July 18, 2014: Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients
But mental function, symptoms of illness were not worsened, researchers say

July 17, 2014: Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately
Antivirals underprescribed for high-risk patients, researchers say

July 16, 2014: Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds
Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

July 16, 2014: Antibiotics Often Prescribed Needlessly for Terminally Ill, Study Finds
Overuse of these drugs in hospice patients raises concerns about side effects, other issues

July 15, 2014: Could 'Phone Care' Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief?
Study finds significant improvement in patients assigned to 'telecare' management

July 15, 2014: Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery
Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

July 14, 2014: Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study
Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

July 10, 2014: New Eczema Drug Shows Promise in Early Trials
Dupilumab eased severity of itching, lesions for those suffering chronic cases of skin disease

July 09, 2014: Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women
It produced lower 5-year recurrence rates compared to tamoxifen, but didn't boost overall survival, study finds

July 09, 2014: Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study
Letrozole improves pregnancy rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, researcher says

July 09, 2014: New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials
Secukinumab appears more effective than current popular treatment, study says

July 08, 2014: Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to Quit
Study finds drug Chantix plus nicotine patch beats use of the patch alone

July 03, 2014: ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds
But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

July 01, 2014: Prescriptions for Powerful Painkillers Vary Widely Among States: CDC
Death toll can be reduced with better oversight, agency says, citing success in Florida

June 30, 2014: Study: Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk
Patients taking efavirenz should be assessed for depression, researchers say

June 30, 2014: Many U.S. Vets Suffer Chronic Pain, Take Narcotic Painkillers: Study
Better pain management techniques needed, researchers say

June 25, 2014: Study: Wikipedia Drug Entries Not Always Up-to-Date
Important safety additions may be lacking, researchers say

June 24, 2014: Multiple Drug Use Fueling Drugged-Driving Fatalities: Report
Marijuana more common among younger drivers, prescription drugs among older drivers

June 20, 2014: No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study
'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

June 20, 2014: Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug
Finding points to possible treatment for condition called alopecia universalis

June 18, 2014: Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

June 18, 2014: Rare Gene Mutations May Help Shield the Heart
Finding could pave way for new preventive drugs, researchers say

June 18, 2014: Popular Crohn's, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study
After nearly 4 years of follow-up, people taking the drugs were no more likely to develop cancer

June 17, 2014: Pros, Cons to Dissolving Lung Clots: Study
Clot-busting drugs appear to save lives but increase risk of serious bleeding

June 16, 2014: High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study
Bringing systolic readings below 120-139 might not provide added benefit, researchers say

June 12, 2014: Recession Linked to More Than 10,000 Suicides in North America, Europe
But countries can take steps to reduce self-harm cases during economic downturns, researchers say

June 12, 2014: Take Heartburn Medicines Before Breakfast for Best Effect
Too many patients unaware that timing is key to treatment, study finds

June 11, 2014: Levodopa May Beat Newer Meds for Long-Term Parkinson's Care: Study
Largest such trial finds the older drug 'edging out' others, but treatment is made on case-by-case basis

June 10, 2014: Insulin Use, Out-of-Pocket Costs Way Up for Type 2 Diabetes
Study questions value of insulin analogs, but U.S. diabetes expert says they're cost-effective

June 10, 2014: Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study
Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

June 09, 2014: New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers
Trials showed naloxegol improved bowel movements in patients taking narcotics for chronic conditions

June 08, 2014: Sizing Up Your Options for Hay Fever Relief
Newly approved meds dial down your immune system's reaction to allergens

June 06, 2014: Use Prescription Painkillers Safely
Experts offer tips on how to avoid accidental overdose, addiction

June 05, 2014: Weight Gain From Antidepressants Is Minimal, Study Suggests
There's not much difference in the amount gained between the various drugs, researchers say

June 04, 2014: Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study
These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

June 04, 2014: Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain Function in Old Age
Age at which you develop hypertension is key to understanding risk for memory problems, study suggests

June 02, 2014: More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch
But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found

June 02, 2014: Melanoma Drug Trials Show Significant Promise
By targeting immune system, new treatments extend average survival

June 02, 2014: Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Preliminary findings suggest this experimental treatment might slow disease

May 30, 2014: Stopping Statins for Terminal Patients a Safe Option: Study
They didn't die sooner, had better quality of life than those who kept taking cholesterol drugs, researchers say

May 30, 2014: Diabetes Drug May Spur Weight Loss in Obese Nondiabetics
One-third who took Victoza lost 10 percent of body weight, researchers say

May 28, 2014: Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death
Going 3 days without Plavix triples odds of heart attack within a month, researchers say

May 27, 2014: New Guidelines Recommend Longer Tamoxifen Treatment
Breast cancer survivors may benefit from taking the estrogen-blocking drug for up to 10 years, experts say

May 27, 2014: Kids More Likely Than Adults To Be Resistant to HIV Meds: Study
Fortunately, most infected youngsters with respond to newer medicines, researchers say

May 22, 2014: Illegal Online Meds Targeted in Worldwide Crackdown, FDA Says
More than 19,600 packages seized in U.S., including drugs for diabetes, glaucoma and impotence

May 22, 2014: Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids
High co-pays prevent some children from seeing a doctor or getting needed meds, study finds

May 22, 2014: Sharp Rise in ER Visits Tied to Abuse of Sedative, Study Finds
Use of Xanax along with painkillers such as Oxycontin can be especially deadly, experts note

May 21, 2014: FDA OKs New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn's
Injections of Entyvio may help when standard therapy for the digestive disorders has failed

May 19, 2014: Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Poorer Survival for Heart Failure Patients
Study also found heightened odds for heart trouble in patients taking benzodiazepine sleep aids

May 19, 2014: 2 Drugs Offer Hope for Fatal Lung Disease
Doctors have had little to offer patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis