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One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows

Almost a quarter of powerful narcotic painkillers that are prescribed for chronic pain are misused, and the rate of addiction among patients hovers near 10 percent, a new review shows.
Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis

Acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol in the United States -- does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report.
Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

Three leading groups of heart experts have issued updated guidelines that set blood pressure goals for people with heart disease.
Could an Apple a Day Help Keep the Pharmacist Away?

Munching each day on a McIntosh, Granny Smith or other apple might not keep the doctor at bay, but a new study finds apple eaters are less likely to need a prescription medicine.
Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

Time to toss out the teaspoon and tablespoon when it comes to sick kids: The best way to measure liquid medications for children is in metric milliliters, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians says.
Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children

Medications for children -- even those you can buy over-the-counter -- can be dangerous if a child is given too much, one expert says.
Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds

Halting the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in terminally ill patients may improve their quality of life, a new study indicates.
FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds

A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.
Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk

Using stents rather than medication alone to keep narrowed arteries open in the brain may actually increase patients' risk of stroke, according to the results of a new trial.
Many Acne Patients Don't Take Their Meds, Survey Shows

Many acne patients do not take all their recommended medications, a small new study suggests.

 

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