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Painkillers, Ibuprofen – Previously unknown side effects found

Ibuprofen for men is more dangerous than for women? Ibuprofen is one of the most popular and commonly used pain relievers. It is available without prescription and is used against numerous ailments. Is unthinkingly dealing with the pain means? An international research team uncovered recently, previously unknown side effects during long-term use. Apparently, the drug […]

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Slower Gait Speed, Shorter Step Length Tied to Later Depression

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Older people who develop depression have significantly slower gait speed and shorter step length several years before diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Robert Briggs, MB.B.Ch., from Trinity College Dublin, and colleagues used the GAITRite system to assess spatiotemporal […]

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Does social media push teens to depression? New study says no

(HealthDay)—Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction—teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These findings run counter to a series of […]

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What drives patients to use medical marijuana: Mostly chronic pain: New study seeks to understand whether people are using cannabis for evidence-based reasons

Slowly but surely, the stigma surrounding marijuana use is losing its grip in the U.S. Since the 1990s, advocates have pushed for a re-evaluation of cannabis (the plant species name often used interchangeably with marijuana) as a viable treatment for a host of ailments. As of 2018, 33 states and the District of Columbia have […]

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How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months? ‘Game-changing’ study uses four factors to accurately predict severity, longevity of postpartum depression

A new Northwestern Medicine study was able to successfully predict if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth by identifying four maternal characteristics that put her at risk. Identifying these factors early in the postpartum period will allow mothers to seek treatment earlier and improve their chance […]