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Parkinson’s Rx May Trigger Impulse Control Disorders

Dopamine receptor agonists are medicines used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Patients who take them, however, may find themselves having trouble with impulse control.

Recalled and Banned Products Were Still on Shelves

Recalls are meant to ensure that every medication and supplement on store shelves is safe. But do those recalls work?

Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Increase Screening Adherence

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer death in the US. And, despite knowing they face a raised risk for CRC, some patients aren’t following the doctor's orders to have routine cancer screenings.

Health Officials Revise Ebola Treatment Protocol

While treating a Liberian man infected with Ebola, two Dallas nurses became infected with the virus. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tightened its guidelines for Ebola treatment.

Effects of Drinking on Blood Pressure Varied in Young Adults

Drinking too much alcohol is known to cause health problems like liver disease and high blood pressure in adults. But a new study found that the effect of drinking on high blood pressure in young people may depend on their gender.

Vaccines Were Not Tied to Multiple Sclerosis

Many people worry that vaccines meant to prevent disease may cause other illnesses. But a recent study found that vaccines likely did not cause multiple sclerosis (MS) or disorders like it.

Contacts of First US Ebola Patient Cleared From Watch List

More than 40 people in Texas breathed a sigh of relief Monday — they had been taken off a watch list for Ebola infection after coming into contact with the first patient diagnosed in the US, Thomas Eric Duncan.

Plastic Surgery May Keep Weight From Coming Back

For obese patients, weight loss surgery can have many benefits. The procedure, however, may cause sagging skin. But plastic surgery may tighten up the skin and keep the weight off.

Many Parents Gave Kids Medication Incorrectly

Getting kids to take their medicine isn't always easy, and most parents know how important it is to give it correctly. But new research found that parents often gave medicine to their children incorrectly.

Women May Be More Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression

A heart attack can be a stressful event, even to the point that it can affect mental health. This may be especially true for women, say the authors of a new study.