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Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children March 27, 2015

Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds March 26, 2015

Reducing pill burden improves quality of life

Eylea Approval Expanded to Include Diabetic Retinopathy March 25, 2015

Among people with diabetic macular edema

Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study March 25, 2015

Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition March 25, 2015

Eylea injections appear to ease diabetic retinopathy, studies show

FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds March 25, 2015

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes March 25, 2015

Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes

New Treatment for Anthrax Approved March 25, 2015

FDA cites preparedness for intentional release of deadly bacteria

Health Tip: Don't Mix Meds and Alcohol March 25, 2015

Here's what can happen

Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk March 24, 2015

Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say

Storing Cocoa Pods Longer May Make Chocolate Healthier March 24, 2015

Study finds processing change results in beans with more antioxidants, better flavor

Latest Diabetes Care Guidelines Focus on Individual Approach March 23, 2015

Blood sugar goals higher for some; Asian-Americans need screening at lower weights; statins for those over 40

Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study March 23, 2015

Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs

Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests March 23, 2015

But it's too early to make blanket recommendation, expert says

Colorado's Legal Pot Is Potent, and a Little Dirty March 23, 2015

Marijuana three times stronger than in the 1980s, lab tests report

Many Acne Patients Don't Take Their Meds, Survey Shows March 20, 2015

Cost, forgetfulness, skin improvement were reasons cited for lapses

Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows March 20, 2015

Less than one-third of antioxidant makes it to where it's needed

Gene-Modified Apples, Potatoes Safe to Eat, FDA Says March 20, 2015

Regulators also said they are as nutritious as conventional produce

New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay March 19, 2015

In study, brentuximab extended time patients survived without further progression of the blood cancer

New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise March 18, 2015

But findings are preliminary, experts point out

Why Isn't There Any Cheap, Generic Insulin? March 18, 2015

Unique development of medication allowed drug makers to extend patents for decades, review says

Cholbam Approved for Rare Metabolic Disorders March 18, 2015

Conditions affect liver and vitamin absorption

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients March 18, 2015

The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some March 17, 2015

Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too March 17, 2015

Researchers found that Valtrex appeared to reduce viral levels

Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets' at Current Prices: Study March 16, 2015

The new therapies have remarkably high cure rates

E-Cigarette Ads Linked to Tobacco Cravings March 16, 2015

Effect was seen in study of current and former smokers

Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say March 16, 2015

Review of data from dozens of prior studies finds no benefit

Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors March 16, 2015

Company-funded trial finds lower rates of heart attack, death with Brilinta versus placebo

Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure March 16, 2015

Chinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk March 16, 2015

Adding the 'investigational biologic' evolocumab to statin therapy works better, study says

More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels? March 13, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, study suggests the relationship between the two works the other way

FDA Tightens Rules on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug' Outbreaks March 12, 2015

Poorly cleaned devices implicated in infections at two Los Angeles hospitals

Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems March 12, 2015

Daily marijuana use also linked to brain abnormalities, study finds

Breath Test for Illegal Drugs Instead of Urine Analysis? March 10, 2015

Researchers say new method identifies contaminated aerosol particles

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts March 10, 2015

Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

Unituxin Approved for Deadly Pediatric Cancer March 10, 2015

Neuroblastoma typically strikes children under age 5

Statins May Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival: Study March 10, 2015

Finds the cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to slower progression of disease

Aggressive Boys Stronger Than Other Teens, Study Says March 09, 2015

Link is likely based in evolution, researchers theorize

New CPR Devices Approved March 09, 2015

May help more people survive cardiac arrest, FDA says

Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk March 09, 2015

Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes March 06, 2015

But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

First Biosimilar Drug Approved March 06, 2015

Zarxio is 'highly similar' to long-sanctioned cancer drug

Cresemba Approved for Serious Fungal Infections March 06, 2015

Most often these illnesses affect people with weakened immune systems

First Device Approved for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis March 06, 2015

A complication of kidney failure

FDA OK of 1st 'Biosimilar' Drug May Mean Cheaper Options for Patients March 06, 2015

Zarxio approval paves way for less expensive cutting-edge medications, experts say

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla. March 06, 2015

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds March 05, 2015

People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

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

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