Tag: prescription drugs

Rhodiola Herb Noted by Study as Potential Treatment for Depression

By Heather Callaghan An estimated 19 million Americans suffer from depression with 70 percent of them not responding to initial therapy – can Rhodiola help? It’s been lauded as nature’s anti-depressant, energizer and as a favorite adaptogen. Adaptogen being the kind of substance that increases…

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FDA Approves Addictive Painkiller to Combat Addiction to Painkillers

Carey Wedler, TheAntiMedia November 25 2014 – Last Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new painkiller that claims to combat the nation’s widespread, lethal addiction to painkillers. In 2010, anywhere from half to three-quarters of drug overdoses in America were from painkillers. 12 million people abused…

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SSRI use during pregnancy may lead to childhood obesity and diabetes

Maternal use of SSRIs resulted in increased fat accumulation and inflammation Women who take antidepressants during pregnancy may be unknowingly predisposing their infants to type 2 diabetes and obesity later in life, according to new research from McMaster University. The study finds a correlation between…

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Antipsychotic drug use among ADHD-diagnosed foster care youth is increasing

Antipsychotic medications are often used for unlabeled indications, such as treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The results of a study of “atypical antipsychotic” drug use among youths with ADHD, comparing age groups, Medicaid eligibility, and presence in foster care are…

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