Health News

A Blood Test for Concussions
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the marketing of a blood test to evaluate concussions in adults.
Kicking the Habit: 'Every Try Counts'
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new campaign to encourage cigarette smokers to quit. The campaign's primary message is this: Every try counts.
Kidney Stone Cases on the Rise
Kidney stones have been on the rise for the past 30 years, according to new research.
A New Rx for a Rare Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug to treat a rare type of cancer that affects the pancreas and gastrointestinal tract.
Another FDA Warning for a Common Diarrhea Drug
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication for a common anti-diarrhea medication.
How Eating Speed Might Affect Weight Loss
How fast you eat might affect your ability to lose weight, according to a new study.
A Triple Threat for HIV
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat HIV.
Where Zika Spread, Birth Defects Were More Common
Parts of the United States that had local Zika virus transmission saw an increase in birth defects that have been linked to the virus, a new study found.
Opioid Cough Medicines: No Longer for Kids
After a new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision, opioid cough and cold medications will no longer be indicated for children. Their use in this age group is not recommended.
Despite Decline, Asthma Attacks Still a Concern in Kids
Although asthma attacks have declined among children in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there is still work to be done.