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FDA Approves INCIVEK to Treat Hepatitis C

This story was published on GE Healthy Outlook last spring after the FDA approved INCIVEK. I spoke with Jordan Feld, MD MPH, hepatologist at the Toronto Western Hospital Liver Clinic and clinician scientist at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health at the University of Toronto, to find out what this new drug could mean for patients […]

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FDA Approves First Rapid Detection Test for MRSA

FDA Clears First Rapid Diagnostic Test for Superbug MRSA

This is my health news story published last spring on GE Healthy Outlook about the first rapid diagnostic test for the highly resistant superbug MRSA. New technology test helps fight infection sooner MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a superbug bacteria that is highly resistant to antibiotics like methicillin. MRSA emerged in health care settings in the 1960s, but […]

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Solutions to Reduce Excessive Sweating

New treatment device launching this fall Everybody sweats – it’s a normal, important function that happens when glands in our skin produce a salty liquid to regulate body temperature. An estimated 9.3 million Americans, about 3% of the population, however, experience excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, where their sweat glands produce too much fluid, sometimes […]

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First New Lupus Drug in 50 Years: Benlysta Gains FDA Approval

For the first time in over 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for lupus, a breakthrough drug called Benlysta (belimumab). Anca D. Askanase, MD, MPH was Principal Investigator at the New York University site for Benlysta research and also serves as a Member of the Lupus Foundation of America’s […]

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Fast food nutrition facts are not enough

Fast food nutrition facts on food labels in Canada right now is voluntary. Many places provide this information, but it can be hard to find or simply not available. Among retailers who do tell, nutrition facts are found in all kinds of different places – websites, posters near the restrooms, tray liners, brochures, or in […]

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