Antidepressant Side Effects vs. Benefits: Does it Really Work?

December 27, 2019 Hill Fox 0

Antidepressant Side Effects vs. Benefits: Do antidepressants work? Yes for some people and no for others — and right now, there’s a pressing need for scientists to determine who benefits and who doesn’t. That’s the conclusion we came to after scouring the most recent analyses of studies done in the last decades, both published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. One study was led by a University of Chicago statistician and expert in psychometrics and […]

HRT Side Effects: Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefits vs. Side Effects

December 26, 2019 Hill Fox 0

HRT Side Effects and Benefits: Does hormone replacement therapy (HRT) help women? Beyond treating menopausal symptoms, does it harm women? The results from research over the past 20 years has been conflicting — and a new analysis of a longitudinal study shows that women who used estrogen alone as HRT for about six years had a lower risk of developing breast cancer up to five years after they stopped taking it. The analysis, reported in […]

Sleeping Pills Side Effects: Higher Cancer Risk?

December 25, 2019 Hill Fox 0

Sleeping Pills Side Effects: Higher Cancer Risk? New findings suggests that people who take sleeping pills may have a death risk four times higher than those who don’t, as well as a raised risk for cancer. If we go by the sales and prescriptions for sleep aids, it seems that developed nations have turned into nations of sleepless people. Doctors say around a third of people in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, […]

Selenium Side Effects, Safety Risks, and Benefits

December 24, 2019 Hill Fox 0

Selenium Side Effects, Safety Risks, and Benefits. Study says selenium supplements could be harmful. Americans and Canadians don’t need selenium supplements. But they are going over the recommended upper limits that presents health risks in the long-term. Are selenium supplements good for you? Yes and no. And like most things in life, moderation is the key. A new review of studies shows that most people in Canada and the U.S. get enough selenium in their […]

Yervoy (Ipilimumab) & Zelboraf (Vemurafenib) Effectiveness & Survival Rates

December 23, 2019 Hill Fox 0

New skin cancer drug vemurafenib fights melanoma well, improves patient outcomes — study : Skin cancers are common and one kind is deadly. In the world, they’re among most common forms of cancers, accounting for one in three cancers diagnosed. In the United States, they’re the most common cancers. According to the World Health Organization, over two million cases of skin cancer occur worldwide each year — including some 132,000 cases of malignant melanoma, the […]