Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating
cured meats such as ham and salami might aggravate asthma,
FDA OKs High-Tech Diabetes Device to Help Replace Fingerstick Tests
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In news that's sure
to delight people with diabetes, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration said Tuesday that the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose
monitoring system (CGM) can be used to make insulin dosing
decisions alone, without the need for additional fingerstick tests
of blood sugar levels.
Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with a
genetic trait linked to obesity may be more likely than other kids
to respond to fast-food commercials on TV, a new study
Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-cancer drug
Rubraca (rucaparib) has been granted accelerated approval by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced ovarian
Health Tip: Add Color to Your Food
(HealthDay News) -- Adding more color to your foods makes meals
more interesting and may add nutrients to your diet.
Health Tip: Get the Nutrients You Need
(HealthDay News) -- Getting all of the dietary nutrients your
body needs is critically important, especially if your diet is
vegan or vegetarian.
Health Tip: Using a Food Diary
(HealthDay News) -- Keeping a food diary can help you lose
weight by tracking everything you eat and then evaluating which
foods you can do without.
FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated or lengthy
use -- longer than three hours -- of general anesthetic and
sedation drugs may harm the developing brains of fetuses and
children younger than 3 years old, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration warned Wednesday.
Sniffing Out the Asparagus-Odor-in-Pee Mystery
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After eating asparagus, do you notice your urine smells funny? Your answer may depend on your genetic makeup, a new study suggests.
Knee Cartilage Product Approved to Repair Defects
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Maci (autologous
cultured chondrocytes) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to repair defective cartilage of the knee.