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2014-08-30 23:03:35

25 Plaintiffs Represented in Zoloft Lawsuit Contending the Antidepressant Caused Birth Defects Have Been Granted a Remand Back to Missouri, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 As 500 Zoloft lawsuits pending ligation contend the SSRI andidepressant caused serioius birth defect when give to pregnant mothers, Wright & Schulte LLC recently learned of a remand issued by U.S. District Judge Cynthia M. Rufe. The remand in the Zoloft lawsuits was granted...

2014-08-29 23:10:42

In light of a recent Zoloft lawsuit filed by a California woman in St. Clair County Circuit Court (Case No. 14-L-594), The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock A.P.C. announces it continues to offer free case evaluations on behalf of women who took Zoloft while pregnant and whose children were born with congenital defects. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 According to The Madison-St. Clair Record, a California woman filed a lawsuit against Pfizer Inc., Greenstone LLC and Pfizer R&D...

depression
2014-08-29 04:00:43

Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society New evidence puts into doubt the long-standing belief that a deficiency in serotonin — a chemical messenger in the brain — plays a central role in depression. In the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, scientists report that mice lacking the ability to make serotonin in their brains (and thus should have been “depressed” by conventional wisdom) did not show depression-like symptoms. Donald Kuhn and colleagues at the John D. Dingell VA...

autism research
2014-08-28 03:00:34

Noah Brown, Massachusetts General Hospital Previously reported autism risk appears to be attributable to mother's illness, not medication Previous studies that have suggested an increased risk of autism among children of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy may actually reflect the known increased risk associated with severe maternal depression. In a study receiving advance online publication in Molecular Psychiatry, investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...

Sleep Drunkenness Disorder Could Affect 1 In 7
2014-08-27 03:46:18

American Academy of Neurology A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness." The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people. The research is published in the August 26, 2014, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Sleep drunkenness disorder involves confusion or inappropriate behavior, such as answering the phone instead of turning off the alarm, during or following arousals from sleep,...

2014-08-26 08:31:43

--Study to Utilize Sequential Parallel Comparison Design to Minimize Placebo Response, Same Design Utilized in AVP-923 Phase II Study in Agitation in Alzheimer's Disease-- ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced the enrollment of the first patient into a phase II study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of AVP-786 for the adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). AVP-786 is a novel...

depression combo therapy
2014-08-24 05:43:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The chances that a person suffering from severe, nonchronic depression will make a full recovery increases by up to 30 percent if the individual is treated using a combination of cognitive therapy and antidepressant medication, a team of experts led by Vanderbilt University professor Steven Hollon claim in a new study. Hollon and his colleagues conducted a randomized clinical trial involving 452 adult outpatients dealing with...

2014-08-20 08:28:43

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers, law enforcement officers and physicians are among those who need reliable testing results to make informed decisions, driving demand for test technologies. In 2013, sales for drugs of abuse testing and technologies reached $2.8 billion, increasing 4.3% from 2011, according to Kalorama Information. A major contributing factor to growth is the continued growth of illicit drug use worldwide and the emergence of new drugs of abuse....

Premiere Of Universal Pictures "Man Of the Year" - Arrivals
2014-08-19 05:17:09

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On August 11, 2014, people were rocked by the news that Robin Williams had committed suicide by asphyxiation. He hung himself according to one CNN article. For many, the shock was too confusing. Williams helped the world through his stage performances, shows, and movies. He did charity work, entertained the troops, and spread laughter to many. His sudden suicide hurt many. A Huffington Post report included a written statement from...

parkinsons dopamine
2014-08-18 15:08:09

Lee-Ann Donegan, Penn Medicine Study Examined Patients Over First Two Years of Treatment New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients compared to the general population. The study also found that initiation of dopamine replacement therapy, the most common treatment for PD, was associated with increasing frequency of impulse control disorders and excessive...


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