Lynparza Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lynparza (olaparib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, the agency said Friday in a news release.

System Approved to Remove Germs From Blood Platelets

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new system designed to remove viruses, bacteria and other germs from donated blood platelets was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug.

E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially illness-causing E. coli bacteria were found on nearly one-quarter of herbs bought at farmers markets, according to a new study.

CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states.

Health Tip: Bake a Healthier Holiday Treat

(HealthDay News) -- Baking holiday goodies doesn't have to include loads of butter and sugar.

Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Xtoro (finalfloxacin otic suspension) eardrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat swimmer's ear, clinically known as acute otitis externa.

Health Tip: Tossing Leftover Food

(HealthDay News) -- Leftovers can only last so long before they're at risk for spoiling.

New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new system designed to eliminate germs in donated blood plasma and reduce the risk of transmitting a plasma-borne infection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diets low in "glycemic index" are touted as a way to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. But a new study suggests that as long as people are eating healthily, they don't need to obsess over glycemic index.