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Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds November 24, 2015

But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says

Parkinson's Drug Shows Promise Against Macular Degeneration November 12, 2015

But more research needed to confirm beneficial effects on vision disorder

Prescription Naproxen as Good as Narcotic Painkillers for Low Back Pain: Study October 20, 2015

Plus, this medication isn't addictive, expert says

Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies September 30, 2015

Researchers find no evidence that boosting intake will prevent fractures

Kids' ER Visits for Medicine Overdoses Dropping: Report September 08, 2015

Education, prevention messages, safer packaging may be working, CDC says

Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States August 18, 2015

Prescription drugs are still effective, however

Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed July 15, 2015

Be cautious about taking both together, researcher says

Most Children With Migraines Don't Get Proven Treatments: Study June 17, 2015

Nearly half don't get any pain relievers at all, researcher adds

Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack June 10, 2015

But don't stop taking proton pump inhibitors based on this study, expert says

Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk April 27, 2015

Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults April 24, 2015

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How April 20, 2015

Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down

Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness? April 15, 2015

In study, people showed more muted responses to photos after taking pill best known as Tylenol

Cheap Allergy Drug May Hold Potential as Hepatitis C Treatment April 08, 2015

Lab tests suggest over-the-counter antihistamine could offer alternative to pricey new drugs

Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis April 01, 2015

Review of 13 trials finds little effect for drug best recognized as Tylenol

Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds March 30, 2015

Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children March 27, 2015

Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some March 17, 2015

Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk March 03, 2015

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks? March 03, 2015

Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study February 24, 2015

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia February 04, 2015

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study January 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner January 06, 2015

Injections were rated slightly more effective at fighting pain than pills

Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds December 18, 2014

But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say

Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises November 26, 2014

Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care

Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs? November 25, 2014

Study suggests class of meds upset healthy balance of bacteria in the gut

Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke November 05, 2014

Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix November 04, 2014

Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns

For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study October 27, 2014

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds October 22, 2014

Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children October 20, 2014

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

Certain Meds, Driving Can Be Deadly Mix: FDA October 07, 2014

Even nonprescription drugs might bring on drowsiness, agency warns

Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests September 25, 2014

NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study August 14, 2014

Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

U.S. Hospitals See Big Rise in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts August 07, 2014

Spikes noted among young and middle-age adults; experts cite easy access to prescription meds

Take Heartburn Medicines Before Breakfast for Best Effect June 12, 2014

Too many patients unaware that timing is key to treatment, study finds

Sizing Up Your Options for Hay Fever Relief June 08, 2014

Newly approved meds dial down your immune system's reaction to allergens

Doctors Often Suggest Pricier, Brand-Name Meds for Reflux: Study May 03, 2014

But store brands and generics of these OTC medications are much cheaper, researchers note

Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk April 14, 2014

People using warfarin or Xarelto should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, study finds

So Long Snow, Hello Pollen April 06, 2014

Doctor shares tips for handling spring allergies

Common Cold Meds May Pose Health Threats March 19, 2014

Interaction of two ingredients could cause serious side effects, researchers say

Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child February 24, 2014

Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

Ibuprofen, Aleve Won't Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study February 03, 2014

However, NSAIDs should not be taken in third trimester of pregnancy, authors advise

Hand Washing, Zinc May Ward Off Colds: Review January 27, 2014

Meanwhile, antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers might help treat them, researcher reports

FDA Warns of Fires From Wart Removers January 16, 2014

Don't use flammable products near candles, hair appliances, agency says

FDA Warns Against Prescription Drugs With High Levels of Acetaminophen January 15, 2014

Officials say action taken because of reports of severe liver damage from accidental overdoses

FDA Warns Against Misuse of Laxatives January 09, 2014

Ignoring dosing instructions, cautions can lead to serious side effects with some of these products

Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit: Study December 27, 2013

Nicotine replacement treatment alone doesn't improve odds of kicking the habit, researchers found

Acid-Reflux Drugs Tied to Lower Levels of Vitamin B-12 December 10, 2013

Study found risk of deficiency rose with longer use, higher doses