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A Sufferer's Guide to Easin' Sneezin' Season June 14, 2017

Over-the-counter relief is an option, but a prescription may be needed for severe allergies

Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study June 14, 2017

But absolute risk is low, researcher says

Common Painkillers Tied to Slight Rise in Heart Attack Risk May 10, 2017

Over-the-counter drugs like Aleve and Advil linked to higher odds, researchers say

April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27, 2017

Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say

What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid? April 17, 2017

Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

Spring-Clean Your Medicine Cabinet to Safeguard Your Kids March 20, 2017

Tips for proper storage and disposal to help prevent accidental poisonings

How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement? March 02, 2017

Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for health

Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home February 20, 2017

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds February 02, 2017

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

'Red Yeast Rice' Statin Alternative Not Harmless Either, Study Says January 24, 2017

The supplements linked to muscle pain, other adverse effects similar to statins

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study January 05, 2017

Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

Many Misuse OTC Sleep Aids: Survey December 29, 2016

Consumer Reports finds the non-prescription drugs are taken for periods far longer than their intended use

Everyday Pain Relievers May Be Linked to Hearing Loss in Some Women December 19, 2016

But degree of impairment tied to acetaminophen and ibuprofen was modest, researchers say

These Medicines Often Send Americans to ERs November 22, 2016

CDC cites blood thinners, antibiotics, diabetes drugs for nearly half of adverse drug-related events

Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk? November 15, 2016

Researchers concerned about high doses of meds like Nexium and Prilosec

Health Tip: Need Pain Relief? October 13, 2016

OTC meds may be just what the doctor ordered

How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions September 24, 2016

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds September 12, 2016

Parents make fewer mistakes using oral syringes compared to cups, study finds

Health Tip: Reading the Label on OTC Medications August 30, 2016

Understand what you're reading

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids August 15, 2016

But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

FDA OKs Non-Prescription Use of Acne Drug July 08, 2016

Differin Gel 0.1% is first retinoid medication approved for over-the-counter use

Beware of Bleeding Risks With Antacids Containing Aspirin June 06, 2016

Alka Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer among over-the-counter products vulnerable patients should avoid, FDA says

Clues to How Popular Heartburn Drug Might Harm Arteries May 10, 2016

Prior research has also raised concerns about Nexium and heart health

Addicts Using Diarrhea Drug Imodium to Get High May 05, 2016

Trend is increasing among those who can't get opioid prescription painkillers, experts say

Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do May 03, 2016

Check for local take-back events, or contact the DEA for collection locations

Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome? April 19, 2016

Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study April 14, 2016

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

Allergy Med Might Also Fight MS-Linked Eye Damage April 12, 2016

Vision improvement with clemastine fumarate appears modest but results are promising, researcher says

Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn? March 30, 2016

Death rate from procedure lower than previously reported, study finds

60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year March 21, 2016

Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says

1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: Study March 21, 2016

Researchers say patients should tell doctors every treatment they're taking

Acetaminophen Won't Help Arthritis Pain, Study Finds March 18, 2016

Prescription diclofenac a more effective choice for short-term pain relief, researchers say

Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study February 10, 2016

But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

Many Chronic Pain Sufferers May Overuse Nonprescription Painkillers January 25, 2016

They run risk of stomach bleeds, ulcers, liver damage from meds, doctors say

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings January 13, 2016

Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

Male Sexual Enhancement Supplements Often Ineffective, Possibly Harmful: Study January 13, 2016

Many contain potentially risky ingredient found in drugs like Viagra, researchers add

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

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