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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

Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study November 18, 2014

Subtle blood flow changes may not show on standard heart test, raising risk of disease or death, researchers find

Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat November 17, 2014

People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say

Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports November 17, 2014

New medicine might help those who can't tolerate commonly used statins

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk November 17, 2014

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study November 17, 2014

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure November 17, 2014

Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk? November 17, 2014

Study found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz November 17, 2014

Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana reduces blood vessel function, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke

Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA November 14, 2014

In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta

Drug Regimen Cures Hepatitis C in Most Liver Transplant Patients in Study November 14, 2014

Researchers say treatment has fewer side effects and less risk of rejection, too

ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey November 13, 2014

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

Medical Bills Pricey for Americans, Even With Private Insurance November 13, 2014

New survey finds 1 in 5 people with private plans spending 5 percent or more of income on health care

U.S. Prices Soaring for Some Generic Drugs, Experts Say November 12, 2014

Supply and manufacturing problems, plus fewer companies in the market among causes

B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests November 12, 2014

Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce harmful substance, but don't improve recall

Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition November 10, 2014

Half of those taking three medications achieved full remission, study reports

Common Blood Pressure Drug May Lower Risk For Lou Gehrig's Disease: Study November 10, 2014

But new finding needs additional research to confirm the link, experts caution

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not November 07, 2014

In studies, vast majority of people who said they had the allergy showed no evidence of it in skin tests

Lower Doses of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Work for Some November 05, 2014

Study found many patients with early stage disease stayed in remission with less medication

Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke November 05, 2014

Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

Dulled Sense of Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Results November 05, 2014

Study showed those who found food less flavorful after procedure lost 20 percent more weight

Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival November 04, 2014

Pairing cancer drug, immune booster gave patients about 5 extra months, researchers report

FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix November 04, 2014

Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns

Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital Germ Traced to U.K. Livestock, Study Finds November 04, 2014

British researchers urge strict agricultural standards to prevent MRSA's spread

Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution, Study Warns November 03, 2014

Bleeding risk appears greater than anticipated

Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy October 31, 2014

Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes? October 31, 2014

'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests October 31, 2014

Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note

First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis October 29, 2014

Among people aged 10 to 25

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis October 29, 2014

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients October 29, 2014

But the overall risk is small, researchers say

FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens October 29, 2014

Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers October 28, 2014

Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All October 28, 2014

Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study

Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study October 28, 2014

Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds October 27, 2014

More than two-thirds involve these medications, researchers report

Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough October 27, 2014

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study October 27, 2014

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern October 24, 2014

Although levels are below government limits, scientists believe it contributes to antibiotic resistance

New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia October 24, 2014

The bleeding disorder affects both males and females

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study October 23, 2014

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds October 22, 2014

Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later

Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says October 20, 2014

Researchers conclude Sovaldi is cost-effective

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says October 20, 2014

Having health insurance also associated with better readings

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals October 20, 2014

Experts say findings have troubling implications for use of drugs to treat livestock

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