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Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says September 18, 2014

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts September 18, 2014

Nutrients also have little effect on rates of cataract removal, study involving men over 50 finds

Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance September 18, 2014

Task force created to craft a strategy to track, vanquish superbugs

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says September 18, 2014

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report September 18, 2014

Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use September 18, 2014

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals September 17, 2014

Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety September 17, 2014

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies September 16, 2014

Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective September 16, 2014

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC September 16, 2014

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report September 16, 2014

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

Movantik Approved for Constipation From Opioids September 16, 2014

Painkillers frequently cause irregularity

Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa September 16, 2014

World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence September 16, 2014

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds September 16, 2014

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study September 15, 2014

Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems

Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests September 15, 2014

Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection

Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study September 15, 2014

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds September 15, 2014

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC September 15, 2014

Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back September 15, 2014

Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds September 12, 2014

Patients with type 2 disease were less likely to gain weight, suffer dangerous drops in blood sugar levels

American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague September 12, 2014

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study September 11, 2014

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD September 11, 2014

Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved September 11, 2014

For obese people or overweight people with weight-related health condition

Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism September 11, 2014

Researchers find lower levels of key sex hormones in small study

FDA Approves New Obesity Drug September 11, 2014

Contrave combines two existing drugs that treat addiction and depression

New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease September 10, 2014

Recommendations emphasize use of drug hydroxyurea and transfusion treatments

Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa September 10, 2014

Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds September 10, 2014

Cholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk September 10, 2014

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder September 09, 2014

Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital September 09, 2014

Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage September 09, 2014

Depression, rather than SSRIs, might fuel the association, researchers suggest

Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner September 08, 2014

Risk of 'atypical' fractures is rare, researchers say

Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report September 08, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise September 08, 2014

Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms

U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son September 07, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

Canine Cancer Treatments Getting More Dog-Specific September 05, 2014

FDA expert details what you need to know to help your 'best friend'

NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk September 05, 2014

Screens for decline of kidney function within 12 hours

Psoriasis Treatment Choices Improving, FDA Says September 05, 2014

Better understanding of the skin disease may lead to more personalized therapy

Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska September 05, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women September 04, 2014

But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

FDA Approves New Drug to Combat Melanoma September 04, 2014

Experts in the fight against the deadly skin cancer see Keytruda's OK as big step forward

Keytruda Approved for Advanced Melanoma September 04, 2014

Nearly 10,000 in U.S. expected to die this year from deadly skin cancer

More Evidence Ties Some Bone-Building Drugs to Rare Fractures September 04, 2014

But experts say benefits of bisphosphonates outweigh risks for those with osteoporosis

10 Percent of Americans Admit to Illicit Drug Use September 04, 2014

Marijuana tops list of substances, federal report says

U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial September 04, 2014

2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

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