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Lynparza Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Lynparza (olaparib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, the agency said Friday in a news release.
FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug.
System Approved to Remove Germs From Blood Platelets

A new system designed to remove viruses, bacteria and other germs from donated blood platelets was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

Potentially illness-causing E. coli bacteria were found on nearly one-quarter of herbs bought at farmers markets, according to a new study.
CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states.
Health Tip: Bake a Healthier Holiday Treat

Baking holiday goodies doesn't have to include loads of butter and sugar.
Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear

Xtoro (finalfloxacin otic suspension) eardrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat swimmer's ear, clinically known as acute otitis externa.
Health Tip: Tossing Leftover Food

Leftovers can only last so long before they're at risk for spoiling.
New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma

A new system designed to eliminate germs in donated blood plasma and reduce the risk of transmitting a plasma-borne infection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

Nutrition experts advocate including nuts in a heart-healthy diet, but a new study finds that about 60 percent of Americans don't consume these foods on a daily basis.

 

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