Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests.

Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that boosts the immune system's cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer.

Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness?

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen, the painkiller best known to Americans as Tylenol, may do more than simply dull pain -- it may also dull happy or sad emotions, new research finds.

New Drug Shows Promise for MS

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to repair nerve damage seen in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, results of an early trial suggest.

Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as atrial fibrillation.

Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one-quarter of people with atrial fibrillation who have a low risk of stroke are given blood-thinning drugs they likely don't need, a new study contends .

New Specialty Medicines Drive Up Drug Spending

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay New) -- New medicines targeting conditions like hepatitis C, cancer and multiple sclerosis helped to propel drug spending to its highest level in more than a decade, a new report finds.

Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report suggests that the strength of your "placebo effect" may depend on your particular DNA.

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests.

Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through painful drug withdrawal, a new study finds.