Category: Health

New Female-Friendly Web Site Created to Educate Women on Breast Health Utilizes Breast Self-Exam Video as One of Its Key Features

Breast self-exams. We all know we’re supposed to do them, but ask a group of women if they know how and you’ll likely have most shaking their heads no. FemmePharma Global Healthcare, Inc. hopes to help women better manage their breast health by launching GoodBreastHealth.com featuring a unique video demonstrating a breast self-exam. In the […]

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What are wrinkles and how to fight them

Although some people consider wrinkles as a synonym of wisdom, most people nowadays would rather pass trough life without them. They typically appear as a result of aging processes such as glycation. Most wrinkles appear on the parts of the body where sun exposure is greatest. These especially include the face, neck, the backs of […]

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Merck Vioxx Settlement by the Numbers

Our pals at the WSJ Law Blog are pretty sharp. And this morning they quickly tallied some of the key figures in Merck’s proposed settlement of its product liability from Vioxx, the painkiller that was once among the company’s biggest sellers. Here’s what they came up with: The amount of the expected settlement: $4.85 billion […]

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More Trouble for Defibrillator Wires

Looks like there’s more trouble afoot for the thin wires that connect implantable devices to the heart. Less than a month after Medtronic pulled a flawed family of the wires off the market, there are concerns that wires sold by St. Jude Medical may in rare cases puncture holes in patients’ hearts, the WSJ reports. […]

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End Nears for Pfizer’s Sales of Zyrtec

The FDA signaled the beginning of the end for Pfizer’s lucrative Zyrtec franchise by approving a version of the allergy medicine containing a decongestant for sale without a prescription. Pfizer’s loss will be Johnson & Johnson’s gain. When prescription Zyrtec loses patent protection at the end of the year, J&J has the rights to sell […]

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Pittsburgh Medical Center to Restrict Drug Reps

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is about to join the growing list of academic medical centers that limit docs’ contacts with the drug and device industries and restrict industry payments to faculty and staff. While the university hashes out the details, free drug samples won’t be able to pass directly from sales reps to […]

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Optimism Comes Standard in Humans

A belief that good things will happen in our lives appears to be hard-wired in our brains, Robert Lee Hotz writes in his WSJ column today. Being somewhat optimistic is often related to positive behaviors, such as working hard, saving money and taking care of our health. (The images from NYU at right show greater […]

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