Monthly Archives: June 2013

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans take prescription drugs, Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center find

Mayo Clinic Germ fighters, antidepressants, opioids top list; women, elderly likelier to have prescriptions ROCHESTER, Minn. — Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two, Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center researchers say. Antibiotics, antidepressants and painkilling opioids are most commonly prescribed, their study found. […]

Tired and Edgy? Sleep Deprivation Boosts Anticipatory Anxiety

  June 26, 2013 — UC Berkeley researchers have found that a lack of sleep, which is common in anxiety disorders, may play a key role in ramping up the brain regions that contribute to excessive worrying. Neuroscientists have found that sleep deprivation amplifies anticipatory anxiety by firing up the brain's amygdala and insular cortex, […]

Three Canadian companies voluntarily recalling all lots of their antipsychotic medication due to possible contamination issues

  Report a Concern Starting date: May 18, 2013 Posting date: May 18, 2013 Type of communication: Advisory Subcategory: Drugs Source of recall: Health Canada Issue: Contamination Audience: General Public, Healthcare Professionals Identification number: RA-29291 Issue What you should do Who is affected Background Report health or safety concerns Media enquiries Public enquiries What Health […]

Managing traumatic stress: Tips for recovering from disasters and other traumatic events

  Disasters are often unexpected, sudden and overwhelming. In some cases, there are no outwardly visible signs of physical injury, but there is nonetheless a serious emotional toll. It is common for people who have experienced traumatic situations to have very strong emotional reactions. Understanding normal responses to these abnormal events can aid you in […]

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