers are in worse health overall, poorer and more depressed.
Tired Teens Prone to Car Crashes
Young drivers who are overtired from lack of sleep or poor quality sleep are twice as likely to have a car crash, Italian researchers report.
Health Tip: When Baby is Born With a Heart Murmur
Some babies are born with a heart murmur, which is a noise that blood makes as it flows through the heart. Most often, heart murmurs are considered harmless, says the American Academy of Family Physicians.