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Smoking Slows Recovery From Drug Abuse

March 27, 2017. 5:00 PM EST. People who smoke cigarettes more likely to relapse after battling drug addiction Read article

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New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease

March 20, 2017 But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say

Steroid Shots Offer No Long-Term Relief for Low-Back Pain

March 20, 2017 Pain reduction aimed at reducing disc inflammation doesn't last, study finds

Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk

March 20, 2017 However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds

Spring-Clean Your Medicine Cabinet to Safeguard Your Kids

March 20, 2017 Tips for proper storage and disposal to help prevent accidental poisonings

Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study

March 20, 2017 Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids

March 20, 2017 But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks

March 18, 2017 Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High

March 17, 2017 Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans’ Suicide Risk: Study

March 17, 2017 Rate 5 times higher for female vets who abuse alcohol, drugs than for female vets who don't

Are Blood Thinners Overused in Patients With Irregular Heartbeat?

March 17, 2017 Those with low stroke risk might not benefit, new study contends

Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days

March 16, 2017 Prescribing narcotic painkillers for 3 days or less may lower chances of addiction, study finds

U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities

March 16, 2017 Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says

For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another

March 16, 2017 Risk of glaucoma tied to 7 or more injections for macular degeneration, study suggests

Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes

March 16, 2017 Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

Intensive Treatment Shows Potential Against Type 2 Diabetes

March 15, 2017 Up to 40 percent experienced temporary remission, small study finds