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Which Drugs Work Best for ADHD? Large Study Zeroes in on Two

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified what they describe as the safest, most effective short-term drug treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't Drop

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that the U.S. opioid epidemic is still not under control, a new report shows that prescriptions for the highly addictive painkillers haven't declined in the last decade.

Men's Testosterone Supplements May Be Losing Appeal

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The "low-T" craze appears to be waning, with fewer men in the United States turning to testosterone therapy as a way to stave off aging and sexual decline.

Heart Meds May Be Wrong for Millions of Americans

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.

Opioid Makers' Perks to Docs Tied to More Prescriptions

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors who accept perks from companies that make opioid painkillers are more likely to prescribe the drugs for their patients, new research suggests.

Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates.

Babies Given Certain Meds May Have Higher Odds for Allergies Later

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who are given antacids or antibiotics during their first 6 months of life may have a sharply higher risk for allergies or asthma, a large new study warns.

Could Medical Pot Help Curb the Opioid Abuse Crisis?

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana could help quell the ongoing opioid epidemic, a pair of new studies contends.

A Light Breakfast Might Cut Cost of Pricey Prostate Cancer Drug

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one way to cut the cost of a $10,000-a-month prostate cancer drug: Take it with food, some researchers suggest.

Heartburn Meds Not Tied to Hip Fractures in Alzheimer's Patients

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of acid-blocking heartburn drugs, such as Nexium and Prilosec, does not increase the risk for hip fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

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