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Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting, according to new research.
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

American children's use of stimulant medications is 30 percent higher during the school year than in the summer, a new study indicates.
Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study

Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy.
Impotence Drug Might Counter Common Gene Mutation in Type 2 Diabetes: Study

In a small study, Swedish researchers found that the impotence drug yohimbine might help people with type 2 diabetes who have a particular gene mutation that lowers their insulin production.
Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered, Researchers Say

Scientists who mapped out the shape and structure of a key protein in the Ebola virus say their discovery could help efforts to develop drugs to prevent or treat infection with the deadly pathogen.
Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds

A new study suggests that the type of laxative a person takes might be a factor in their odds for colon cancer.
Hospitals' High Antibiotic Use May Boost Germs' Resistance: Study

About half of all U.S. hospital patients receive antibiotics, and these drugs are commonly the ones more likely to promote the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study found.
Certain Meds, Driving Can Be Deadly Mix: FDA

Thinking about taking a drive after popping some over-the-counter medications? Better check the label first, warn experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Docs More Likely to Prescribe Unneeded Antibiotics Later in Day: Study

Doctors are more likely to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics for respiratory infections as the day progresses, a new study finds.
Standard Treatment for Underactive Thyroid Gland Still Best: Experts

An expert panel reviewing treatments for hypothyroidism has concluded that the drug levothyroxine (L-T4) should remain the standard of care.

 

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