Health News

Warning for Common Antibiotics Updated
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated its warnings about a common class of antibiotics.
A Change in REMS Requirements
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) requirements for certain medications used to treat anemia.
New Options for Children with Hep C
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two medications to treat children with hepatitis C.
New Parkinson's Rx Gets FDA Nod
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an add-on therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease.
Why the Hepatitis C 'Cure' Rate Spiked
Hepatitis C "cure" rates increased 21-fold between 2010 and 2015, a new study found. That increase is likely due to a transformation in the available treatments.
Hep C, Baby Boomers and Testing
In 2015, nearly 86 percent of baby boomers had never been screened for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), a new study found. And that may put them at unnecessary risk for liver disease.
HPV Vaccine Guidelines Get Thumbs Up
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has given its endorsement to updated human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination guidelines.
Men and HPV Vaccination
Despite human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs becoming available to the public in 2009, vaccination rates among men remained relatively low, a new study found.
TB Turns Up in US
In 2015, the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the United States increased for the first time in 23 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Flu on the Rise: What You Should Know
Flu activity has been on the rise, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).