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FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug.
Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new study finds.
Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

Common painkillers, including ibuprofen, might slightly reduce your risk of developing a form of skin cancer, researchers say.
Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study

Doctors continue to prescribe sedatives such as Xanax or Valium for seniors despite the significant risks they pose, a new study contends.
Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says

When children land in the hospital, they are often given multiple drugs that could interact with each other in potentially harmful ways, a study of U.S. hospitals finds.
Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) --Taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might reduce the risk of young patients accidentally injuring themselves, new research suggests.
U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study

Nine out of 10 primary care doctors in the United States are concerned about prescription drug abuse in their communities, a new study finds.
Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar

The narcotic painkiller tramadol (Ultram) seems to be associated with an increased risk of dangerously low blood sugar, Canadian researchers report.
Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

Text reminders improve the chances that patients will stick with their medication regimen, a new study finds.
Painkiller Abuse More Likely for Those Who Skip College: Study

Young adults who skip college are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers than their degree-bound peers, a new study finds.

 

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