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Easy Fix for Post-Op Shivers? October 21, 2017

Acetaminophen during surgery might reduce common complication, study says

Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC October 20, 2017

Hardest-hit communities need targeted preventive measures, report suggests

Can Aspirin Stop Liver Cancer in Hepatitis B Patients? October 20, 2017

Study from Taiwan finds link between aspirin use and reduced cancer risk

Gene Therapy Approved for B-Cell Lymphoma October 19, 2017

The first such treatment for non-Hodgkin form of this cancer

FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy October 19, 2017

Yescarta fights a type of lymphoma; move is heralded as helping open 'new era' in medical care

Higher Doses of Vitamin D May Boost Preemies' Bone Health October 18, 2017

Doubling amount given also improved their growth

Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER October 18, 2017

Non-narcotic drug far more effective in new study

Cooling Mitts, Socks May Ease a Major Chemo Side Effect October 18, 2017

Nerve damage in limbs causes some to stop cancer treatment early

Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk October 18, 2017

Risk is similar to warfarin, study reports

Arthritis Can Strike Children October 18, 2017

In these young patients, joint inflammation caused by overactive immune system

Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online October 17, 2017

To be 'purrfectly' safe, check with your vet first, suggests FDA

Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar October 17, 2017

Global study shows blood glucose levels dropped significantly, and low rates of low blood sugar

Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades October 16, 2017

But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief

Can 'Magic Mushrooms' Kick-Start Depression Treatment? October 13, 2017

Psychedelic drug shows some promise for hard-to-treat cases in study

Around the World, Too Little Relief for Pain October 13, 2017

High drug costs in low-income countries are to blame, says new report

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising October 11, 2017

More people survive these brain attacks, but the health problems that cause stroke aren't going away

Hormone Therapy May Be OK for Women With Migraines October 11, 2017

Heightened risk of stroke not borne out in preliminary study

Health Tip: Recovering From Substance Abuse October 11, 2017

Key components of getting better

Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow October 10, 2017

Screening for early signs of both conditions should be done at birth, study suggests

Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea October 09, 2017

Implantable device stimulates breathing during sleep

Penicillin Misconceptions May Raise Post-Op Infection Risk October 09, 2017

Many patients wrongly report a drug allergy, leading doctors to use inferior meds, study finds

First Test to Detect Zika in Blood Donations Approved October 06, 2017

Not designed to diagnose the infection, however

FDA Approves Test to Screen Donated Blood for Zika October 06, 2017

Though the virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes, it can be transmitted through blood transfusions

Health Tip: Myths Debunked About Dietary Supplements October 06, 2017

According to the American Cancer Society

Helping Preemies Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics October 05, 2017

3 factors predicted when infant was at low risk of serious infection called sepsis

Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects? October 05, 2017

Treatment-related worries might make you feel sick

Prenatal Multivitamins Linked to Lower Autism Risk October 05, 2017

But researchers can't prove a cause-and-effect connection

Too Little of This Vitamin Could Harm Young Hearts October 04, 2017

Leafy green veggies are a good source of the vital nutrient

Newer Drug May Prolong Lymphoma Remission October 04, 2017

But blood cancer experts call for more research

Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs? October 04, 2017

In the future, identifying which drug works best might take minutes rather than days, research suggests

Could You Be Overdoing It With Sleeping Pills? October 04, 2017

Know the risk/reward ratio of these drugs

Blood Thinners Can Come With Dangerous Side Effects October 03, 2017

Newer class of drugs can interact with multiple medications, researchers report

Same Pregnancy Meds Can Cost $200 -- or $11,000 October 03, 2017

'Uncontrollable drug prices' play a major role in U.S. health-care crisis, researcher says

Heroin Taking Bigger Share of U.S. Opioid ODs October 02, 2017

Hospital discharges tied to the illicit drug are rising as those from prescription painkillers fall

Rapid Test for Meth Abuse May Be Near October 02, 2017

Risk Assessments Can Help Prevent Falls September 30, 2017

Geriatrics specialist offers tips to avoid injuries

Verzenio Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer September 29, 2017

The most common cancer in the United States

Glucose Monitoring System Eliminates Need for Finger Pricks September 28, 2017

Instead, sensor is implanted below skin in diabetes patients

FDA Approves New Continuous Glucose Monitor for Diabetes September 28, 2017

Device eliminates need to prick finger to measure blood sugar levels

Many Patients Denied Costly New Cholesterol Drugs September 28, 2017

Insurers and high copays limit use of PCSK9 inhibitors, study says

Adding Drug to Standard Care May Prolong Lymphoma Survival September 27, 2017

Doctors expect this will become new standard for people with mantle-cell lymphoma

Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough? September 27, 2017

Certain surgeries require longer prescriptions, researchers say

1 in 3 Seniors Take Sleep Aids September 27, 2017

But national guidelines generally recommend against these products for those over 65

Exercise, Not Vitamin D, Recommended to Prevent Falls September 27, 2017

Draft recommendations from influential U.S. panel now await public review

Radiation and Chemotherapy Together Boost Lung Cancer Survival September 27, 2017

About one-third of stage 3 patients alive after 5 years, a development called promising by oncologists

ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations September 26, 2017

Patients who receive these prescriptions are less likely to progress to long-term use, study shows

CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States September 26, 2017

'It only takes a little to lose a lot' is slogan for the multi-pronged media effort

Breast Cancer Radiation 'Less Scary' Than Thought September 25, 2017

Majority of patients report more tolerable experience than they expected

Health Tip: Medication Use After a Natural Disaster September 25, 2017

Lack of essential services may compromise some drugs

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis September 21, 2017

But dose of pain-killing drugs often too high, researchers say

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