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2/28/2014
Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says

Preliminary finding saw possible link between certain inhaler drugs and the sleep disorder, but more research needed

2/27/2014
Study Questions FDA Warning Against CT Scans for Those With Heart Devices

It found no harm to patients with devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, but agency still concerned

2/24/2014
Blood Thinners Now Recommended for People With Irregular Heartbeat

Updated guideline from American Academy of Neurology aims to reduce stroke risk

2/24/2014
Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors

Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

2/21/2014
Advanced Tonsil Cancer May Respond Well to Targeted Radiation

Early study sought to reduce patients' exposure to radiation's side effects

2/20/2014
Outpatient Care for Kidney Disease May Lead to Complications

Small study found side effects such as low blood sugar, high potassium, severe dizziness

2/19/2014
Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

2/19/2014
Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?

Children might benefit most from new way to detect tumors, but experts say more research is needed

2/18/2014
Surgery Might Top Drugs as First Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat: Study

But safety issues may still make medications better choice for many patients, experts say

2/6/2014
Kidney Injury During Surgery Tied to Risk of Heart Problems

Study from Taiwan followed thousands of post-op patients

2/6/2014
Voice Changes May Follow 'Nose Job' in Some Patients

Small study from Iran didn't find speech problems, however

2/3/2014
More Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk

Study also found that genes affect the level of risk

2/3/2014
Ibuprofen, Aleve Won't Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study

However, NSAIDs should not be taken in third trimester of pregnancy, authors advise

2/3/2014
Gay Teen Boys More Likely to Use Muscle-Building Steroids: Survey

They're also reporting heavier use, possibly putting themselves at risk for harmful side effects

1/30/2014
Study Finds Tonsillectomy Just as Safe for Adults as Kids

Researchers found low complication rates, similar to those seen in children

1/30/2014
Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk

Effect seen for women on estrogen-only treatment in study, but experts say more research is needed

1/30/2014
Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids

Experimental therapy increased tolerance, but much more testing needed, doctors say

1/28/2014
Kids Who Undergo Heart Transplant Living Longer: Study

Many are surviving 15 years and beyond, researchers find

1/24/2014
Vitamin D Supplements Don't Help Your Health: Review

Except in people with a vitamin deficiency, supplements may cause harm, doctor says

1/22/2014
Hospital Safety Improves for Heart Patients, Study Finds

But no drop seen in 'adverse events' for surgical or pneumonia patients

1/21/2014
FDA Approval Process Comes Under Scrutiny in Studies

Drugs face inconsistent standards, heart device upgrades may not undergo clinical trials, researchers say

1/14/2014
Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication

But chances of complication much lower than with previous rotavirus vaccine, studies show

1/9/2014
Could Stem Cells Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?

Small, early study found treatment was safe, possibly more effective than standard antibiotics

1/7/2014
Kids' Suicide Risk Similar for All Newer Antidepressants: Study

Children had roughly the same risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, regardless of drug they were taking

12/27/2013
FDA Warns Consumers Against Body-Building Supplement

Agency says Mass Destruction is linked to case of liver failure

12/23/2013
Nutritional Supplement May Benefit Parkinson's Patients

Early study found rise in antioxidant levels after taking inosine

12/20/2013
Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study

Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

12/12/2013
Exercise Might Lift Libido in Women on Antidepressants

Regular workouts seem to counter the sexual dysfunction that is a side effect of these drugs

12/12/2013
Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs

Side effects, such as stiffness and pain, are common reasons patients stop taking medications

12/11/2013
New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids

Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3

12/10/2013
Acid-Reflux Drugs Tied to Lower Levels of Vitamin B-12

Study found risk of deficiency rose with longer use, higher doses

12/10/2013
Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors

But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say

12/9/2013
Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer

But odds for malignancy are low; study found stronger connection for some minorities

12/6/2013
Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study

'Insulin sensitizers' tied to lower odds of developing cancer when compared to other type of medication

11/27/2013
Mental-Health Disorders Growing Faster Among Kids Than Adults: Study

Doctors' offices increasingly seeing young people with common psychiatric conditions

11/25/2013
Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy May Not Raise Autism Risk

Researchers looked at offspring of women who had used SSRI drugs

11/19/2013
Studies Suggest Better Approaches to Staying Clot-Free

One trial found gene tests help with standby med warfarin, another shows promise for newer drug

11/19/2013
Heart Valve Replacement May Be Getting Safer for Seniors

Study of aortic valve procedure finds death rates, hospital readmissions have dropped

11/18/2013
Antidote Might Reverse Complication From Blood Thinner Pradaxa

In early tests, new drug allowed blood to clot again with no apparent side effects

11/15/2013
Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging for Some?

Small, early study found longer 'telomeres' in genes of patients with cholesterol and inflammation problems

11/14/2013
Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease

Combo used in patients with diabetes led to more kidney problems, damage

11/11/2013
Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions

CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

11/11/2013
Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory

In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

11/8/2013
Gelatin Allergy May Mean Extra Care Is Needed With Flu Shot

Used to stabilize the vaccine, gelatin could cause reaction in those who are sensitive to it, experts say

11/8/2013
Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix

People on ACE inhibitors can experience oral allergy syndrome, a rare reaction to some fruits, vegetables

11/7/2013
Kidney Patients May Face Serious Side Effects From Weight-Loss Surgery

Acute kidney damage was most common problem in U.K. study

11/7/2013
Always Ask a Vet Before Giving Painkillers to Pets, Expert Says

Dogs and cats can suffer deadly side effects from common over-the-counter drugs

11/6/2013
IVF Conception Doesn't Seem to Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: Study

British researchers followed more than 100,000 children for 17 years

11/1/2013
New Drug Shows Early Promise in Treating Parkinson's Psychosis

Pimavanserin may have fewer side effects than current therapy, study suggests

10/28/2013
Key Safety Questions May Linger for FDA-Expedited Drugs

Study finds medications sped to market are tested on fewer patients, with additional safety studies sometimes overdue