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2010-01-26 13:38:13

According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), women taking commonly used forms of antidepressant drugs may experience delayed lactation after giving birth and may need additional support to achieve their breastfeeding goals. Breastfeeding benefits both infants and mothers in many ways as breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections....

2009-10-27 12:31:34

TAU seeks genetic "Prozac markers" to find a simple test for treating depression Prozac works wonders for some depressed people, but not for others. In some cases, patients derive little benefit and at worst, it can lead to bizarre hallucinations and fits of rage. Researchers and doctors remain puzzled as to what causes the wide range of reaction to Prozac and similar antidepressants. The answer, Tel Aviv University researchers believe, can be found in a patient's genes. And if their research...

2009-10-22 14:23:59

A dramatic rise in antidepressant prescriptions issued by GPs has been caused by a year on year increase in the number of people taking antidepressant drugs on a long-term basis, according to researchers from the University of Southampton. In a paper, published in the printed edition of British Medical Journal (BMJ) tomorrow, scientists found that despite a drop in the number of new patients diagnosed with depression over 11 years, the number of prescriptions doubled. "We estimate that more...

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2009-08-05 06:35:00

According to new research, the use of antidepressants in the United States doubled from 1996 to 2005. Researchers found that that 13 million people were prescribed an antidepressant in 1996.  The number then rose to 27 million by 2005. "Significant increases in antidepressant use were evident across all sociodemographic groups examined, except African Americans," Dr. Mark Olfson of Columbia University and Steven Marcus of the University of Pennsylvania wrote in the Archives of General...

2009-07-30 10:14:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new analysis finds that women in New Jersey who take the breast cancer drug tamoxifen in conjunction with certain popular antidepressants may be at a higher risk for a breast cancer recurrence. In May, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) and Indiana University School of Medicine released a study revealing that women using tamoxifen to prevent a recurrence of breast cancer who also use certain selective serotonin reuptake...

2009-05-30 14:45:00

- Several SSRIs more than double risk of cancer recurrence in tamoxifen treated patients - Nearly 30 percent of tamoxifen users take drugs that reduce its effectiveness against breast cancer ORLANDO, Fla., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An important new study finds that certain popular antidepressants frequently prescribed to women taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen more than double the risk of a breast cancer recurrence for those using both medications. The research presented by...

2009-05-28 10:54:32

A recent study finds that the antidepressant effects of drugs like Prozac involve both neurogenesis-dependent and -independent mechanisms, a finding that may lead to development of better treatments for depression and anxiety. The research, published by Cell Press in the May 28th issue of the journal Neuron, utilizes a new experimental mouse model of depression/anxiety that is the first to permit simultaneous examination of multiple effects of antidepressant treatment in the same animal.The...

2009-04-07 06:58:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. announced today that Aplenzin(TM) (bupropion hydrobromide) extended-release tablets, an effective bupropion therapy for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), is now available by prescription in the United States for adults ages 18 and older. Aplenzin differs from other generic and branded bupropion antidepressants because it provides a unique HBr salt extended-release formulation, offering prescribers and...

2009-03-26 10:40:36

U.S. researchers say they've found low-levels of antidepressants, cholesterol drugs and seizure medications in fish collected from polluted rivers. The study by Baylor University involved collection of fish from rivers in Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, Fla., Phoenix and West Chester, Pa., that routinely receive effluent discharges from wastewater treatment plants. The findings were presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Baylor researchers said there there are no guidelines or...

2009-03-23 06:00:00

New Indication is One of Three FDA Approvals Spanning Lilly Neuroscience Brands INDIANAPOLIS, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for Symbyax(R) (olanzapine and fluoxetine HCl capsules), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today. Symbyax is now the first drug approved by the FDA for the acute treatment of treatment-resistant depression (TRD). "Living with major depressive disorder is difficult and...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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