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Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies April 17, 2015

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

Generic Copaxone Approved for Multiple Sclerosis April 16, 2015

Autoimmune disease affects central nervous system

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure April 16, 2015

When heart can't pump enough blood

Substance Abuse Reported by About 1 in 10 American Workers April 16, 2015

Government report detects uptick among hotel, food service employees

New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors April 16, 2015

Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say

Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints April 15, 2015

Side effect is very rare, tied to drug-linked inflammation of hands, experts say

1 in 10 U.S. Teens Has Tried Hashish April 15, 2015

Drug is more powerful cousin of marijuana, researchers say

Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness? April 15, 2015

In study, people showed more muted responses to photos after taking pill best known as Tylenol

Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's April 14, 2015

If seen in humans, it might lead to new treatments for memory-robbing disease

Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says April 14, 2015

Using both substances also boosts risk of relationship and work troubles

New Drug Shows Promise for MS April 14, 2015

Early results indicate treatment can repair nerve damage

Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners April 14, 2015

In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use Pradaxa as instructed

Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study April 14, 2015

Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke

New Specialty Medicines Drive Up Drug Spending April 14, 2015

Report finds costs are highest they've been in a decade

Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says April 13, 2015

But more questions than answers exist at this point

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study April 13, 2015

But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population

Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study April 13, 2015

Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

Many U.S. Shoppers Choose Low-Salt Fare April 09, 2015

Survey found about a third opt for healthier grocery items, although experts say labels could be improved

Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens April 09, 2015

Case reports don't prove the medicine caused problems, however

Ingredient in MS, Psoriasis Drugs Linked to Two Deadly Brain Infections April 08, 2015

But experts say complication is rare, and no reason to stop medication

Antibody Holds Promise as Weapon Against HIV April 08, 2015

Treatment would complement existing medications, researchers say

Cheap Allergy Drug May Hold Potential as Hepatitis C Treatment April 08, 2015

Lab tests suggest over-the-counter antihistamine could offer alternative to pricey new drugs

Uninsured May Face Much Higher Charges for Cancer Drugs April 07, 2015

Chemotherapy fees can be 43 times more than those for insured patients, study finds

New Test Helps Diagnose Delayed Stomach Emptying April 06, 2015

A condition called gastroparesis

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins April 06, 2015

Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds April 06, 2015

Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say

Could Fish Oil Interfere With Cancer Care? April 02, 2015

Answer isn't clear, but research suggests supplements, and certain fish, might reduce effect of chemotherapy

Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations April 02, 2015

Study findings suggest hospitalization isn't needed

Man's Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys April 01, 2015

He drank 16 glasses a day, which probably contributed to health issues, report suggests

One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows April 01, 2015

And about 10 percent of patients with prescriptions for these powerful drugs become addicted

Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis April 01, 2015

Review of 13 trials finds little effect for drug best recognized as Tylenol

Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines March 31, 2015

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

Eat Right to Protect Your Sight March 31, 2015

Oily fish, broccoli and berries may benefit your eyes, expert says

Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children March 31, 2015

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid March 31, 2015

Study reveals evidence that it's 'not made up,' researcher says

FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement March 31, 2015

Now includes people at risk for open-heart surgery complications

Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury March 30, 2015

Researchers report on two studies that showed kidney damage in those who used the drug

Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk March 30, 2015

Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

Could an Apple a Day Help Keep the Pharmacist Away? March 30, 2015

Study finds no effect on doctor visits, but a slight decrease in need for prescription meds

Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds March 30, 2015

Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says

U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools March 30, 2015

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children March 27, 2015

Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds March 26, 2015

Reducing pill burden improves quality of life

Eylea Approval Expanded to Include Diabetic Retinopathy March 25, 2015

Among people with diabetic macular edema

Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study March 25, 2015

Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition March 25, 2015

Eylea injections appear to ease diabetic retinopathy, studies show

FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds March 25, 2015

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes March 25, 2015

Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes

New Treatment for Anthrax Approved March 25, 2015

FDA cites preparedness for intentional release of deadly bacteria

Health Tip: Don't Mix Meds and Alcohol March 25, 2015

Here's what can happen

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