Medications

FDA committee: Makena should be removed from market

Makena, a drug used to reduce the risk for preterm births, should be taken off the U.S. market, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recommends. The 9-to-7 vote in favor of withdrawing approval of the drug ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infectious diseases A to Z: New flu antiviral available

For those who become ill with the flu, a new antiviral medication may help. "This is really kind of a blockbuster," says Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group. "We have not had a new influenza ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Infectious diseases: Why moms-to-be need vaccines during pregnancy

Vaccines are a part of many well-child visits. But they also should be part of the care moms-to-be receive to protect their unborn children. "When we take care of pregnant patients, we're really taking care of two patients: ...

Cardiology

Improving the odds for patients with heart pumps

A new Yale study shows that some patients being treated for severe heart failure with a battery-operated pump saw significant improvement after additionally using neurohormonal blockade (NHB) drug therapy.

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