medications

Trump Official Won't Admit His Boss Is Giving Dangerous Medical Advice On Hydroxychloroquine

Trump Official Won't Admit His Boss Is Giving Dangerous Medical Advice On Hydroxychloroquine

After Trump blurted out at a press conference last week that he's supposedly been taking hydroxychloroquine preventatively for two weeks, despite FDA warnings, a recent Lancet study found there were
Emergency Room Visits for Drug Overdose Linked to Increased Risk for Suicide Later

Emergency Room Visits for Drug Overdose Linked to Increased Risk for Suicide Later

New research finds that patients who visited the emergency room for an opioid overdose are 100 times more likely to die by drug overdose in the year after being discharged...
Mouse Study Unveils Mechanism Behind Med-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s

Mouse Study Unveils Mechanism Behind Med-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s

A new mouse study led by Scripps Research Institute may have discovered a key cause of dyskinesia — a debilitating movement disorder often caused by the dopamine-replacement drugs used to...
Mice/Human Studies Suggest Immune System Influences OCD

Mice/Human Studies Suggest Immune System Influences OCD

In a series of lab and human studies, British researchers have discovered that individuals suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have increased levels of a protein called Immuno-moodulin
Mouse Study IDs Key Brain Region Involved in Binge Drinking

Mouse Study IDs Key Brain Region Involved in Binge Drinking

Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have discovered that binge drinking in mice decreases when a particular stress-signaling system in the brain is deactivated. The
Lab/Human Study: Blood Test May Reveal Which Patients Will Not Respond to Antidepressants

Lab/Human Study: Blood Test May Reveal Which Patients Will Not Respond to Antidepressants

Depression is a common mental condition that affects around 10% of the population. Antidepressant medications are the first-line treatment for moderate to severe major depressive episodes.
Study Questions Whether Marijuana Helps With Severe Pain

Study Questions Whether Marijuana Helps With Severe Pain

A new study finds it’s not clear whether medical marijuana is effective for severe pain. The study found that medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain...
Opioid Prescriptions Linked to Obesity

Opioid Prescriptions Linked to Obesity

More than a quarter of long-term opioid prescriptions in the United States are given to obese people, according to new research. Two new studies from the Boston University School of...
Study Probes Mental Health Effects of Hormonal Birth Control

Study Probes Mental Health Effects of Hormonal Birth Control

Women using hormonal birth control such as the pill, patch or ring describe associated mental health issues as more significant than any lessening of sexual desire, according to a new...
Revisiting Psychedelic Drugs to Treat Psychiatric Illness

Revisiting Psychedelic Drugs to Treat Psychiatric Illness

Before psychedelic drugs were banned in the 1970’s, psilocybin (the active compound in “magic mushrooms”) and LSD (acid) had shown promise for treating conditions such as alcoholism and some
Placebo Effect in Psychedelic Drug Studies May Be Stronger Than Once Believed

Placebo Effect in Psychedelic Drug Studies May Be Stronger Than Once Believed

While there has been a lot of recent interest in using psychedelic drugs to treat depression, a new study suggests that — in the right context — some people may...
Finland Study: Seclusion, Restraint Still Common in Psychiatric Care

Finland Study: Seclusion, Restraint Still Common in Psychiatric Care

While the use of coercive measures in psychiatric care such as seclusion, restraint and involuntary medication has declined over the years, a new Finnish study reveals that these measures are...
Daily Aspirin May Not Reduce Dementia Risk

Daily Aspirin May Not Reduce Dementia Risk

A new Australian study finds that, contrary to popular belief, taking low-dose aspirin once a day does not appear to lower the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by...
Researchers ID Substance That May Ease Side Effects of Tricyclic Antidepressants

Researchers ID Substance That May Ease Side Effects of Tricyclic Antidepressants

Danish researchers have discovered a new substance that may help relieve some of the more severe side effects of tricyclic antidepressants. Tricyclic antidepressants, such clomipramine (Anafranil) and
ADHD Drugs Cause Brain to Focus on Benefits of Work, Not the Costs

ADHD Drugs Cause Brain to Focus on Benefits of Work, Not the Costs

It has long been assumed that stimulant drugs, such as Ritalin and Adderall, work by helping people focus. Now a new study, published in the journal Science, shows that these...
Ohio Study IDs Those at Highest Risk for Opioid Addiction

Ohio Study IDs Those at Highest Risk for Opioid Addiction

A research team, led by the University of Cincinnati, looked at Ohio Health Department records from 2010 to 2017 to help identify the populations at greatest risk of opioid overdose....

HIV pill fails while flu medication helps in early coronavirus drug trials

The clinical research on the flu drug favipiravir augers well for another anti-viral, Gilead Sciences’s experimental drug remdesivir, which is also undergoing clinical trials in China.
Opioids for Pain After Tooth Pulled May Not Be Needed

Opioids for Pain After Tooth Pulled May Not Be Needed

A new study finds that the use of opioids to soothe the pain of a pulled tooth could be drastically reduced or eliminated altogether. For the study, researchers at the...
Evidence Gap Stymies Research into Global Opioid Overuse

Evidence Gap Stymies Research into Global Opioid Overuse

New research finds that while the use of opioids for non-chronic pain is widespread, information on the dose and duration of opioids in cases outside the United States is insufficient....
Study Warns Pregnant Women Off Marijuana As Stress Reliever

Study Warns Pregnant Women Off Marijuana As Stress Reliever

As the recreational use of marijuana becomes more common, providers warn that consumption of the substance may have dangerous side-effects during pregnancy. The new study discovered that women who