In a world craving stimulation to stay awake, function at peak levels or just feel a bit brighter, caffeine is the ready ingredient in an expanding array of foods, beverages and medications.
US regulators on Wednesday approved a new kind of pacemaker-like device that aims to help people lose weight by stimulating a nerve that runs from the brain to the stomach.
Off-label use of drugs and medical devices—using approved remedies in unapproved ways—has long been a part of medicine. The practice provides public health benefits but also presents some risks.
Yolanda Favela has already seen her baby boy yawn and suck his thumb and knows he has a head full of hair - and she hasn't even met him yet.
Researchers question whether there is substance to the US Food and Drug Agency's recent warning that statins could affect the memory, attention span and other cognitive abilities of people who take this drug to control high ...
(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for acne scarring.
The first in a new class of cancer medicines, Pfizer's Ibrance, appears poised for approval to treat advanced breast cancer within a few months and could quickly become a blockbuster, some analysts believe.
Federal health experts have unanimously endorsed a Novartis drug which is expected to become the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug to reach the U.S. market.
Many patients with type 2 diabetes in the United States may be discouraged from taking metformin—a proven, oral diabetes medicine—because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inappropriately labels the ...
(HealthDay)—Viral infections can happen at any time, but they're more common during winter when people spend more time in close contact with others indoors.
Patients facing limited options for treating their relapsing multiple sclerosis are celebrating the FDA's approval of a new aggressive drug treatment. The ruling reverses the agency's decision a year ago that the drug was ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses.
(HealthDay)—Rapivab (peramivir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat influenza.
Want to know how many calories are in that alcoholic drink you're about to order? You might be able to find out just by reading the menu.
(HealthDay)—A new system designed to eliminate germs in donated blood plasma and reduce the risk of transmitting a plasma-borne infection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.