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Aspirin Not Useful in Primary Prevention of Heart Attack, CV Disease or Stroke

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  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a consumer update regarding usage of Aspirin in patients with and without previous heart disease and stroke. Scientific evidence has shown that daily Aspirin can help in prevention heart attack and Stroke in some patients but not all. Aspirin should only be taken after the advice […]

Vibrating Capsule: A New Treatment of Chronic Constipation

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  A new therapy for Chronic constipation has been researched on by Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s department of gastroenterology and hepatology. A Vibrating capsule. Findings have been submitted in Digestive Disease Week Convention in Chicago. This new therapy has a capsule which has a tiny motor which starts functioning after 6-8 hours of swallowing […]

FDA Approves New Drug Vorapaxar for Heart Attack & Stroke

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  U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) which helps in reducing deaths from Heart attack, Stroke, and Cerebrovascular accidents and also to be used in procedures to restore the blood flow to the heart in patients with a previous heart attack or blockages in the arteries to the legs. This is a […]

FDA Allows Marketing of First Prosthetic Arm dubbed “Luke”

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing of the DEKA Arm System, the first prosthetic arm that can perform multiple, simultaneous powered movements controlled by electrical signals from electromyogram (EMG) electrodes. This is the first time FDA has allowed marketing of a prosthetic arm. Functioning of the prosthesis is by determining […]

FDA Approves Vedolizumab to Treat Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s Disease

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  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved new drug Entyvio (vedolizumab) for the treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Vedolizumab is given injectable form. FDA has approved its use in patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease in whom one or more o standard therapies like corticosteroids, immunomodulators or […]

FDA Approves Dalbavancin to Treat Adult Skin Infections

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  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new antibacterial drug Dalvance (dalbavancin) for use in the treatment of adult skin infections. Dalbavancin is intended to treat Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI). ABSSSI is caused by certain susceptible bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant strains) and Streptococcus pyogenes. The […]

FDA Approves Device for Treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device which  is used in improving quality of sleep in patients with primary Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). The announcement of approval has been done by the company on its website. The device name is “Relax” which has been made by Sensory Medical Inc. The […]