Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking
antipsychotic medicines in early pregnancy does not significantly
increase the risk of birth defects, a new study finds.
Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns
that the stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD) might raise the risk of drug abuse, new research
suggests the medications are linked with less risky behaviors in
Do Angioplasty Patients Really Need Beta-Blocker Drugs?
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors might be overprescribing beta-blocker medications to heart patients who aren't seriously ill, a new study contends.
Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids
MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who
take acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- might raise the risk
that their child will develop behavioral problems such as
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study
Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Easy access to
alcohol and drugs at home can raise the odds that teens will become
drinkers and drug users as young adults, a new study suggests.
Fake Xanax Cut With Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer
TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- At least one San Francisco-area drug user died and eight more landed in the ER in late 2015 after taking counterfeit Xanax tablets that had been cut with a powerful and dangerous opiate, a new report shows.
Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills
TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who are
first-time users of pain-killing opioids should be prescribed a
small dose without refills to reduce the risk of long-term use and
possible addiction, a new study suggests.
Lack of Pharmacy Access May Send Some Seniors Back to Hospital
THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Limited access to pharmacies may be one reason hospital readmission is more common among older patients in rural, remote or smaller communities, a new study suggests.
1 in 5 Opioid Users Also Might Be Abusing Seizure Drug: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid medication
users may be abusing and misusing the seizure and nerve pain drug
gabapentin, a new study finds.
Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs
TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hopes have been high that digital technology would improve seniors' health care, but a new study suggests that few older Americans are on board.