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Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, survey finds
Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.

Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence
Doctors and patients need more information on risks and benefits of off-label use when making treatment decisions.

Online-only pharmacies that don't require prescriptions could be helping to fuel antibiotic resistance, finds study
Scientists have found that antibiotics are illegally available without prescription on 45 per cent of online pharmacy websites surveyed, in a study published in Journal of Antimicrobial...

Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes
In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor.

Which eye drops are best for dry eyes?
In this article, learn about what causes dry eye, which eye drops are available, what to consider when choosing eye drops, and alternative treatments.

Inhalers for COPD: What Types Are There?
What are the different types of COPD inhalers available and how do they affect the body? What are the possible risks and side effects?

Using NSAIDs during a cold may increase heart attack risk
Taking NSAIDs during acute respiratory infections such as a cold or flu may increase the risk of heart attack, new research finds.

Could a tuberculosis drug help treat autism?
Researchers suggest that an antibiotic prescribed for the treatment of tuberculosis might help to reduce the social deficits seen in people with autism.

People with dementia need more support to manage their medication
New research funded by Pharmacy Research UK and published in Health Expectations, reveals people with dementia may struggle with managing their medication - exposing them to side-effects...

Benefits of morning sickness drug questioned by 40-year-old study
New information on a previously unpublished 40-year-old study raises questions about the benefits of the morning sickness drug pyridoxine-doxylamine.

Medical News Today: 2016 GP year in review
Has the general practitioner's practice been better, worse, or about the same over the past year? MNT report on our top stories of 2016 for GPs.

CNS Depression: Symptoms and Treatment
What is CNS depression and how common is it? What are the symptoms of CNS depression, how is it diagnosed, and what treatments are available?

Ibuprofen could reduce smokers' risk of death from lung cancer
A new study finds a link between regular use of the common NSAID ibuprofen and reduced risk of lung cancer death for current and former smokers.

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risk to stomach
Stomach bleeds caused by aspirin are considerably less serious than the spontaneous bleeds that can occur in people not taking the drug, concludes a study led by Cardiff University.

Electronic prescribing of high risk medications may be contributing to falls in elderly patients
Certain medications are considered high risk in elders. In a recent study of 287 individuals ≥65 years who experienced a fall while hospitalized at an urban academic hospital, 62 percent of falls...

Breathing-based yoga may help treat major depression
Sudarshan Kriya yoga - which focuses on controlled breathing - may be beneficial for patients with major depression who do not respond to antidepressants.

What impact do medication errors have on nursing home residents?
A new analysis points to surprisingly low rates of serious impacts from medication errors affecting nursing home residents, despite the fact that these errors remain fairly common.

Common heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk
Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn - proton pump inhibitors - may increase the risk of ischemic stroke by more than a fifth, a new study finds.

Low Platelet Count: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
What are platelets and what is ITP? Learn about medical conditions that can cause low platelet counts as well as their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Making skin 'leaky' to improve drug delivery
Scientists use atmospheric microplasma to improve uptake of drug compounds through the skin by disrupting the impermeable outer layer of the skin.

BMA calls for national prescription drug helpline in the UK
The BMA has called for a national helpline to support patients with addiction problems as part of a new project to tackle prescription drug dependence.

SSRI use in pregnancy linked to speech, language disorders in offspring
Children born to mothers who purchase at least two SSRI prescriptions during pregnancy may be at much higher risk of speech and language disorders.

Big data analysis is "next frontier" in identifying harmful drug interactions
Coupling data mining of adverse event reports and electronic health records with targeted laboratory experiments, researchers found a way to identify and confirm previously unknown drug...

High blood pressure drugs impact depression, bipolar disorder
Some high blood pressure lowering medications may affect mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, according to new research.

C. difficile risk 'raised by using same hospital bed as antibiotic-treated patient'
Researchers find that using the same hospital bed as a prior patient who received antibiotics may increase the risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

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