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FDA Approves New Painkiller

Posted On July 24, 2014

(Undated) -- A new painkiller is getting approval from the FDA. The drug is called Targinic ER. It's a combination of oxycodone and naloxone and it's supposed to be non-addictive. Approval was issued on Wednesday. The FDA suggests that Targinic only be prescribed as a last resort for patients who have exhausted all other attempts…

Study Connects Menopause Symptoms & Caffeine

Posted On July 24, 2014

(Rochester, MN) -- A new Mayo Clinic study found an association between caffeine and the symptoms of menopause.   Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of the Mayo Women's Health Clinic, says caffeine appears to have a positive effect on women who are approaching menopause but aren't there quite yet. The study is the largest to date on…

Fruit Recall Goes Nationwide

Posted On July 24, 2014

(Cutler, CA) -- A recall of some fruit over possible listeria contamination has gone nationwide. Peaches, plums and nectarines, both organic and non-organic, were shipped directly to wholesalers by a California-based supplier. That means customers of Costco, BJ's, Sam's Club, Trader Joe's and Wegmans stores could have bought it. Wawona Packing Company spokeswoman Amy Philpott…

Roundtable Discussion Focuses On Personzalized Medicine

Posted On July 23, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The topic of "personalized medicine" is getting the attention of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. Dr. Frank Cockerill, who chairs the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine, told lawmakers today the term may be new to many, but the concept is not.   U.S. Congressman Fred Upton of Michigan chairs…

Head Of CDC’s Bioterrorism Lab Resigns

Posted On July 23, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- A top official at the Centers For Disease Control is out. Michael Farrell had led the Bioterrorism Rapid Response and Technology Lab since 2009. He resigned Tuesday. His team came under harsh criticism recently when it was revealed that workers mishandled deadly bacteria and viruses, including anthrax spores. The agency says to…