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2013-01-23 10:21:39

Antidepressant prescriptions in the UK have increased by 9.6% in 2011, to 46 million prescriptions. Does this reflect overmedicalization or appropriate treatment? Two experts debate the issue on bmj.com today. Glasgow GP, Dr Des Spence, thinks that "we use antidepressants too easily, for too long, and that they are effective for few people (if at all)" He acknowledges that depression is an important illness, but argues that the current definition of clinical depression (two weeks of low...

2012-04-24 23:15:36

Princeton University researchers have observed a self-degradation response to the antidepressant Zoloft in yeast cells that could help provide new answers to lingering questions among scientists about how antidepressants work, as well as support the idea that depression is not solely linked to the neurotransmitter serotonin. In findings published in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers based in the lab of Ethan Perlstein, an associate research scholar in Princeton's Lewis-Sigler Institute for...

2010-02-22 07:00:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Many of us watched Tiger Woods' press conference last week apologizing for his wandering ways. He's not the first celebrity to face scandal and there may be more to blame than his moral compass for his behavior. Beverly Hills anti-aging experts Eve Michaels and Karen Norris of www.SimplyAgeless411.com contend that an over-abundant supply of testosterone, combined with low levels of dopamine, could have played a significant role in Tiger's...

2005-09-13 11:35:28

The increased rate of cardiovascular complications in patients taking the cox-2 inhibitor painkiller rofecoxib (Vioxx) may result from a chemical imbalance, according to an animal study in the September Cell Metabolism. The findings suggest that low-dose aspirin might prevent the cardiac damage of such drugs and might also lead to the development of new anti-inflammatory drugs without the adverse side effects, the researchers said. Earlier studies in humans have found that cox-2 inhibitors...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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