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Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn

For certain people, the acne treatment Aczone may be linked to a rare blood disorder, a new case study contends.
Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they've been diagnosed with cancer, researchers report.
Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says

Nearly one in 10 American adults don't take their medications as prescribed because they can't afford to, health officials reported Thursday.
Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

When pregnant women have high blood pressure, more-intensive treatment doesn't seem to affect their babies, but it may lower the odds that moms will develop severely high blood pressure.
Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule?

Some insurance companies may be using high-dollar pharmacy co-pays to flout the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) mandate against discrimination on the basis of pre-existing health problems, Harvard researchers claim.
Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study

If all Americans had their high blood pressure controlled, 56,000 fewer heart attacks and strokes would occur each year. And 13,000 fewer people would die -- without increasing health costs, a new study claims.
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.

 

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