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Antidepressants and Osteoporosis

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
The question is are depressed people susceptible to osteoporosis or do the drugs they take cause osteoporosis. The data favors the latter. Len and Vicki discuss the data.                  

Antidepressants Linked to Thicker Arteries

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Antidepressants have now been linked to arteriosclerosis. Studies on the thickness of the carotid artery show that there is a progression of arteriosclerosis that is four times more than normal if someone is on an SSRI antidepressant in identical twins when one is on an SSRI antidepressant the other is not. This adds to the welln known dangers of using these...

Assisted Death vs Assisted Suicide

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
Assisted suicide or assisted death is discussed as an approach to thoughtful treatment of end of life issues. Conventional medicine does not consider this option. Looking at death as the final learning process is discussed. Medical practice should be beyond business and convention. Patients are often so convinced that modern medicine is correct that there is...

Bullying Linked to Family Violence

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Both bullies and their victims are more likely to live with violence at home and are associated with increase likelihood of suicide, substance abuse, and poor academic achievement. Kids don't often have the tools needed to deal with domestic abuse and do the best they can to cope with situations that they are ill-equipped to manage. It is necessary to...

Does Tamiflu Work?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  The World Health Organization and the CDC class Tamiflu as an essential drug and many countries have stockpiled the drug at great expense. However, in a recent article in the Public Library of Science, this premise is being challenged. Roche Pharmaceuticals has refused to release the scientific research related to this question. The public is paying...

Drugs for Depression and Heart Risks

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Newer antidepressants are being promoted as better than the older ones. The bottom line is that when drugs go off patent, the drug companies have a need to convince MDs and the public that they should purchase their newer, more profitable products. There are problems with antidepressants that include increased risk of suicide, osteoporosis, and heart...

Faults in Medical School Training

submitted by: admin on 05/29/2024
Even medical school faculties acknowledge the outrageous stresses put on med students, interns and residents. This explains why we continue to see high rates of suicide, drug addiction, divorce, and more in this group.

Is Chantix Safe to Help Quit Smoking?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Pfizer's drug, Chantix, has already been linked to psychiatric side effects, but now has been found to increase the risk of heart attack in people with a history of heart disease. The risk in the placebo group was 0.9% and in the group on Chantix the risk was 200% higher with a percentage of 2.0. 2.3% needed coronary bypass procedures compared to 0.9% in...

It Is Not About Covid Anymore

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2020
We're all getting very tired of hearing about Covid 19 and Black Lives  Matter. The path we're on in dealing with these disasters is taking us  down the wrong rabbit hole. We have not only failed to find a cure in  the mainstream for either problem but we also have failed our economy  and our spirit. Addiction to drugs and...

Medical Student Burnout

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Medical students are abused with long working hours and teaching methods. It is no wonder that 11% of med students contemplate suicide and that there's such a high rate of drug abuse, divorce, and suicide among MDs.          

More Problems With Antidepressants: Do They Cause Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 11/07/2014
A meta-analysis of 61 studies that was published in the prestigious Public Library of Science looked at the relationship between antidepressant usage and breast and ovarian cancer. There was a statistically significant increase in risk for both these cancers in women on SSRI antidepressants. The findings remain controversial because women with breast cancer who...

Should Physician Assisted Suicide be Legalized?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Oregon and Washington have legalized physician-assisted suicide and now Vermont is considering this option as well. Since 1998 in the state of Oregon there have been 1050 requests for doctor-assisted suicide and of those 673 have taken their lives. Both the patient's primary care physician and a consulting doctor must agree and patients must administer...

The Precedence of Psychiatric Illness in Gangs

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  A study in the UK published in the July 2013 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry showed that gang members and violent men aged 18-34 had a very high incidence of antisocial behavior (86%), alcoholism (66%), drug addiction (57%), suicide attempts (34%), and anxiety (59%). They blamed this on a much higher incidence of psychiatric illness than...

The Tamiflu Deception

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Roche pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Tamiflu, has refused for 3 years to release key data from their Tamiflu research trial that "justifies" its use in influenza to the prestigious Cochrane Review. What are they trying to hide? Why has the FDA, CDC, and WHO endorsed using Tamiflu within the first 48 hours of symptoms of the flu when...

Tylenol Over Use Can Be Fatal

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Repeated doses of slightly too much Tylenol can be fatal. These patients had a higher fatality rate than single doses taken as a suicidal attempt. It take about 15 grams of a single dose to lead to liver failure and the possible need for a liver transplant. Taking just 3 times the recommended dosage can lead to liver failure and death in some people....

US Epidemic of Mental Illness

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Sixty million US adults suffered from mental illness in 2011 and 11 million were serious enough that they had major difficulty with at least one or major life activities. This came at a cost of $300 billion in 2002 and is likely much greater today. Twenty three percent of women and 17% of men were mentally illand 30% of those between the ages...

What Does Your Doctor Worry About?

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2015
An article published in WebMd in December of 2014 interviewed 21,000 MDs to see what they worried about in making decisions about patient care. Issues included assisted suicide, abortion, patient confidentiality, medical mistakes, financial matters, sexual relationships, reporting incompetent doctors, and using placebos.  Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki discuss...

When is it Okay to Take an Antidepressant

submitted by: admin on 09/13/2014
In our pharmaceutically oriented culture, antidepressants are often looked as the solution for depression. We want the quickest fix that will get us back on our feet and back to work. And the medical profession has been trained to resort to using antidepressants, especially the SSRI type that include Prosac, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, and Luvox rather than...

Why We Should Drug Test Doctors and Nurses

submitted by: admin on 11/19/2014
In November of 2014 voters in California voted against making it mandatory for doctors to undergo drug testing. None of us want to believe that our MD might be drinking too much or taking drugs, but then none of us would want a doctor who was drinking or taking drugs! There is a lot of data showing that doctors and nurses are especially vulnerable to these problems....

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