April 01, 2013412013
Parents Will Push for Medication, Even If Doc Says Not Needed
When doctors use
quick-and-easy disease labels to sum up symptoms of concern in an
otherwise healthy infant, parents are more apt to want to treat
their child with some type of medication, even if they're told that
drugs won't help, new research says.
One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report
About 11 percent of
school-age children in the United States -- and 19 percent of
high-school-age boys -- have been diagnosed with
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
New Drug Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Invokana (canaglifozin) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
type 2 diabetes, which affects about 24 million Americans.