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Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says September 30, 2014

Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say

Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines September 29, 2014

Narcotics too risky in many cases, American Academy of Neurology says

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer September 29, 2014

Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday September 27, 2014

Sites will accept medicines no longer needed that pose risks if accidentally consumed, stolen, misused

Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia September 26, 2014

But finding a specialist isn't easy, experts say

Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy September 25, 2014

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients September 22, 2014

Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid

Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study September 19, 2014

But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes September 19, 2014

Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says September 18, 2014

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies September 16, 2014

Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective September 16, 2014

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC September 16, 2014

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report September 16, 2014

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence September 16, 2014

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study September 15, 2014

Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds September 15, 2014

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC September 15, 2014

Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds September 12, 2014

Patients with type 2 disease were less likely to gain weight, suffer dangerous drops in blood sugar levels

FDA Approves New Obesity Drug September 11, 2014

Contrave combines two existing drugs that treat addiction and depression

New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease September 10, 2014

Recommendations emphasize use of drug hydroxyurea and transfusion treatments

Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner September 08, 2014

Risk of 'atypical' fractures is rare, researchers say

Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Skip Meds: Study September 03, 2014

This could lead to worsening of symptoms, researchers say

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds September 02, 2014

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says September 02, 2014

Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths

'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds August 29, 2014

1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids? August 27, 2014

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots August 26, 2014

But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice

Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study August 25, 2014

People with chronic pain may use pot instead of narcotics, researchers suggest

Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds August 22, 2014

Experts worry about addiction, drug misuse

Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression August 21, 2014

But combination isn't better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers August 21, 2014

Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says August 20, 2014

Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly August 19, 2014

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals August 15, 2014

Psychiatrist says you can't necessarily link the nerve disease diagnosis with his suicide

Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says August 14, 2014

He wasn't ready to share diagnosis publicly before he took his life this week, she revealed

FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug August 14, 2014

Belsomra acts on brain chemical that regulates sleep-wake cycle

Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse August 12, 2014

Doctors say there are effective treatments for both disorders that can help many people

Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds August 12, 2014

Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome August 08, 2014

Certain interventions may ease IBS, while others work against chronic constipation

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

Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds August 05, 2014

But long-term use of statins may raise odds of diabetes among people with risk factors, experts say

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers on the Rise Among High School Athletes: Survey August 04, 2014

Teen football players use the most illegal drugs, research shows

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug August 01, 2014

Jardiance works by boosting excretion of sugar from the kidneys, agency says

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says July 29, 2014

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

Could 'Phone Care' Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief? July 15, 2014

Study finds significant improvement in patients assigned to 'telecare' management

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery July 15, 2014

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study July 14, 2014

Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

New Eczema Drug Shows Promise in Early Trials July 10, 2014

Dupilumab eased severity of itching, lesions for those suffering chronic cases of skin disease

Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women July 09, 2014

It produced lower 5-year recurrence rates compared to tamoxifen, but didn't boost overall survival, study finds

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