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Higher Risk Of Stroke, Heart Attack Linked To Long-term Use Of Antidepressants

The longest stringent studies of antidepressants’ safety and efficacy only followed patients for only a couple of years. Yet a greater number of Americans are taking antidepressants like Paxil and Prozac for prolonged periods of time. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, a quarter of people on the medications have used […]

Middle Aged People Are Lonelier Than Older And Younger Ones

Middle-aged people are lonelier than older adults and young people, new research suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 38,000 people in the U.K. who took part of the BBC Loneliness Experiment last year. The lead researchers are: Professor Christina Victor, Brunel University London, Professor Manuela Barreto, University of Exeter, and Professor Pamela Qualter, University of Manchester. […]

Alzheimer’s Family History Associated With Impaired Learning

Adults having a close relative with Alzheimer’s disease do more poorly in online paired-learning tasks than adults without such a family history, new research has found. Additionally, this impairment appears to be worsened by having diabetes or a genetic variation in the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene linked to the disease. The findings may help identify […]