Current Health News

October 23, 2014 - Issue 2987


Important Factors Typically Ignored in Mental Health Screening Tests

Taking Antidepressant Drugs

October 23, 2014

Today, 11% of Americans over 12, and one-fourth of women aged 40 to 50 take this drug that's not been shown to work better than a placebo. And sadly, the things that DO help this condition are rarely mentioned. Here's what works far better than drugs.

For Back Pain or Headache, Painkillers Do More Harm Than Good

Using Opioid for Headache

October 23, 2014

Powerful prescription opioids don't work for treating many types of chronic pain, and may result in life-threatening side effects, according to a new position statement by the American Academy of Neurology.