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Some Medicines for Dementia Patients May Not Help

Not all prescription medicines deliver benefits that make paying for them worthwhile. And some medicines to treat patients with advanced dementia may be among them.

Overall US Dietary Quality Remained Low

Since 2000, US officials have made several policy changes in nutrition and proper food processing. But a new study found that, despite government efforts to promote proper diet, eating habits in the US remained a national concern.

Weight May Trigger Asthma in Kids

There’s an established and complex link between asthma and obesity. But which one comes first in children?

Some Antidepressants Associated With Dental Implant Failure

Some dental implants don't stay in place after they have been inserted. New research suggests certain medicines may contribute to this problem

ADHD Medicines May Not Stunt Growth

ADHD is often treated with stimulants, which some researchers and parents are concerned could limit children's growth. But new research may relieve those concerns.

E-Cigarettes Could Prime Brain for Other Addictive Substances

As electronic cigarettes become more popular, the medical community is working to understand their health effects.

Quality of Life May Affect Risk of Cancer Surgery Complications

After surgery, cancer patients are prone to complications like infections, which can be deadly. New research suggests quality of life may play a part in the risk of complications after cancer surgery.

DEA Puts Tighter Controls on Hydrocodone Combination Pills

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has taken action to control the widespread abuse of narcotic painkillers. The agency has placed tighter restrictions on products containing one of the most common painkillers available.

Depression in Cancer Patients Went Untreated

Many cancer patients face depression, and they often aren't treated for it. But a new approach could transform their care.

Parents' Actions May Influence Age Children Try Alcohol

Past research has found that around two-thirds of US teens will drink alcohol by age 18. New research looks at reasons why kids start drinking in the first place.