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Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug December 19, 2014

Prostaglandin analogue eye drops can slow deterioration of vision that comes with the disease

Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear December 18, 2014

Infection's symptoms include pain, swelling and redness

Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds December 18, 2014

But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study December 17, 2014

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma December 17, 2014

Reduces risk of infected donation

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests December 17, 2014

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola December 17, 2014

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos December 16, 2014

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder December 16, 2014

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

New Test Estimates Risk of Heart Disease December 15, 2014

Agency says best results obtained for black women

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says December 15, 2014

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD December 15, 2014

Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says December 12, 2014

Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

Cyramza Approval Expanded to Include Non-Small Lung Cancer December 12, 2014

Drug blocks blood supply that fuels tumors

Screening Test Approved for Viruses That Cause Blood Cancer December 11, 2014

Screen looks for viruses tied to a number of blood cancers or abnormalities

Could a Supplement Prevent Weight Gain? December 11, 2014

Chemical compound curbed appetite in study, but more research is needed before marketing

FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains December 10, 2014

Gardasil 9 protects against 9 types of the virus, compared to the 4 covered by Gardasil

Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV December 10, 2014

Virus can lead to cervical cancer

Having Eczema Won't Make You Shorter December 10, 2014

Though a few kids who also have sleep trouble may grow slower, study says

Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows December 10, 2014

But researchers stress it does not cause developmental disorder

U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study December 08, 2014

Ninety percent of primary care physicians are concerned about abuse of powerful narcotics

Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar December 08, 2014

Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications December 05, 2014

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

Painkiller Abuse More Likely for Those Who Skip College: Study December 05, 2014

Link is especially true for females

Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study December 05, 2014

But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say

Jakafi Approved for Chronic Bone Marrow Disease December 04, 2014

First drug sanctioned in U.S. for polycythemia vera

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds December 04, 2014

Vision-related complications can range from dry eye to night blindness

Study Finds Need for Improved Schizophrenia Care December 04, 2014

As many as 4 in 10 seeking help after first episode are medicated inappropriately, researchers say

FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood December 03, 2014

But American Red Cross, other groups urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia December 03, 2014

Drug sanctioned for rapidly-growing form of bone marrow cancer

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women December 03, 2014

Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study December 02, 2014

Men receiving hormone therapy may be missing out on protective drugs, researcher says

Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival December 02, 2014

Reason for benefit unclear, more research is needed, study author says

Fatal ODs From Narcotic Painkillers Have Tripled in U.S. December 02, 2014

CDC report also finds surge in heroin-related overdose deaths

Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds December 01, 2014

But they don't raise the risk of fractures, doctor notes

Testosterone May Not Deliver Victory for Athletes, Study Found December 01, 2014

Cross-country runners showed a spike in the 'male hormone' during race, regardless of finishing time

Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises November 26, 2014

Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care

Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says November 25, 2014

U.S. experts cite indifference, lack of access to care

FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue November 25, 2014

Experts decided against backing any new warning label for controversial injections

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse November 25, 2014

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs? November 25, 2014

Study suggests class of meds upset healthy balance of bacteria in the gut

Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says November 25, 2014

Rules also apply to theater popcorn, bakeries and ice cream parlors

Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines November 24, 2014

Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids November 24, 2014

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller November 20, 2014

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved November 20, 2014

Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds November 20, 2014

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows November 20, 2014

Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study November 19, 2014

But having gene variants linked to levels of the vitamin didn't affect rate of deaths from heart causes

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds November 18, 2014

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

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