The World Health Organization was moving to update guidelines on treating people stricken with COVID-19 to reflect results of a clinical trial that showed a cheap, common steroid can help save critically ill patients.

The U.S. FDA approved Janssen’s Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for preventing blood clots in acutely sick patients in hospitals who are at risk for blood clots but who are not at high risk of bleeding.

Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke.

The U.S. government issued rules for addressing cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, providing manufacturers with guidelines for fixing security bugs in equipment, including pacemakers, insulin pumps and imaging systems.

Two leading U.S. medical societies are poised to issue new diabetes treatment guidelines that are expected to reflect the lifesaving cardiovascular effects of Eli Lilly’s Jardiance.

The U.S. FDA said it would update guidelines for nutritional labels on packaged food and beverages to include info on added sugar and to prominently display calorie count and servings.

U.S. health and safety officials issued new guidelines on Friday to help protect workers from exposure to Zika, a mosquito-borne and sexually-transmitted virus that causes the birth defect microcephaly and other neurological disorders.   The new rules, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, urge employers […]

(Reuters Health) – In a major shift, the American Cancer Society is recommending that women at average risk of breast cancer get annual mammograms starting at age 45 rather than at age 40, and that women 55 and older scale back screening to every other year. The new guidelines, published on Tuesday in JAMA, fall […]