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Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids? August 27, 2014

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots August 26, 2014

But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice

Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA August 26, 2014

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study August 25, 2014

People with chronic pain may use pot instead of narcotics, researchers suggest

Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds August 22, 2014

Experts worry about addiction, drug misuse

Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression August 21, 2014

But combination isn't better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers August 21, 2014

Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes August 21, 2014

But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says August 20, 2014

Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys August 20, 2014

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease August 20, 2014

People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some August 20, 2014

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought August 19, 2014

Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly August 19, 2014

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds August 18, 2014

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals August 15, 2014

Psychiatrist says you can't necessarily link the nerve disease diagnosis with his suicide

Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer August 15, 2014

More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease

Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says August 15, 2014

There are no approved treatments or preventive drugs against the deadly virus

Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says August 14, 2014

He wasn't ready to share diagnosis publicly before he took his life this week, she revealed

Women's Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success August 14, 2014

Small study suggests deficiency in the nutrient might impair fertility

Common Chemicals May Lower Testosterone Levels, Study Finds August 14, 2014

Phthalates, found in plastics and personal care products, may disrupt sexual development, experts say

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study August 14, 2014

Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

Belsomra Approved for Insomnia August 14, 2014

First such drug designed to affect sleep-wake cycle

FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug August 14, 2014

Belsomra acts on brain chemical that regulates sleep-wake cycle

Many Expectant Moms Don't Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies August 13, 2014

Study shows only half of eligible women in lower-income countries receive helpful drug

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs August 13, 2014

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

Many Shift Workers Use Drugs to Sleep, Stay Awake, Study Finds August 13, 2014

But questions about benefits, risks of these medications linger, review author notes

Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved August 12, 2014

Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says

Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse August 12, 2014

Doctors say there are effective treatments for both disorders that can help many people

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved August 12, 2014

Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States

Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds August 12, 2014

Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some August 11, 2014

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome August 08, 2014

Certain interventions may ease IBS, while others work against chronic constipation

Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections August 07, 2014

Third such antibiotic sanctioned this year

U.S. Hospitals See Big Rise in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts August 07, 2014

Spikes noted among young and middle-age adults; experts cite easy access to prescription meds

Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds August 06, 2014

But it's too soon to recommend supplements, dietary changes for prevention

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows August 06, 2014

Taking low-dose pill each day fights numerous malignancies, and benefits outweigh any risk

Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds August 05, 2014

But long-term use of statins may raise odds of diabetes among people with risk factors, experts say

Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain? August 05, 2014

Physical therapy as effective as injections, researchers say

Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study August 04, 2014

Most amputations are preventable with earlier treatment, researchers note

Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer August 04, 2014

Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers on the Rise Among High School Athletes: Survey August 04, 2014

Teen football players use the most illegal drugs, research shows

Jardiance Approved for Type 2 Diabetes August 01, 2014

Blocks re-absorption of blood sugar by kidneys

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug August 01, 2014

Jardiance works by boosting excretion of sugar from the kidneys, agency says

Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD July 31, 2014

Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market July 31, 2014

Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal

Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery July 31, 2014

Statin therapy may affect inflammatory response and help wounds recover, researchers say

Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease July 30, 2014

Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds

Malaria Growing Resistant to Drugs Used to Fight It July 30, 2014

But several new drugs are in the development pipeline, experts say

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says July 29, 2014

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

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