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Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens October 27, 2016

Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed October 27, 2016

Injections as effective as other contraceptives, but side effects prompted early halt of trial

Americans Fed Up With Soaring Drug Prices: <i>HealthDay/Harris Poll</i> October 27, 2016

Large majorities now favor price caps, Medicare's right to negotiate costs

Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk? October 26, 2016

Reduced inflammation one possible reason for the association, researcher says

FDA Warns of Dangers From Testosterone Supplements October 26, 2016

Many American men take them, but heart and psychological issues can occur, agency says

Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study October 25, 2016

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart October 24, 2016

Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive

Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures October 24, 2016

Study finds close adherence to instructions may be especially important after angioplasty

Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day October 22, 2016

DEA-sponsored event offers sites to safely dispose of unused meds

Trauma Patients Not to Blame for Opioid Epidemic: Study October 20, 2016

Only 1 percent still took prescribed painkillers one year after hospital discharge

New Treatment Approved for Soft-Tissue Cancers October 19, 2016

Malignancies that develop in muscles, fat, tendons and blood vessels

Irregular Heart Rhythm Patients May Not Always Need Blood Thinners: Study October 18, 2016

If episodes of atrial fibrillation are brief, the risk of stroke is low, specialists say

Statins Often Interact With Other Heart Drugs October 17, 2016

Doctors, patients should be aware of risky combinations, heart group says

Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments October 17, 2016

In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care October 17, 2016

Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability October 14, 2016

But significant side effects remain an issue for Lemtrada, researcher says

Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk? October 13, 2016

Study found chances doubled, but did not prove androgen deprivation caused damage to brain

Mixed News on Drug Abuse Among Lesbian, Gay Americans October 13, 2016

This group is more likely to use illicit substances, but also more apt to seek out help, report finds

Health Tip: Need Pain Relief? October 13, 2016

OTC meds may be just what the doctor ordered

Inhaled Version of Parkinson's Drug May Help Keep Symptoms at Bay October 12, 2016

Levodopa pill can wear off, but a powdered version can come to the rescue, study finds

Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo October 12, 2016

Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child October 12, 2016

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk? October 11, 2016

Researchers add the effect was small, and study did not prove cause and effect

Americans Are Changing Their Supplements of Choice October 11, 2016

Vitamin D, fish oil are in, multivitamins less so, study finds

If Patient in the Hospital Bed Before You Got Antibiotics -- Take Heed October 10, 2016

Researchers find an association with C. difficile infection

Even Incomplete Steroid Treatment Helps Preemies: Study October 10, 2016

Fewer deaths, complications for babies born extremely early

U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations October 06, 2016

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

Steep Rise in Price of Older Cancer Drugs October 06, 2016

Heavy toll of out-of-pocket spending might have some patients skipping meds, researchers warn

Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma October 06, 2016

43 percent of study patients with the blood cancer had a complete response, researchers report

More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread October 06, 2016

6-year study finds follow-up therapy cuts survivors' risk for cancer in the other breast

DEA Puts Quota on Production of Opioid Painkillers October 05, 2016

These potent prescription drugs are helping to fuel addiction crisis in U.S.

Risk of Opioid Addiction Up 37 Percent Among Young U.S. Adults October 04, 2016

Study also finds painkiller abuse often precedes heroin use

FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels October 04, 2016

Lawsuit says agency's decision is more than 4 years overdue

Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Incontinence in Women October 04, 2016

But both have side effects that may affect your choice, researchers say

Some Increased Bleeding Risk Seen With Blood Thinner Xarelto Vs. Pradaxa October 03, 2016

But study wasn't definitive, and heart experts say both newer drugs are better than warfarin

Health Tip: Using Meds for Kids October 03, 2016

Make sure you know possible side effects

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack September 30, 2016

For this type of patient, cardiac risks linked to the treatment may outweigh any benefit, study suggests

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study September 29, 2016

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

'Artificial Pancreas' Approved for Type 1 Diabetes September 28, 2016

An automated delivery device for insulin

'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk September 28, 2016

Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

FDA Approves 1st 'Artificial Pancreas' for Type 1 Diabetes September 28, 2016

Automated insulin delivery system will ease some of the burden of living with the condition

FDA Asks Public: What Is 'Healthy Food'? September 28, 2016

Agency seeks input from Americans on defining what is considered nutritious

Food Flavors May Come From Surprising Sources September 28, 2016

If you're looking for real, rather than artificial, tastes, be sure to check food labels

FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study September 28, 2016

Analysis raises concerns about regulators' ability to serve the public interest, researchers suggest

Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients September 27, 2016

Surplus may contribute to the opioid abuse epidemic, researchers say

Are There Alternatives to Statins? September 27, 2016

Dietary changes, other meds and even surgery also can help lower cholesterol levels, study finds

Amjevita OK'd to Treat Inflammatory Diseases September 26, 2016

For several arthritic and gastrointestinal conditions

How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions September 24, 2016

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study September 22, 2016

Pretreatment ultrasounds may reassure women about their uterine cancer risk, researchers say

Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss September 22, 2016

Researchers saw regrowth in patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata