5 Shocking Medical Stories From 2017Here's a list of shocking stories from this year that shows just how far science has come and how unbelievable (and a little gross!) it can be.
Gonorrhea Becoming More Difficult To Treat With AntibioticsGonorrhea is becoming more difficult, and for some patients impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said.
Heartburn Drugs Linked To Increased Risk Of Early Death, Study FindsPrescription-strength heartburn drugs are linked with a possible 25 percent increased risk of early death, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal Open.
Study: Parents Making Dosing Errors When Giving Medicine To Sick ChildrenWhen your children are sick, are you sure you're giving them the right dose of medicine?
Certain Over-The-Counter Medications Could Increase Risk Of DementiaThere is growing evidence to suggest the long-term use of some very common over-the-counter medicines — from pain relievers, cold and allergy treatments, even some sleep aids — may increase your risk of dementia.
3 Ways To Ease Your PainAre you struggling? Peter Bedard, author of "Convergence Healing," shares his tips for easing your pain.
Recall Issued For Children’s Cold MedicineA recall has been issued for a certain kind of children's cold medicine.
State House Hearing In Pittsburgh Takes Testimony On Medical MarijuanaLegalizing medical marijuana -- the issue stirs emotion, as members of the state House Health and Judiciary Committees discovered at a hearing in Pittsburgh.
Local Doctors Using Google Glass To Help Trauma PatientsPittsburgh seems to always be on the cutting edge of new technology in medicine.
Local Pharmacies Experience Tamiflu ShortageIt's the flu season -- so maybe it's no surprise one particular pharmaceutical drug is in high demand -- Tamiflu.
Experts Share Tips On How To Get Rid Of Expired MedicationsIf you look in the medicine cabinet, chances are you will find some expired medications.
New Device Breathing Optimism Into Future Of Medical Testing A new generation of diagnostic tools may soon be able to sniff out all sorts of diseases using your breath, including various cancers, liver disease, kidney failure, diabetes, asthma and tuberculosis.

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