1 in 3 people would risk shorter life rather than take daily pill to avoid heart disease

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015 American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report American Heart Association One in three people say they would risk living a shorter life instead of taking a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Researchers at the University of…

Psychological side-effects of anti-depressants worse than thought

– While the biological side-effects of antidepressants, such as weight gain and nausea, are well documented, the psychological and interpersonal effects have been largely ignored or denied. They appear to be alarmingly common.” –  suffering from ‘sexual difficulties’ (62%) – ‘feeling emotionally numb’ (60%) – ‘feeling not like myself’ (52%) – ‘reduction in positive feelings’…

Chronic hepatitis C: Interferon may be harmful in re-treatment: “may face an increased risk of dying sooner”

Contact: Jennifer Beal sciencenewsroom@wiley.com 44-012-437-70633 Wiley People with hepatitis C and chronic liver disease who relapsed or failed to respond to initial treatment are unlikely to improve on interferon retreatment. In fact, they may face an increased risk of dying sooner, and are likely to experience a variety of adverse effects, according to an updated…

First comprehensive paper on statins’ adverse effects released: Benefits have not been found to exceed their risks in those over 70 or 75 years old, even those with heart disease

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego Provides evidence for reported side effects including muscle and cognitive problems A paper co-authored by Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and director of UC San Diego’s…

49th Health Research Report 04 FEB 2009 – Reconstruction

Editors Top Five:   1. Stream in India has record high levels of drugs 2. First comprehensive paper on statins’ adverse effects released 3. Hypertension and cholesterol medications present in water released into the St. Lawrence River 4. Rochester study raises new questions about controversial plastics chemical 5. Blue light destroys antibiotic-resistant staph infection  …

Food additives increase levels of hyperactivity in children in the general population

Repost for filing 2007 Contact: Sarah Watts s.a.watts@soton.ac.uk 44-023-805-93807 Lancet Artificial food colour and additives (AFCA) commonly found in children’s food exacerbate hyperactive behaviours in children at least up to middle childhood, according to an online Article published today (Thursday, September 6, 2007) by The Lancet. Importantly, these adverse effects are reported in children in…