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Flublok Now Approved for Use in All Adults

Protein Sciences announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Flublok (trivalent recombinant hemagglutinin [rHA] influenza vaccine) for all adults aged 18 and older.

Is Dual Add-On Therapy Better for T2DM When Metformin Isn't Enough?

Is triple therapy with saxagliptin plus dapagliflozin added on in patients with type 2 diabetes poorly controlled with metformin more effective than dual therapy with saxagliptin or dapagliflozin plus metformin?

High-Fat Diet May Reduce Seizures When Drugs Fail

For patients that do not respond to epilepsy medications, a diet high in fat, low in protein, and containing no carbohydrates may be an effective last resort in preventing seizures.

Could Google's Pill Detect Diseases Before They Become Chronic?

Google's research laboratory, known as Google X, is currently working to develop a pill to identify cancers, heart diseases, and other chronic and fatal conditions.

Maine Considering Legal Action Against Nurse Refusing Quarantine

Maine Governor Paul LePage is currently weighing legal options regarding the quarantine enforcement of Kaci Hickox, a nurse who recently returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa.

First Meningococcal B Vaccine Approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Trumenba (Pfizer), the first vaccine approved in the U.S. to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B

In ESRD, Women Less Likely to Get Hemodialysis Than Men

Women aren't treated with dialysis as often as men when they have end-stage renal disease, according to new research.

FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens

Some food labels may not reliably list all possible food allergens, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency added that these "undeclared allergens" are the leading cause of FDA-requested food recalls.

Phthalates May Affect Boys' Genital Development

Boys born to mothers with greater exposure to the chemical di-isononyl phthalate (DiNP) may have a shorter anogenital distance, according to a new study.

High Milk Intake May Not Do a Body Good

Men and women who drink three glasses of milk or more every day may have a higher mortality risk than those who drink less than one glass per day.