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U.S. Officials Confirm Superbug Resistant to All Antibiotics May 27, 2016

Pennsylvania case suggests it's almost 'the end of the road' for these drugs

Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children May 27, 2016

Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks

1.2 Million U.S. College Students Boozing on Average Day May 26, 2016

And over 700,000 use marijuana, government report says

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More May 24, 2016

Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued May 20, 2016

Two new drugs added to list of recommended therapies

Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease May 20, 2016

Treatments keeping those with macular degeneration reading and driving longer, study finds

FDA Unveils Makeover of Nutrition Facts Label May 20, 2016

Added sugars, relevant portion sizes among the highlights of revision

Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought? May 20, 2016

Study authors stress women should still take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer May 19, 2016

Tecentriq boosted survival in small trial

Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows May 19, 2016

Keytruda also seen prompting remission in 1 in 6 cases

Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy May 19, 2016

Here's what medical experts recommend

Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival: Study May 18, 2016

It found that patients with tumors on the left side lived longer than those with malignancies on the right

Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests May 18, 2016

Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study May 18, 2016

But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids May 16, 2016

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

Sugar-Free Gum Can Be Deadly for Dogs May 13, 2016

Keep all products containing the sweetener xylitol out of your pooch's reach, FDA warns

Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey May 12, 2016

Drug counselors should consider whether people are self-medicating, researchers say

Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds May 12, 2016

Lower rates of self-harm, accidental injury seen

Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery May 11, 2016

Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study May 11, 2016

But researchers stress that women should not throw away their supplements

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not May 11, 2016

Only a severe reaction that comes within a hour or two signals true allergy to the antibiotic, allergist says

Clues to How Popular Heartburn Drug Might Harm Arteries May 10, 2016

Prior research has also raised concerns about Nexium and heart health

FDA to Re-examine What Makes a Food 'Healthy' May 10, 2016

Agency acknowledges changing standards, concerns

Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids May 10, 2016

Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show

Cutting Brand-Name Drug Use Could Save U.S. $73 Billion: Study May 09, 2016

The nation spends more on medications than any other country, researchers say

Targeted Drug-Delivery System May Treat Pregnancy Complications May 09, 2016

Approach used for fighting tumors could also safely get medicines to placenta, mouse study suggests

Is Daily Blood Thinner Needed for Irregular Heartbeat? May 06, 2016

Smartphone app may help some people with atrial fibrillation take drugs 'as needed,' study suggests

Statins Might Protect People With Narrowed Leg Arteries May 06, 2016

Study found the cholesterol-lowing drugs associated with reduced risk of amputation, death

Young LGBT Adults Are Target of FDA Stop-Smoking Campaign May 06, 2016

Tobacco use is common among these 18- to 24-year-olds, agency says

Shortages of Lifesaving Drugs Linger in U.S. May 06, 2016

Longer wait time for vital acute-care meds despite legislation, study says

FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors May 06, 2016

Agency also wants other retail restrictions on access to vaping products

Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia Risk May 05, 2016

Both warfarin and the atrial fibrillation it's often used to treat may raise risk, study suggests

Addicts Using Diarrhea Drug Imodium to Get High May 05, 2016

Trend is increasing among those who can't get opioid prescription painkillers, experts say

No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests May 04, 2016

They don't prevent complications and may cause kidney damage, researchers report

Many Heart Bypass Patients Don't Take Needed Meds May 04, 2016

Cardiologist says they need to understand surgery not a 'cure' for their disease

Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do May 03, 2016

Check for local take-back events, or contact the DEA for collection locations

Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study May 03, 2016

1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

Desperate for Shut-Eye? May 02, 2016

Physicians' group recommends cognitive behavioral therapy before drugs for insomnia

Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's Hallucinations May 02, 2016

Half of people with Parkinson's may have them

Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad April 28, 2016

Study examines how food and medications affect makeup of bacteria in people's tummies

'You've Got Cancer' Can Take Devastating Mental Toll April 28, 2016

Study finds higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse just before and after a diagnosis

Got Unwanted Pills? Drug Take-Back Day Is April 30 April 28, 2016

National effort coordinates drop-off sites to keep prescriptions out of the hands of abusers

1 in 4 Hospitalized Newborns Gets Heartburn Drugs, Despite Risks April 27, 2016

Study shows use is common, but prior research suggests a danger to babies

Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study April 26, 2016

But cholesterol levels may be associated with reduced chance of disease

Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns April 26, 2016

Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests April 25, 2016

But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds April 25, 2016

Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada April 25, 2016

Accutane raises risk of birth defects, but many women taking it don't follow guidelines to avoid pregnancy, study finds

Mixing Lab Mice With Pet Store Peers Might Boost Research April 20, 2016

Immune systems of rodents used in science could benefit, researchers say

Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular Heartbeat April 20, 2016

Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

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