Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins might help reduce major complications after lung surgery, new research suggests.

Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women prescribed a common class of antidepressants to ease menopausal symptoms may face a long-term rise in their risk for bone fracture, a new study suggests.

Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Hispanic people in the United States with high cholesterol levels aren't aware they have the health problem and more than two-thirds who are aware aren't being treated, a new study indicates.

Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only been tested in one patient so far, but researchers report that a drug for rheumatoid arthritis may be a promising treatment for the discoloring skin condition known as vitiligo.

Viagra, Other ED Meds Won't Raise Melanoma Risk

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Could impotence drugs like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra raise a man's odds for melanoma skin cancer?

FDA Seizes Counterfeit Drugs, Devices Sold Online

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with international partners, moved this week against more than 1,050 websites that sell potentially dangerous counterfeit medicines and medical devices, the agency said Thursday.

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of powerful cholesterol drugs is poised to hit the market, and doctors are both hopeful about their potential, and worried that insurers won't pay for them.

Most Children With Migraines Don't Get Proven Treatments: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the availability of medications proven to ease migraines in children, most kids seeking care for severe headaches are not given these drugs, a new study suggests.

Many Migraine Sufferers Given Narcotic Painkillers, Barbiturates

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with migraines, including children, get ineffective and potentially addictive drugs for their pain, two new studies suggest.

Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug marketed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder might improve memory and concentration problems associated with menopause, a new, small study suggests.