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'Low T' and Blood Clots: A Possible Change in Thinking
Some men with low testosterone might be tempted to hold off on treatment due to concerns about raised health risks. But for one common concern, those raised risks might not exist.
What Babies Eat May Affect Leukemia Risk
Childhood cancer is rare, but it is still a leading health threat to children and adolescents — surpassed only by accidents. However, babies who are breastfed may be at a lower risk for developing one type of blood cancer in childhood.
What Women Need to Know About Blood Clots
Taking "the pill" has become a routine part of life for many women around the world. But that doesn't mean birth control pills are entirely without risk.
Rx May Boost Bleeding in Obese Patients
Obesity is tied to many health issues, and new evidence suggests that obese patients may face another health risk when taking a common blood thinner.
Menopause Rx: The Heart of the Matter
The use of hormones during menopause was once thought to protect against heart disease, but that may not be the case.
FDA Approves Farydak for Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Farydak (panobinostat) for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma.
How Fish Might Affect Your Immune Health
Seafood is always a great choice for protein if you’re young and female, right? Not so fast.
Blood Donor? Check Your Iron Levels
Giving blood can be a selfless act that can save lives, but it may also affect the donor's health if it's done too frequently.
First Drug Approved to Treat Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) for patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM), a rare form of cancer that begins in the body’s immune system.
New Rx Approved for Low Blood Calcium
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Natpara (parathyroid horomone) to control hypocalcemia (low blood calcium levels) in patients with hypoparathyroidism, a rare disease that affects approximately 60,000 people in the United States.