Vaccination May Increase Risk of Childhood Psychiatric Disorders, Study Finds

Children with anorexia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety and tic disorders were more likely to have had a recent vaccination, according to a new study based on a database of privately insured children’s medical claims. The pilot study, from Penn State and Yale University researchers, found that children with a new diagnosis of some rare […]

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Pharma Gave Doctor “The Best Night of His Life” for Writing Narcotic Prescriptions

  Clubbing until 4 am, “free dinners with friends” at posh restaurants. Insys racketeering arrests across the US and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s payout for illicit marketing of antipsychotic drug to children and eldery the latest scandals to plague the pharmaceutical industry  Several pharmaceutical executives and managers, formerly employed by Insys Therapeutics, Inc., were arrested Thursday on charges that they […]

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Depression: it’s not your brain it’s your thyroid

    As antidepressant use soars, Celeste McGovern investigates a renegade psychiatrist’s view that mental health may be all in your thyroid, not in your head The use of antidepressants has increased year on year across the globe since 2000. The leading antidepressant prescriber, the US, the home of direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising, saw more than […]

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