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New Study Rebuts the Claim that Antidepressants Do Not Work - Pharmaceutical Processing - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 15:49

Pharmaceutical Processing

New Study Rebuts the Claim that Antidepressants Do Not Work
Pharmaceutical Processing
A theory that has gained considerable attention in international media, including Newsweek and the CBS broadcast '60 minutes,' suggest that antidepressant drugs, such as the SSRIs, do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. A research group at the ...
Clinical Trials Support Antidepressants Are More Than Just PlacebosIFLScience
Antidepressant Medications are not PlacebosPsychCentral.com

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More men are using antidepressants, but many factors still keep them from seeking mental health help - PhillyVoice.com - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 15:15

PhillyVoice.com

More men are using antidepressants, but many factors still keep them from seeking mental health help
PhillyVoice.com
A report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention looking at the use of antidepressants in Americans from 2011 to 2014 showed more men are taking the treatment than ever before, with almost 1 in 10 men reporting use within the last month of ...

Antidepressant use in Alzheimer's disease increases risk for head injury, TBI - Healio - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 13:49

Antidepressant use in Alzheimer's disease increases risk for head injury, TBI
Healio
Risks for head injuries and traumatic brain injuries were significantly higher among adults newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease who recently began using antidepressants. “Among older persons, antidepressant use has been frequently associated with ...

Clinical Trials Support Antidepressants Are More Than Just Placebos - IFLScience - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 13:21

IFLScience

Clinical Trials Support Antidepressants Are More Than Just Placebos
IFLScience
Undoubtedly the placebo effect provides part of any antidepressants benefit. Giving someone a sugar pill and telling them it is a drug can lead to astonishing improvements, and unsurprisingly that is particularly true for mental conditions. Indeed ...

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Eating too much (or too little) of these 10 foods could hurt you - STLtoday.com - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:03

STLtoday.com

Eating too much (or too little) of these 10 foods could hurt you
STLtoday.com
The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Micha said the foods and nutrients were singled out because of research linking them with the causes of death studied. For example, studies have shown that excess salt can ...

Head injuries in sport must be taken more seriously - Nature.com - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 09:40

Nature.com

Head injuries in sport must be taken more seriously
Nature.com
In a study published on 25 July in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers conducted a posthumous analysis of 202 American-football players who took part in a brain-donation programme (J. Mez et al. J. Am. Med. Assoc. 318, 360–370 ...
Con: Doctors think brain disease caused by repeated blowsVictoria Advocate

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Express Scripts to limit opioid prescriptions - WDEF News 12 - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 09:25

WDEF News 12

Express Scripts to limit opioid prescriptions
WDEF News 12
But the new program from Express Scripts (ESRX) is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the U.S., which believes treatment plans should be left to doctors and their patients.
Seven things to know about Express Scripts' plan to limit opioidsModernMedicine
Express Scripts to limit opioids for first time users: 4 things to knowBecker's Hospital Review

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National Law Review failed to disclose vital info on author - New York Post - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 07:57

New York Post

National Law Review failed to disclose vital info on author
New York Post
16 article “0.44 percent of NFL Brains” — which argues that shocking concussion stats recently cited by the Journal of the American Medical Association were drawn from a limited and biased sampling of cases — also failed to mention that Corleto's law ...

Arkansas doctors: Health insurance to pay for mammograms - Miami Herald - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 05:17

Arkansas doctors: Health insurance to pay for mammograms
Miami Herald
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that a 2014 study by the Journal of the American Medical Association found screenings that use digital and 3-D mammography detected 41 percent more invasive cancers and reduced false positive findings ...

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Arkansas doctors: Health insurance to pay for mammograms - News & Observer - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 05:01

Arkansas doctors: Health insurance to pay for mammograms
News & Observer
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that a 2014 study by the Journal of the American Medical Association found screenings that use digital and 3-D mammography detected 41 percent more invasive cancers and reduced false positive findings ...

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