Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence that daily low-dose aspirin may decrease the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.

Drug Overdose Deaths Climb Dramatically in U.S.

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths continue to surge in the United States, with most fatalities linked to the illicit use of prescription painkillers, new government statistics reveal.

Everyday Pain Relievers May Be Linked to Hearing Loss in Some Women

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of over-the-counter pain relievers may be associated with increased risk of hearing loss in some women, a new study says.

Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The prices of brand-name drugs used by many older Americans rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation last year, a new study reports.

What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of questions you should ask if a doctor or other health care provider prescribes opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, codeine and morphine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beta blocker drugs are often the go-to medication for people who've survived a heart attack.

1 in 6 U.S. Adults Takes a Psychiatric Drug: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in six U.S. adults takes a psychiatric medication to cope with conditions such as depression, anxiety and insomnia, a new study finds.

Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some high-risk women who take tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer may mistake naturally occurring nausea and vomiting for side effects of the drug and stop taking it, a new study finds.

Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women on breast cancer drugs called aromatase inhibitors may show signs of early blood vessel damage that could lead to heart disease, a small study suggests.

'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with unsightly scars from cancer surgeries may benefit from "medical tattoos" that can help restore some of the skin's natural appearance, Dutch researchers report.