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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

Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study July 09, 2014

Letrozole improves pregnancy rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, researcher says

New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials July 09, 2014

Secukinumab appears more effective than current popular treatment, study says

Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to Quit July 08, 2014

Study finds drug Chantix plus nicotine patch beats use of the patch alone

ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds July 03, 2014

But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

Prescriptions for Powerful Painkillers Vary Widely Among States: CDC July 01, 2014

Death toll can be reduced with better oversight, agency says, citing success in Florida

Study: Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk June 30, 2014

Patients taking efavirenz should be assessed for depression, researchers say

Many U.S. Vets Suffer Chronic Pain, Take Narcotic Painkillers: Study June 30, 2014

Better pain management techniques needed, researchers say

Study: Wikipedia Drug Entries Not Always Up-to-Date June 25, 2014

Important safety additions may be lacking, researchers say

Multiple Drug Use Fueling Drugged-Driving Fatalities: Report June 24, 2014

Marijuana more common among younger drivers, prescription drugs among older drivers

No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study June 20, 2014

'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug June 20, 2014

Finding points to possible treatment for condition called alopecia universalis

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests June 18, 2014

But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

Rare Gene Mutations May Help Shield the Heart June 18, 2014

Finding could pave way for new preventive drugs, researchers say

Popular Crohn's, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study June 18, 2014

After nearly 4 years of follow-up, people taking the drugs were no more likely to develop cancer

Pros, Cons to Dissolving Lung Clots: Study June 17, 2014

Clot-busting drugs appear to save lives but increase risk of serious bleeding

High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study June 16, 2014

Bringing systolic readings below 120-139 might not provide added benefit, researchers say

Recession Linked to More Than 10,000 Suicides in North America, Europe June 12, 2014

But countries can take steps to reduce self-harm cases during economic downturns, researchers say

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

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

Levodopa May Beat Newer Meds for Long-Term Parkinson's Care: Study June 11, 2014

Largest such trial finds the older drug 'edging out' others, but treatment is made on case-by-case basis

Insulin Use, Out-of-Pocket Costs Way Up for Type 2 Diabetes June 10, 2014

Study questions value of insulin analogs, but U.S. diabetes expert says they're cost-effective

Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study June 10, 2014

Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers June 09, 2014

Trials showed naloxegol improved bowel movements in patients taking narcotics for chronic conditions

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

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

Use Prescription Painkillers Safely June 06, 2014

Experts offer tips on how to avoid accidental overdose, addiction

Weight Gain From Antidepressants Is Minimal, Study Suggests June 05, 2014

There's not much difference in the amount gained between the various drugs, researchers say

Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study June 04, 2014

These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain Function in Old Age June 04, 2014

Age at which you develop hypertension is key to understanding risk for memory problems, study suggests

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