Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest.

Got Unwanted Pills? Drug Take-Back Day Is April 30

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Have you ever wondered how to get rid of an unfinished bottle of prescription drugs?

Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should use caution when prescribing the antifungal drug fluconazole during pregnancy because it may raise the risk of miscarriage, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmacists may do a better job than doctors helping chronically ill patients manage their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels if they're allowed to direct people's health care, a new evidence review suggests.

Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A Canadian program to prevent pregnancy in women who are taking the acne drug isotretinoin is failing because many women do not follow the program's recommendations, a new study finds.

No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-smoking drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) don't appear to raise the risk of serious mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests.

Painkiller Addiction Relapse More Likely for Some

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain factors can help health care professionals predict who might relapse during treatment for prescription opioid painkiller addiction, Canadian researchers report.

Take Precautions to Prevent Child Poisonings

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- From detergents to prescription medication, many common household items can poison children, an emergency medicine physician warns.

Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Chances of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with estrogen-lowering drugs called aromatase inhibitors doesn't raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes among breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests.

Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular Heartbeat

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American heart patients take warfarin -- for decades a cheap, but often tricky-to-manage mainstay blood thinner.