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Cancer Treatment Can Affect Your Food Preferences September 19, 2017

Metallic tastes can appear for many patients on chemo

Cancer Drugs' High Prices Not Justified by Cost of Development, Study Contends September 12, 2017

Research challenges notion that each new medicine costs billions to come to market

Could Hormone Supplements for Menopause Make a Comeback? September 12, 2017

New study suggests the therapy won't increase risk of early death

Immune-Focused Drug May Be New Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma September 11, 2017

In head-to-head trial, Opdivo outperformed a similar drug, and with fewer side effects

New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma September 06, 2017

But similar meds cost up to $30,000 a year

Drug Helped Protect Gay Teen Males From HIV September 05, 2017

Small study found Truvada worked when taken daily, but some strayed from regimen

FDA OKs Return of Once-Withdrawn Leukemia Drug September 01, 2017

At lower dose, Mylotarg extended survival against a certain type of blood cancer

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll August 29, 2017

Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say

Could an Estrogen Patch Boost Women's Sex Lives in Menopause? August 28, 2017

Study suggests that, given this way, short-term use of the hormone may help those who report symptoms

Drug May Fight Heart Disease in Whole New Way August 28, 2017

Study of injected medication suggests reductions in inflammation could be treatment target

How to Fight Fall Allergies August 27, 2017

Take medication before symptoms flare, reduce mold exposure and avoid pollen, allergy expert says

Common Treatment for Early Prostate Cancer May Carry Heart Risk August 25, 2017

Hormone-suppressing regimen may raise odds for heart failure, but it brings benefits, too, researchers say

After Heart Attack, Just 1 in 3 Go for Rehab: CDC August 24, 2017

Recommended outpatient treatment reduces risk of recurrence

Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors August 24, 2017

But no large studies prove the inexpensive pill slows age-related macular degeneration, eye expert says

Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds August 23, 2017

Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms

Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose August 22, 2017

Few receive anti-addiction medications after hospital discharge, researchers find

Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners August 17, 2017

Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent dangerous blood clots

Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes? August 15, 2017

Study finds lower blood sugar, reduced need for medication

U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years August 15, 2017

Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds August 14, 2017

But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress remains inconclusive

Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study August 11, 2017

Many doctors worry about skin damage during radiation, but new research found no such effect

Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even With Insurance August 10, 2017

1 in 6 insured patients spends one-third of their income on bills related to treatment, U.S. study finds

Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial August 09, 2017

Next step is to see if it works and for how long

Instagram Shows How Diabetics Really Wear a Glucose Monitor August 07, 2017

2 out of 3 use a device that continuously tracks blood sugar on 'unapproved' body part, study finds

Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine August 07, 2017

The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers find

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's August 04, 2017

Byetta improved symptoms of motor disease in small, short trial, but more research needed

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell August 03, 2017

Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues

Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S. August 03, 2017

Buprenorphine is prescribed to get patients off opioids in the privacy of a physician's office

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success August 02, 2017

May allow more patients to get donor organ, study finds

Stopping Statins After Stroke May Raise Risk of Another August 02, 2017

Large study serves as warning for stroke survivors who are prescribed cholesterol-lowering meds

2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery August 02, 2017

Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse, researchers warn

Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk August 01, 2017

Doctors should weigh risks, benefits related to corticosteroid use, study suggests

Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds July 31, 2017

Large trial comparing it to warfarin finds aspirin not tied to more hospitalizations or deaths

Genetic Testing Can Help Pinpoint Epilepsy Earlier July 31, 2017

Faster diagnosis leads to faster treatment, researcher says

Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression July 28, 2017

Not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects, research review concludes

Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients July 27, 2017

Obamacare has improved access to therapies, but finances are still a big concern, researchers say

When Is It Nail Fungus? July 27, 2017

Dermatologist says only an expert can diagnose condition accurately

Robotic Device May Help Gait in Kids With Cerebral Palsy July 26, 2017

Those with condition known as 'crouch gait' had better posture and balance after 15 training sessions

Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives? July 25, 2017

Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences

Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems July 24, 2017

For people with the disorder, meds like Ritalin linked to lower rates of alcohol, drug abuse, study finds

Meds by Monthly Injection Might Revolutionize HIV Care July 24, 2017

If findings replicated, a shot every month or two could replace daily pills, scientists say

Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned July 20, 2017

Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor says

Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe July 20, 2017

The median survival for glioblastoma patients is about 15 months, oncologists say

Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters' July 20, 2017

These spots in vision can increase with age, researchers note

Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study July 19, 2017

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer's July 18, 2017

Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

'Observation' Best Option for Most Low-Risk Prostate Cancer July 13, 2017

20-year study found little difference in death rates, more complications with surgery

CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles July 11, 2017

Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds

Med Switch Not Always Best Choice With Tough Depression July 11, 2017

Adding an antipsychotic or a second antidepressant may produce better results, researchers say

Viagra Might Make for a Safer, More Effective Stent July 11, 2017

In animal study, coating the artery-opening devices with the drug kept vessels clear longer

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