Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence that
daily low-dose aspirin may decrease the risk of pancreatic cancer,
according to a new study.
Drug Overdose Deaths Climb Dramatically in U.S.
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths
continue to surge in the United States, with most fatalities linked
to the illicit use of prescription painkillers, new government
Everyday Pain Relievers May Be Linked to Hearing Loss in Some Women
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of
over-the-counter pain relievers may be associated with increased
risk of hearing loss in some women, a new study says.
Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The prices of
brand-name drugs used by many older Americans rose nearly 130 times
faster than inflation last year, a new study reports.
What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of
questions you should ask if a doctor or other health care provider
prescribes opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, codeine
and morphine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beta blocker drugs are
often the go-to medication for people who've survived a heart
1 in 6 U.S. Adults Takes a Psychiatric Drug: Study
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in six U.S. adults
takes a psychiatric medication to cope with conditions such as
depression, anxiety and insomnia, a new study finds.
Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms
FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some high-risk women
who take tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer may mistake naturally
occurring nausea and vomiting for side effects of the drug and stop
taking it, a new study finds.
Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage
FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women on breast cancer
drugs called aromatase inhibitors may show signs of early blood
vessel damage that could lead to heart disease, a small study
'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars
FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with
unsightly scars from cancer surgeries may benefit from "medical
tattoos" that can help restore some of the skin's natural
appearance, Dutch researchers report.