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title pic IVF and Birth Defects

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on June 4, 2012

First, this news should not scare anyone off. Every friend I have who has undergone in vitro fertilization (and there are a lot of them) has gone on to have wonderful, healthy children. In fact, medical experts agree that the overwhelming majority of children conceived using reproductive assistance will be fine. But if you are […]

title pic Dads and Post-partum Depression

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on May 16, 2012

Post-partum depression is most often seen as something that only mothers go through. But that is simply not the case. Even dads can develop the condition. While as much as 15 percent of new mothers develop post-partum depression, 10 percent of men go through it, as well. Symptoms for post-partum in men are very much […]

title pic Study Suggests Parkinson’s Patients Can Safely Take Antidepressants

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on May 3, 2012

If you suffer from Parkinson’s Disease and are thinking about taking antidepressants, you may be happy to know that a new study has found that you can take antidepressants without suffering from any added complications to your condition. “Depression is the No. 1 factor negatively affecting the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease,” […]

title pic New Study Shows How Antidepressants Really Work

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 30, 2012

While most of us know what an antidepressant medication is, one thing that stands out in my mind is that most of us have no clue just how these drugs work. This is particularly true with SSRI antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. That may be changing as a new Princeton study conducted on Zoloft […]

title pic Study: Race and Medicaid is a Factor in Who’s Prescribed Antidepressants

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 26, 2012

According to a new study, race may play a role in which depressed patients will be prescribed antidepressant medications (including Celexa, Zoloft and Prozac). This study was conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. What the researchers discovered during the study is that African-Americans and Hispanics with major depressive disorders […]

title pic Another Study Links SSRIs, PPHN

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on April 25, 2012

As careful as we are with our kids, it’s easy and natural to get a little complacent sometimes. I’ve certainly had those moments of “Do I really need to reapply the sun block?” and on especially hectic, have-to-get-to-a-meeting mornings I have (kind of) convinced myself that donuts are, in fact, the true Breakfast of Champions. […]

title pic FDA Updates Warnings Against Celexa

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 19, 2012

It looks like the antidepressant drug Celexa (citalopram) is back on the chopping block: The FDA recently called for the addition of heart problem warnings on the drug’s labels. “Citalopram should no longer be used at doses greater than 40 mg per day because it could cause potentially dangerous abnormalities in the electrical activity of […]

title pic Study Asks: “Can Brain Remember Past Antidepressant Reaction?”

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 16, 2012

According to information from a new study, the brain’s past recollections of antidepressant use may be a deciding factor in how the brain reacts to antidepressant use now. This new study asks, “Can the brain remember past antidepressant reactions?” Since depression is an often-recurring condition that pops in and out of a person’s lifetime, many […]

title pic Drugmakers ‘Depressed’ Over Antidepressants

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 9, 2012

In what can only be viewed as irony, the halt in the development of a novel antidepressant — caused when the researchers realized that the drugs being considered aren’t groundbreaking in comparison to pills that are already on the market — seems to have depressed drug makers hoping to create the next big thing in […]

title pic FDA Panel Recommends New Diet Pill

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on April 2, 2012

While many moms are always on the hunt for a little bit of help when trying to get rid of that pesky baby weight, the newest diet pill to potentially be approved by the FDA is definitely not the answer for women who are or may become pregnant. Qnexa was recently recommended for approval by […]