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- Wed, 22 May 2013 22:57:46 +0000: FDA panel says Merck's sleep drug safe, effective at lower dose - Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News
By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Merck & Co's experimental insomnia drug was safe and effective at the lower of two doses studied, a panel of medical experts said on Wednesday, increasing the chance it will be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The advisory panel was convened to help the FDA decide whether to approve the drug, suvorexant, which would be the first in a new class of sedatives designed to help people fall asleep and stay asleep. ...
- Wed, 22 May 2013 22:09:35 +0000: Doctors save Ohio boy by 'printing' an airway tube - Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News
- Wed, 22 May 2013 21:49:51 +0000: Health officials probe deadly respiratory illness in Alabama - Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News
By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - U.S. and state health authorities are investigating an unidentified respiratory illness that has killed two of 10 people hospitalized with it in Alabama since last week. Preliminary tests do not indicate the bird flu, nor a new mutation of any known influenza virus, said Dr. Mary McIntyre, an assistant state health officer at the Alabama Department of Public Health. Two patients did test positive for the H1N1 strain of the flu. ...
- Wed, 22 May 2013 21:47:00 +0000: Osteoarthritis Study Could Make Joint Replacement Obsolete - Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Johns Hopkins researchers have published findings from an osteoarthritis study that could eventually make joint replacement an obsolete treatment for the debilitating disease.
- Wed, 22 May 2013 21:13:36 +0000: Online tool helps control blood pressure long term - Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study, people with high blood pressure who could communicate with their pharmacists online had better blood pressure control a year after that service ended. Previously researchers had found that patients randomly assigned to the web-based pharmacy care did better than those who used a patient website but had no extra help or were only trained to monitor their blood pressure at home. The new findings suggest some of those benefits may hold up over the long run - even after patients stop messaging with their pharmacists, researchers said. ...