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HPV Vaccine Found Safe in Large Study

Fainting, skin infections most common side effects seen in girls, young women

Breast Cancer Drug Linked to Sexual Problems in Older Women

Study found those on aromatase inhibitors reported more pain during intercourse

Genes May Influence Impotence After Prostate Radiation

Preliminary research suggests genetic analysis might help men assess their risk

After Tonsillectomy, Steroids May Not Increase Bleeding

Study contradicts previous European research that found the drugs can cause hemorrhage

FDA Warns Against Use of Diarrhea Drug From El Salvador

Ingredient in Intestinomicina linked to serious health problems, including bone marrow toxicity

Drug Used to Prevent Prostate Cancer Won't Lower Quality of Life

Proscar is indicated for enlarged prostate; study found it had little long-term detrimental effect

When Prescription Drugs Go OTC, Ads Talk Less of Harms: Study

Two different federal agencies monitor each, researcher explains

More Pregnant Women on Blood Pressure Drugs: Study

Experts consider some meds safer than others for developing fetus

'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study

Women's symptoms were typically mild, review found, and strategies exist to manage them

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

Large evidence review of 'biologics' included nearly 30,000 patients

Face-Down Position May Be Safer During Radiation for Breast Cancer: Study

Findings suggest prone position might reduce exposure of heart, lungs

Frequent MRI Scanner Exposure Might Affect Memory: Study

Magnetic field remains even when imaging not taking place

Breast Cancer Drug Might Help Men on Prostate Cancer Therapy

Study found tamoxifen cut some side effects that could discourage men from seeking treatment

Stopping Controversial Asthma Drugs Could Have Downside: Study

Findings differ from FDA caution on combination therapies

Statin Use Tied to Possible Boost in Cataract Risk

But link isn't proven and patients shouldn't stop taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers say

New Pill Appears Effective, Safe for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

Tofacitinib relieved symptoms in short term, but effects over time not yet known

Hepatitis C Treatment May Hamper Kids' Growth

Study found weight returned to normal after peginterferon, but not always height

Daily Aspirin May Cut Cancer Deaths, Another Study Finds

But drug has bleeding risks and shouldn't be used solely to prevent cancer, experts say

The 'Nocebo' Effect: If You Think You'll Get Sick, You Will

Study author suggests doctors give patients less info on potential drug side effects, but is that ethical?

Study Compares Safety of 'Biologic' Meds for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Humira, Enbrel and Remicade pose similar death risk, making choice a bit easier for patients, experts say

Grapefruit Juice May Give Boost to Cancer Treatment: Study

Combination could reduce drug doses for patients, study suggests

In Short Term, Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Raise Fracture Risk

But study found slightly higher risk several years after procedure

High-Tech CT Scan May Get People With Chest Pain Home Faster

But benefit for low-risk patients isn't clear as test increases cost and radiation exposure

Genes Influence Whether Psych Drugs Lead to Weight Gain

Finding might help steer at-risk patients to other treatments, researchers say

Ahead of AIDS Conference, New Reasons for Hope

Experts say headway has been made in prevention and treatment, but challenges remain

Alzheimer's Treatment Shows Promise in Small, 3-Year Trial

However, findings on immune-based drug therapy are preliminary, experts say

Expert Panel Suggests PSA Test May Benefit Some Men

Those with life expectancy of 10 years or more should discuss prostate cancer screen with doctor

Studies Show Value of AIDS Drugs as Prevention

Some heterosexual African people avoided infection with HIV

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study

Second study reports slight increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination

Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure

Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

Exercise Might Keep Menopausal Hot Flashes at Bay

Fewer benefits seen in women who were overweight, less fit or had more intense symptoms

Another Study Links Diabetes Drug Actos to Bladder Cancer

Individual risk still remains low, however

Gel Shows Promise as Future Male Contraceptive

Early study found much lower sperm counts in men who applied hormone combo to skin

Effects of High Blood Pressure Drug May Mimic Celiac Disease

Some patients taking olmesartan developed chronic diarrhea and lost an average of 40 pounds: study

Genes May Influence Reactions to Painkillers

Identical twins responded similarly when it came to side effects, addiction risk, study found

Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Heart Risk 7 Years Later: Study

Patients maintained lower weight, improvement in cholesterol levels

Targeted Radiation for Lung Cancer May Carry Risks

Case report warns the relatively new treatment killed airway tissue in woman with early-stage disease

Fertility Treatment Tied to Higher Relapse Rate in Women With MS

Risk is still higher if in vitro fertilization attempt is unsuccessful, small study found

Statins May Leave Patients With Less Energy: Study

Women especially reported more fatigue with Pravachol, Zocor

Many People With Type 1 Diabetes Missing Treatment Goals: Study

Blood sugar control remains a challenge despite improvements in care

New Drug Effective for Rare Genetic Skin Cancer: Studies

In early research, fewer tumors developed in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome

Ginseng Capsules Seem to Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue

Study found herb worked better than sham treatment, but only after about 2 months

Smokers Have Higher Surgical Costs, More Complications: Study

But former smokers were no different than nonsmokers, results showed

Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Skin Cancer: Study

Over-the-counter, prescription 'NSAID' meds appeared to lower risk in Danish patients

Severely Obese Have More Complications With Spinal Surgery

Study found almost doubled risk after spinal fusion

Aspirin May Prevent Recurrence of Deep Vein Blood Clots

But results of one small trial do not change clinical practice, expert says

Patients May Receive Too Much Acetaminophen in Hospital

Use of drugs such as Tylenol, Percocet can exceed recommended daily dose, study finds

Asthma Meds May Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat

Early study found more arrhythmias in young people on certain inhalers

More Research Points to Long-Term Ills With Bone Drugs

Bisphosphonates used for osteoporosis raise risk of rare fractures over time, study says

Two-Drug Combo May Be Safe for Melanoma Treatment

Preliminary research found reduced skin-lesion side effect