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Rx for Rare Genetic Disorder Now Approved for Patients of All Ages
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa) for treatment of patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease, including patients who are less than 8 years of age.
Women with Chronic Illness More Likely to Use Mental Health Care
Ongoing illness can burden the mind as it also takes a toll on the body. Counseling and other therapies aimed at boosting a sick individual’s mental wellness is a common course of action for some, but not for all.
Smoking Tied to Large Number of Deaths in Asia
As smoking has begun to decline in some parts of the world, including the US, it is still increasing in other regions. A new study explored tobacco use in Asia.
Many Deaths From Common Causes Are Preventable
Preventing early deaths is a key goal in the health field, and may be possible in bigger numbers than many thought. In a new study, researchers explored these preventable deaths.
Sweet Benefits of Chocolate
Chocolate may be sweet, rich and delicious, but it also can provide health benefits when consumed in moderation. Here’s a list of ways that chocolate can benefit your health.
How Smoking Burns Your Health
According to the CDC, smoking causes nearly 1 in every 5 deaths in the United States each year. Here’s a list of the harmful effects of smoking.
Most Polluted Cities in the US
The American Lung Association released a list of the most polluted cities in the US.
How Obesity Affects Health
Besides tobacco use, obesity is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States.
Leading Causes of Death in the US for 2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report about the leading causes of death for the general US population.
With COPD, Beware of Tiny Brain Bleeds
Bleeding within the brain can be a sign of age-related mental decline to come. While this occurs more commonly among stroke victims, patients with COPD may be prone to this as well.