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16 Aug

Alcohol and Your Health

Light-to-moderate drinking may protect your health, new study finds

15 Aug

Medical Marijuana and Chronic Pain

The potential benefits and harms of medical marijuana in treating chronic pain

14 Aug

Pregnancy and Sleep

Pregnant women with sleep disorders at risk of delivering prematurely, study finds

Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory, Easing Concerns

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite some early concerns, a new study suggests the powerful cholesterol drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors may not cause memory problems or other mental symptoms.

The drugs, which include evolocumab (Repatha) and alirocumab (Praluent), were approved in the United States in 2015. That came af...

Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic blood test might pave the way for detecting early stage cancers that often prove fatal when caught too late, a new study suggests.

The test scans blood for DNA fragments released by cancerous tumors, explained lead researcher Dr. Victor Velculescu.

By reviewing these...

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Hospitals Not to Blame for Most Opioid Addiction: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Painkiller prescriptions that lead to prolonged opioid use tend to be written by doctors in outpatient settings, not hospitals, new research indicates.

Initial use of opioids such as OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone) is most often tied to spine and orthopedic disorders, but not...

FDA Announces Recall of Some Liquid Pharmaceutical Products

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of numerous liquid pharmaceutical products because of possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in vulnerable patients.

The drugs and dietary supplements, made by PharmaTech LLC in Davie, Fla., include liq...

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Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alternative drug-free interventions to manage pain, including acupuncture and electrotherapy, may help reduce the need for prescription painkillers after knee replacement surgery, a new review suggests.

"As prescription opioid use is under national scrutiny and because surgery has been iden...

Ouch! Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Should you consider trimming or shaving "down there," proceed with care -- a new study finds injuries tied to pubic hair grooming are more common than you might think.

Cuts, burns and infections are reported more than a quarter of the time, according to the online survey of more than 7,500 U...

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