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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:

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FITNESS & WELLNESS

Should static stretching really be banished from warm-ups?
By Heidi Dawson
Static stretching has received a lot of bad press recently. This is due to a whole range of studies that have demonstrated reductions in strength, power and speed immediately following static stretching. For this reason, trainers and therapists stopped using it as part of a pretraining and competition warm-up routine. Instead, dynamic stretching has become the mainstay of an athlete's preparation.
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Is it better to bike or run?
The New York Times
"Both running and cycling are excellent forms of exercise," said Hirofumi Tanaka, a professor of kinesiology and director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas. "Both are rhythmic aerobic activities that involve large muscle mass." But there are differences, which could sway you toward one activity over the other.
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Personal goals may facilitate or hinder older adults' striving for exercise
ScienceDaily
Although exercise may significantly promote healthy aging, many older adults remain sedentary. Based on a study conducted in the Gerontology Research Center at the University of Jyväskylä, one reason for this may lie behind older adults' personal goals.
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DIET & NUTRITION


Can gluten-free foods aid weight loss?
By Dr. Georgene Collins
Labels can be misleading. Fat-free, nonfat and whole grain are examples of misleading labels commonly used in the food industry. However, in some cases, mislabeling can be life-threatening. Lately, a big concern has been the label "gluten-free," and the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to reduce ill effects from this mislabeled term.
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Master diet to make sure you are eating healthy
Chicago Daily Herald
What is the secret to healthy eating? It seems everyone has their own idea of the perfect diet. But, regardless of what style of eating you consider healthy — food guide pyramid, low-carb, paleo — those who have mastered their dietary health share the following common practices. Visit your grocery store at least once a week. Healthy eating requires you to have nutritious food available.
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Should static stretching really be banished from warm-ups?
By Heidi Dawson
Static stretching has received a lot of bad press recently. This is due to a whole range of studies that have demonstrated reductions in strength, power and speed immediately following static stretching.

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How to get super fit at any age
Health.com via CNN
Nobody ages backward. Now that we have that unpleasant fact out of the way, let's get to some good news: You don't need to be a genetically blessed model or have a plastic surgeon on speed dial to keep your body in remarkable shape.

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Watermelon juice relieves post-exercise muscle soreness
ScienceDaily
Watermelon juice's reputation among athletes is getting scientific support in a new study, which found that juice from the summer favorite fruit can relieve post-exercise muscle soreness.

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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


Why do vitamins make urine bright yellow?
Gizmodo
If you've ever taken a daily multivitamin you too might have noticed your urine turning a bright yellow-ish color. Take your vitamins and eat some asparagus and you might just think you're dying the next time you use the restroom. What's happening is that urine will turn a bright, sometimes neon, yellow in response to excess riboflavin.
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Intravenous vitamin therapy: The latest celebrity health fad
MedPage Today
Feeling tired? Energy levels low? Maybe you drank a bit too much last night? Why not try one of the latest celebrity health fads? Intravenous vitamin therapy. It's a solution of vitamins and minerals called a Myers' Cocktail, invented over 30 years ago by Baltimore physician John Myers. It contains magnesium, calcium, various B vitamins and vitamin C.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Sip on this: Do diet drinks make you fatter?
The Conversation via Medical Xpress
Diet drinks are no help in the fight against obesity and may actually encourage overeating, according to a U.S. academic piece in the journal Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism. Susan Swithers reviewed studies that suggest normal or mildly overweight people who consumed artificially-sweetened drinks were more likely to gain weight when compared to those who did not.
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Better flu vaccine on the horizon
CNN
During the heat of summer, people tend to forget about the flu. Yet as high temperatures begin to decline, we're reminded that influenza, a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death, will soon return. For the past several months, pharmaceutical companies and U.S. public health officials have been busy making and planning for the distribution of millions of doses of the flu vaccine to protect Americans in the upcoming season.
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"Whooping cough is very contagious and can cause serious illness in infants, children and adults, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."


 

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