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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

Tips for Being a Partner in Your Own Care November 29, 2013

Preparation, communication between patient and doctor are key, expert says

Fizzy Drugs May Pose a High-Salt Danger, Study Suggests November 27, 2013

One day's dose of Alka-Seltzer exceeds recommended total intake of salt

What Not to Do for Migraines November 21, 2013

Experts issue new guidelines to avoid unnecessary tests, risky treatments

Quitting Tips for Thursday's Great American Smokeout November 20, 2013

Expert advice on motivation and methods to kick the habit

FDA Seeks to Improve Safety of Antiseptic Swabs November 14, 2013

Agency asks for labeling, packaging changes to minimize chance of infection

Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions November 11, 2013

CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests November 06, 2013

Nearly half who drank while taking the pain reliever reported kidney disease

After Tonsillectomy, Over-the-Counter Painkillers Suffice, Study Says October 03, 2013

Researchers recommend using Advil, Motrin post-op

Opioids Not Winning the Battle Against Pain, Study Suggests September 19, 2013

More powerful painkillers prescribed, but they may not work better than safer alternatives

Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts August 06, 2013

New guidelines released to help doctors treat younger patients age-appropriately

FDA Sends Warnings to Makers of Illegal Diabetes Treatments July 23, 2013

Products make false claims, could be unsafe and may delay proven therapies, agency says

Tylenol-Induced Liver Failure Presents Own Set of Problems: Study July 17, 2013

Poorer mental, physical health reported by overdose survivors compared to other liver failure patients

Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds April 23, 2013

They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

FDA Gives Nod to Longer Use of Nicotine Patch, Gum April 01, 2013

Little danger of addiction or abuse seen after years on the market

Springtime Allergies More Severe, Last Longer Now, Experts Say March 28, 2013

Here are tips to stifle your sniffles, sneezes