Medicine

Are you misusing prescription painkillers?

Are you misusing prescription painkillers?

Maybe you had a surgery. Or you fell and broke your leg. At such times, your healthcare provider may give you a prescription for a...
Anxiety and heart disease

Anxiety and heart disease: Women take note

Women who have symptoms of an anxiety disorder may also have heart disease, researchers say. It may be that the symptoms of anxiety are masking...
Is breast conserving therapy or mastectomy better for early breast cancer?

Is breast conserving therapy or mastectomy better for early breast cancer?

Young women with early breast cancer face a difficult choice about whether to opt for a mastectomy or breast conserving therapy (BCT). This is because...
Drug could let babies ‘forget’ mom’s high blood pressure

Drug could let babies ‘forget’ mom’s high blood pressure

A new study with rats shows it is possible to reverse high blood pressure in offspring born to hypertensive mothers. Scientists say the results, though...
People with heart arrhythmia need to pay attention to stroke risk

People with heart arrhythmia need to pay attention to stroke risk

For patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common form of heart arrhythmia, a main goal of treatment is stroke prevention. Which is why most Afib...
How to Take Medicine Safely During Pregnancy

How to take medicine safely during pregnancy

Many women need to take medicines when they are pregnant. There are about six million pregnancies in the U.S. each year, and 50% of...
FDA approves this drug to treat Parkinson’s disease

FDA approves this drug to treat Parkinson’s disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xadago (safinamide) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease who are currently taking levodopa/carbidopa...
Surgery may extend lives of women with breast cancer

Surgery could extend lives of women with breast cancer

Surgery to remove the primary tumor in women diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, followed by the standard combination of therapies, adds months to...
An effective way to beat joint pain

An effective way to beat joint pain

Joint pain can rob you of life's simple pleasures — you may no longer look forward to walking your dog, gardening, or chasing a...
What is isolated systolic hypertension and how to manage it?

What is isolated systolic hypertension and how to manage it?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. Normal blood pressure...