Tag: 2018

Monthly News Roundup – October 2018

FDA Approves Xofluza, a First-In-Class Flu Drug to Treat Symptoms It’s been almost 20 years since a new influenza (flu) treatment was approved, and last year’s flu season was one of the deadliest in decades. In response, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for acute uncomplicated influenza in patients

Health Highlights: Oct. 26, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trump Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices Trying to cut high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations, according to a proposal announced Thursday

What's the 2018 Version of Your Name?

We’re nearing the end of 2018 (can you believe it?), and baby names just keep getting wilder. No, really, like, wild-animals wild. Zooey Deschanel named her kids Elsie Otter and Charlie Wolf. Busy Philipps’ menagerie? Birdie and Cricket. And that’s not all. We’ve also got celebs naming their kids Cosimo (Beck), Audio Science Clayton (Shannyn

Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: More Young American Children Not Getting Recommended Vaccines: CDC The percentage of U.S. children under 2 years old who haven’t received any recommended vaccinations quadrupled in the past 17 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

The 2018 Starbucks Holiday Cups Are Here

While many of us are busy buying pumpkins and all things Halloween, it seems retailers want us to start thinking about another holiday: the winter holidays. And Starbucks is no exception. In fact, the purveyor of PSLs just announced a few of the chain’s 2018 holiday gifts. The line, which at this time consists entirely

Health Highlights: August 2, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Ebola Outbreak in Congo Just a week after being declared Ebola-free, the Democratic Republic of Congo said Wednesday that a new outbreak of the deadly virus has killed at least 20 people. Authorities in North Kivu Province

These Are The Top 10 Fitness Trends For 2018

Burpee/push up combo just not cutting it? It’s time to nix the stale workouts and completely overhaul your training regime. Enter: the American College of Sports Medicine. They’ve scoured the globe to find the hottest fitness trends for 2018. So, put these on your must-try list and prepare to sweat. 1. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): With

Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy

A Rice University study predicts that this fall’s flu vaccine—a new H3N2 formulation for the first time since 2015—will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain of influenza A as the vaccine given in 2016 and 2017 due to viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs. The Rice method, known