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Obesity Pill Qsymia Gains FDA Approval

Posted: 07/18/2012 - The FDA said in an announcement Monday night that Vivus Inc.'s Qsymia is approved for overweight and obese people who have at least one weight-related health problem such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol.

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Physical Inactivity Causes 1 In 10 Deaths Worldwide, Study Says

Posted: 07/18/2012 - Physical inactivity causes 1 in 10 deaths worldwide, according to a series of studies released in British medical journal The Lancet, putting it on par with the dangers of smoking and obesity. The results also suggest that public health officials treat this situation as a pandemic.

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FDA Approves New Diet Drug

Posted: 07/17/2012 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new prescription diet drug called Qsymia on Tuesday. The medication produced dramatic weight loss in clinical trials, but some are concerned over potential side effects, including increased heart rate, birth defects and other issues.

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KU Hospital Celebrates Big Accomplishment

Posted: 07/17/2012 - According to the Lawrence Journal World, the hospital was ranked number one hospital in the state of Kansas, and mentioned in U.S. News and World Report's best hospital rankings.

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FDA Bans BPA From Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

Updated: 07/17/2012 - The controversial chemical BPA, or bisphenol-A, can no longer be used in manufacturing baby bottles or sippy cups, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday.

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Truvada Approved By FDA As First HIV-Prevention Pill

Posted: 07/16/2012 - Gilead Sciences' Truvada has been taken by people over 12 with human immunodeficiency virus in conjunction with other antiretroviral drugs since it was first approved by the FDA in 2004.

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KU Cancer Center Makes NCI Designation Official

Posted: 07/12/2012 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined other officials at KU Medical Center Thursday afternoon to announce the University of Kansas Cancer Center earned designation as a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center.

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KU Cancer Center Announcement Expected Thursday

Posted: 07/11/2012 - Sen. Jerry Moran issued a media advisory Wednesday that he will attend a 2 pm Thursday event to formally announce KU's designation as a National Cancer Institute.

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Pets May Make Children Healthier

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A recent study out of Finland finds babies who have a cat or dog around during their first year have fewer health problems than little ones who don't have pets.

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