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Quick Hits: Corticosteroids Ineffective for Sore Throat, FDA Declines Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment & More

April 20, 2017
Quick Hits: Corticosteroids Ineffective for Sore Throat, FDA Declines Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment & More

Oral corticosteroids aren’t very useful for sore throat and FDA wants more data on new rheumatoid arthritis drug.

Should Common OTC Painkillers Require a Prescription?

April 19, 2017
Should Common OTC Painkillers Require a Prescription?

Many of the most popular over-the-counter painkillers have a risk for serious side effects, which is why a group of Danish researchers is saying a prescription should be required for them.

New Studies Find No Link Between Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy and Autism, ADHD Risk

April 18, 2017
New Studies Find No Link Between Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy and Autism, ADHD Risk

Two new studies are casting doubt on prior research that claimed taking antidepressants in pregnancy can lead to autism or ADHD in offspring.

Serious Side Effects Associated with Short-Term Corticosteroid Use

April 17, 2017
Serious Side Effects Associated with Short-Term Corticosteroid Use

Even short-term use of corticosteroids can increase the risk of serious side effects, including broken bones and sepsis.

Quick Hits: FDA Approves Drugs for Tardive Dyskinesia, Hep C; Sedatives and Pneumonia Risk

April 13, 2017
Quick Hits: Corticosteroids Ineffective for Sore Throat, FDA Declines Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment & More

FDA approves first drugs for tardive dyskinesia and hepatitis c in children, and risk of pneumonia in Alzheimer’s patients taking benzodiazepines.

Task Force Changes Mind on Routine Prostate Cancer Screenings

April 12, 2017
Task Force Changes Mind on Routine Prostate Cancer Screenings

In a change, a federal task force now says doctors should discuss with older male patients whether to get a prostate cancer screening test.

Yoga Alleviates Side Effects of Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer Patients

April 11, 2017
Yoga Alleviates Side Effects of Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer Patients

Yoga may be an effective way to minimize some of the side effects associated with radiation therapy for prostate cancer.