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Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs' February 27, 2017

Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll February 27, 2017

Most say they know little about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and half think antibiotics work against viruses

As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers February 27, 2017

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids February 24, 2017

Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warns

Drug OD Deaths Have Nearly Tripled Since 1999: CDC February 24, 2017

Whites, middle-aged adults hardest hit, new report finds

Many Opioid Addicts in Treatment Take Narcotics on the Side February 23, 2017

4 of 10 given buprenorphine to ease withdrawal abuse other opioids, study finds

Zika Infection Shrinks Testicles in Mice February 22, 2017

Study authors unsure if virus can harm human fertility

'Off-Label' Antidepressants Common, But Where's the Evidence? February 22, 2017

One-third are prescribed for conditions like pain or migraine with little scientific backup, study says

Many Younger Cancer Survivors Can't Afford Their Meds February 21, 2017

Skipping doses or drugs altogether can be dangerous, U.S. researchers warn

Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too February 21, 2017

While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say February 20, 2017

Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

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

Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study February 17, 2017

Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead February 17, 2017

Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis? February 17, 2017

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them February 17, 2017

Study found physicians might even give the drugs if they didn't suspect a bacterial infection

Vitamin D Pumps Up Muscles February 17, 2017

People with higher 'active' levels of the vitamin in the bloodstream had more muscle mass, study finds

Siliq Approved for Plaque Psoriasis February 16, 2017

Injected drug is for use by patients who've failed other treatments

When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be February 16, 2017

People who use the drug are more willing to have casual sex without a condom, study shows

HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds February 16, 2017

There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

FDA Approves Injectable Psoriasis Drug for Tough Cases February 16, 2017

But Siliq poses increased risk of suicidal behavior, agency warns

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections February 16, 2017

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic February 15, 2017

Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk February 15, 2017

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

Marriage: A Way to Divorce Yourself From Stress? February 14, 2017

New research underscores link between stress hormones and disease

'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss February 14, 2017

One of two trials was stopped early because results were so strong

Gay Men Less Likely to Have Safe Sex Now: Survey February 13, 2017

Better treatments may translate into complacency, HIV experts say

Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain February 13, 2017

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments February 13, 2017

Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says

Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions February 13, 2017

First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

Senate Confirms Rep. Tom Price as Health Secretary February 10, 2017

Surgeon from Atlanta is outspoken critic of Affordable Care Act

Amphetamine Abuse Abuses the Heart February 10, 2017

Study finds arteries of recreational users look older than their years

Emflaza Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy February 09, 2017

First U.S. approval of corticosteroid to treat the disorder

Opioids and Alcohol a Dangerous Cocktail February 08, 2017

Drinking while taking the painkillers can hamper breathing, especially among seniors, study finds

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Trigger Same Good Feelings in Brain February 08, 2017

Music can make you happy because it spurs chemical system involved in pleasure, study finds

Know Your Heart's Numbers February 07, 2017

Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Check Again February 06, 2017

Some people outgrow their allergy and others may have been misdiagnosed, doctor explains

Newborn Screening Tests Approved February 06, 2017

The screens are used to detect four rare metabolic disorders

Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER February 06, 2017

It's not uncommon for toddlers to ingest drugs intended for dogs and cats, study finds

What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack February 03, 2017

Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

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

Health Tip: Make Sure You Get Enough Iron February 02, 2017

Here's why your body needs it

Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs February 01, 2017

But cases of drug-resistant strains of AIDS virus are still rare, doctors say

Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe January 30, 2017

Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

Depression Often Untreated in Dialysis Patients January 26, 2017

Sometimes it's the kidney doctors who nix antidepressants, study finds

Amnesia Affecting Some Opioid Abusers January 26, 2017

Drug abuse may cause an unusual short-term memory syndrome, study suggests

Drug May Be New Weapon Against a 'Superbug' January 25, 2017

Zinplava cuts risk of recurrent C. difficile infections by 40 percent

Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals January 25, 2017

Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

High-Tech Blood Sugar Monitors May Help People With Type 1 Diabetes January 24, 2017

Pair of studies found patients taking insulin injections had better levels with devices

Gene May Help Guide Black Patients' Opioid Addiction Treatment January 24, 2017

Finding suggests they may need higher doses of methadone

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