Some Diabetes Meds Might Also Lower Alzheimer's Risk

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who take certain diabetes drugs may see a slower decline in their memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. Researchers in South Korea found that among older people who’d been having memory issues, those using diabetes drugs called DDP-4 inhibitors… Continue reading Some Diabetes Meds Might Also Lower Alzheimer's Risk

The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More

Price: (as of – Details) Learn the best time to do everything — from drink your coffee to have sex or go for a run — according to your body’s chronotype. Most advice centers on what to do, or how to do it, and ignores the when of success. But exciting new research proves there… Continue reading The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More

Many Generic Meds Cheaper at Costco Than Medicare

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Can Costco beat Medicare Part D when it comes to prescription drug prices? Apparently so, claims a new study that found that roughly half of generic medications were cheaper when purchased from the discount retailer than from the government program. The researchers compared the… Continue reading Many Generic Meds Cheaper at Costco Than Medicare

Best Blood Sugar Meds for Type 2 Diabetes

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — You have type 2 diabetes, and you are already taking an old standby drug, metformin. But you still need help controlling your blood sugar levels. Which medication would be the best? New research pitted several diabetes drugs against each other and came up… Continue reading Best Blood Sugar Meds for Type 2 Diabetes

Your Blood Pressure Meds May Protect Your Memory

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who use certain blood pressure drugs may retain more of their memory skills as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers found the benefit among older people taking medications that are allowed past the “blood-brain barrier,” which is a border of… Continue reading Your Blood Pressure Meds May Protect Your Memory

6 Reasons Bipolar Patients Don't Take Their Meds

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Not taking prescribed medications can lead to relapse, hospitalization and increased risk of suicide for people with bipolar disorder, yet many who have this condition do not take their medicines as prescribed. A new study examines why this happens, finding six key factors that… Continue reading 6 Reasons Bipolar Patients Don't Take Their Meds

Widely Used BP Meds May Raise Skin Cancer Risk

By Cara Murez               HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Most people are familiar with common sun-protection advice, from wearing and reapplying sunscreen to putting on a hat. But a new Canadian study finds that for people who take certain blood pressure medications, that advice becomes even… Continue reading Widely Used BP Meds May Raise Skin Cancer Risk

What Happens When You Stop Your ADHD Meds?

When Dana Rayburn learned she had ADHD in her 40s, her doctor prescribed Adderall. She did well on the drug for a few years, but then her insurance stopped covering it. Rather than struggle to pay $200 a month for the medication, she decided to try going off it. For other adults with ADHD, side… Continue reading What Happens When You Stop Your ADHD Meds?

What Happens When You Stop Your ADHD Meds

Like many adults with ADHD, Justine Ruotolo took a stimulant (in her case Adderall XR) for her symptoms. Then, about 11 years ago, she started meditating. Shortly after that, she began to shake after taking her pill. Ruotolo’s doctor lowered the dose, but 6 months later it started happening again. She decided to go off… Continue reading What Happens When You Stop Your ADHD Meds

Certain HIV Meds May Trigger Weight Gain

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A commonly prescribed component of the life-saving antiretroviral drug cocktails used to treat HIV may trigger weight gain, new research warns. The concern stems from tracking patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). Since the mid-1990s, the therapy has relied on various drug combinations to… Continue reading Certain HIV Meds May Trigger Weight Gain