- Researchers Establish Scientific Link Between Acne Treatment And Depression
A drug commonly used to treat severe acne can lead to depressive behaviour in mice, according to research published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Since the drug’s introduction in the early 1980s there have been controversial reports of depression ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2007 - 12:20am
- Roaccutane (Accutane In The US) For Acne Linked To Depression
New research has found that a drug used to treat severe forms of acne, Roaccutane (Accutane in the US), reduces the availability of the chemical serotonin, low levels of which have been linked to aggression and clinical depression. The researchers had prev ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2007 - 12:38pm
- Merck To Release Placebo Info To STEP HIV Vaccine (V520) Participants
On Sept. 21, 2007, the trial sponsors announced that vaccinations in the STEP study of Merck & Co.'s HIV vaccine (V520) were discontinued because the vaccine was not effective (see 'No Efficacy':V520 HIV Vaccine Study), and the available ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2007 - 7:56pm
- Pharmacotherapy For Obesity Unlikely To Work, Says Study
Patients taking anti-obesity drugs will only see “modest” weight loss and many will remain significantly obese or overweight, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. The study, which looked at the long-term effectiveness of anti-obes ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 19 2007 - 1:13am
- Birth Control May Cause Brittle Bones
Taking oral contraceptives can lower a young women’s bone density according to research by LMU Professor of Natural Science Hawley Almstedt and Oregon State University Professor of Natural Science Christine M. Snow. This is the first study to analyze 18-25 ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 4 2007 - 10:30pm
- Caffeine's Miracle Reputation Spreads- Now It Smooths Thighs Too
It could be a late night infomercial- a magical caffeine cream that slenderizes thighs. But a new study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology reports just that- Brazilian researchers studied 99 women treated with a cream consisting mostly of a 7 percent c ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 6 2007 - 12:34pm
- Honey Better For Childhood Cough Than Most Medicines
A new study by a Penn State College of Medicine research team found that honey may offer parents an effective and safe alternative than over the counter children's cough medicines. The study found that a small dose of buckwheat honey given before bedt ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 9 2007 - 7:30am
- Epo May Be Body's Natural Antidepressant
Kamilla Miskowiak, author of a new study published in the December 1st issue of Biological Psychiatry, reports findings that support the evaluation of a potential new antidepressant agent. The researchers evaluated the effects of erythropoietin (Epo), a ho ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 11 2007 - 9:45pm
- Stay Awake Forever: Orexin-A Can Combat The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation
An article in the Journal of Neuroscience by Sam A. Deadwyler, Linda Porrino, Jerome M. Siegel, and Robert E. Hampson might appeal to the beleaguered hospital intern or the college student during finals week- anyone who has to combat sleep deprivation or w ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 31 2007 - 12:31am
- Will Lead Exposure In Youth Lead To Alzheimer's In Old Age?
Early exposure to environmental toxins can lead to diseases much later in life. This week, Wu et al. report that primates exposed to lead as infants showed Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-like pathology years later. From birth to 400 d of age, monkeys were expose ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 1 2008 - 11:21pm