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Is Your Child Using Drugs? April 27, 2017

Telltale signs to watch for

April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27, 2017

Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say

Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study April 26, 2017

Cannabis use disorder is also rising faster in states with legalization laws

Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs April 26, 2017

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA April 25, 2017

British researchers zero in on genetic links between early puberty and increased cancer risk

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC April 25, 2017

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures' April 25, 2017

Warning letters issued for treatments sold without approval mainly on websites and in social media

Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy? April 25, 2017

Study claims current guidelines are too restrictive when there's sufficient potassium intake

Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime April 21, 2017

Fighting urban blight sends message that residents are paying close attention to the neighborhood

When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency April 21, 2017

Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say

Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care April 21, 2017

As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients April 21, 2017

Study finds apomorphine cuts the time until levodopa kicks in for those with advanced disease

Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for a Sore Throat? April 18, 2017

Study seeking antibiotic alternatives found that only one-third of patients improved within 48 hours

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids April 18, 2017

After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone' April 18, 2017

Doctors, patients often confused by differing advisories on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

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

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

New Bowel Disorder Treatments Needed, FDA Says April 17, 2017

For now, no cure exists for irritable bowel syndrome

What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid? April 17, 2017

Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Effect on the Heart? April 14, 2017

Small study suggests vitamin B might help, but reducing pollution levels remains the priority

New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease April 13, 2017

Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

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

FDA outlines what to ask before enrollment

Many Opioid Addictions Surface After Surgery, Study Finds April 12, 2017

Some patients face much higher risk of becoming dependent on powerful painkillers

FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism 'Cures' April 12, 2017

Unproven therapies won't help and could be harmful, agency says

1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved April 12, 2017

Condition characterized by involuntary movement of the jaw, lips and tongue

Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol April 11, 2017

Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Eye Dangers April 11, 2017

Legal, nitrate-based inhalant appears to harm retinal cells, causing some vision loss, study finds

Rehab Services Lacking in States Hit Hard by Opioids April 07, 2017

More addiction recovery programs needed in the Southeast, researchers say

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

Planning ahead can help you avoid complications during and after surgery

FDA Approves Hep C Drugs for Kids 12 and Older April 07, 2017

Previously allowed only for adults

U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say April 07, 2017

They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions

Multivitamins May Not Help Men's Hearts, Even When Diet Is Poor April 07, 2017

Study found no preventive benefit, but more research might still be warranted

'Surprise' Designer Drugs Detected in NYC Hair Samples April 06, 2017

Stimulant-taking party-goers don't always know what they're using, study finds

FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests April 06, 2017

They screen for gene variants linked to 10 diseases and conditions

Fewer Than 1,000 Used Oregon's Right-to-Die Law by 2015 April 06, 2017

Discussing their death wishes is paramount for most, not actually hastening their demise, expert says

FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders April 06, 2017

Saliva analysis can indicate higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others, agency says

'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

High-Dose Vitamin D Failed to Curb Heart Disease in Study April 05, 2017

Monthly supplementation fell short, but experts aren't ruling out other approaches

Prolonged Antibiotic Use Tied to Precancerous Colon Growths April 05, 2017

Drugs that alter gut bacteria might set stage for polyp development, researcher says

EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade April 04, 2017

Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

Are There Two Forms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? April 04, 2017

Researchers point to 'atypical' CFS, where symptoms don't begin suddenly

Health Tip: Poison-Proof Your Bathroom April 04, 2017

And help protect children

Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust April 03, 2017

These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

Breast Cancer 'Immunotherapy' Helps Some With Tough-to-Treat Disease April 03, 2017

A minority of women with 'triple-negative' tumors responded to Tecentriq, but they responded well

Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age March 31, 2017

About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study March 31, 2017

Lower cost might help drive doctors' choice, researchers say

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women March 29, 2017

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

Ocrevus Approved to Treat Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis March 29, 2017

First drug sanctioned in U.S. for primary progressive MS

Heroin Epidemic Expands Its Grip on America March 29, 2017

Use of the narcotic grew 5-fold in a decade, helped by scourge of prescription painkiller abuse

FDA-OK'd Drug Offers Hope to Sickest MS Patients March 29, 2017

It's also effective against the most common form of the disease, researchers say

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