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EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Popular prostate drug linked to serious side effects

Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the commonly prescribed Avodart (Dutsteride) may put men at an increased risk for diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, non-alcoholic fatty ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Answering why ketamine helps depression could lead to safer drugs

First synthesized in 1962, ketamine was initially used for pain relief and as an anaesthetic before drifting into recreational circles due to its dissociative and hallucinogenic properties. ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Gizmag

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Pharmaceutical overload may be putting lives at risk

Uncertainty and confusion over medicine use is affecting thousands of patients and their carers and, potentially, putting lives at risk, warn researchers.

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

The flu vaccine was ineffective in protecting older Americans last winter against the illness, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around.

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers recommend specific diabetes medications to protect bone health

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge. A comprehensive review published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Yoga is an effective alternative to physical therapy for easing low back pain

A study of 320 predominantly low-income, racially diverse adults with chronic low back pain found that yoga was as safe and effective as physical therapy for restoring function and relieving ...

Mon 19 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers....

Thu 22 Jun 17 from AP

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Study examines opioid use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

A new analysis indicates that the use of opioid pain medications in older US rheumatoid arthritis patients peaked in 2010 and is now declining slightly. By 2014, 41% of rheumatoid arthritis ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids

A new study shows that patients with low back pain who were depressed were more likely to be prescribed opioids and receive higher doses. Understanding these prescribing patterns sheds new light ...

Tue 20 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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