Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study
TUESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Infants born to mothers who
take antipsychotic medications during pregnancy have significantly
lower than normal scores on a standard test of movement, posture
and reflexes, a new study has found.
Experimental Chemo Combo for Colon Cancer Disappoints
TUESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug cetuximab
(brand name Erbitux) to standard chemotherapy after surgery for
stage 3 colon cancer did not improve disease-free survival in
patients, a new study concludes.
Ultrasound, MRI Might Spot Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue
TUESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
adding an ultrasound or MRI scan to breast cancer screening if a
woman has dense breasts and at least one other risk factor for
breast cancer would increase the number of cancers found.
Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
TUESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Recent reports showing a
big dip in U.S. pneumonia cases and related deaths may be the
result of a glitch in the way hospitals code for pneumonia and
associated illnesses, rather than a treatment breakthrough, a new
Drug Patch Approved for Advanced Parkinson's and Restless Leg Syndrome
TUESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The Neupro (rotigotine)
transdermal system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat advanced Parkinson's disease and
moderate-to-severe restless leg syndrome, the Belgian drug maker
UCB said Tuesday in a news release.