Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who survive self-poisoning with drugs are at a significantly increased risk for suicide over the following decade, a new study shows.

Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows.

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found.

Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can help prevent heart disease in seniors, but the medications also carry the risk of side effects, new research shows.

Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis medications known as biologic disease-modifying drugs can cost Medicare patients more than $2,700 in co-payments a year, a new report finds.

'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Narcotic painkillers that have features that make them hard to abuse may be linked to a drop in both the number of prescriptions and overdoses of these drugs, a new study finds.

Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have trouble swallowing needed pills aren't out of luck, according to a new study. At least five different strategies may help them swallow pills and capsules more easily, researchers found.

Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics appear to be overused in many neonatal intensive care units, new research suggests.

Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests.

Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that boosts the immune system's cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer.