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This Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your Pain

March 30, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Venom of Australia's fang blenny is a powerful opioid that might lead to better painkillers, scientist says Read article

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Study Suggests Heartburn Meds-Superbug Infections Link

March 27, 2017 Recurring bouts of C. difficile were more common in those who took drugs that lower stomach acid

Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain

March 22, 2017 Pregabalin, commonly known as Lyrica, didn't help patients with acute sciatica in study

FDA OKs Parkinson’s Add-On Drug

March 22, 2017 Xadago is taken during 'off' periods when symptoms escalate

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows

March 21, 2017 Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety

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