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West Virginians say Opioid epidemic most important health issue in the state

16 Oct 09:02 | U.S. News

The opioid epidemic is the most important health issue in West Virginia, above obesity, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dental disease, according to a state-based public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America. read more »

MMWR Summary for October 13, 2017

12 Oct 17:07 | U.S. News

*HIV Care Outcomes Among Hispanics or Latinos with Diagnosed HIV Infection United States, 2015*

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 40

12 Oct 13:06 | U.S. News

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Ovarian reserve tests fail to predict fertility, NIH-funded study suggests

10 Oct 11:32 | U.S. News

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Durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic likely will require an HIV vaccine

10 Oct 11:32 | U.S. News

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MMWR News Synopsis for October 5, 2017

5 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

*Retention in Medical Care Among Insured Children with Diagnosed HIV United States, 2010-2014*

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. SS-18

5 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 39

5 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

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Cancer and Obesity: CDC Vital Signs Report

5 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

Cancer and obesitys: Overweight and obesity are associated with cancer

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Multiple research approaches are key to pandemic preparedness, NIAID officials say

5 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Remarks at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

4 Oct 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington Marriott Marquis Washington, DC October 4, 2017 read more »

Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make up 40 percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States

3 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

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Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make up 40 percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States

3 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

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Study Estimates Years Of Life That Could Be Saved In US If Smokers Switched To e-cigarettes

3 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

Researchers calculate replacement of cigarettes by e-cigarettes over a 10-year period would lead to 6.6 million fewer premature deaths with 86.7 million fewer years of life lost.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / Early Release

3 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

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Public Health Factors May Have Affected 2016 US Presidential Election Results

3 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator has identified community health as a possible contributor to the surprising results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.read more »

Chun Yuen Trading Co. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk

29 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Chun Yuen Trading Co. of South El Monte, California, is recalling its 12.7 oz of 4-in-1 Reishi Coffee due to a mislabeling of the outer packaging, which contains undeclared milk content. People who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

CDC Is Deactivating the Emergency Operations Center for the Zika Response

29 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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CDC Is Deactivating the Emergency Operations Center for the Zika Response

29 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue

29 Sep 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 29, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong co-chaired the first U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue (SCD) September 28, 2017, in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping launched the SCD in April 2017, at Mar-a-Lago. With a focus on seven cooperative areas – education, social development, science and technology, health, subnational, arts and culture, and environmread more »

Press Releases: Summary of the U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue

28 Sep 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 28, 2017 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong co-chaired the inaugural U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue today. The Dialogue underlined support for an array of cooperative areas in education, social development, science and technology, health, subnational, arts and culture, and environment and conservation. In particular, the sides expressed support for the U.S.-China Fulbright program aread more »

Portland State study links cancerous toxins to cannabis extract

28 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Researchers at Portland State University found benzene and other potentially cancer-causing chemicals in the vapor produced by butane hash oil, a cannabis extract.read more »

FDA improves access to reports of adverse drug reactions

28 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today launched a new user-friendly search tool that improves access to data on adverse events associated with drug and biologic products through the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). The tool is designed to make it easier for consumers, providers, and researchers to access this information.read more »

New study shows Tdap vaccination during pregnancy can prevent whooping cough in babies

28 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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New study shows Tdap vaccination during pregnancy can prevent whooping cough in babies

28 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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FDA approves new treatment for certain advanced or metastatic breast cancers

28 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Verzenio (abemaciclib) to treat adult patients who have hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer that has progressed after taking therapy that alters a patient’s hormones (endocrine therapy).read more »

MMWR Summary for September 29, 2017

28 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

*Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel United States, 201617 Influenza Season*

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Endovascular Graft Systems: Letter to Health Care Providers - Type III Endoleaks Associated with Use

28 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Type III endoleak may require treatment with additional interventions such as re-lining, insertion of additional endograft components, or open surgical repair. Interventions to address endoleaks carry added risks for impacted patients.read more »

FDA approves first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults not requiring blood sample calibration

27 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, the first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used by adult patients to make diabetes treatment decisions without calibration using a blood sample from the fingertip (often referred to as a “fingerstick”).read more »

King Soopers Recalls Deli Chicken Salad Sandwich (6.8oz) Because of Possible Health Risk

27 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

King Soopers said today it has recalled its chicken salad sandwiches that are sold in King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.read more »

Just Over Half of Adults with Work-Related Asthma Report Having Received a Pneumococcal Vaccine

27 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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Just Over Half of Adults with Work-Related Asthma Report Having Received a Pneumococcal Vaccine

27 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to encourage compounding of better quality drugs under DQSA and help health care professionals access compounded medications needed for patient care from outsourcing facilities

26 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to encourage compounding of better quality drugs under DQSA and help health care professionals access compounded medications needed for patient care from outsourcing facilitiesread more »

For Immediate Release: Silver Spring Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalling Waterfront Bistro Tartar Sauce Due To Possible Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergen

26 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Silver Spring is voluntarily recalling Waterfront Bistro Tartar Sauce because there is a chance an incorrect back label was attached to the product, which does not correctly identify ingredients that could pose an allergen risk; specifically egg.read more »

Federal judge orders Flawless Beauty to stop distributing unapproved drugs, recall certain products

26 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

A federal judge ordered a New Jersey company that sold injectable skin whitening and other beauty products to stop selling and recall some of its products because they are unapproved new drugs that may be unsafe, putting consumers at risk.read more »

FDA selects participants for new digital health software precertification pilot program

26 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the names of the companies selected to participate in a first-of-its kind pilot program that will help revolutionize digital health regulation in the U.S.read more »

Exhausted Employees Cost American Companies Millions of Dollars Annually

26 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

New research reveals that a U.S. employer with 1,000 workers stands to lose about $1.4 million each year in absenteeism, diminished productivity, and healthcare costs because of exhausted employees, many of whom have undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorders.read more »

Bridge Occlusion Balloon Catheter Model 590-001 by Spectranetics: Class I Recall - Risk of Blocked Guidewire Lumen Preventing Balloon Utilization

26 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

If device with blocked guidewire lumen were used, device would not be positioned correctly and hemorrhage would not be controlled, delaying life-saving treatment, which may result in serious adverse health consequences, including death.read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA actions to bring relief to citizens of Puerto Rico; to help the island recover its considerable and economically vital medical product manufacturing base; and to prevent critical shortages of life-saving drugs made in Puerto Rico

25 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

As an agency dedicated to promoting public health, and as fellow Americans, the staff at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing all it can to support the immediate needs of Puerto Ricans following the destruction of Hurricane Maria. First and foremost, these efforts are focused around our mission driven responsibilities to ensure the safety of the medical products, blood and the food supply needed by residents of the island. Our efforts also encompass challenges that are unique to Puerto Rico. The island is home to a substantial base of manufacturing for critical medical products that supply the entire world. This industrial base is an important source of jobs and economic vitality for the island. It is a key to Puerto Rico’s economic recovery. The manufacturing facilities are also a pivotal source of critical medical products for the entire United States. Helping to bring these resources back in operation is an important goal of ours and of Puerto Rico’s.read more »

Bridge Occlusion Balloon Catheter Model 590-001 by Spectranetics: Class I Recall - Clinical Issue

25 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

If device with blocked guidewire lumen were used, device would not be positioned correctly and hemorrhage would not be controlled, delaying life-saving treatment, which may result in serious adverse health consequences, including death.read more »

TAH-t Companion 2 Driver System (C2) and Freedom Driver System by SynCardia Systems: Letter to Health Care Providers - Mortality and Neurological Adverse Event Results

25 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

UPDATED 09/25/2017. Most recent interim results from the ongoing SynCardia TAH-t post-approval study looking at mortality and neurological adverse events.read more »

FDA conducts major global operation to protect consumers from potentially dangerous prescription drugs sold online

25 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, recently took action against more than 500 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved versions of prescription medicines, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products to American consumers.read more »

America New York Ri Wang Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Seafood Products

23 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

America New York Ri Wang Food Group Co. ltd is recalling the following products because an allergenic ingredient, milk, was not declared in labelling. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious of life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.read more »

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s immediate steps to respond to Hurricane Maria and ongoing recovery efforts related to Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma

22 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s immediate steps to respond to Hurricane Maria and ongoing recovery efforts related to Hurricane’s Harvey and Irmaread more »

Football Helmet Smartfoam Signals Potential Concussions In Real Time

22 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

While football-related concussions have been top of mind in recent years, people have struggled to create technology to accurately measure them in real time.read more »

Fact Sheets: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

21 Sep 2017 | World

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 21, 2017 Maintaining its steadfast commitment to getting lifesaving support to the people of Syria impacted by conflict wherever they are, the United States today announced more than $697 million in additional humanitarian assistance. State Department Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugees Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw made this announcement at the UN General Assembly. It brings U.S. humanitarian assistance to nearly $read more »

Press Releases: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

21 Sep 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 21, 2017 Maintaining its steadfast commitment to getting lifesaving support to the people of Syria impacted by conflict wherever they are, the United States today announced more than $697 million in additional humanitarian assistance. State Department Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugees Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw made this announcement at the UN General Assembly. It brings U.S. humanitarian assistance to nearly $read more »

MMWR Summary for September 22, 2017

21 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

*HIV Care Outcomes Among Men Who Have Sex With Men With Diagnosed HIV Infection United States, 2015*

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MMWR Vol. 66 / No. SS-17

21 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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Vegetable Vigra by Natures Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

21 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease, may be on medications that, taken with this product, could lower blood pressure to dangerous levels that could be life-threatening.read more »

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