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2006-01-27 12:20:00

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The dietary supplement DHEA seems to relieve the symptoms of minor depression in patients infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a new report. "Based on our trial and the handful of others in the literature, I don't think any of us would recommend DHEA as first-line treatment for depression," Dr. Judith G. Rabkin told Reuters Health. "DHEA is, however, attractive for patients who refuse to take antidepressants or for patients...

2005-07-27 11:30:54

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who use over-the-counter progesterone creams could be exposed to hormone levels comparable to those used in a form of hormone replacement therapy, a small study suggests. The study compared one brand of progesterone cream with a prescription oral progesterone that, like the cream, is derived from plant sources and provides a hormone that is structurally identical to the natural progesterone in a woman's body. The prescription product,...

2005-06-02 01:55:00

A protein involved in multiple cell functions, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is perhaps best known for provoking destructive inflammation. Recently, drugs blocking the action of TNF have shown promise in the early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To expand the understanding of TNF's function in chronic inflammatory diseases, researchers at University Hospital Regensburg in Germany and the National Institute of Rheumatic Diseases in the Slovak Republic decided to take a closer look at...

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2005-02-08 08:17:27

Study suggests over-the-counter hormone can ease symptoms HealthDay News -- Treatment with the over-the-counter hormonal therapy DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) may be effective in treating midlife-onset minor and major depression, according to a study in the February issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry. DHEA, an androgen hormone produced naturally by the adrenal gland, is also classified as a neurosteroid due to its effects on the brain. DHEA is also sold in supplement form in...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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