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Flu Rx May Be Safer Than Once Thought
Despite past concerns, a popular flu medication did not appear to increase the risk of suicide in children and teens, a new study found.
Antibiotics and Aortic Aneurysm Risk
A common type of antibiotic may increase the risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection, according to a new study.
A Spike in Opioid Overdoses
Opioid overdoses are continuing their rapid upward trend, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
An Update on Blood Sugar Goals
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released a different blood sugar goal for patients with type 2 diabetes.
Salt and Your Heart
Other nutrients in your diet may not counteract the harmful effects of sodium (salt) on blood pressure, according to a new study.
Another Reason to Use Your CPAP Machine
Sticking with your sleep apnea treatment may help keep you out of the hospital, a new study found.
Get Your ZZZs Every Day
Many people try to catch up on sleep over the weekend in an effort to offset the negative health effects of too little sleep during the week. But these people may be in for a rude awakening.
Beware: Fraudulent Flu Medications
The flu has spread over the nation and caused a record number of flu-related hospitalizations.
On the Horizon: Rx for Alzheimer's Disease Psychosis
A treatment for Alzheimer's disease psychosis may be on the horizon.
Warfarin Monitoring: An Update
To help prevent inaccurate test results from warfarin INR test meters, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued some new recommendations.