FDA OKs Diabetes Drug for Type 2 Heart Failure Risk

Oct. 21, 2019—The FDA granted a new use for diabetes drug Farxiga (dapagliflozin): to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in adults who have type 2 diabetes and established heart disease or risk factors for it. Farxiga is one of a group of drugs known as SGLT-2 inhibitors (sodium-glucose co-transporter 2).They […]

Deaths Due to Suicide, Homicide on the Rise Among U.S. Youth

Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The anger and fear seething throughout the United States could be having a fatal impact on some of the nation’s youngest citizens. More teens and young adults are coming to a […]

By Mid-Century, Heat Waves Could Cover Far Bigger Areas

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Climate change could trigger much bigger heat waves by mid-century, U.S. researchers report. Previous research has predicted that the number and intensity of heat waves will increase, but this study is the first to examine changes in their potential […]

Aspirin, Antihistamines: Kids Often Use OTC Drugs in Suicide Attempts

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More teens are attempting suicide by overdosing on drugs, and new research suggests they are often turning to over-the-counter (OTC) medications like ibuprofen and aspirin in their efforts. Antidepressants, antipsychotics and antihistamines were also common choices, the researchers added. […]