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FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa flour

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved folic acid fortification of corn masa flour. The approval allows manufacturers to voluntarily add ...

Spinal cord injury researcher seeks volunteers

UC PhD student Cindy Allison is seeking participants with spinal cord injuries for the final phase of her doctoral research. ...

Cellulitis sufferers wanted for a new research survey

People who have had the painful and serious skin infection ‘cellulitis’ are being asked to help scientists design new medical research to improve treatment of the condition. ... Full story

FDA approves new drug for chronic lymphocytic leukemia in patients with a specific chromosomal abnormality

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Venclexta (venetoclax) for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have a chromosomal abnormality called 17p deletion and who have been treated with at least one prior therapy. ... Full story

FDA proposes ban on most powdered medical gloves

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a proposal to ban most powdered gloves in the United States. While use of these gloves is decreasing, they pose an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury to health care providers, patients and other individuals who are exposed to them, which cannot be corrected through new or updated labeling. ... Full story

FDA approves new treatment for inhalation anthrax

On Friday, March 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Anthim (obiltoxaximab) injection to treat inhalational anthrax in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs. Anthim is also approved to prevent inhalational anthrax when alternative therapies are not available or not appropriate. ... Full story

Patient Attributes Phase 1 Clinical Trial, Research to Keeping Him Alive

Roy Hartman, 74, a Milford, Ohio, resident says what he thought was pneumonia sent him to urgent care on Christmas Eve 2012. ... Full story

FDA takes additional action to better understand safety of Essure, inform patients of potential risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today actions to provide important information about the risks of using Essure and to help women and their doctors be better informed of the potential complications associated with implantable forms of sterilization. The FDA issued a new, mandatory clinical study for Essure to determine heightened risks for particular women. ... Full story

Teens with cerebral palsy in London wanted for STAR research into resistance training

Physiotherapists at Brunel University London are looking for teenagers with cerebral palsy to take part in a new research trial starting in February and March, 2016. Dr Jennifer Ryan and Grace Lavelle want to see if doing strengthening exercises for the calf muscles can make it easier for teenagers with cerebral palsy to walk. ... Full story

Young adults needed for snacking and meal skipping study

Young adults are showing some of the highest rates of snacking and skipping meals - especially breakfast - and yet, until now, there has been very little research into the likely influences that may cause these behaviours. ... Full story

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