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Studies show antidepressants not linked to birth defects

... Dr. Michael Katz, acting Medical Director of the March of Dimes, said the studies show how important post-market surv...

UCSD/Boston University find antidepressants may affect fetus

A University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine collaborative study with Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center found an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) in newborns of mothers who used certain commonly prescribed antidepressants in late pregnancy. The results of the study will be published in the February 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medi...

Antidepressant does not improve symptoms in advanced cancer patients without major depression

... Self-ratings of depression, mood, fatigue, and quality of life are significant predictors of survival in patients with advanced cancer. Although the simple explanation for this is that people close to death get very depressed...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative

... As part of this initiative, the two organizations will create programs and provide grants that will support tangible improvements in access to and the delivery of cancer care. Speci...

American College of Physicians commends introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act

... The endorsement was made by ACP president David C. Dale, MD, FACP at a Capitol Hill news conference. The co-sponsors, who outlined their proposal at Wednesdays news conference, introduced their measure to coincide with ACPs annual Leadership Day on Capitol Hill. Representatives Kaptur and LaTourette, who are both from...

ACP enthusiastically supports introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act

... ... ... ... According to information from the Census Bureau, 44.8 million Americans lacked health coverage for all of 2005. Without insurance,...

San Francisco VA researcher receives top Veterans Affairs award

... ... Weiner is director of the Center for the Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND) at SFVAMC and a professor of radiology, medicine, psychiatry, and neur...

UQ researchers identify thousands with curable high blood pressure

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Antidepressants safe for children and adolescents

PITTSBURGH, April 17 -- Antidepressants are safe and effective for treating anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and major depressive disorder in children and adolescents, according to a meta-analysis of 27 major studies. The findings, published by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers in this weeks Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), call into question...

ACP hosts 'Internal Medicine 2007' in San Diego

... With more than 6,000 internists, medical students, and other health care professionals expected to attend, Inte...

Biosand filter reduces diarrheal disease in Dominican Republic villages

... "This technology has the potential to bring safe drinking water to many people in developing countries around the world who don't have access to it now," said Mark Sobsey, Ph.D., professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC's School of Public Health. "We can tremendously improve people's health and qual...

Antidepressants improve post-stroke 'thinking outside the box'

... ... Antidepressant treatment already was known...

CIHR-funded research: Antidepressants help men decrease alcohol consumption, but not women

OTTAWA (February 27, 2007) CIHR-funded study explored the relationship between use of antidepressants and level of alcohol consumption, examining whether using antidepressants affected the link between depression and level of alcohol consumption. The research conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) concluded that women suffering from depression consumed more alcohol than...

Daily use of antidepressants associated with increased risk of fracture in older adults

... Depression affects about 10 percent of primary care patients in the United States, according to background information in the article. The use of SSRIs for the treatment of depressive symptoms is widespread due to the medication's presumed favorable adverse effect profile. Past stud...

Patients' requests for antidepressants can influence physician evaluation of depression

... ... The research was led by an investigator at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in collab...

Functional brain imaging insights from UC San Diego grad student

... "With this work, functional brain imaging practitioners should be better able to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of competing Bayesian approaches for source localization," s...

Antidepressants associated with increased risk for suicide attempts, decreased risk for death

... Major depression is one of the most important risk factors for suicidal behavior, according to background information in the article. However, medications used to treat depression have also been linked to suicidal attempts and behavior, especially among children and ad...

GSA confers 2006 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award to Virginia Tech's Calasanti

... The award presentation will take place at GSA's 59th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 16th-20th, 2006 in Dallas, TX. The actual conferral will occur on Saturday the 18th at 12:15 p.m. at the Adam's Mark Dallas Hotel. The meeting is organized to foster...

Depression, not antidepressants, increases mortality risks in heart failure

... ... The finding may provide additional evidence for the current national debate over whether the increased mortality seen in heart failure patients with depression is due to the depression itself or...

Regular follow-up important during antidepressant treatment

... Simon's advice, published in the November issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, comes amidst several recent conflicting studies on the link between antidepressant use and suicide risk in children and adolescents. In the absence of clear evidence--along with proof that antidepressants' effects differ across individuals--Simon suggests...

Einstein's Dr. Susan Band Horwitz elected to Institute of Medicine

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Some patients stop needing antidepressant medication after having plastic surgery

... "Plastic surgery patients are taking a proactive approach in making themselves happier by improving something that has truly bothered them," said Bruce Freedman, MD, ASPS Member Surgeon and study author. "While w...

Science of Learning Center comes to UC San Diego

... The center called The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center will benefit from major participation from scientists at Vanderbilt University, Rutgers University at Newa...

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors antidepressants and risk of violent behavior

... ... The sources used were data on paroxetine presented to the UK Committee on Safety of Medicines Expert Working Group by its maker, GlaxoSmithKline; data from United Kingdom Drug Safety Research Unit...

Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State get grant to study link between antidepressants and suicidality in teens

... In 2004, the FDA performed a meta-analysis of th...

Study shows lawn mowers injure thousands of US children annually

... Using da...

Study suggests anesthetic agent may have rapid antidepressant effects

... The discovery of antidepressant medications has revolutionized the treatment of depression, according to background information in the article. However, most currently available medications do not begin to relieve the symptoms of depression for several weeks. During this lag period,...

Children and teens taking antidepressants might be more likely to attempt, complete suicide

... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently began requiring drug manufacturers to include a warning regarding the risk of suicidal behavior among children and teens treated with antidepressants after a large analysis of clinical trials revealed a potential link. It is uncertain whether there is an association between...

San Francisco's homeless population is getting older

"We have been doing the sampling the same way since 1990, and we are seeing a cohort that has been older every time we have looked and that does not seem to be regenerating itself," said Judith A. Hahn, PhD, MA, assistant professor of medicine at the UCSF Epidemiology and Prevention Interventions Center at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center. ... ......

Carotid stenting the new anti-depressant?

... "The patients in this study who received carotid stenting showed significantly fewer depressive symptoms than those who did not," said the study's lead author Wolfgang Mlekusch, M.D., specialist of clinical angiology and internal medicine at Vienna General Hospital and Medical School in Vienna, Austria. ... Carotid stenosis is caused by the formation of plaque w...

Sandia work launched on space shuttle shows live cells influence growth of nanostructures

... ... Sandia is a National Nuclear Secur...

Thousands find connection and inspiration at nation's largest autism conference

Autism affects an estimated 1 in 250 births, making the condition more common than childhood cancer, cystic fibrosis and multiple sclerosis combined. Family members of those living with autism are looking for emotional support. Researchers, doctors, and teachers are on a never-ending quest for answers to the latest rumors, to information on the latest finding to emotional support.... When Penn S...

REM sleep behavior disorder at young age linked to antidepressant use

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A Mayo Clinic study has shown that the onset of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) at a younger age appears to be connected to antidepressant use. ...... RBD is a sleep disorder where patients act out their dreams, which are often unpleasant and violent, according to Maja Tippmann-Peikert, M.D., sleep medicine specialist, neurologist and study investigator. This acting out re...

Use of anti-depressant does not decrease risk of relapse for patients with anorexia nervosa

Use of the anti-depressant fluoxetine did not help patients with anorexia nervosa who had restored their body weight maintain that weight or reduce their risk of relapse, according to a study in the June 14 issue of JAMA. ...... Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder primarily affecting young women and marked by an extreme fear of becoming overweight that leads to excessive dieting to the point o...

New study suggests antidepressants save lives

A just published UCLA study suggests that the use of antidepressants to treat depression has saved thousands of lives, despite the concern about a possible link between suicide risk and the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI)....... The lead author of the study is Dr. Julio Licinio, the new chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Un...

Antidepressant drug may prevent recurrence of depression in patients with diabetes

A team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that an antidepressant medication may reduce the risk of recurrent depression and increase the length of time between depressive episodes in patients with diabetes....... "That's important not only because people with diabetes will feel better if we can control their depression. It's also key to helping manage bl...

San Francisco VA Medical Center invites public to celebrate VA Research Week

The US Department of Veterans Affairs will celebrate National VA Research Week, May 7-13, 2006. As part of the nationwide observance, the San Francisco VA Medical Center invites the public to a series of lectures by SFVAMC principal investigators who are also on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and state and national VA officials. ... The program t...

Antidepressant medication may prevent recurring depression in diabetics

The antidepressant sertraline may reduce the risk of recurrent depression and increase the period of time between episodes of depression in patients with diabetes, according to a study in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals....... One of every four patients with diabetes experiences clinical depression, according to background information in the arti...

Antidepressants might reduce risk of colorectal cancer

Use of some antidepressants might reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer, according to researchers reporting in the April issue of The Lancet Oncology. The antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) "might inhibit the growth of colorectal tumours", says lead investigator Prof Jean-Paul Collet (Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Ca...

Renaissance of medicine in the Middle East needed

The Middle East is the most neglected health arena in the world today, states the lead editorial introducing this week's special issue of The Lancet focusing on the region.... ... Though the status of health and medicine in the Middle East today is often compromised by political unrest many laudable efforts, such as the elimination of certain infectious diseases, are underway. The Lancet hopes th...
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