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Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

Most babies and young children don't need medicines if they have a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says

Fewer than one-third of Americans living with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, with many either not receiving regular medical care or unaware they carry the virus, a new U.S. study finds.
Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns.
Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?

Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections and other problems, a small new study suggests.
Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports

An experimental antibody drug could prove effective at lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels for patients who have side effects with cholesterol-lowering statin medications.
Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

Heart attack and stroke patients can safely take aspirin combined with a blood-thinning medication, new research confirms.
Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Heart in Japanese Study

Daily low-dose aspirin therapy may not have significant heart-health benefits for older people, new research suggests.
More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure

A growing number of Americans with high blood pressure are keeping their condition under control, a new U.S. government study reports.
Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA

Two generic versions of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Concerta may not work as effectively as the brand-name product does, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
Drug Regimen Cures Hepatitis C in Most Liver Transplant Patients in Study

A new drug regimen is producing high cure rates in small groups of liver transplant patients with hepatitis C, researchers report.

 

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