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Experimental Prostate Cancer Medication Could Extend Lives

New research finds an experimental prostate cancer drug that works differently than other treatments actually extends the lives of men with spreading cancer by an average of nearly five months.

 

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ADHD Medications May Not Be Bad For Your Heart

Despite showing signs of elevated blood pressure and heart rate, researchers have found adults on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are not an an increased risk for heart disease.

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Is Your Coffee Fix Getting in the Way of Medication? — Health Check

The average American adult drinks about three cups of coffee a day, and while many can’t imagine a morning without it, people taking certain drugs may want to think twice.

Studies show that more than a dozen medications — antidepressants, estrogen, and thyroid and osteoporosis drugs, for example — can be affected by coffee, which can block absorption or enhance the effects of the drugs.

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Millions of Unneeded Antibiotics Are Prescribed to Kids Every Year

A new study from researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City found that pediatricians write more than 10 million prescriptions for unnecessary antibiotics every year.

In the two-year study, 65,000 kids were profiled to determine the type of diagnosis they were given during doctor’s visits as well as the type of of drugs, if any, they were prescribed. The research revealed doctors prescribed antibiotics during one of every five visits.

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Can New Drug Reverse the Effects of Hereditary Blindness?

While researchers are reluctant to call idebenone a cure for blindness, the drug has restored the vision of some people who suffer from hereditary blindness in a recent clinical study.

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Medication May Increase Risk of Falling
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Excellus Warns Of Increased Falling Risks Due To Medication

Utica, NY (WIBX) - Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has an important safety tip that could help seniors reduce their risk of falling.

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