FDA Approves 1st Generic EpiPen

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The first generic version of the EpiPen was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, paving the way for more affordable versions of the lifesaving allergy emergency medication. Though other injectors are available, this drug, made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, is the first the FDA…

AHA: Are Eggs Good for You or Not?

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) — The egg is standard breakfast fare, but many people may be wondering whether eggs are healthy. At just 78 calories each, eggs are an efficient, rich source of protein and vitamins. A large egg contains about 6 grams of protein. Eggs also are a good source of…

1 in 4 in U.S. Has a Disability, CDC Reports

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — One in four American adults (61 million people) has a significant physical or mental disability, the federal government reported Thursday. And these disabilities are more prevalent among women, people in the South, and those living in poverty. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed…