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FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications August 27, 2015

Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins

Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk August 27, 2015

Researchers don't know if the drugs signal developing disease, or contribute to it

Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC August 27, 2015

'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says

Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances August 27, 2015

But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds

Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise August 26, 2015

Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily August 26, 2015

Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds

Impotence Drug Aids Treatment of Rare Lung Disease: Study August 26, 2015

Combining Cialis, blood pressure med helped patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests August 26, 2015

Health care workers deemed at high risk for infection didn't get sick after treatment with anti-flu regimen

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study August 25, 2015

Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication

Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies August 25, 2015

Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

Low-Dose Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk August 24, 2015

But findings should be viewed with care, researcher says

Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain August 24, 2015

Any relief is likely temporary, review of 38 studies says

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival August 24, 2015

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds August 24, 2015

Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

Sharp Spike Seen in Statin Use in Elderly Without Heart Disease August 24, 2015

But study notes little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so

Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder August 24, 2015

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura involves low blood platelet counts

Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study August 20, 2015

Homebound elderly might benefit from supplementation, research suggests

'Low T' Therapy Has Yet to Be Proven: FDA August 19, 2015

Agency orders makers of popular testosterone supplements to conduct clinical trials

Female Libido Pill Approved August 19, 2015

Addyi to treat low sexual desire among premenopausal women

FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions August 19, 2015

Flibanserin can cause low blood pressure, loss of consciousness; not recommended for use with alcohol

Diabetes Drug Might Also Help Some Patients Lose Weight August 18, 2015

Researchers note higher dosage used in study isn't approved for treatment of blood sugar disease

Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States August 18, 2015

Prescription drugs are still effective, however

Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers August 17, 2015

Change seen just a year after new rules were implemented, study found

FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon August 17, 2015

But flibanserin's safety and effectiveness still being debated

Vitamin D Supplements Little Help for Obese Teens, Study Finds August 14, 2015

Taking them did not help heart or lower diabetes risk, and may be linked to higher cholesterol levels

Yeast's New Use: Making Narcotic Painkillers August 13, 2015

Bypassing the poppy could revolutionize drug production, but comes with dangers, experts said

Drug Avastin Not Linked to Higher Risk of Blindness: Study August 13, 2015

Researchers found medication didn't increase odds of serious eye infection

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study August 11, 2015

Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

Mixed Results on Value of Testosterone Supplements for Men's Health August 11, 2015

They may not harm the heart, but most men didn't see boost in sex lives either, study found

Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days August 08, 2015

Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

Face-to-Face Support Groups Still Best for Staying Sober: Study August 07, 2015

Despite growing popularity of online meetings, people more likely to be honest in person

Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure Control August 07, 2015

Patients had more medication adjustments if a pharmacist was involved in their care, study finds

Bodybuilder Supplement Abuse a Growing Concern August 07, 2015

Study finds more men using them to achieve 'perfect' body, may qualify as new eating disorder

HIV Cells Keep Duplicating Even When Treatments Are Working: Study August 06, 2015

Antiretroviral therapy may affect progression of disease, but virus doesn't disappear

Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study August 06, 2015

Treatment offers fewer side effects and better quality of life, researchers say

Better Control of Drug-Resistant Germs Could Save Thousands of Lives: CDC August 04, 2015

Hospitals, health departments, long-term care facilities must share information, report says

Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study August 04, 2015

But findings are at odds with previous research

FDA Approves First Pill Made by 3D Printing August 04, 2015

Epilepsy drug Spritam may be one of many custom-made medicines to come that will use the technology

Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study August 03, 2015

Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study August 03, 2015

Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Strengthen Older Women's Bones: Study August 03, 2015

No increases seen in bone density, muscle mass or mobility, no matter the dose

Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study August 03, 2015

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Kids' Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending July 31, 2015

California-based study finds drugs for the blood disorder take up large share of budget

Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control July 30, 2015

Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say

In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain July 30, 2015

New guidelines alert doctors to this possibility

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study July 29, 2015

But it's not yet ready for standard care

How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work? July 29, 2015

Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes July 29, 2015

Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds

Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds July 29, 2015

Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse July 29, 2015

Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

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