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FDA approves first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the presence of certain kinds of abnormal growths that may be cancers such as colon cancer or precursors to cancer.
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FDA seeks permanent injunction against Michigan cheese manufacturer
On August 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, filed a complaint for permanent injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against S. Serra Cheese Company, of Clinton Township, Michigan, and its owners, Stefano Serra and Fina Serra.
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FDA approves donor lung preservation device that may result in more lung transplants
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the XVIVO Perfusion System (XPS) with STEEN Solution, a device for preserving donated lungs that do not initially meet the standard criteria for lung transplantation but may be transplantable if there is more time to observe and evaluate the organ's function to determine whether the lung is viable for transplantation.
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FDA approves new type of sleep drug, Belsomra
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets for use as needed to treat difficulty in falling and staying asleep (insomnia).
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FDA warns consumers about fraudulent Ebola treatment products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the FDA has seen and received consumer complaints about a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.
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FDA approves Avastin to treat patients with aggressive and late-stage cervical cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Avastin (bevacizumab) to treat patients with persistent, recurrent or late-stage (metastatic) cervical cancer.
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Turkish man pleads guilty to importing illegal cancer drugs
Sabahaddin Akman, owner of the Istanbul, Turkey, firm Ozay Pharmaceuticals, has pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States.
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FDA approves new drug to treat a form of Gaucher disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cerdelga (eliglustat) for the long-term treatment of adult patients with the Type 1 form of Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder.
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Pervasive Medicare Fraud Proves Hard to Stop
Only a fraction of an estimated $60 billion in fraud and overcharging was recovered last year, and the system to combat fraud may be largely to blame.
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Medicare to Start Paying Doctors Who Coordinate Needs of Chronically Ill Patients
Starting in January, Medicare will pay monthly fees to doctors who manage care for patients with two or more chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and depression.
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Medicare Advantage Is More Expensive, but It May Be Worth It
New research raises complicated questions about the value of an alternative to traditional Medicare.
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The Truth About Beer: Calories, Bellies, Nutrition, and More
Bellies, calories, benefits and risks: Learn the beer facts at WebMD.
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Beating the Freshman 15
WebMD outlines how to stay fit, healthy, and at least close to your high school weight during your first year at college.
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How Do Chefs Handle Their Weight? Chef's Diet Secrets
WebMD discusses chefs' diet secrets -- including how they manage their weight, avoid eating all day, and much more.
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5 Fun Facts About Apricots, Recipe
Small, sweet, and versatile, the golden-hued apricot is low in calories and high in flavor. Try it in WebMD's Apricot-Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloin.
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Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly
'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds
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Can You Drink Alcohol if You Have Diabetes?
It all depends on your blood sugar control, WebMD's expert says.
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Take 10: Rocco DiSpirito
The chef and author tells WebMD about how he juggles his work, his family, and his health.
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Gluten-Free Baking
WebMD talks to experts about how to bake gluten-free foods.
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Children Face Highest Health Risk From Cell Phones
The potential harm from microwave radiation (MWR) given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies, is the highlight of a new review.
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Fitness Challenge: Abs and Glutes
Crunched for time? WebMD outlines how to tone your tummy and build your butt in just a few minutes.
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Drug Restores Hair in Alopecia Patients: FAQ
A drug used to treat a rare bone marrow cancer caused hair to grow back in some people with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles, scientists have found.
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All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby
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African Mango: What to Know About Irvingia Gabonesis
WebMD discusses African mango supplements touted for losing weight and reducing belly fat.
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Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit
New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial
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