August 17, 2011
Health Tip: Chew Sugarless Gum
Bacteria that contribute to dental plaque
crave sugar. These bacteria produce plaque acids that aid in tooth
decay by breaking down tooth enamel.
Illegal Online Pharmacies Prey on Consumers
attempting to buy prescription medications over the Internet may
fall victim to one of the many illegal online pharmacies popping up
on the web, according to a new report.
New Uses Found for Old Drugs
Many drugs already
approved to combat certain illnesses may also be helpful in
treating a slew of other seemingly unrelated health problems, a new
New Drug Approved for Advanced Skin Cancer
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
a certain form of metastatic (spreading) melanoma, or cases that
cannot be removed surgically, the agency said Wednesday.
FDA Approves Novel Melanoma Drug
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Wednesday gave its approval to Zelboraf
(vemurafenib), a first-of-its-kind drug for the treatment of an
often lethal form of melanoma.