Medications

Americans' prescription med use is declining

(HealthDay)—Bucking a longstanding upward trend, new data shows that the percentage of Americans taking any prescription drug has fallen slightly over the past decade.

Health

If you're not sleeping at work, you should be fired

In days gone by, when our economy was dominated by agriculture and manufacturing, an employee's value was gauged by their inputs. If they slacked off by not placing a bumper on a car fast enough they were unproductive, and ...

Diabetes

Well-known drug has less risk for preterm delivery in PCOS

Metformin can halve the risk of late miscarriage and preterm births for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS occurs in 10 to 15 percent of all women. The symptoms are irregular menstrual periods, increased levels ...

Cardiology

Zinc deficiency may play a role in high blood pressure

Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Renal Physiology.

Health

Making the most of a well-woman checkup

(HealthDay)—Don't wait until you get sick to see a doctor—wellness visits for women can catch problems before they become serious, as well as make sure you're taking all the right steps for good health.

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