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'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought January 16, 2017

Study of 4 U.S. hospitals found wide variety of germs resistant to antibiotics of last resort

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School January 16, 2017

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman January 13, 2017

She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say

Study Questions 'Fecal Transplant' Treatment for Gut Infection January 13, 2017

In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference compared to antibiotics

U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana January 12, 2017

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

Native Americans Make Progress Against Diabetes Complication January 10, 2017

Kidney failure down by 54 percent over 2 decades, CDC report finds

New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects January 10, 2017

Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids? January 09, 2017

Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C January 09, 2017

Suggested sources of this beneficial vitamin

Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado January 06, 2017

Doctors say problem may become more widespread as more states decriminalize possession of pot

Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug January 05, 2017

But some doctors don't think pregnant women prescribed Diclectin should worry

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study January 05, 2017

Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

Immune System Reboots During Sleep January 04, 2017

Study found levels of T-cells dropped three hours after falling asleep, came back up later

Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing January 04, 2017

Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

New Parkinson's Drug May Combat Movement Difficulties January 04, 2017

Opicapone, added to standard treatment, appears safe and well-tolerated, researchers say

FDA to Weigh Dangers of Exploding E-Cigarettes January 03, 2017

Agency announces 2-day meeting on the safety risks of the lithium batteries that power the devices

Metformin Still Best as First Type 2 Diabetes Treatment January 03, 2017

American College of Physicians updated diabetes guidelines, said second drug can be added

'Teen' Finds Minors Can Buy Bodybuilding Supplement at Health Food Stores January 03, 2017

Major medical associations advise against use of creatine by kids

DUI Rates Decline for U.S. Drivers December 30, 2016

But that doesn't mean roads will be safe New Year's Eve; 28 million still drink and drive, survey finds

Researchers Develop Potential Oral Treatment for Hemophilia December 29, 2016

Currently, genetic bleeding disorder is treated with injections

Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery December 29, 2016

Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

Many Misuse OTC Sleep Aids: Survey December 29, 2016

Consumer Reports finds the non-prescription drugs are taken for periods far longer than their intended use

Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk December 29, 2016

High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

Antipsychotic Drugs May Up Risk of Early Death in Alzheimer's Patients December 27, 2016

Increased odds were nearly doubled if two antipsychotic medications were taken, study says

Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It? December 27, 2016

In 2 states studied, teens downplayed harms after recreational pot legalized; use increased in 1 state

Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid December 27, 2016

In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in First Human Trial December 27, 2016

Cimaglermin appears to strengthen cells and improve heart function, researchers report

FDA Suggests Limits on Lead in Cosmetics December 23, 2016

Agency notes most products already below recommended level

New MS Drug Shows 'Breakthrough' Promise for Advanced Disease December 22, 2016

Specialist hopes ocrelizumab will be available by spring

Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say December 21, 2016

New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

Short Course of Antibiotics Not Best for Kids' Ear Infections December 21, 2016

10 days of the medication was twice as effective, study finds

Vitamin E, Selenium Don't Cut Colon Cancer Risk: Study December 21, 2016

The two antioxidants didn't help prevent polyps, researchers say

Innovative Programs Help Addicts Get Off Opioids December 21, 2016

Long waitlists for drug rehab led to two promising efforts in New England

FDA OKs High-Tech Diabetes Device to Help Replace Fingerstick Tests December 20, 2016

Dexcom G5 is first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used for treatment decisions

Drug Overdose Deaths Climb Dramatically in U.S. December 20, 2016

Prescription painkillers and heroin lead the increase, latest government data shows

Everyday Pain Relievers May Be Linked to Hearing Loss in Some Women December 19, 2016

But degree of impairment tied to acetaminophen and ibuprofen was modest, researchers say

Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities December 19, 2016

Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds December 19, 2016

Researchers concerned about possible harm to fetus

Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval December 19, 2016

Rubraca's use is specific to women with a mutation of the BRCA gene, FDA said

Opioid Overdoses Burden U.S. Hospitals: Report December 15, 2016

Admissions due to heroin, painkillers rose 64 percent over decade

Beating Breast Cancer But Still Paying a Price December 15, 2016

Small study suggests few long-term survivors receive adequate symptom relief

NYC 'Zombie' Outbreak Highlights Dangers of Synthetic Drug December 14, 2016

Up to 85 times more potent than real marijuana, study says

FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3 December 14, 2016

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

Knee Cartilage Product Approved to Repair Defects December 14, 2016

Tissue is derived from patient's own knee

Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report December 14, 2016

Cost of brand-name meds for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation rate

Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath? December 13, 2016

New research suggests lung function can decline significantly

Where You Live May Determine How You Die December 13, 2016

Breaking down mortality data by county, most pressing local health problems were pinpointed, study finds

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low December 13, 2016

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller December 12, 2016

Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has a substance abuse problem

Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds December 12, 2016

Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

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