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Use of Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia.
Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

Using morphine at home to treat pain in children after tonsil and/or adenoid removal may cause life-threatening respiratory problems, according to a new study.
Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC

Too many women of childbearing age take narcotic painkillers, putting any unborn babies at risk, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

A new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment

A healthy diet and exercise should be the main tools obese people use to lose weight, but prescription weight-loss drugs may have a place, too, according to new guidelines from the Endocrine Society.
Study Rates Migraine Medications

The best medications to use if you suffer migraine headaches are listed in a new study.
Many Americans Who Drink Also Take Prescription Medications: Study

A substantial number of Americans who drink also take medications that should not be mixed with alcohol, new government research suggests.
U.S. Painkiller Abuse 'Epidemic' May Be Declining, Study Says

The U.S. "epidemic" of prescription-painkiller abuse may be starting to reverse course, a new study suggests.
ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests

A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also help treat binge-eating disorder, preliminary research suggests.
More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately

Many Americans are likely using daily low-dose aspirin inappropriately in the hopes of preventing a first-time heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.

 

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