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Health News for 12/20/14

December 20, 2014

Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies

The holidays can be anything but joyous for people with allergies when they contend with fresh trees, scented candles and other allergy triggers.
Cocaine, Amphetamines May Up Injection Drug Users' Suicide Risk

Injectable drug users who also use cocaine and amphetamines have nearly double the suicide attempt rate of other substance users, a new study finds.
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.
Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

Dense bunches of bacteria called biofilms can be found on most colon polyps and cancers, a new study finds.
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.

 

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