Category Archives: Meds


Holiday Drinking: How 8 Common Medications Interact with Alcohol

  By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer   |   November 25, 2013 08:15am ET   From the glasses of wine with Thanksgiving dinner to the champagne toast on New Year's, alcohol is often a familiar sight at holiday celebrations. But if you're taking one or more medications a day — whether they're over-the-counter or prescription — is […]

Administration issues final mental health and substance use disorder parity rule

 November  2013 Contact: HHS Press Office: (202) 690-6343; Dept. of Labor: (202) 693-4676; Dept. of Treasury: (202) 622-2960 Administration issues final mental health and substance use disorder parity rule     Final rules break down financial barriers and provide consumer protections The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury today jointly issued […]

How acupuncture can help ease depression:

Treatment alongside medication found to improve illness more than drugs alone By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 18:59 EST, 24 September 2013 | UPDATED: 03:17 EST, 25 September 2013   Acupuncture can help lift people out of depression, research suggests. A British study found that people who had acupuncture alongside their anti-depressants improved more after three months […]

Prescription Sleep Aids a Common Choice for American Insomnia

  By Steven Reinberg   THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) — About 4 percent of American adults — more than 8.5 million people — have used a prescription sleep aid in the past month, and the use increases with age, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. In addition, more women (5 percent) than men (3.1 percent) […]

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 […]

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