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2008-09-11 03:00:08

By Klinger, Gil Merlob, Paul Abstract: Depression is common in women of childbearing age and especially during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are increasingly being used to treat depression prior to and throughout pregnancy. Up to 30% of the newborn infants exposed to SSRIs may present with clinical signs during the first days after birth. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) describes this clinical syndrome resulting from prior prolonged...

2008-08-04 12:01:30

In the mystifying world of biotechnology, investors need a combination of extraordinary patience, iron insides, and sharp stock-picking skills. You need all of those qualities to be a victor, rather than a victim, in an arcane sector that trips up even some of the most astute investors. This is the reason activist billionaire investor Randal J. Kirk loves the territory. He is one of the handful of investors who have defied the odds and bagged enormous profits from some wisely chosen...

2008-07-24 00:00:12

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - Viagra'seffect in women has been disappointing, but a new small study finds those on antidepressants might benefit from taking the little blue pills.The research involving 98 premenopausal women found Viagra helped with orgasm. But the benefits did not extend to other aspects of sex such as desire, researchers report in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association."For women on antidepressants with orgasm problems, this may provide some...

2008-07-23 21:00:18

By Carla K. Johnson CHICAGO - Viagra's effect in women has been disappointing, but a new small study finds those on antidepressants may benefit from taking the little blue pills. The research involving 98 premenopausal women found Viagra helped with orgasm. But the benefits did not extend to other aspects of sex such as desire, researchers report in today's Journal of the American Medical Association. "For women on antidepressants with orgasm problems, this may provide some wonderful...

2008-07-20 03:00:15

By Raymond, Colette B Wazny, Lori D; Honcharik, Patricia L Depressive disorders occur in up to one-third of patients with chronic kidney disease CKD). First-line pharmacologic treatments include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and second generation agents, such as bupropion, mirtazapine, and venlafaxine. Although very little research has been conducted on the use of antidepressants in CKD, health care providers should be aware of renal dose adjustments for these agents, drug...

2008-07-10 00:00:28

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected Thursday to recommend black-box warnings on suicide risk for 11 epilepsy drugs. The agency has put warnings about suicidality --suicide risk and suicidal behavior-- on about 35 drugs in the past four years, fueling a debate between groups who say the FDA is overreacting and others who say the risk were ignored previously, The Wall Street Journal reported. The increase in black-box warnings began in 2004 after the FDA was heavily criticized...

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2008-05-03 19:23:35

Scientists reported Friday that a drug widely known as "Special K", a horse tranquilizer and hallucinogenic night club drug that can cause feelings of detachment, could help ease depression.  The researchers said the drug, called Ketamine, could pave the way for new treatments for those suffering from the condition.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects about 121 million people around the world and is a leading cause of suicide.The study found...

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2008-05-01 00:40:00

A new Dutch study has found that people who took the popular antidepressant Prozac had fewer brain lesions characteristic of multiple sclerosis (MS), suggesting that the drug may slow the incurable disease. Although the study was small, scientists said the results justify further research in those suffering with MS."This proof-of-concept study shows that (the drug) tends to reduce the formation of new enhancing lesions in patients with MS," Jop Mostert, a neurologist at the University Medical...

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2008-04-18 11:20:00

It may be possible to reverse the effects of a "lazy eye" by taking the popular antidepressant Prozac, researchers said.Researchers from Italy and Finland reported the results of their study, which involved laboratory rats with impaired vision similar to the type found in humans. Amblyopia is the most frequent cause of visual impairment in childhood and affects 2 to 3 percent of children, according to the U.S. National Eye Institute. Prozac, the popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor...

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2008-02-26 00:50:00

A new study by scientists in the U.S., Canada and Britain has called into question the effectiveness of anti-depressant medications, including the popular Prozac and Paxil.According to the study, which included a comprehensive review of data from trials conducted before the drugs were approved in the U.S., the antidepressants work no better than placebos in many patients, and appear to help only those who are severely depressed.The researchers obtained the data from all the clinical trials,...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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