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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

10/28/2013
Scientists Report Transplant Advance for Type 1 Diabetes

Used in single patient, special chamber may allow implantation of insulin-producing cells without rejection

10/28/2013
Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive

'Markers' in blood, tissue might help determine best treatment for each patient, studies suggest

10/24/2013
Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors

Evidence review comparing stent placement to procedure called endarterectomy found mixed results

10/23/2013
Infections From Tainted Steroids Ranged in Severity: Update

CDC study looked at meningitis, other conditions in 6 hardest-hit states

10/23/2013
Removable 'Gut Sleeve' Might Become a Future Weight-Loss Tool

Study of experimental procedure showed promise in rats

10/17/2013
Nosebleeds Common But Seldom Serious, Study Finds

Most patients hospitalized for heavy bleeds need only minor treatment

10/16/2013
High Out-of-Pocket Costs Called a Hidden 'Side Effect' of Treatment

Some doctors say it's time to discuss financial aspects with patients

10/16/2013
Lawsuits Involving Laser Treatments by Non-Docs on the Rise

Medical-grade lasers can cause burning and cell damage to skin, experts warn

10/15/2013
Children Benefit From Early Dose of Measles Vaccine, Study Finds

Kids vaccinated at 1 year to 15 months of age have lower risk of fever, seizures, researchers say

10/14/2013
Births From Fertility Treatments Hit 5 Million Mark: Report

It's a 'great medical success story,' expert says

10/11/2013
Buttocks-Enhancing Procedures Please Patients, Small Study Finds

Technique uses liposuction, fat injections to produce curvier backsides, but not without potential risks

10/9/2013
Less-Skilled Weight-Loss Surgeons Often Have Higher Complication Rates: Study

Research compared 20 surgeons and effects among thousands of patients

10/9/2013
Cancer Drug Nexavar Tied to Pancreas Damage in 2 Patients

Pancreas shrank by up to one-third in case studies following long-term use

10/9/2013
Do Breast Implants Boost Women's Sex Lives?

Small study suggests they might, but critic says other factors may be at work

10/7/2013
Study Questions Use of Less-Invasive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer

Sentinel node surgery leaves women with few side effects, but its accuracy may be lacking, experts say

10/2/2013
Surgical Complications Greater for Minority Seniors: Study

Researchers say pre-existing medical conditions make a difference

10/1/2013
Statins May Not Harm Memory, Thinking After All

But even with new study, jury's still out on safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs

9/25/2013
Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy May Affect Infants' Fine Motor Skills

Study did not find similar link when babies were exposed through breast-feeding

9/17/2013
Tamoxifen's Mental Side Effects Are Real, Study Shows

But researchers also found drug that may counteract problem from breast cancer treatment

9/10/2013
FDA Announces New Safety Measures for Narcotic Painkillers

Label warnings designed to limit use of extended-release, long-acting drugs like Oxycontin

8/28/2013
Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Tied to Higher Risk of Stomach Cancer in Study

Chemo, radiation doses to the stomach found to raise odds

8/27/2013
New Drug Combo Helps Hard-to-Treat Hepatitis C

NIH study focused largely on black patients, who haven't fared as well with current treatments

8/22/2013
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers Aren't Cure-Alls, FDA Warns

Despite hype, treatment doesn't help for cancer or many other ills, and can have serious side effects

8/22/2013
Kidney Cancer Drugs Equal in Prolonging Survival: Study

But pazopanib gives patients a better quality of life than sunitinib, researchers report

8/20/2013
Cancer-Surgery Complications Rise While Death Risk Drops

Decade-long study covered 2.5 million U.S. patients

8/19/2013
Epilepsy Drug Warnings May Slip Through Cracks

1 in 5 neurologists unaware of updated safety risks identified by FDA, survey finds

8/14/2013
More Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Hepatitis C

Faldaprevir and deleobuvir are part of effort to develop treatments that avoid harsh side effects

8/5/2013
Antioxidant Supplements Don't Help Women Get Pregnant: Review

Fertility clinic patients taking these products were no more likely to conceive, researchers say

7/31/2013
Protecting Lungs During Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications

Adjusting ventilator settings could shield patients from conditions like pneumonia, study finds

7/26/2013
Herbal Meds, Cosmetic Surgery a Bad Mix: Experts

Despite risks, nearly half of patients take some kind of supplement before facial procedure, study found

7/26/2013
Nearly Half of Seniors May Experience Delirium After Major Surgery

Study followed anesthesia patients in the recovery room and beyond

7/25/2013
Spinal Surgery Complications More Common in Medicaid Patients: Study

Rate was 68 percent higher than for people with private insurance

7/25/2013
Hair-Straightening Product May Endanger Stylists, Clients

Study found too-high levels of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout solution

7/23/2013
Many Docs Don't Discuss Dietary Supplements, Study Says

Patients need to know about risks, effectiveness and interactions with conventional drugs

7/18/2013
Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Developmental Delays in Children

Large Norwegian study followed offspring for up to 3 years

7/16/2013
Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study

Review looked at side effect from androgen deprivation therapy

7/15/2013
Aspirin Every Other Day May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk

Benefit must be weighed against GI bleeding, other risks, however, experts say

7/9/2013
Most Statin Users Won't Have Major Side Effects

However, large review found 9 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes

7/9/2013
Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts

Tamoxifen, other meds worth discussing with doctors, new recommendations say

7/3/2013
Complications More Likely With Emergency Gallbladder Surgery: Study

Staying on top of symptoms may allow safer, planned procedures, researchers say