HealthDay News: Food
Sovaldi Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
chronic infection with Hepatitis C. It's considered a breakthrough
medication since it's the first such drug that does not require
same-time administration of interferon, the agency said in a news
New Drug Approved for Peyronie's Disease
Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat Peyronie's disease, an uncomfortable curvature of the penis.
FDA Renews Warning on HeartStart Defibrillator Failures
Hundreds of thousands of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) made by Philips Healthcare might not deliver a needed shock to the heart in an emergency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in an updated warning.
FDA Starts Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday began the process of regulating compounding pharmacies, which create new drug combinations or alter drugs to suit individual patient needs.
Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show
Energy drinks may
provide a bit too much of a boost to your heart, creating
additional strain on the organ and causing it to contract more
rapidly than usual, German researchers report.
Health Tip: Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
The edible temptations may be endless during
the holiday season. Experts say you should focus on maintaining
your current weight, forgetting the notion that the holidays are a
good time to lose a few pounds.