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  • FDA OKs Viibryd to Treat Depression

    Jan. 26, 2011 — The FDA has approved a new drug called Viibryd to treat adults with major depressive disorder. Carol Reed, MD, chief medical officer of Clinical Data Inc., tells WebMD that Viibryd offers a new choice for doctors treating people with depression. It is the only antidepressant that is a selective serotonin reuptake […]

  • Half of Pregnant Women, Newborns Risk Flu

    Half of Pregnant Women, Newborns Risk Flu By Daniel J. DeNoonWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Sept. 27, 2012 — Half of pregnant women don’t get flu shots, putting themselves and their child at risk of severe flu. The finding comes from a CDC survey showing that during last year’s flu season, 53% […]

  • Treating Depressed Moms Helps Kids’ Depression

    March 15, 2011 — Children who live with depressed moms are at high risk for depression, but successful treatment of the mother greatly improves the prospects for her child, a study shows. The study followed 80 depressed mothers and their children over time. It showed that depression symptoms, behavioral problems, and other signs of distress […]

  • Ovarian Cancer Patients and Life-Extending Surgery

    Ovarian Cancer Patients and Life-Extending Surgery Advanced age, disease were predictors for receiving only chemo, radiation or nothing at all WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Surgery may significantly extend ovarian cancer patients’ lives, but one in five women does not have the procedure, a […]

  • Drug May Improve Depression and Sleep

    May 17, 2011 — An antidepressant that modifies sleep-wake cycles proved effective for treating major depression while also improving the sleep quality of patients in key studies, according to a newly published study. The melatonin-based drug agomelatine was recently approved in Europe and Australia for the treatment of depression, but studies are still under way […]

  • CDC: Flu Hitting Harder This Year

    CDC: Flu Hitting Harder This Year By Robert LowesMedscape Medical News Jan. 11, 2013 — Flu is hitting the nation harder than it did at this time last year, but it could be peaking in some parts of the country, the CDC said today. CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, said Americans who haven’t yet […]

  • Survey: Talk Therapy as Good as Antidepressants

    June 1, 2010 — Antidepressants are commonly prescribed for treating both anxiety and depression, but talk therapy appears to work just as well as the medications, according to a new survey. People who both take medicine and get therapy fare even better. Nearly 80% of survey respondents with depression or anxiety reported antidepressant use, says […]

  • Flu Continues to Wane, but Deaths Still Epidemic

    Flu Continues to Wane, but Deaths Still Epidemic By Robert LowesMedscape Medical News Jan. 25, 2012 — Flu activity continues to fall in the U.S. even as the death toll, which lags behind the infection rate, continues to rise, according to the CDC. Through the third week of 2013 ending on Jan. 19, the percentage […]

  • Depression: How Long Should You Take Antidepressants?

    If you are considering taking an antidepressant, you may be concerned about how long you’ll need to stay on it. Even if you feel that it will help treat your depression, you may not like taking any medicine if you can help it. You may wonder about side effects or long-term effects of taking a […]

  • Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise

    Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise It has similar effectiveness, safety compared to Herceptin for HER2-positive disease WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For women with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer, a similar but less expensive experimental drug works just as well as the standard drug […]

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