Improper Antibiotic Use Often Due to Misdiagnosis: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Misdiagnosis often leads to improper antibiotic use in hospitals, new research finds.

More U.S. Kids Getting Mental Health Treatment

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. children and teens being treated for mental health issues has risen by about 50 percent in the past 20 years -- with most of those kids having relatively mild symptoms, a new study finds.

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests.

Steroids No Better for Sciatica Pain Than Placebo, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often prescribe steroid pills to ease the discomfort of sciatica -- back and leg pain usually caused by a herniated disk in the lower back.

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants seem to help women deal with postpartum depression after childbirth, according to a new review.

Medical Pot-Painkiller Combo Isn't Always Recipe for Abuse

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana users don't appear to increase their risk for drug or alcohol abuse if they also take prescription painkillers, a new study finds.

FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A certain class of type 2 diabetes drugs can lead to a life-threatening condition called ketoacidosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Multiple ER Visits Linked to Risk of Prescription-Drug Overdose Death

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frequent visits to emergency departments appear to be a predictor of death from a prescription drug overdose, a new study finds.

ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There was a sharp rise in the number of emergency room visits involving the narcotic painkiller tramadol between 2005 and 2011, two new government reports show.

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer new mothers have been prescribed the painkiller codeine since public health officials warned about a rare, but potential risk of overdose for breast-feeding babies, a new study says.