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  • Sleeping pills linked to higher risk of cancer, death, study says

    Sleeping pills linked to higher risk of cancer, death, study says
    A new study suggests that the 6% to 10% of Americans who use prescription sleep medications such as zolpidem (Ambien), temazepam (Restoril), eszopiclone (Lunesta) and zaleplon (Sonata) are more likely to develop cancer, and far more likely to die...
  • Diabetes cases hit record and half go undiagnosed

    Diabetes cases hit record and half go undiagnosed
    LONDON (Reuters) - Diabetes is running at record levels worldwide and half the people estimated to have the disease are, as yet, undiagnosed, according to a report on Wednesday. The number of people living with diabetes is now put at 371 million, up from...
  • Questions remain after judge lifts age limit on Plan B

    Questions remain after judge lifts age limit on Plan B
    With a federal judge clearing away age restrictions on purchasing emergency contraception, many Chicago-area health care providers, teens and others are preparing for more accessibility — even if they're not exactly sure how the drug will be made...
  • The Big One is going generic

     
    The nation's largest-selling pharmaceutical is going generic this week. Lipitor, which is prescribed to help people reduce their cholesterol levels, is going "off-patent" Wednesday. According to a HealthDay News report, Lipitor sales were nearly $4...
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  • Sleeping pill use grows as economy keeps people up at night

    Sleeping pill use grows as economy keeps people up at night
    Lost jobs and lost careers. Promising businesses in shambles. The college acceptance letter returned to its envelope. This is how President Obama recently described the effect of the tanking economy on ordinary Americans -- and the stresses keeping them...
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  • A prescription for snooping

    A prescription for snooping
    When your doctor writes you a prescription, that's just between you, your doctor and maybe your health insurance company -- right? Wrong. As things stand now, the pharmaceutical companies that make those prescription drugs are looking over the doctor's...
  • Therapies' benefits unclear

    Therapies' benefits unclear
    In a quest to look younger, be healthier and feel more vital later in life, increasing numbers of men, just like Jeffry Life, are turning to testosterone and human growth hormone. Use of both hormones is controversial. Read on: Testosterone: "Older men ....
  • Diet drugs face tough test

    Diet drugs face tough test
    There has never been a magic prescription to help millions of obese Americans lose weight. Whether one is any closer to reality is now under scrutiny. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will decide Wednesday whether the diet drug Meridia...
  • 'Female Viagra' Falls Short

    'Female Viagra' Falls Short
    A pink pill designed to boost sex drive in women - the latest attempt by the drug industry to find a female equivalent to Viagra - fell short in two studies, federal health regulators said Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration is considering...