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What a woman takes or eats while pregnant can often have an effect on her unborn child as well. This is especially true for certain medications a woman might take while pregnant.

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For people with lung problems like COPD, taking a deep breath can be difficult without the help of an inhaler. But are those inhalers always safe?

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Some patients with weak heart valves opt to get an artificial valve to improve heart function. These valves require lifelong anticlotting medication, but some medications may be more effective than others.

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In the late 1990s, medicines that helped women with menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, were widely prescribed. That changed in 2003 after a large study found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increased breast cancer risks.

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The best way to avoid the negative effects of an infectious disease is to avoid getting the disease in the first place. That is exactly what keeping up with your vaccinations is intended to do.

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People with HIV have weakened immune systems, so they are more likely to catch harmful diseases like tuberculosis. However, new research suggests that a certain prevention therapy could significantly reduce that risk.

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Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of amputation (surgical removal of limb), heart disease and death, so the right treatment is critical.

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Avastin (bevacizumab) is approved to treat a number of different cancers, including the most common form of brain cancer. A newly released study looked at how long people with the disease lived before and after this medication's approval.

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Long-term treatment can affect how cancer survivors manage in the world. The fancy phrase for this is “psychosocial functioning.”  A recent study looked at how head and neck cancer survivors get along after treatment.

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Does the leaflet that comes with your prescription usually go into the trash before you read it? New research highlights the importance of reading about your medicine to be aware of the risks of bad reactions to that medicine.
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