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  • Fecal transplants: A therapy whose time has come

    Fecal transplants: A therapy whose time has come
    Clostridium difficile is a dangerous infection that, as its name implies, is not always easy to treat successfully with antibiotics. In many cases, the infection is actually triggered by antibiotic use during hospitalization; the medications kill...
  • Strict blood pressure control won't stem mental decline, study says

    Strict blood pressure control won't stem mental decline, study says
    Discouraging news for diabetics who are keen to ward off memory problems and keep their brains in peak condition: New research has found that using medication to aggressively drive down blood pressure or improve lipid levels does not do more than standard...
  • Doctors are key source of narcotics for riskiest users, study says

    Doctors are fueling the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose and represent the single largest supplier of these drugs to chronic abusers, according to a government study published Monday. The finding challenges the conventional wisdom...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's death ruled accidental

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's death ruled accidental
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the hearts of fans and fellow actors during decades of an award-winning career, accidentally died of a deadly mix of drugs, New York medical officials announced Friday. The office of New York's chief medical examiner said...
  • Kerry Kennedy not guilty in misdemeanor drugged driving case

    Kerry Kennedy not guilty in misdemeanor drugged driving case
    It took a suburban New York jury less than two hours Friday to acquit human rights activist Kerry Kennedy of a misdemeanor charge of drugged driving after she accidentally took a sleeping pill instead of her thyroid medicine. Kennedy, the former wife of...
  • U.S. abortion rate in 2011 lowest since 1973, study says

    U.S. abortion rate in 2011 lowest since 1973, study says
    The U.S. abortion rate fell in 2011 to its lowest level since the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing the procedure, Roe vs. Wade, according to a new study. Research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports abortion rights,...
  • Generic drug industry needs to stand up for patient safety

    Generic drug industry needs to stand up for patient safety
    The Generic Pharmaceutical Assn. says a proposed federal regulation that would allow makers of generic drugs to inform people about all known health risks would create "dangerous confusion" and have "harmful consequences for patients." And why would...
  • The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it

    The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it
    "The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance," released this week by Oxford University Press, chronicles the steep increase in ADHD diagnoses in the United States over the last two decades. The new book offers provocative...
  • Acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds

    Acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds
    Pregnant women have long been assured that acetaminophen can treat their aches, pains and fevers without bringing harm to the babies they carry. Now researchers say they have found a strong link between prenatal use of the medication and cases of...
  • Tylenol use during pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds

    Tylenol use during pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds
    Facing a world full of potential dangers for the babies they carry, pregnant women hear regularly that acetaminophen can be trusted to reduce fevers and relieve aches and pains without causing harm to a developing fetus. But a new study reports that the...
  • Show some gratitude for Obamacare: A wonderful thing is happening in America

    Show some gratitude for Obamacare: A wonderful thing is happening in America
    In four months, I will observe a strange anniversary: 20 years since the day I almost died.  I was 11 years old and being treated for a severe case of Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune digestive disorder. I could barely hold down food and was...