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How to use basal insulin: Benefits, types, and dosage
In this article, learn all about basal insulin injections, which help regulate blood sugar levels in people diagnosed with diabetes.

Triple-negative breast cancer: Nanodelivery of new drug shows promise
Delivering a new drug directly into triple-negative breast cancer cells via nanoparticles stops the drug degrading before reaching target, study shows.

Pharmacists with greater role in care prevent repeat hospital visits
Pharmacists given an expanded role in patient oversight can reduce the likelihood of high-risk patients returning to the hospital, according to a new study that underscores a potential cost-saving...

Experts find strong case for over-the-counter oral contraceptives for adults and teens
After reviewing decades of published studies, a team of pediatric, adolescent and women's health experts concludes that regulatory, behavioral and scientific evidence supports switching oral...

Choosing between Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra: What to consider
How do Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra work and what are the side effects and warnings? How much to do they cost and who are they best suited for?

Propranolol: Uses, benefits, and side effects
Learn about propranolol, a beta-blocker. This article looks at how the drug affects the body and the conditions that it can be used to help treat.

Sexual side effects of antidepressants: Symptoms and treatment
How do antidepressants cause sexual side effects and what are the side effects in men and women? Which antidepressants cause fewer sexual side effects?

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.

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