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A Little Activated Charcoal With Your Juice?

Medicinal activated charcoal is often used for the treatment of acute poisoning, overdose, and digestive issues, but it's now promoted as a "detoxifying" ingredient in a new line of cold-pressed juices.

Cresemba Approved for Invasive Fungal Infections

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cresemba (isavuconazonium sulfate; Astellas) for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis.

FDA Analyzes Milk for Antibiotics, NSAIDs, Other Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced results from its milk sampling survey of nearly 2,000 dairy farms regarding drug residues in milk.

For Children, Atypical Antipsychotic Rxs Require PA in Most States

Thirty-one states have prior authorization policies in place for atypical antipsychotic prescribing to children, most of which are implemented for children under 7 years old, a study reports.

New Possible Target Against Gastric Injury Studied

Understanding the stomach's immune response to Helicobacter pylori infection may help develop new treatments against gastric damage, according to a recent report.

New Recommendations on Dysplasia in IBD for Surveillance, Management

Updated recommendations for the surveillance and management of dysplasia in patients in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have been issued by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

Breastfeeding Benefits, Recommended Duration Updated in Position Paper

In an updated position paper, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics stated that breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for infants and very young children.

Oxytocin Nasal Spray Could Curb Calorie Consumption

A synthetic nasal formulation of the hormone oxytocin could help to reduce caloric intake after a study showed promising results for healthy men.

Can Antidepressants Also Benefit Heart Health?

A new study finds that treating moderate to severe depression with antidepressants may have an added bonus: reducing cardiovascular risks.

"Semi-Vegetarian" Diet Could Lower CVD Mortality Risk

Eating a diet that is mostly plant-based can lower cardiovascular mortality by up to 20 percent, compared to eating a diet that is over 50 percent meat, dairy, eggs, and fish, according to a new study.