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Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women April 21, 2017

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy April 18, 2017

Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat April 18, 2017

Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows

Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone April 17, 2017

And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

Vaccine Targeting Brain Tumors Seems Safe in Study April 14, 2017

Combo therapy may also extend survival of glioblastoma patients, but more research needed

Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain April 14, 2017

People over 50 tended to respond best, study finds

Could a Clinical Trial Help Your Child? April 13, 2017

FDA outlines what to ask before enrollment

Diabetes Continues Its Relentless Rise April 12, 2017

But doctors making headway with heart complications among these patients

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette 'Tics' April 11, 2017

But neurology experts agree that more research is needed

'Video Feedback' Program Might Help Treat Autism in Babies April 11, 2017

Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style

Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know April 07, 2017

Planning ahead can help you avoid complications during and after surgery

Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain April 07, 2017

Live tunes, singing and rhythmic drumming appeared to help ease discomfort after back surgery

'Right-to-Try' Laws: A Patient's Best Last Chance or False Hope? April 06, 2017

Proposal would allow the gravely ill access to experimental therapies that may or may not work

Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds? April 06, 2017

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids March 30, 2017

Rate of the injury rises with quinolones, but researchers say alternatives have their own hazards

This Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your Pain March 30, 2017

Venom of Australia's fang blenny is a powerful opioid that might lead to better painkillers, scientist says

Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson's Progression March 29, 2017

Even people with advanced disease might benefit, researchers say

New Eczema Drug Gets FDA's Blessing March 28, 2017

Injections may ease itchiness, redness in patients who don't get relief with topical creams, agency says

Health Insurance a Key to IVF Success, Researchers Say March 28, 2017

At $12,000 and up a cycle, many forgo second attempt if they don't have coverage

Curbing Sleep Apnea Might Mean Fewer Night Trips to Bathroom March 27, 2017

Research finds many men's urinary habits benefit when CPAP mask therapy is used

Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor March 24, 2017

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear March 24, 2017

They're not the same and some types of injuries take longer than others to heal

Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows March 24, 2017

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts March 23, 2017

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice March 23, 2017

Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say

Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant March 21, 2017

Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease March 20, 2017

But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say

Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk March 20, 2017

However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds

Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study March 20, 2017

Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks March 20, 2017

Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High March 17, 2017

Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery March 16, 2017

Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alone

Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study March 15, 2017

Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Not on Meds They Need: Study March 14, 2017

More than 80 percent of patients who suffered a stroke weren't getting adequate anti-clotting therapy

Skip the Antibiotics for Mild Eczema in Kids March 14, 2017

Skin condition cleared up just as well without use of the drugs, study found

Blood Test Might Someday Distinguish Early Depression, Schizophrenia March 14, 2017

A screen is still in development stages but could be important, especially for adolescents, experts say

Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S. March 14, 2017

Canadians with the lung disease live about 10 years longer on average, study finds

Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later? March 13, 2017

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health March 13, 2017

No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

7 in 10 U.S. Workplaces Hit by Opioid Abuse: Survey March 10, 2017

Poll also found most employers unprepared to deal with the issue

Controversial MS Treatment Seems Ineffective March 08, 2017

No benefit detected after 'liberation therapy,' study authors say

Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study March 06, 2017

Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used' March 06, 2017

But embolization might not be suitable for every woman, specialist says

Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines March 06, 2017

But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than meds

Longer Addiction Treatment Is Better, Study Confirms March 03, 2017

Success rate goes up significantly when programs last more than 30 days, psychiatrist says

FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy March 03, 2017

Exposure to ultra-low temperatures shows no benefits and may be dangerous, agency warns

FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies March 02, 2017

Odactra is a year-round treatment for reactions to the tiny bugs that share your home

Mildly Low Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Not a Threat: Study March 01, 2017

No difference in brain functioning seen in kids assessed to age 5

Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain March 01, 2017

Study found electrical stimulation reduced ache if started soon enough

Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery March 01, 2017

Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

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