Side Effects News

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11/2/2017
10/18/2017
Cooling Mitts, Socks May Ease a Major Chemo Side Effect

Nerve damage in limbs causes some to stop cancer treatment early

10/5/2017
Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects?

Treatment-related worries might make you feel sick

10/3/2017
Blood Thinners Can Come With Dangerous Side Effects

Newer class of drugs can interact with multiple medications, researchers report

9/27/2017
Radiation and Chemotherapy Together Boost Lung Cancer Survival

About one-third of stage 3 patients alive after 5 years, a development called promising by oncologists

9/25/2017
Breast Cancer Radiation 'Less Scary' Than Thought

Majority of patients report more tolerable experience than they expected

9/19/2017
Cancer Treatment Can Affect Your Food Preferences

Metallic tastes can appear for many patients on chemo

8/28/2017
Serious Reactions to Vaccines Rarely Recur: Review

Findings add to evidence of safety of childhood immunizations, pediatricians say

8/8/2017
Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant

Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early

8/1/2017
Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk

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

6/29/2017
Many Women Mistaken on 'Side Effects' of Breast Cancer Drug

Study shows that normal symptoms of menopause are often blamed on tamoxifen

6/15/2017
U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study

1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary

5/10/2017
Hope for 1st Drug Against Lymphedema, a Cancer Complication

Mouse study offers clues to ease the painful, swollen limb condition

5/10/2017
Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval

Study found serious side effects often arose after medications OK'd for sale

5/2/2017
Sleeping Pills Boost Danger of Falls, Fractures in Older Users

And newer drugs like Ambien, Lunesta are no safer in this regard, review found

4/11/2017
Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Eye Dangers

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

3/31/2017
Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study

Lower cost might help drive doctors' choice, researchers say

3/21/2017
Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows

Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety

3/20/2017
Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk

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

2/14/2017
'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss

One of two trials was stopped early because results were so strong

2/13/2017
Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

2/13/2017
FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments

Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says

2/2/2017
Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

1/24/2017
Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy

Digestive troubles, pain, skin irritation and arm swelling among possible problems

1/6/2017
Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado

Doctors say problem may become more widespread as more states decriminalize possession of pot

1/4/2017
Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing

Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

12/29/2016
Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery

Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

12/27/2016
Antipsychotic Drugs May Up Risk of Early Death in Alzheimer's Patients

Increased odds were nearly doubled if two antipsychotic medications were taken, study says

12/15/2016
Beating Breast Cancer But Still Paying a Price

Small study suggests few long-term survivors receive adequate symptom relief

12/9/2016
Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms

Perceived side effects might lead some to stop taking the breast cancer preventative, study finds

12/3/2016
'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery

But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says

10/28/2016
Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

10/27/2016
Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed

Injections as effective as other contraceptives, but side effects prompted early halt of trial

10/14/2016
Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability

But significant side effects remain an issue for Lemtrada, researcher says

10/4/2016
Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Incontinence in Women

But both have side effects that may affect your choice, researchers say

9/28/2016
'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk

Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

8/30/2016
Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials

But human studies have yet to be done

8/26/2016
Hopes Dashed for Rare Bone Cancer Treatment

Extra chemo drugs failed to change course of osteosarcoma, researchers say

8/24/2016
Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds

Weight gain is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs used to treat irritability and agitation

6/6/2016
Intensive Blood Sugar Control May Be Too Much for Some With Type 2 Diabetes

Individualized treatment is important, expert says

6/6/2016
Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds

Doctors might see 1 case every 5 to 10 years, researchers report

5/18/2016
Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests

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

4/22/2016
No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study

Meds like Chantix and Wellbutrin may be safer to use than smokers often realize, research suggests

4/19/2016
Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?

Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says

4/14/2016
Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

3/30/2016
Study: Longer-Term Antibiotics Won't Ease 'Chronic Lyme Disease'

Dutch trial is latest to show no benefit from extended treatment, but finding unlikely to end the controversy

3/18/2016
Drug Used for Preemie Eye Disease Tied to Disabilities

Babies given Avastin were far more likely to have neurological complications, study shows

3/10/2016
Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some Patients

Researchers say combo therapy worked well for about 1 in 4 women with HER2-positive breast cancer

3/9/2016
Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

3/9/2016
With Early Breast Cancer, Targeted Radiation Shows Promise

Study finds limited radiotherapy effective after low-risk tumors are removed, but questions remain