Saturday, June 24, 2017

Shingles Pain Relief Drug Approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the approval of Qutenza (capsaicin) 8% patch, a medicated skin patch that relieves the pain of post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), a serious complication that can occur after a bout with shingles. The drug is approved for long-term pain relief after shingles attacks. Shingles is an outbreak of rash […]

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Prostate Cancer Prevention with Selenium and Vitamin E Supplements

Initial, independent review of study data from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health shows that selenium and vitamin E supplements, taken either alone or together, did not prevent prostate cancer. The data also showed two […]

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