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On Aug 19, 2013, the FDA issued a label change for ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin). Below is a copy of the updated USPI for your review. Key label changes found within the attachments include:

1. Dosage and Administration Section 1: 16 cycle limitation has been removed from the label. New label states "Continue treatment until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity"

2. Warnings and Precautions Section 5: Growth factor support added for consistency with Dose Modification in section 2.2


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FITNESS & WELLNESS

9 health problems you can treat with exercise
Rodale News via ABC News
It helps you live longer, lose weight and gain a stronger heart. It can help you cope with stress and depression and boost your self-esteem. Exercise: It's the best medicine available, yet few doctors are going to write you a prescription for a daily 30-minute jog. "Millions of people in our society suffer from a ridiculous number of health problems — some major, some minor that could become major — because they lack basic fitness," writes Jordan Metzl, M.D., in his new book "The Exercise Cure."
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Winter Olympics, extreme-temperature exercise: Safe or not?
Everyday Health
Sochi will host this year's XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games. The winter games offer a unique nexus between tremendous athletic skills and harsh cold environments. Although most of us will not participate in the Olympics, we may have the opportunity to challenge our bodies in arctic environments. This brings up two questions: what happens to our bodies during endurance training in cold weather, and is it safe?
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Light exercise can benefit health
The Huffington Post
Light-intensity activities that get you off the couch may be beneficial to your health, even if you don't work up a sweat, a new study suggests. People in the study who spent more time moving around than sitting during the day generally had favorable insulin and triglyceride levels, even if they did not do the amount of exercise that national guidelines recommend.
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Do your muscles hurt more when it's cold outside?
Upwave via CNN
Cold weather causes muscles to lose more heat and contract, causing tightness throughout the body. Joints get tighter, muscles can lose their range of motion and nerves can more easily be pinched, according to Los Angeles-based orthopedic physical therapist Vivian Eisenstadt. Thanks to the effects of colder temps, muscles are forced to work much harder to complete the same tasks they complete easily in milder weather.
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DIET & NUTRITION


We're eating healthier, at least at home
TIME
A new government report reveals that more Americans are eating at home, and their diets are improving. You can thank the recession, but when the economy started to sour in 2007, Americans stopped eating at restaurants and started to cook more meals at home. And most families have been listening to the onslaught of advice about how to eat healthier, since those meals were also respectably nutritious.
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Scientists find genetic mechanism linking aging to specific diets
RedOrbit
It seems like every other commercial on TV today is another diet company, with yet another diet plan. You probably know someone who has tried everything from the Paleo Diet, to gluten-free, to the Atkins Diet. The big question is, which diet is right? A new study published in Cell Metabolism reveals they might all be right.
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9 health problems you can treat with exercise
Rodale News via ABC News
It helps you live longer, lose weight and gain a stronger heart. It can help you cope with stress and depression and boost your self-esteem. Exercise: It's the best medicine available, yet few doctors are going to write you a prescription for a daily 30-minute jog.

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'Biggest Loser's' Jillian Michaels ramps up fitness routine
Reuters
As Jillian Michaels, the tough-love trainer on NBC's hit reality show "The Biggest Loser," lunges towards her middle years she infuses her fitness routine with the same take-no-prisoners mindset that impels her TV contestants to shape up.

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The get lean for life diet
Men's Fitness
Late-night infomercials have you thinking that losing fat is either super easy or way too hard. One guru says you can tighten your abs in just minutes a day, while another orders you to run till you puke.

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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


Review: Vitamin D supplements don't help your health
HealthDay News via WebMD
There's little evidence that vitamin D supplements offer substantial health benefits, and several ongoing studies are unlikely to change that, according to a large new review. Vitamin D supplements are taken by nearly half of American adults, according to the researchers.
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Children's vitamins often exceed daily recommendations
Reuters via Fox News
Vitamin supplements marketed for infants and children often contain more than the recommended amount of individual vitamins, according to a new study. Researchers found that in all but one case, the average vitamin content of those supplements exceeded what's recommended. "What we did is compare what's on the labels for (children's vitamins) to the recommended daily allowance or adequate intake," Michael Madden told Reuters Health.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Review: Hand washing, zinc may ward off colds
HealthDay News via Health.com
The cold season is in full swing, with everyone swearing by their own methods for avoiding infection or treating themselves should they get sick. Now, a new review finds that some methods seem to work better than others, namely hand washing and zinc supplements for prevention of a cold, and decongestants and pain relievers for treatment.
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Folic acid linked to breast cancer growth in animal study
Medical News Today
Folic acid is a well-known supplement to many women, particularly those who are or plan to be pregnant. But a new study suggests that taking large amounts of folate — a B vitamin — and its synthetic form, folic acid, might actually increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Publishing their results in the journal PLoS ONE, the researchers note that the topic of folic acid and its role in cancer has been controversial.
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