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Hip Fracture Surgery Vs. Total Hip Replacement: The Risks
Like all surgery, hip surgery has its risks. But there may be some important differences between hip fracture and total hip replacement (THR) surgeries.
Novel Migraine Rx Comes to US
JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA) today announced that ZECUITY®, the first and only patch system designed to provide relief from migraine, is now available by prescription through specialty pharmacies.
Growth Hormone May Protect Bones
Women who want to give their bones a break may now have another tool in the toolbox.
Omega-3 Supplements May Not Be Cutting It
Omega-3 pills are among the most popular dietary supplements in the US. But these pills may not be living up to their claims.
'Smart Pill' May Enhance Thinking
Pop a pill to boost your brainpower — it’s been a theory for a while but may now be closer to reality.
Dangerous Weight Loss Linked to Common Dementia Rx
It's probably not your imagination that Grandma is becoming increasingly fragile over time. And her dementia medication may be partly to blame.
Rare Brain Infections Tied to MS Rx
FDA is warning that a case of definite progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) and a case of probable PML have been reported in patients taking Gilenya (fingolimod) for multiple sclerosis (MS).
Knee Pain? This Common Surgery May Be No Help
A common knee surgery to relieve pain may not be worth the risks for middle-aged and older patients.
Diabetes Rx May Do Double-Duty for Parkinson’s Disease
Sometimes important scientific discoveries occur secondhand. For Parkinson's disease, that may be exactly the case.
FDA Approves New Leg Prosthesis for Amputees
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized use of the first prosthesis marketed in the U.S. for adults who have amputations above the knee and who have rehabilitation problems with, or cannot use, a conventional socket prosthesis.