Strengthening regulation of dietary supplements

Washington, DC - The use of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals or herbs, has become a routine part of the American lifestyle. Three out of every four American consumers take a dietary supplement on a regular basis. For older Americans, the rate rises to four in five. And one in three children take supplements, either given to them by their parents or, commonly in teens, taking them on their own.

Exploring the Bowen Technique for Healing

Yuma, Arizona - On Thursday, January 10th, the Foothills Library will host “Exploring the Bowen Technique for Healing” at 10:30 a.m. The Bowen technique is a gentle, hands-on approach to healing that signals a response in the brain, creating an impulse to re-align the body. Join certified expert Kasia Voorhies to learn more about this international healing practice that can address every system in the body.

FDA approves treatment for adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xospata (gilteritinib) tablets for the treatment of adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a FLT3 mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test. The FDA also approved an expanded indication for a companion diagnostic, to include use with Xospata.

FDA authorizes first test to aid in detecting a type of herpes virus in newborns called cytomegalovirus

Washington, DC - Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of a new diagnostic test to aid in detecting a type of herpes virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) in newborns less than 21 days of age.

Treatment for preeclampsia effective in animals, NIH-funded researchers show

Washington, DC - In studies of mice and nonhuman primates, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have used a technique known as RNA interference to reduce high levels of a protein that can cause preeclampsia, a potentially fatal high blood pressure disorder of pregnancy.