1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 — The fear of growing old may be stronger than the fear of death among many Americans, a new survey suggests.
About one in six young and middle-aged adults in the United States wants to die before age 80, according to…
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More U.S. Adults Using Marijuana Than Ever

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 — As perceptions of marijuana change, more American adults are using pot than ever before, and they’re using it more often, a new study finds.
Over 13 percent of adults surveyed in 2014 said they’d used marijuana in the…
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Combo Drug for Childhood Asthma Appears Safe in Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 — Lingering safety concerns regarding an asthma drug for children may be put to rest by new clinical trial results showing the widely used medication is safe, according to a new report.
Long-acting beta agonists (LABAs)…
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FDA: Opioids Plus Sedatives Pose Fatal OD Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 — Mixing prescription opioid painkillers with a class of drugs that includes popular sedatives such as Valium and Xanax can cause a fatal overdose, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday.
The U.S. Food and Drug…
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Want Better Heart Health? There's an App for That

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 — Can a smartphone app save your life?
Not on its own, but an app could help you adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle that might reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new evidence review suggests.
People…
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FDA Approves Erelzi Biosimilar for Enbrel

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 — A new biological drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The drug Erelzi (etanercept-szzs) is a “biosimilar” to Enbrel (etanercept),…
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Weight-Loss Surgery Sheds Pounds Long Term

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 — Weight-loss surgery helps people drop a significant amount of weight, and now a new study confirms that much of the weight appears to stay off for at least 10 years.
“This study suggests that patients interested in…
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In Mice, a Way for Stem Cells to Build Bone

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 — Researchers say they’ve found an easy way to spur stem cells to build bone in mice — a discovery that could lead to new treatments for bone disease.
The team of scientists from the University of California, San Diego…
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Patients May Quickly Lose Beneficial Gut Bacteria in the ICU

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 — Intensive care patients have a significant loss of helpful gut bacteria within days of entering the hospital, a new study finds.
These bacteria help keep people well. Losing them puts patients at risk for…
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FDA Approves New Biological Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 — A new biological drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The drug Erelzi (etanercept-szzs) is a “biosimilar” to Enbrel (etanercept),…
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