August 26, 2011
Health Tip: At Greater Risk of Flu
Some people are more susceptible than others
to developing complications of the flu. Experts say it's especially
important that people with these risk factors speak with a doctor
about getting the annual flu vaccine.
Obesity Continues to Balloon in U.S. and U.K.:
The number of obese people
in the United States will increase from 99 million in 2008 to 164
million by 2030, and the number of obese people in the United
Kingdom will increase from 15 million to 26 million, a new study
Hurricane Irene Starts Assault on East Coast
As Hurricane Irene spun her
way toward the Mid-Atlantic coast Friday morning, emergency
officials in six states and New England told an estimated 55
million residents to brace for the worst this weekend.
Extended-release Painkiller Approved
Nucynta ER (tapentadol
extended release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat moderate-to-severe chronic pain in adults,
maker Janssen Pharmaceuticals said.