(AP)—A think tank allied with the White House is releasing a plan for Medicare cuts—hoping to stave off even bigger health care reductions in upcoming budget talks with Congress.
Health Nov 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 5
Many New Zealanders are not getting free prescriptions when they should and these people are likely to include our most vulnerable, new findings from an ongoing University of Otago and Victoria University ...
Medications Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Doctors who commit suicide appear to be under-treated for mental health problems, despite their seemingly good access to health care, a new University of Michigan study shows.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Common medication to treat insomnia, anxiety, itching or allergies can have a negative impact on memory or concentration in the elderly, according to Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Research Chair at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie ...
Medications Nov 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Drug giant Pfizer Inc. said Thursday that its third-quarter profit fell 14 percent as sales plunged, mainly due to U.S. generic competition to cholesterol fighter Lipitor, long the world's top-selling drug.
Other Nov 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In the United States, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who have private insurance continues to exceed comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom (U.K.) ...
Medications Nov 01, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1
Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have used bioengineered mice with livers composed largely of human cells to characterize a drug about to enter early-stage clinical development for combating hepatitis C.
Medical research Oct 31, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Daily sessions of whole-body vibration may combat prediabetes in adolescents, dramatically reducing inflammation, average blood glucose levels and symptoms such as frequent urination, researchers report.
Diabetes Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Today's teens and young people are abusing prescription painkillers more than any other age group or any other youth in history. Availability of these drugs from their parents' medicine cabinets may be ...
Medications Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Prescription pain killers – a leading cause of youth addiction and easily accessible in the family medicine cabinet – have caused an alarming rise in heroin abuse in New Jersey and ...
Addiction Oct 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Young people driving epidemic of prescription drug abuse: Abuse of nonmedical analgesics up 40 percent
A new study by the University of Colorado Denver reveals that today's adolescents are abusing prescription pain medications like vicodin, valium and oxycontin at a rate 40 percent higher than previous generations.
Medications Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
(HealthDay)—Illicit drug use has declined in most large U.S. cities in recent years, but prescription drug abuse has increased, a new study shows.
Medications Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 2
"Communicating With Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Review of What Really Works," the latest report from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), provides 40 pages of recommended guidelines for health care providers i ...
Health Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Even within an integrated Veterans Affairs (VA) system with a uniform national formulary and established criteria for drug use, there is substantial variation in the use of thiazolidinediones ...
Diabetes Oct 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The company at the center of the ongoing meningitis outbreak appears to have violated Massachusetts law by producing and distributing large quantities of a contaminated steroid compound, a state ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0