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Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People

May 26, 2017. 2:00 PM EST. But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger Read article

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Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later

May 23, 2017 People who took the powerful painkillers pre-procedure had less pain relief later, study finds

Anabolic Steroids May Tax the Heart

May 22, 2017 Weight-lifters using the synthetic hormones have lower pumping capacity, study finds

1 in 4 Americans Knows Someone Hooked on Opioids: Poll

May 22, 2017 Three-quarters believe that people can beat the addiction

Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the ‘Healthy Old’

May 22, 2017 But specialists cite research flaws, limitations

ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices

May 19, 2017 States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?

May 19, 2017 Small study suggests a new approach might one day help those with uncontrolled lung disease

Dying Patients Often Given Medicines That Won’t Help Them

May 19, 2017 Study finds many still prescribed long-term disease-preventing medications

More U.S. Women Living Longer With Advanced Breast Cancer

May 18, 2017 Better treatments, aging population may explain promising trend, researchers say

Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Warning Due to Amputation Risk

May 17, 2017 Canagliflozin tied to a doubling of amputations of legs, feet, agency says

It’s Often Family to the Rescue During Opioid ODs

May 17, 2017 Study finds increased access to antidote may allow relatives to turn tragedy into a second chance

Forget Steroid Shots for Long-Term Relief of Arthritic Knees

May 16, 2017 Noticeable cartilage loss detected in patients injected over 2 years, study says

Better Treatment Might Prevent Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes

May 15, 2017 Study says too many people aren't getting meds to fight atrial fibrillation, a major cause of these attacks

‘Female Viagra’ May Lift a Younger Woman’s Libido

May 14, 2017 But a pill might not address all the issues facing women who've lost their sex drive, researcher says

Blood Thinners May Prevent Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

May 12, 2017 Even people with a low risk of stroke could benefit, researchers say

High Rates of Hepatitis C in Pregnancy Mirror Opioid Epidemic: CDC

May 11, 2017 Rural counties seem hardest hit, researcher says