Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most babies and young children don't need medicines if they have a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one-third of Americans living with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, with many either not receiving regular medical care or unaware they carry the virus, a new U.S. study finds.

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns.

Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections and other problems, a small new study suggests.

Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental antibody drug could prove effective at lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels for patients who have side effects with cholesterol-lowering statin medications.

Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack and stroke patients can safely take aspirin combined with a blood-thinning medication, new research confirms.

Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Heart in Japanese Study

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin therapy may not have significant heart-health benefits for older people, new research suggests.

More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure

SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of Americans with high blood pressure are keeping their condition under control, a new U.S. government study reports.

Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two generic versions of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Concerta may not work as effectively as the brand-name product does, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

Drug Regimen Cures Hepatitis C in Most Liver Transplant Patients in Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug regimen is producing high cure rates in small groups of liver transplant patients with hepatitis C, researchers report.