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11/14/2012
Schizophrenia Patients Who Take Antipsychotics Live Longer, Study Says

Exception was patients on high doses of first-generation drugs

11/9/2012
Hip Surgery Increases Stroke Risk in Older Patients: Study

Patients, doctors urged to keep this in mind when considering joint replacement and post-op care

11/9/2012
Pregnant Women With Bipolar Disorder May Have Higher Risk of Premature Birth

Study found link whether mood disorder was being treated or not

11/7/2012
New Diabetes Drugs Have Different Advantages, Study Says

One is injected daily, the other weekly and both have side effects

11/6/2012
Standard Dose of Blood Thinner May Not Be Best for All Patients

Early study found that clots might not be prevented in some, while others could face bleeding risk

11/5/2012
Fainting Spells Often Tied to Too Many Meds at Once: Study

Doctors usually work with patients to spread dosing out, to avoid such problems

10/29/2012
Viagra Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Maintain Sex Lives: Study

Use of the drug before and after radiation treatments may help men avoid erectile dysfunction

10/24/2012
Short-Term, Early HRT May Cut Women's Alzheimer's Risk: Study

But U.S. experts do not recommend the therapy for disease prevention

10/17/2012
Blood or Bone Marrow Better for Stem Cell Transplants?

Study found no survival differences, but blood cells may be associated with more chronic side effects

10/15/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Risk for Alcohol, Drug Abuse: Study

Patients need education before procedure, psychological follow-up, experts say

10/12/2012
'Believing' Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds

Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a 'contract' with a supportive friend

10/12/2012
Coffee May Speed Up Bowel Recovery From Colon Surgery

Normal function resumed more quickly than for water drinkers alone, study found

10/11/2012
As Armstrong Case Unfolds, Experts Describe Doping's Harms

Heart disease, liver disease and behavior problems are among possible health consequences

10/8/2012
Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Affect Babies' Language Development

Study didn't look at long-term impact on children's speech milestones

10/4/2012
Botox Injections: Option for Urge Incontinence?

The drug worked as well as standard pills in head-to-head study, but is not fully approved for that use

10/3/2012
Missing Data May Skew Clinical Trials

Expert panel recommends steps to prevent or account for incomplete information

10/1/2012
HPV Vaccine Found Safe in Large Study

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

9/28/2012
Breast Cancer Drug Linked to Sexual Problems in Older Women

Study found those on aromatase inhibitors reported more pain during intercourse

9/27/2012
Genes May Influence Impotence After Prostate Radiation

Preliminary research suggests genetic analysis might help men assess their risk

9/26/2012
After Tonsillectomy, Steroids May Not Increase Bleeding

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

9/19/2012
FDA Warns Against Use of Diarrhea Drug From El Salvador

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

9/12/2012
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

9/11/2012
When Prescription Drugs Go OTC, Ads Talk Less of Harms: Study

Two different federal agencies monitor each, researcher explains

9/11/2012
More Pregnant Women on Blood Pressure Drugs: Study

Experts consider some meds safer than others for developing fetus

9/7/2012
'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study

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

9/6/2012
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

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

9/6/2012
Face-Down Position May Be Safer During Radiation for Breast Cancer: Study

Findings suggest prone position might reduce exposure of heart, lungs

8/30/2012
Frequent MRI Scanner Exposure Might Affect Memory: Study

Magnetic field remains even when imaging not taking place

8/28/2012
Breast Cancer Drug Might Help Men on Prostate Cancer Therapy

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

8/27/2012
Stopping Controversial Asthma Drugs Could Have Downside: Study

Findings differ from FDA caution on combination therapies

8/24/2012
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

8/15/2012
New Pill Appears Effective, Safe for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

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

8/13/2012
Hepatitis C Treatment May Hamper Kids' Growth

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

8/10/2012
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

8/10/2012
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?

8/8/2012
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

8/7/2012
Grapefruit Juice May Give Boost to Cancer Treatment: Study

Combination could reduce drug doses for patients, study suggests

8/7/2012
In Short Term, Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Raise Fracture Risk

But study found slightly higher risk several years after procedure

7/25/2012
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

7/20/2012
Genes Influence Whether Psych Drugs Lead to Weight Gain

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

7/19/2012
Ahead of AIDS Conference, New Reasons for Hope

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

7/17/2012
Alzheimer's Treatment Shows Promise in Small, 3-Year Trial

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

7/16/2012
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

7/11/2012
Studies Show Value of AIDS Drugs as Prevention

Some heterosexual African people avoided infection with HIV

7/10/2012
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study

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

7/10/2012
Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure

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

7/3/2012
Exercise Might Keep Menopausal Hot Flashes at Bay

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

7/3/2012
Another Study Links Diabetes Drug Actos to Bladder Cancer

Individual risk still remains low, however

7/2/2012
Gel Shows Promise as Future Male Contraceptive

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

6/22/2012
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