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  1. New Binge Eating Disorder Drug Vyvanse: FAQ

    Feb. 3, 2015 -- The FDA has approved the first drug in the U.S. to treat binge eating disorder, Vyvanse. The agency says it might lessen the number of food binges for people with the condition. Vyvanse is already approved to treat ADHD. Binge eating disorder affects 1% to 5% of Americans, according

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  2. Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Panel Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults 65 and older need two vaccines to better protect them from bacterial infection in the blood (called sepsis), meningitis and pneumonia, according to a revised vaccination schedule from the 2015 Advisory Committee o

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  3. Retailers Accused of Selling Fake Supplements

    Feb. 3, 2015 -- Four national retailers -- GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart -- are accused of selling fake and potentially harmful herbal supplements and must remove them from their shelves, the New York State attorney general's office has announced. An investigation by state authorities found tha

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  4. President’s Budget Takes on Antibiotic Resistance

    Feb. 3, 2015 -- In the budget submitted to Congress on Feb. 2, President Barack Obama is seeking almost $84 billion for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in fiscal 2016. That's about a $5 billion increase from the previous year. The funding would cover items including more resou

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  5. Are Products Labeled 'BPA-Free' Safer?

    Feb. 3, 2015 -- Are goods labeled “BPA-free” healthier? Maybe not. Two new studies found that some chemicals replacing BPA in plastics, food packaging, and other products might also disrupt hormones, changing how the brain works and affecting fertility. In the first study, scientists exposed growing

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  6. Medicare Offers Relief in Pharmacy Network Mix-Ups

    By Michelle Andrews More than 400,000 Medicare beneficiaries who may have been confused or misinformed about the pharmacy details of their 2015 Aetna prescription drug plans have until the end of this month to find participating pharmacies or switch plans, according to the Centers for Medicare & Med

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  7. Burnout Rates Soar Among Family Doctors

    Feb. 2, 2015 -- Nearly half of family doctors under 35 feel burned out, according to a new survey by Medscape. In the 2015 Family Physician Lifestyle Report, which updates a previous report on doctors' lifestyles and job displeasure, 43% of family doctors in this age group said they had burnout, def

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  8. Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medication-related problems -- from side effects to improper use -- may be the cause of many kids' trips to the emergency room, a new study suggests. Researchers found that at one Canadian children's hospital, medication-relat

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  9. Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with recurring bouts of compulsive overeating known as binge-eating disorder. It's the first drug sanctioned in the United States to treat the dis

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  10. Why Florida Is No. 1 In Obamacare Enrollment

    By Phil Galewitz When Florida workers promoting President Barack Obama’s health law marketplace want instant feedback, they go to an online “heat map.” The map turns darker green where they’ve seen the most people and shows bright red dots for areas where enrollment is high. “The map shows us where

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