New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two different
injectable drugs can lower cholesterol levels even further than
statins do, potentially warding off future heart attacks or
strokes, new research suggests.
Are Blood Thinners Overused in Patients With Irregular Heartbeat?
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people living
with the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation may be
taking unneeded blood thinners, a new study suggests.
Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days
THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors who limit
the supply of opioids they prescribe to three days or less may help
patients avoid the dangers of dependence and addiction, a new study
Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing opioid
painkillers with common anxiety and sleep medications is a
prescription for a deadly overdose, a new U.S. study shows.
Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study
MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Only 20 percent of
patients seeking care for stubborn high blood pressure take all the
medicine they're supposed to, a new Dutch study finds.
How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement?
WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you take
melatonin supplements to help you nod off, take note: Many brands
are inaccurately labeled, containing much less -- or much more --
of the sleep hormone than indicated, a new study reports.
Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antiviral
drugs to prevent or treat flu during pregnancy doesn't appear to
put the health of the fetus at risk, a new study finds.
What Guides Docs' Sleeping Pill Picks? 'Same Old Same Old,' Study Says
TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to
sleeping pill prescriptions, doctors often stick to the same old
routine, a new study suggests.
Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners
TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Blood thinners can
help prevent dangerous clots, but they also come with risks for
Government Funding Could Save Canadians $4 Billion on Medicines
MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new report suggests
that Canada would reap savings of more than $4 billion a year if
the government funded nearly 120 types of "essential"