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Antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults, concludes study

Meta-analysis of 522 trials includes the largest amount of unpublished data to date, and finds that antidepressants are more effective than placebo for short-term treatment of acute depression ...

15 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Opioid abuse leads to heroin use and a hepatitis C epidemic, researcher says

Heroin is worse than other drugs because people inject it much sooner, potentially resulting in increased risk of injection-related epidemics such as hepatitis C and HIV, a Keck School of Medicine ...

3 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Herbal drug kratom linked to salmonella illnesses, CDC says

(HealthDay)—The popular botanical drug kratom is already under fire from U.S. health officials as an addictive opioid, and now new reports are linking its use with salmonella poisoning.

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B

NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal advisory panel on Wednesday recommended a new vaccine against hepatitis B....

Wed 21 Feb 18 from AP

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Do pain medications carry different heart risks?

Prior studies have suggested that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be linked with higher cardiovascular risks, but few have assessed potential different cardiovascular risk ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Genetic study paves way for new neuropathic pain treatments

A pioneering, multi-institutional research group has conducted an in-depth analysis of the molecular differences between the most common symptoms associated with neuropathic pain. The project ...

12 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts ...

Tue 20 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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New glaucoma drugs yield large, lasting reductions in intraocular pressure

New Rochelle, NY, February 21, 2018-Two novel ocular hypotensive agents that have just been approved for use in humans—netarsudil and latanoprostene bunod (LBN)—greatly reduce intraocular pressure, ...

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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Flu shot during pregnancy poses no harm to baby

(HealthDay)—There's some good news for expecting moms who are trying to weather a brutal flu season—a new study shows that getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy causes no harm to newborns.

Tue 20 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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Early results from clinical trials not all they're cracked up to be, shows new research

When people are suffering from a chronic medical condition, they may place their hope on treatments in clinical trials that show early positive results. However, these results may be grossly ...

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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