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Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes March 05, 2015

Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Stem Further Damage After Heart Attack March 04, 2015

Survivors who took large, daily dose of prescription-only capsules showed less decline in heart function

Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes March 04, 2015

But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy March 04, 2015

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

Opdivo Approval Expanded to Include Lung Cancer March 04, 2015

The leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000 March 04, 2015

Lethal poisonings from prescription painkillers down slightly, U.S. report says

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk March 03, 2015

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks? March 03, 2015

Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say February 27, 2015

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome February 27, 2015

Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test

Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries February 26, 2015

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find

New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved February 26, 2015

Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections

Dangerous <i>C. Difficile</i> Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC February 25, 2015

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study February 25, 2015

Research suggests that Truvada doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed

Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study February 24, 2015

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

Farydak Approved for Multiple Myeloma February 24, 2015

Blood cancer kills more than 10,000 Americans annually

Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk February 23, 2015

Association was found even when people weren't overweight, researchers said

Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System February 23, 2015

Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

New Device Treats Superficial Varicose Veins February 20, 2015

Adhesive product cuts off blood supply in unsightly leg vessels

FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment February 20, 2015

It seals affected veins with adhesive agent, agency says

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Lower Levels of Key Nutrients in Women February 20, 2015

But researchers aren't sure whether differences are cause or effect of inflammatory disease

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use February 19, 2015

Non-branded medication may be more than $1,000 cheaper a year, researchers report

Heart Drug Clears Up 'Strawberry' Birthmarks February 18, 2015

Study suggests propranolol as a new option to treat infantile hemangioma

Rivers May Be Factor in Antibiotic Resistance February 18, 2015

Researchers recommend improving wastewater treatment

Mouse Study Explores Secrets of Marijuana 'Munchies' February 18, 2015

Researcher says pot might help release an appetite-stimulating hormone

Chantix Linked to Higher Quit Rates in Certain Smokers: Study February 17, 2015

But drug's side effects still worry some doctors

Methamphetamine May be More Harmful to Teen Brains February 17, 2015

MRI-based study finds illicit drug causes more damage in adolescents

Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks February 17, 2015

Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants February 16, 2015

Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study February 16, 2015

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say

More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years February 16, 2015

Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says

FDA Approves Drug for Advanced Thyroid Cancer February 13, 2015

Progression-free survival with Lenvima was nearly five times longer compared to a placebo

Lenvima Approved for Common Thyroid Cancer February 13, 2015

Recommended for use if radioactive iodine fails to stop progression

Device Approved for Female Fecal Incontinence February 13, 2015

Use of Eclipse System led to 50 percent decrease in episodes

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk February 13, 2015

Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated

New Drug May Slow Recurrent Thyroid Cancer, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Progression-free survival nearly five times longer in people receiving treatment

Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics February 11, 2015

Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly February 10, 2015

Finding could allow people to donate again sooner to help keep blood supply adequate, expert says

Low Vitamin D Levels in Childhood May Raise Heart Risks: Study February 10, 2015

Chances of artery hardening were higher in those who did not get enough of the vitamin when young

Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis February 10, 2015

Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study February 10, 2015

The higher the exposure, the higher the levels of a protein linked to immune system dysfunction

New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? February 10, 2015

U.S.-appointed panel says illness is 'legitimate,' should be called Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease

Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain February 10, 2015

Swiss study authors say inflammation or a lack of oxygen among possible reasons

Problems Spotted in Clinical Trials Can Go Unreported, Study Says February 09, 2015

Only 3 of nearly 80 published studies mentioned issues of concern uncovered by FDA

FDA Approves New Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk February 09, 2015

ENROUTE system cleans out 'debris' in neck artery for those requiring better blood flow to the brain

New Device Cleared to Reduce Stroke Risk February 09, 2015

First approved device designed to enter artery through neck, not groin

No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD February 09, 2015

Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

Panel Asks: What Defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? February 09, 2015

Disorder that causes overwhelming exhaustion will receive a long-awaited clinical definition

Lucentis Approved for Diabetic Retinopathy February 09, 2015

Among diabetics with macular edema

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