Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medications for children -- even those you can buy over-the-counter -- can be dangerous if a child is given too much, one expert says.

Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Halting the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in terminally ill patients may improve their quality of life, a new study indicates.

FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using stents rather than medication alone to keep narrowed arteries open in the brain may actually increase patients' risk of stroke, according to the results of a new trial.

Many Acne Patients Don't Take Their Meds, Survey Shows

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many acne patients do not take all their recommended medications, a small new study suggests.

New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved drug doubled the amount of time that patients with Hodgkins lymphoma survived without any progression in their disease, a new study shows.

Why Isn't There Any Cheap, Generic Insulin?

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research examines why people with diabetes who depend on injections of lifesaving insulin still have no cheaper generic options to treat their disease.

New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may quickly quash symptoms of the digestive disorder Crohn's disease -- at least for the short term, an early clinical trial finds.

Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in dementia patients more than thought, a new study suggests.

Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that regular use of a certain class of painkillers might lower colon cancer risk, but a new study finds that a person's genetics may also play a big role.