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A Change in REMS Requirements
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) requirements for certain medications used to treat anemia.
Men and HPV Vaccination
Despite human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs becoming available to the public in 2009, vaccination rates among men remained relatively low, a new study found.
First and Only Dronabinol Solution Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first and only dronabinol solution for oral use.
How To Prevent Infection During Cancer Treatment
Cancer is one of the most serious, yet increasingly common, diagnoses a person can receive. Fighting the disease often demands surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or a combination of the three, all of which have risk factors of their own.
What You Need to Know About the HPV Vaccine
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV and cervical cancer.
The Best Flu Shot for High-Risk Cancer Patients
For patients with cancers of the immune system, such as multiple myeloma, common infections like the flu can be especially dangerous. And new evidence suggests that standard flu shots may not offer adequate protection for these patients.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Teen Girls and the HPV Vaccine
In the US, routine HPV vaccination is recommended for all girls before age 13. So why are so many still not getting vaccinated?
HPV Vaccination Found Lacking in Teen Boys
Many parents know the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can protect against cervical cancer. But new evidence suggests that some US teens are still not getting vaccinated.
FDA Warns Against Imported Dietary Supplements
Consumers, beware! Imported products marketed as "dietary supplements" or "herbal alternatives" to prescription drugs may do you more harm than good.