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Stress significantly hastens progression of Alzheimer’s disease
Research suggests stress hormones play a central role in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s Stress hormones appear to rapidly exacerbate the formation of brain lesions that are the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at UC Irvine. The findings suggest that managing stress and reducing certain medications prescribed...
FDA approves Plavix for patients with common form of heart attack
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August 2006 approved the use of Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) for patients who have had a type of heart attack called acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), who are not going to have coronary artery repair (angioplasty). A STEMI is a severe heart attack caused by...
FDA approves first generic version of antidepressant Venlafaxine (Effexor®)
The Food and Drug Administration in August 2006 approved the first generic version of Effexor (venlafaxine), a dual-action norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor, for the treatment of major depression.  This is welcome news for people with serious depression who do not have health insurance or pharmacy benefit plans. In some clinical studies...
Nicotine in the Brain – a Demanding Drug
Nearly 80% of the smokers who try to quit relapse within six months, and nicotine is the main reason why. A new brain imaging study supported in part by NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows how the nicotine in just a few puffs of a cigarette can drive...
Organic Milk Much Higher in Omega 3 Fatty Acids than Conventional Milk
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today received a letter from 14 top scientists, asking the organisation to recognise the mounting body of evidence that organic milk naturally contains higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids than non-organic milk. The letter, sparked by the publication of ground breaking new research...
Alcoholism-treatment medication acamprosate may help abstinent alcoholics sleep better
Alcoholics generally have dysfunctional sleep patterns, even during abstinence from alcohol. New findings suggest that acamprosate shows promise as a treatment method for alleviating sleep disturbances experienced by alcoholics during abstinence Alcoholics generally don’t sleep well. Nor does abstinence improve the situation much. In fact, sleep difficulties during alcohol abstinence...
Federal Government Releases New Free Heart Health eBook
(NIH News) If you’re one of the nearly 65 million Americans with high blood cholesterol, National Cholesterol Education Month (September) is a perfect time to read a new publication designed to help you make the lifestyle changes needed to reduce cholesterol and, with it, your risk for heart disease. Your...
Study Shows ADHD Med Atomoxetine Can Slow Children’s Growth
A new study reveals that atomoxetine (Strattera ®, Lilly), an FDA-approved medication for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), carries a risk of slowing growth rate in some young children, especially in the first 18 months of use.  The meta-analysis of 13 studies examined data on 97 children who stayed in clinical...
New Study Shows Autism Affects Functioning of Entire Brain
Previous View Held Autism Limited to Communication, Social Behavior, and Reasoning (NIH News Release) A recent study provides evidence that autism affects the functioning of virtually the entire brain, and is not limited to the brain areas involved with social interactions, communication behaviors, and reasoning abilities, as had been previously...