Medications News

Antidepressant Link to Newborn Lung Risk

June 18th, 2014
There appears to be a slightly raised risk of breathing difficulties among babies of women taking antidepressants in late pregnancy, new research suggests. Dr. Sophie Grigoriadis of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Canada, and her team say that women taking antidepressants during pregnancy ...

Iron Levels May Help Fine-Tune ADHD Diagnosis

June 18th, 2014
A new radiology study finds that brain iron levels may serve as a biomarker in the diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and help to fine-tune diagnosis. Psychostimulant medications such as Ritalin are among the drugs commonly used to reduce ADHD symptoms. Psychostimulants affect levels ...

Imaging Suggests Evidence of Biological Basis for Adult ADHD

June 11th, 2014
Imaging Suggests Evidence of Biological Basis for Adult ADHDEmerging research discovers adults who have recovered from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have different levels of brain activity than adults who still suffer from ADHD. In a ...

New Research Finds Small Molecule May Help Battle Depression

June 8th, 2014
New Research Finds Small Molecule May Help Battle DepressionThe levels of a small molecule found only in humans and other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to new research. In a ...

SSRIs During Pregnancy Tied to Uptick in Autism

June 4th, 2014
SSRIs During Pregnancy Tied to Uptick in AutismA new study suggests using common antidepressant medications during pregnancy may contribute to a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, although this risk is ...

Depression Linked with Early Death for Older Diabetics

June 1st, 2014
Study Finds Link Between Depression and Early Death for Older Diabetics A new study links depression to a far greater chance for early death among diabetics age 65 and older than people of the same ...

Patient Choice of Treatment for PTSD Can Lead to Cost Savings

May 29th, 2014
Empowering Patients on Choice of Care, Improves PTSD Cost-Effectiveness A new cost-analysis of post-traumatic stress disorder treatments shows that letting patients choose their course of treatment -- either psychotherapy or medication -- is less expensive ...

Mice Study: Strict Diet Hinders Breast Cancer

May 27th, 2014
Mice Study:  Strict Diet Hinders Breast Cancer Strict caloric restrictions have been found to improve lifespan in mice with an aggressive form of breast cancer. As discussed in the journal Breast Cancer Research and ...

Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Recurring

May 27th, 2014
Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer RecurringEmerging research suggests lifestyle changes in the form of healthy eating and regular exercise can decrease the risk of breast cancer recurrence and mortality. Two studies from ...

Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut Back

May 25th, 2014
Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut BackHomeless alcoholics who received monthly injections of an anti-craving medication experienced fewer cravings and lowered their consumption of alcohol, according to a preliminary study from the University of Washington. Participants ...