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Medication

Intense Treatment Doesn't Help Diabetics, Study Suggests

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Key results from a landmark federal study are in, and the results are disappointing for diabetics: Adding drugs to drive blood pressur...

Beta Blockers: A Musician's Secret?

Minnesota Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

One slip of the hand, one tremor, a single wrong note and the entire performance can go flat. "At the moment when the conductor looks up and you ha...

Let's Not Get Too Depressed About Depression

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

For all its prevalence and impact on our society -- and one in five Americans will have a depression in their lifetimes -- depression just doesn't get the respect it deserves.

Antidepressants: The Emperor's New Drugs?

Irving Kirsch, P.h.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irving Kirsch, P.h.D

It turned out that 75 percent of the antidepressant effect was also produced by placebos - sugar pills with no active ingredients that are used to control of the effects of hope and expectation in clinical trials.

ReThink Interview: Cevin Soling, Director of the War On Kids

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The War On Kids, a documentary by Cevin (pronounced "Kevin") Soling, goes inside the American public school system to reveal some unsettling truths --...

Colorado Mental Health Facilities Insecure: Audit

KDVR | AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado needs to do a better job of tracking mental patients. That's according to a state audit released Monday examining three of ni...

ReThink Review: The War On Kids -- Education's Prisoners

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Public schools have essentially been turned into prisons with constant surveillance and harsh, often absurd zero tolerance policies towards drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence and other forms of misbehavior.

Antipsychotic Medication Use In Children And Adolescents: What's A Parent To Do?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Antipsychotic medication research asked if there were significant changes in three important physical measures: weight, lipids, and insulin resistance. Their results were disturbing.

Medication Can Help The Severely Depressed

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

The more depressed someone was, the more likely they were to benefit from taking anti-depressants. The studies showed that this was true, whether or not the patients took Paxil.

Brazil Drug Regulations May See Aspirin, Laxatives Removed From Shelves

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Seth Kugel SAO PAULO -- Brazil's new pharmacy rules give a whole new meaning to the term "over the counter medication." Citing the dangers of ...

Mind Your Own Fat

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Let's talk about fat. Really talk about it. Oprah does. Why not the rest of America?

Turning Cold Medicine into a Controlled Substance?

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Papa

As it stands now, consumers with colds across the country must present a photo ID and sign a log in order to purchase cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine.

HoneyLine: Everything You Need to Know About Vitamins

Gabrielle Reece | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Reece

I can see how vitamins are confusing, an added expense, and a pain in the butt. However, none of us are getting the 39 essential vitamins and minerals we need in our food.

Revolutionary Road, A Beautiful Mind and Truthfulness

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bruce E. Levine

Sam Mendes and Michael Shannon remind us that people who are diagnosed with seriously mental illness can, when feeling respected, say profound things and should be taken seriously.

Have a Placebo

Doug Bremner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

One article in bmj shows that half of doctors prescribe their patients placebos; another shows that 23% of patients on statins were women without heart disease.

Study: Drinking Orange Juice Can Counteract Prescription Meds

The Daily Mail | Fiona Macrae | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Drinking orange juice dramatically cuts the effectiveness of heart, blood pressure and cancer drugs, research shows. Apple and grapefruit juices also...

Time to Die! (Oops, I Mean Time To Quit!)

Doug Bremner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

The clinical trials of anti-smoking drug Chantix excluded people with mental disorders, but smoking is increased in this population, and these people are obviously at increased risk of suicidality.

Online Therapy: The Next Frontier

The Times | Peta Bee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A growing body of research has found that when - and this is crucial - it is carried out responsibly, and kept specific, online therapy is one of the ...

Do Antidepressants Actually Work? Research Says Probably Not

Reuters | Will Dunham and Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

British researchers have released a report that claims that antidepressants, for the most part, are ineffective. The researchers found that compared ...

Overmedication Nation

The New York Times | Judith Warner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This storyline persists despite the fact that government research has repeatedly shown that most adults and children with mental health issues don't g...