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Researchers Weigh Benefits, Risks of PPIs

WebMD - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 14:46

PPIs, or proton pump inhibitors, are among the most common prescription drugs and are used to treat acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and stomach ulcers.

More and More Seniors Are Binge Drinking

WebMD - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:45

Among seniors, binges are most common in men and those who use cannabis, researchers found. Experts said the trend is troubling, because older people should actually be cutting back on alcohol.

Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

WebMD - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:31

The study found that kids with at least one older parent were less likely to be defiant rule-breakers or physically aggressive.

What Are Nootropics or “Smart Drugs” or Cognitive Enhancers?

WebMD - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 17:55

"Smart drugs" and supplements promise to boost your memory, concentration, and more. Here's what you should know about them.

Childhood Cancer Steals 11 Million Years of Life: Study

WebMD - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 16:29

Children in the poorest countries accounted for 82% of years of healthy life lost (9.5 million years) worldwide due to cancer in 2017, according to the study.

Heartburn Drugs Might Bring Allergy Woes

WebMD - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 16:07

The researchers noted that as few as six daily doses of anti-acid medication each year were linked to an increased need for allergy medication. The risk of needing allergy medication rose with more frequent use of acid-reducing drugs.

Are Too Many Kids Prescribed Antihistamines?

WebMD - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 15:47

Physicians are still more likely to recommend antihistamines for children under age 12 with colds, despite the fact that they provide little known benefit, the researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey said.

Clogged Leg Arteries May Not Require Invasive Surgery

WebMD - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 14:43

Researchers followed patients with critical limb ischemia, which is the most severe form of clogged leg arteries. It can lead to slow healing of leg wounds, gangrene and amputation.

U.S. News Releases 2019-2020 Top Hospitals List

WebMD - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 11:29

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, claimed the No. 1 spot in the annual honor roll of best hospitals published today by U.S. News & World Report.