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  • New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

     New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression
    The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report...
  • Cleaning up the grocery cart

     Cleaning up the grocery cart
    Like many children of the '70s, Mindy Greenberg grew up with pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars and green clovers. "Our pantry was full of beautiful colors — sugar cereal, Pop-Tarts and Cheetos," she said. Beyond the plethora of processed...
  • First trial of LSD as medicine in 40 years shows promise

    First trial of LSD as medicine in 40 years shows promise
    For the first time in more than four decades, the drug lysergic acid diethylamide -- better known as LSD -- has been the experimental adjunct to psychotherapy in a controlled clinical trial approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And a newly...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dies amid major comeback of heroin in the U.S.

    NEW YORK -- Sometimes the traffickers inject liquid heroin into jeans so they can ship the drug where it needs to go. Sometimes it's a fake coconut or bananas. In a few cases, according to federal officials, heroin is injected into the bellies of dogs....
  • Norovirus is still going around

    http://www.kidsdr.com Another on call weekend just completed, it seems that gastroenteritis, also known as the "tummy bug" or "stomach flu," is still hanging around. I walked into a lot of exam rooms with tired parents and kids, all of whom had been...
  • Better sleep without pills: Try lifestyle changes and visit your doctor before turning to medication

    The world looks very different at 3 a.m. when you're lying in bed staring at the ceiling--or worse, the clock. All you do is worry, "How will I make it through tomorrow without any sleep?" If you often have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you...
  • Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure

    Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure
    People who eat a vegetarian diet tend to have lower blood pressure than non-vegetarians, according to a new review of past studies. Researchers said for some people, eating a vegetarian diet could be a good way to treat high blood pressure without...
  • Blood pressure pill helps reduce diabetes complications

    Q: My doctor prescribed lisinopril for me because I have diabetes, even though my blood pressure has always been normal. My blood sugar came down to normal on pills. Do I really need another medicine? A: It depends more on your kidneys and your risk of...
  • Unraveling any weight-gain links to stress, cortisol

    Unraveling any weight-gain links to stress, cortisol
    Here's some not especially breaking news: Lots of Americans are over-stressed, and lots of those very same Americans also are overweight. Surely, it would appear, stress must be one of the most fattening things outside of a KFC Double Down sandwich....
  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
  • Regular monitoring detects metabolic changes in patients on antipsychotics

    Q: My daughter has schizophrenia. The psychiatrist at her mental health center prescribed an antipsychotic drug. I know some of these drugs increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. What sort of clinical monitoring do you advise? A:...