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Antidepressants Double Risk Of Suicide And Aggression In Young People, Study Finds

Antidepressants Double Risk Of Suicide And Aggression In Young People, Study Finds | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
We’ve been using them since the ‘50s, yet we are still unravelling the effects of antidepressants. The entire basis for their use – that depression results from a chemical imbalance in the brain – is disputed, and while their consumption has skyrocketed in recent decades, there is little evidence to show that they are much better than a placebo.
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Which Substance Is Your Country Addicted to?

Which Substance Is Your Country Addicted to? | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
For thousands of years, drugs have been a fundamental part of culture, society, and the human experience. Even as we zip into the current age of technological growth and boundless information, a surprising amount of the world is still viewed through a mind-altered haze. Statistics on the world’s drug use provides interesting insight into how we view these habits and how we try to tackle abuse of these substances.
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The Legal Drug That Kills More People Than Heroin

The Legal Drug That Kills More People Than Heroin | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Since Nixon declared a “war on drugs” during a speech in 1971 drug policy has been dominated by a certain style of aggressive tactics and rhetoric to curb recreational drug-use, arguably driven less by science and statistics and more by economics and emotion. Last year, over $51 billion (£34 billion) was spent towards this cause in the U.S. alone.
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Which Countries Consume The Most Antidepressants?

Which Countries Consume The Most Antidepressants? | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
In most developed countries, the use of antidepressants has risen over the past 15 years. But which country is the highest consumer?
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Why Has The Death Rate Of Middle-Aged White Americans Risen So Suddenly?

Why Has The Death Rate Of Middle-Aged White Americans Risen So Suddenly? | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
With massive advances in medicine, better diagnoses and easier access to help, death rates in most developed countries – and within most age and ethnic groups – are understandably falling. But it turns out that this isn’t true for everyone, as a recent study has found that bucking these trends, the death rates for middle-aged white Americans over the past 15 years have actually been rising.
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GM Tomatoes Contain 50 Red Wine Bottles' Worth Of Resveratrol

GM Tomatoes Contain 50 Red Wine Bottles' Worth Of Resveratrol | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Resveratrol, a compound produced by a range of plants, has been making headlines over the last year or so, with studies sharply divided on how beneficial said molecule may or may not be to human health.
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WHO links processed meat to cancer: Social media reacts - CNN.com

WHO links processed meat to cancer: Social media reacts - CNN.com | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The WHO has linked processed meats including bacon and sausage to cancer -- and vegetarians are getting a tiny bit smug on Twitter.
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iHMED. 14,315 likes · 22 talking about this. The iHMED project is the first interactive medical website of its kind developed by a physician in...
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8 essential health and wellness items for the all-natural enthusiast

8 essential health and wellness items for the all-natural enthusiast | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
A list of all-natural products that will help you reach your health and fitness goals.
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New Artificial Pancreas Could Be A Life Changer For Type 1 Diabetics | IFLScience

New Artificial Pancreas Could Be A Life Changer For Type 1 Diabetics | IFLScience | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Life isn’t easy for people with Type 1 diabetes. The inability to properly control blood sugar levels carries all sorts of risks, like seizures, heart attacks, nerve damage and ultimately an early grave. So it’s understandable scientists are investing a considerable amount of time, brain power and cash into making the condition more manageable. And they’re getting somewhere.
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WiFi All Set to Transform the Healthcare Sector | Press Center | Inspire WiFi

WiFi All Set to Transform the Healthcare Sector | Press Center | Inspire WiFi | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
WiFi All Set to Transform the Healthcare Sector - Inspire WiFi News.
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Antidepressant Trial’s Upended Results Show Need For Sharing All Data | IFLScience

Antidepressant Trial’s Upended Results Show Need For Sharing All Data | IFLScience | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
In 2001, a “landmark” study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry purported to show the safety and effectiveness of using a common antidepressant to treat adolescents. But soon after its publication, both researchers and journalists raised questions about the research.
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Lower Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Be ‘Lifesaving,’ Federal Study Says - The New York Times

Lower Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Be ‘Lifesaving,’ Federal Study Says - The New York Times | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study finds that bringing blood pressure down below current recommendations may greatly reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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Death Rate For Young White Americans Is Rising, Due To Opioid Overdoses

Death Rate For Young White Americans Is Rising, Due To Opioid Overdoses | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Throughout history, advancements in healthcare and technology have typically been accompanied by decreasing mortality rates, with this trend only halted by exceptional factors such as wars, natural disasters or disease epidemics.
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Happiness Doesn’t Bring Good Health, Study Finds

Happiness Doesn’t Bring Good Health, Study Finds | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
A study published on Wednesday found that “happiness and related measures of well-being do not appear to have any direct effect on mortality.”
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Just One Antibiotic Treatment Can Alter Your Gut Microbiome For A Year

Just One Antibiotic Treatment Can Alter Your Gut Microbiome For A Year | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The same antibiotic treatment can elicit very different responses from your mouth microbes and from your gut microbes. While the microscopic communities living in your mouth rebound quickly, just one course of antibiotics can disrupt the gut microbiome for months, sometimes even up to a year, according to findings published in mBio this week. 
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New Study Reveals What A Single Energy Drink Does To Your Body

New Study Reveals What A Single Energy Drink Does To Your Body | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Energy drinks are loaded with stimulants and, more often than not, sugar as well. That shouldn’t come as a shock; it’s in the name. So surprise surprise, chugging these things is probably not great for your body. But with headlines suggesting just one can of the stuff could raise your heart disease risk, some Red Bull connoisseurs may already be panicking about their poor tickers.   
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Banana Molecule Fights HIV And Hepatitis C

Banana Molecule Fights HIV And Hepatitis C | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists often discover disease-fighting compounds in all sorts of weird and wonderful places. Anti-cancer molecules have been found in corals and wasp venom of all places, and antibacterial agents have been sourced from the bright blue blood of horseshoe crabs.
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Mediterranean diet may slow aging of the brain - CNN.com

Mediterranean diet may slow aging of the brain - CNN.com | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
A Mediterranean diet -- mostly vegetables, fruit, beans and cereals -- may slow aging in our brains, according to a new study running in the journal Neurology.
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Seven Myths About Dyslexia Put To Rest | IFLScience

Seven Myths About Dyslexia Put To Rest | IFLScience | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
As researchers who study dyslexia, we often read articles or overhear conversations that completely misunderstand what dyslexia is – or how it can be treated. Dyslexia is the term used to describe someone with reading difficulties – and it affects up to 10% of Australians.
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Research Proving Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells Safely Has Been Suppressed Since 1974! | Healthy Life Tricks

Research Proving Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells Safely Has Been Suppressed Since 1974! | Healthy Life Tricks | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
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Drug Treats Protein That May Cause Alzheimer's Disease | IFLScience

Drug Treats Protein That May Cause Alzheimer's Disease | IFLScience | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The drug salsalate has been found to prevent and even reverse the development of tau protein tangles in mice with a condition similar to Alzheimer's disease. While so far the success is only in animals, salsalate has a head start on other potential treatments as it has already passed the safety trials required to be used to treat arthritis.
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Breakthrough in 3D technology as new technique regenerates complex nerves - Medical News Today

Breakthrough in 3D technology as new technique regenerates complex nerves - Medical News Today | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers in the US have engineered a technique to regenerate complex nerves that could help people with sciatica and regain other sensory motor functions after injury.
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Vitamin D May Protect Against Cognitive Decline | IFLScience

Vitamin D May Protect Against Cognitive Decline | IFLScience | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
People aged over 60 with vitamin D deficiencies are more prone to losing brain power, according to a new study. While the cause of the relationship remains unclear, it adds to a growing body of research indicating insufficient vitamin D could be harmful in a remarkably diverse number of ways.
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A Possibly Lifesaving Guide to Heart Attacks - The New York Times

A Possibly Lifesaving Guide to Heart Attacks - The New York Times | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Some signs that you may be having a heart attack, and what you should do.
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#HighBloodPressure - The study found that patients who were assigned to reach a systolic blood pressure goal below 120 — far lower than current guidelines of 140, or 150 for people over 60 — had their risk of heart attacks, heart failure and strokes reduced by a third and their risk of death reduced by nearly a quarter. #SeniorCare #Seniors #HealthCare #Caregiving #Caregivers