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FDA Approves New 2-Drug Combo Medicine for Asthma

FDA Approves New 2-Drug Combo Medicine for AsthmaTHURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with asthma now have a new rescue medication to turn to after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Airsupra on Wednesday.The drug is the first approved to combine albuterol (a beta-2 adrenergic agonist) and budesonide (a corticosteroid). It's meant for the as-needed treatment or prevention of bronchoconstriction (narrowed airways) and to reduce the risk of asthma attacks in patients with asthma aged 18 and older. This medication is also the first approved in the United States to contain an inhaled corticosteroid approved as a reliever rather than as a controller of asthma symptoms.Asthma affects 24 million Americans, with symptoms that vary by person and can change over time. A long-term condition, it causes the airways to...

How Much Weight Loss Per Month Is Safe?

12 January 2023
How Much Weight Loss Per Month Is Safe?THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- So, after a month of holiday eating, your pants are too tight and you're desperate to lose the extra weight as quickly as possible, but how much can you lose in a month? Experts say there is no speedy way to shed pounds.How long does it take to lose weight? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who succeed do it gradually at about 1 to 2 pounds per week, which translates into 4 to 8 pounds a month.Because safely losing weight is such a gradual process, it can take six months or more to lose 30 pounds. But it's well worth it as you change your lifestyle and look and feel better, experts say.Losing weight permanently is really a matter of changing your lifestyle and diet. The best way is to set safe,...

You Can Garden Your Way to Better Health

10 January 2023
You Can Garden Your Way to Better HealthTUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has ever gardened knows what a labor of love it can be as you dig deep in the dirt to plant seeds and then take pride in your first crop, but new research shows it also translates into better health.It turns out that community gardens in urban areas can have folks eating more fresh food and getting exercise, while it can also ease stress and anxiety.“These kind of interventions that have a strong social organization, that have access to nature and contact with nature, where there’s active participation, these are the ingredients that we need to think about to have successful interventions to address a whole variety of health outcomes,” said senior study author Jill Litt. She is a professor in the department of environmental...

Stick With These Foods to Help You Lose Weight

9 January 2023
Stick With These Foods to Help You Lose WeightMONDAY, Jan. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to losing weight, certain foods have a reputation for being all-stars, providing for a body’s nutritional needs while helping keep a person fuller for longer. “You’re looking at plant foods,” said Connie Diekman, a nationally known food and nutrition consultant and former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “You're looking at whole grains, vegetables, fruit, beans, nuts, seeds.” Though certain diets or special eating plans may limit some of these foods, a healthy diet can include all of them, with an eye toward portion size. Here are some foods to eat to lose weight: Whole grainsWhole grains haven’t been stripped of nutrients in processing, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,...

FDA Approves 2nd Alzheimer’s Drug, Despite Safety Concerns

6 January 2023
FDA Approves 2nd Alzheimer’s Drug, Despite Safety ConcernsFRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a second Alzheimer's drug, lecanemab, despite reports of rare brain bleeds linked to use of the drug in some patients.However, the FDA pointed to the drug's benefits, as well. “Alzheimer’s disease immeasurably incapacitates the lives of those who suffer from it and has devastating effects on their loved ones,” Dr. Billy Dunn, director of the Office of Neuroscience in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in an agency news release. “This treatment option is the latest therapy to target and affect the underlying disease process of Alzheimer’s, instead of only treating the symptoms of the disease.”Lecanemab, made by Eisai and marketed by Biogen as Leqembi, will...

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