Vertex announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Orkambi (lumacaftor and ivacaftor) tablets for use in children with cystic fibrosis aged 6-11 years who have 2 copies of the F508del mutation.
Cambrooke Therapeutics announced the launch of Tylactin RESTORE Powder, a new medical hydration beverage for the dietary management of tyrosinemia.
Cambrooke Therapeutics announced the launch of Glytactin RESTORE Powder and Glytactin RESTORE Lite Powder, new medical food hydration beverages for the dietary management of phenylketonuria (PKU).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lomaira (phentermine HCl; KVK Tech) tablets as a short-term adjunct in a regimen for weight reduction.
Use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) may lead to insulin resistance, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, held from September 12 to 16 in Munich.
A literature search identified 11 randomized controlled trials.
The System is intended for use as adjunct to a behavior modification program and a moderate intensity diet.
For patients with asthma, vitamin D appears to reduce the risk of severe asthma exacerbations and health care use, according to a review published online in the Cochrane Library.
The introduction of folic acid-fortified foods in Canada was associated with a decrease in infants being born with congenital heart defects (CHDs), according to a study published in Circulation.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to buy or use Kopi Jantan Traditional Natural Herbs Coffee.
A novel high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment with a cooling system is safe and efficient for destroying adipocytes, according to a study published online August 23 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
Researchers aimed to compare the effects of regular-fat cheese with an equal amount of reduced-fat cheese and an isocaloric amount of carbohydrate-rich foods on LDL cholesterol levels and the risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
A marine complex supplement is beneficial for men with thinning hair, according to a study published online August 9 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Even though most new mothers in the United States begin breastfeeding their infants at birth, many stop sooner than recommended, according to the 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Wellements announced the launch of Wellements Probiotic Gripe Water, the first gripe water to contain probiotics, to help ease a newborn's stomach discomfort often associated with gas, colic, fussiness, and hiccups.
When teenagers are overweight, parents and doctors should encourage a healthy lifestyle rather than focus on the number on the scale, according to new guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and published online in Pediatrics.
A review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews generally found no association between higher body mass index (BMI) or weight and hormonal contraceptive efficacy.
Fresenius Kabi announced the launch of Smoflipid, a parenteral nutrition product, for use in adults.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were associated with a higher risk of inducing vitamin B12 deficiency than histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) but longer prospective studies are needed to confirm this finding, study authors concluded in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice.
The longer a woman is overweight, the higher her risk of several cancers, according to a study published online August 16 in PLOS Medicine.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xenical (orlistat; Genentech) capsules regarding the risk of loss of virological control in patients with HIV infection taking concomitant antiretroviral agents.
A study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology has found that the DASH diet reduced serum uric acid, particularly in patients with hyperuricemia.
PharmaTech announced a voluntary recall of all liquid products due to a potential risk of contamination with Burkholderia cepacia.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)/hypoxia is associated with progression of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in pediatric patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a study published online August 5 in the Journal of Hepatology.
Researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research reported that women risk having their vitamin D levels drop when they cease using contraceptives containing estrogen.
Consuming soy isoflavones may improve cardiovascular and metabolic health in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), results from a new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has found.
Mean vitamin D concentrations among Americans remained stable between 1988-2006 and showed modest increases between 2007-2010.
Habitual nut consumption was associated with a healthy profile of inflammatory biomarkers, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported.
Although evidence is limited, a new systematic review in Contraception indicates a greater risk of ovulation and breakthrough as well as reduced contraceptive efficacy when combined oral contraceptives (COCs) are co-administered with St. John's wort.
To analyze vitamin C level outcomes, researchers used the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey database.
An experimental drug spurred substantial weight loss in patients with proopiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency, according to a study published in the July 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
The popularity of the mobile video game Pokémon Go may be contributing to a healthier lifestyle for many players, according to some experts.
Even a high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, according to a review published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Decreasing caffeine intake may not help women prevent premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a team of researchers reported.
FructosAid88 (xylose isomerase), the first enzyme supplement for fructose malabsorption, is now available.
Eisai and Arena announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Belviq XR (lorcaserin HCl extended-release tablets).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an increase in the amount of vitamin D allowed in milk, milk alternative beverages and plant-based yogurt alternatives.
Overweight and obese women who lose weight via calorie restriction, with or without exercise, may lower their odds of developing cancer as their levels of proteins tied to angiogenesis drop, according to a study published online in Cancer Research.
Antibiotic exposure is associated with increased odds of obesity among young children, according to a study published in Gastroenterology.
Staying adequately hydrated may be associated with a lower risk of obesity, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Findings from a study published in Acta Diabetologica support that treatment with dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors is associated with better vitamin D balance in patients with type 2 diabetes.
The FDA has approved Syndros (dronabinol oral solution) for the treatment of anorexia associated with weight loss in patients with AIDS, and nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conventional antiemetic treatments.
For patients with psoriasis, long-term weight loss had lasting beneficial effects on the severity of psoriasis, according to a study published in the American Society of Nutrition.
Consuming caffeinated energy drinks can significantly increase systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP).
Examining vitamin D from a scientific standpoint finds that many supposed benefits are not validated.
Valeant announced that PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula + Multivitamin is now available for patients with moderate to advanced age-related macular degeneration.
Shire and Kamada announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Glassia (alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor [human]) as the first treatment for adults with emphysema due to severe alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency that can be self-infused at home after appropriate training.
Sobi announced that the FDA has approved a new 20mg strength of Orfadin (nitisinone) capsules for the treatment of hereditary tyrosinemia type-1 (HT-1), a rare genetic disease in infants and children.
The device - which is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen - was associated with a ~12.1% total body weight loss in a clinical trial.
Janssen announced findings of a Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial demonstrating that combination therapy of canagliflozin and phentermine was effective for weight loss in overweight or obese non-diabetic adult patients. Data were presented as a late-breaking poster presentation at the 76th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has taken enforcement action on 4,402 websites illegally selling potentially dangerous, unapproved prescription drugs to U.S. consumers.
Pharmavite announced the recall of certain lots of Nature Made products due to possible Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination.
Adding vitamin D may lessen the risk of developing new-onset diabetes in patients taking atypical antipsychotics, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.
The FDA issued both short- and long-term targets to gradually reduce sodium levels in processed and prepared foods.
Vertex has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing and granted Priority Review to their supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor).
The Food and Drug Administration today announced new updates to the nutritional facts label to appear on most packaged foods sold across the U.S.
A new commentary published in the Journal of Pediatrics calls for healthcare providers to play a greater role in educating non-celiac disease patients on the consequences of converting to a gluten-free diet (GFD).
Previous studies have suggested that nutritional supplementation may lower aggressive behavior in children.
SOS Telecom is voluntarily recalling four of their products that were marketed as dietary supplements for male sexual enhancement. The product names are, Tiger-X, Ninja-X, Ginseng Power-X, and Super Samurai-X.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reported that too much folate in a new mother's body may increase a child's risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder. Findings from the study will be presented at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research.
The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to ALLN-177 (oxalate decarboxylase; Allena) for the treatment of pediatric hyperoxaluria.
Consuming multiple cups of coffee a day is likely to be safe for the kidneys in the general population, and is associated with an increase in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), according to findings of a study from the Netherlands.
In a commentary published in EMBO reports, study authors present data showing that herbals containing Aristolochia species can cause aristolochic acid nephropathy (AAN).
For children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration, initiating diluted apple juice followed by their preferred fluids led to fewer treatment failures vs. electrolyte maintenance solution, according to findings from a study published in JAMA.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Orfadin (nitisinone; Sobi) Oral Suspension for the treatment of hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT-1) in combination with dietary restriction of tyrosine and phenylalanine.
Findings from a new study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggest that some nutritional supplements can enhance the efficacy of antidepressants for patients with depression.
The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to Mul-1867 (TGV-Inhalonix) for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacterial lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Super Herbs announced a voluntary recall of its Super Herbs light green and dark green capsules after FDA laboratory testing found them to contain sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and/or phenolphthalein.
A Cochrane review found no high quality evidence to support the efficacy of any dietary supplement for dysmenorrhea.
Metformin and pioglitazone showed anti-inflammatory effects in patients with multiple sclerosis and metabolic syndrome, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology.
Lantheus announced new data from a sub-analysis of its Phase 3 study on flurpiridaz F 18 for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in obese patients.
Few patients seem to use weight loss medications to treat obesity despite guideline recommendations and the availability of FDA-approved drugs, suggests a new study presented at ENDO 2016.
Invisiblu International announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Continuum Labs LGD-Xtreme 3mg capsules.
Young children who take antibiotics may disrupt their gut microbes and be more likely to develop adolescent prediabetes.
In overweight or obese patients with prediabetes, the addition of liraglutide (Saxenda; Novo Nordisk) 3mg to diet and exercise may result in major health improvements, according to a study presented at ENDO 2016.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and excess weight have been independently linked with the onset of asthma, according to findings in a new study to be presented at the annual Endocrine Society meeting.
Cambrooke Therapeutics announced the launch of KetoVie Peptide, the first ketogenic hydrolyzed whey-based (peptides) formula for patients on a ketogenic diet with milk protein sensitivities and/or impaired digestive function.
Abbott announced the launch of Ensure Enlive, a complete and balanced nutrition drink to help rebuild lost muscle and regain strength and energy.
Aloe vera may hold some benefit in improving glycemic control in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, according to a a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.
A study published in Endocrinology showed that exposure to the chemical bisphenol S can induce fat cell formation.
NOW Health Group announced a voluntary recall of 6 dietary supplements that were mislabeled due to a printing error by the label supplier.
BioMarin announced positive preliminary results from the pivotal Phase 3 PRISM-2 study of pegvaliase for the reduction of blood phenylalanine (Phe) in patients with phenylketonuria (PKU).
Hospira announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Sodium Bicarbonate Injection 8.4%, USP, due to particulate presence within a single-dose glass fliptop vial from a confirmed complaint.
A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine indicated that since 2005, the risk of major drug interaction in older adults has increased in those taking multiple prescriptions and dietary supplements concurrently.
New research published in Translational Psychiatry supports the link between omega-3 supplementation and a reduction in major depressive disorder (MDD).
In women who use oral contraceptives, obesity is a strong risk factor for cerebral venous thrombosis.
Long-term use of metformin may increase the risk of vitamin B12 deficiency and possibly other complications (anemia, neuropathy).
Results from an interim analysis published in JAMA showed that the cardiovascular safety of the obesity treatment, naltrexone/bupropion "remains uncertain."
A molecular circuit has been identified that controls beige adipocyte biogenesis, according to research published online in Diabetes.
Strawberry consumption may help reduce postprandial insulin concentrations in obese individuals with insulin resistance (IR), a new study has found.
A daily dose of beetroot juice was found to significantly improve exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients.
Eating more foods containing vitamin D— but not supplemental vitamin D— during pregnancy was related to a lower risk of development in allergies in children, a study led by Mount Sinai researchers showed.
The high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet (KD) may provide positive effects for child epilepsy patients.
A diet containing unsaturated fats—as found in olive oil and walnuts—showed similar weight loss effects as a lower fat, higher carbohydrate diet, according to a study published in the Journal of the American heart Association.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter for the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) of Kalydeco (ivacaftor; Vertex) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) ≥2 years old who have one of 23 residual function mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.
The five most common reasons for Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-issued recalls were contamination, mislabeling, adverse reaction, defective product, and incorrect potency, a new study has found.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to Ryanodex (dantrolene sodium; Eagle) injectable suspension for the treatment of exertional heat stroke (EHS).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against the use of Bentonite Me Baby by Alikay Naturals due to a potential lead poisoning risk.
Baxter announced a voluntary recall of 4 lots of intravenous (IV) solutions due to the potential for leaking containers and particulate matter.
Two new trials have found no significant statistical reduction in cases of persistent wheezing and asthma where the mother had taken additional vitamin D supplements.