Health News

The Asthma-Shingles Connection
Ever had chickenpox? If so, you're at risk of shingles. But you may be at an even higher risk if you also have this common condition.
For Cancer Pain, What Rx Is Best?
For patients struggling with cancer-related pain, what pain relievers are best? The answer may not be so black and white.
Uptravi Approved for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Uptravi (selexipag) tablets to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a chronic, progressive, and debilitating rare lung disease that can lead to death or the need for transplantation.
The Asthma-Migraine Connection
If you have asthma, you may be more likely to develop another common condition.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
A New Option for Severe Asthma
Patients with severe asthma may soon have another treatment option to add to their current medications.
OK for New Asthma Rx
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nucala (mepolizumab) for use with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients age 12 years and older.
Combo COPD Rx Coming Soon
A newly approved medication could help the nearly 27 million COPD patients in the US breathe easier.
New COPD Rx Lands FDA Approval
EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the dual combination bronchodilator Utibron™ Neohaler® (indacaterol/glycopyrrolate) inhalation powder for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. It is not indicated to treat asthma or sudden symptoms of COPD.
New Test May Catch Asthma Early
A new diagnostic tool may help millions of Americans breathe a little easier.