HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests.

Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients

FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs are associated with a slight decrease in both brain cells and connections between brain cells in schizophrenia patients, a new study indicates.

Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral drugs aren't prescribed often enough for patients at high risk for flu complications, while too many of them receive unneeded antibiotics, a new study says.

Antibiotics Often Prescribed Needlessly for Terminally Ill, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics are given to many hospice patients, although there's little proof the medicines benefit them, a new study shows.

Could 'Phone Care' Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief?

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Relief for chronic pain may be just a phone call away, according to a new study.

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most children who have spinal surgery don't require anti-clotting drugs because blood clots occur so rarely in these procedures, a new study says.

Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study

MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a teaspoon or tablespoon to administer kids' medications can often lead to medication dosing errors, a new study reports.

New Eczema Drug Shows Promise in Early Trials

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that scientists hope will relieve the debilitating itching of chronic eczema has shown promising results in early trials.

Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have a better chance of getting pregnant if they take a breast cancer drug instead of the currently preferred medication, a new study suggests.

Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women

WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The drug exemestane worked slightly better than the drug tamoxifen at preventing a recurrence of breast cancer in certain premenopausal women, according to a new study.