Medications

Antidepressants plus common painkillers may raise bleeding risk

(HealthDay)—Antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a mainstay of depression treatment, but a new study warns that taking common painkillers alongside SSRIs may raise the chances for intestinal ...

Health

Honey can help kids who've swallowed a button battery

Button batteries are commonly used in many electronic devices, and the number of children ingesting button batteries is increasing, according to US data. A Five things to Know About… practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical ...

Cardiology

Effectiveness of anticoagulants compared for valvular A-fib

(HealthDay)—For patients who are new to therapy for valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) as a class are effective and safe compared with warfarin, with some variability among individual ...

Oncology & Cancer

FDA authorizes marketing of EndoRotor system

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted marketing authorization to the EndoRotor System, which provides a minimally invasive way to resect and remove necrotic tissue for patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis ...

Cardiology

What's the best blood thinner if you have a-fib?

(HealthDay)—People with the heart condition atrial fibrillation often use blood thinners to help prevent a stroke. Now a new study suggests one of those medications might stand out as safer and more effective.

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