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Antibiotic Use in Infants Linked to Obesity, Illnesses During Adulthood

Antibiotic use may make kids obese in adulthood

The use of commonly prescribed antibiotics among infants could cause changes in the gut bacteria, which could make them vulnerable to many infectious conditions, allergies and autoimmune disorders during adulthood- the findings of a new study have revealed. In addition, ...

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Office Workers Found Abusing ADHD Medications to Boost Work Performance


As per the recent findings, many office workers in the US are now using different amphetamine-based stimulant drugs, which are usually prescribed for ADHD patients, to boost work performance. Adderall, Concerta and Vyvanse are some common stimulants that these workers ...

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Repeated Antibiotic Use Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Long term antibiotic regimen may increase the risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Taking certain types of antibiotics repeatedly may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by upto 23%, the findings of a new study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology has revealed. The researchers looked into a database which had ...

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Would A Text Message Help You Remember To Take Your Medication?


Everyone is glued to their phone these days and sometimes we forget to take our meds on time.  A text messaging service could help people remember to take the medicines they have been prescribed, say researchers. A test scheme, which involved ...

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Antihypertensive Medications May Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Deaths

Antihypertensives cut deaths in 'healthy' type 2 diabetes patients

The findings of a new study have found that the risk of death among those affected by type 2 diabetes can be significantly reduced among individuals who consume antihypertensive medications, irrespective of the fact that they don’t have high blood ...

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Bone Drugs May Be the Way to Prevent Endometrial Cancer

Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

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A new research gave a breakthrough with a suggestion that drugs that treat bone loss known to be Bisphosphonates may lower the risk of endometrial cancer. Women taking the drugs had about half the risk of endometrial cancer as compared ...

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9 Out Of 10 U.S. Doctors Prescribing Fewer Painkillers

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  Addiction to prescription painkillers and drug overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years. Now a new survey suggests doctors are dialing back on oxycodone and other opioids prescribed to relieve pain. “Drugs like NSAIDS, acetaminophen and other strong pain relievers ...

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Low-Cost Generic Drugs Rise In Prices Of Up To 8,000%

Soaring Generic Drug Prices Cause Controversy.
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A high increase in prices of some generic drugs were examined recently at a Senate hearing. It was found that three pharmaceutical companies refused to testify. It has been reported that some low-cost generic drugs that have helped to restrain health ...

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FDA: 2 Generic Versions Of ADHD Drug ‘Concerta’ Not As Effective


Two generic versions of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Concerta may not work as effectively as the brand-name product does, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The agency analyzed available data and conducted laboratory tests on the two generic ...

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