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3/31/2014
Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass

Common practice might instead cause harm, study finds

3/31/2014
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Boost a Man's Sex Life: Study

But men shouldn't take statins for that effect alone, researcher says

3/28/2014
Common Gout Drug Tied to Lower Risk of Early Death in Study

Researchers followed British patients taking allopurinol

3/25/2014
Experts Warn About Skin Cancer 'Treatments' Sold Online

Scarring, more disease recurrence seen when patients use unproven skin salves

3/25/2014
Treatment May Prevent Esophagus Condition From Progressing to Cancer

In study of patients with Barrett's esophagus, those who received radio-frequency ablation fared better

3/24/2014
Tiny Wireless Pacemaker Shows Early Promise

But complications can occur, study found, and more research is needed

3/21/2014
Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70

More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

3/19/2014
Partial Skull Removal May Save Older Patients' Lives After Massive Stroke

But disability after surgery is often severe, study finds

3/11/2014
Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds

Complication rates similar to patients in their 80s and younger, researchers say

3/4/2014
Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds

The painful after-effects of too much booze may be seen as just a temporary nuisance, researchers say

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