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More than half of adults now on prescription drugs, largely for conditions that can be avoided with simple lifestyle changes

A record number of pharmaceutical drugs were prescribed this past year in England. The United Kingdom’s National Health System (NHS) uncovered an alarming 1.1 million prescriptions for “conditions” that can mostly be avoided with better lifestyle choices. Prescription drug use has become a new societal norm, with mental health declining for numerous people even in an era […]

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Antidepressants Cause the Brain to Be Depleted of Crucial Nutrients

By Twain Yobra Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 12:30pm EST Most pharmaceutical drugs only mask symptoms but never fix the real issue. In fact, some can even cause you more health issues. Many folks are using antidepressants nowadays, but they don’t realize their side effects. Antidepressants can deplete the body of important nutrients, research […]

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What’s killing Americans? Top 10 prescribed medications of 2016 give us a troublesome answer

‘Let food be thy medicine’ is a saying attributed to Hippocrates, who is known as the Father of Modern Medicine. We would be well off to heed his advice, but by and large, we do not, for it is the Standard American Diet that is making us sick. A look at the most often prescribed […]

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Virtual Reality Therapy Could Help People with Depression Find Drug-Free Relief

When most people think of virtual reality (VR), their minds go to video games and being able to be in the middle of the action that right now they can only view on a TV or computer screen. But for some, VR therapy might soon become a viable and safe treatment for depression. VR Helped […]

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OUTRAGE: Big Pharma ordered to pay $70M after concealing adverse effects of cancer drugs and misleading doctors

In a case that clearly illustrates the extent of corruption, callousness and greed on the part of Big Pharma’s cancer industry, two drug companies have been ordered to pay nearly $70 million to settle a federal lawsuit over charges that the companies lied about the effectiveness of a cancer drug. The two companies, Genentech and […]

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Addictive Behavior Related to Low Levels of Oxytocin, the “Love/Bonding Hormone”

The more we understand how nature works, the more we realize just how complex, intricately balanced and ingenious its systems are. One aspect that we are currently gaining more insight into is the human body’s ability to produce natural chemicals and their effects on our general wellbeing. Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by the posterior […]

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How Money From Pharmaceutical Companies Sways Doctors’ Prescriptions

If your doctor receives money or gifts from a drug company, be it payment for a lecture or a free meal, does it influence the medications he or she in turn prescribes? This represents the burning question in an industry saturated with pharmaceutical company involvement. A ProPublica analysis revealed nearly nine in 10 cardiologists, and […]

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Common medicines including cold and flu tablets, heartburn drugs and sleeping pills ‘SHRINK the brain and slow down thinking’

  Ingredients promethazine and diphenhydramine ‘slowed brain function’ Block chemical acetylcholine involved in transmitting electrical impulses Researchers said the drugs had an effect for a month after treatment   A full list of implicated medications can be viewed at Ageing Brain Care  Or scroll down for a full list of the medications listed in the study Common […]

Antidepressant Review Shows Big Pharma Covers Up Links to Suicide

Antidepressant Review Shows Big Pharma Covers Up Links to Suicide

The largest-ever review of the effects of antidepressants on teens uncovered some incredibly disturbing findings, including that the drugs raise the risk of suicide in kids under 18. Now, this link is nothing new. We just reported in September that the selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug Paxil was found to make teens suicidal. In 2005, […]

Unsettling Truth: Most Clinical Trials are Funded by Big Pharma

Unsettling Truth: Most Clinical Trials are Funded by Big Pharma

New research shows a 43% increase in clinical trials funded by drug companies during 2006-2014. Can you say “conflict of interest?” Concerns have been expressed over the past few years about the independence of clinical trials, due to the funding of some trials by corporations with vested interests. New data from Johns Hopkins University suggests […]