New Treatment for Aggressive Breast Cancer Shows Some Promise
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women with aggressive breast cancer who receive combination targeted therapy with chemotherapy prior to surgery have a slightly improved chance of staying cancer-free, researchers say.
Acid-Reflux Drugs Tied to Lower Levels of Vitamin B-12
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People who take certain acid-reflux medications might have an increased risk of vitamin B-12 deficiency, according to new research.
Drug Labels Still Lack Infant Info, Study Finds
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Drug labels often lack infant-specific information, despite U.S. government legislation encouraging drug studies involving children, a new study finds.
Your Contact Lens Might Someday Dispense Eye Drugs
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses that deliver glaucoma medication over long periods are getting closer to reality, say researchers working with laboratory animals.
OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs: Survey
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Oxycodone -- the active ingredient in OxyContin -- and hydrocodone are the most popular drugs among Americans who abuse prescription painkillers, a new study finds.
FDA OKs Injections to Treat Curvature of Penis
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The first drug treatment for unusual curvature of the penis has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday.
Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Nebulizers -- devices that transform liquid asthma medications into an easy-to-inhale mist -- aren't providing people with asthma a full dose of medication, according to a small new study.
Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of diabetes drug may lower cancer risk in women with type 2 diabetes by up to one-third, while another type may increase the risk, according to a new study.
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than 6 percent of U.S. teens take prescription medications for a mental health condition such as depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new survey shows.
Drug Abuse By Young Anesthesiologists Is Rare But Sometimes Deadly
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly less than 1 percent of U.S. anesthesiology residents who began their training between 1975 and 2009 had a substance abuse disorder during their residency, a new study reveals.