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|8/6/2014 - Lexapro is an anti-depressant that's been prescribed millions of times since it was first introduced, and physicians continue to prescribe it today, despite the fact that the drug -- along with other drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs -- has been associated with significant...|
|7/24/2014 - Of all the potential side effects associated with antidepressant drug use, weight gain is one of the most familiar. Reports indicate that as many as 25 percent of people who take antidepressant medications like Lexapro and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) wind up gaining weight...|
|7/16/2014 - Each year, millions of Americans are prescribed the anti-depressant drug Paxil, which belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. These powerful medications have a direct bearing on the chemistry of your brain and the way the nerves in your brain respond to...|
|7/1/2014 - Did you know that a substance added to the foods you may be eating every day has been connected to a multitude of physical ailments, including everything from obesity to Alzheimer's? And here's the worst part: The food industry has been aware of this issue for decades yet uses this substance anyway....|
|5/22/2014 10:57:20 PM - Millions of Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol levels. While these highly prescribed drugs may seem like a magical cure-all for high cholesterol, the truth is that statins lead to a multitude of dangerous -- and sometimes fatal -- conditions. Read on to learn why statins' side effects...|
|2/6/2014 - It is as if we are living in total "idiocracy" - that any human being would even consider any medication advertised on television with all those crazy side effects, like internal bleeding, loss of vision, coma, feelings of suicide and death. It's literally insulting to intelligence, yet millions of...|
|8/24/2013 - Pharmaceutical companies are not going out of business any time soon, in fact, they are growing at an alarming rate, and its all thanks to laziness and ignorance on the part of most Americans. The great, old USA appetite calls for three hot meals a day, usually consisting of meat, milk, some processed...|
|7/22/2013 - Today I'm pleased to announce the launch of SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a powerful new portal into the wealth of scientific literature that documents nutritional cures, toxic chemicals (including heavy metals), benefits of holistic therapies, the dangers of prescription medications and much more.
|4/23/2013 - Side Effects is a fictional film starring the likes of Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones, directed by Steven Soderbergh, that looks at the possible side effects of prescription psychiatric drugs on the mind and human actions.
According to screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, Side Effects had its origin about...|
|4/5/2013 - Hollywood has taken an unanticipated, but obviously appropriate, interest in the subject of antidepressant drugs in the new psychological "thriller-neo-noir" film Side Effects, which is currently making the rounds in theaters nationwide. Like the name portends, Side Effects draws attention to the real-life...|
|3/31/2013 - Despite its massive $5 billion annual budget, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is failing miserably at keeping tabs on the full extent of harmful side effects caused by FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs, according to a new study. A cohort of researchers from Microsoft, Stanford University,...|
|3/10/2013 - Watching television commercials funded by Big Pharma to promote statin drugs could injure your health. Sound crazy? Read on.
A new study by Dr. Jeff Niederdeppe from Cornell University and colleagues concludes that TV ads appear to drive over-diagnosis of high cholesterol and over-treatment with...|
|2/9/2013 - Breast cancer survivors in online message boards complain regularly about the side effects associated with post-treatment (adjuvant) therapies, and often confess that they are considering ceasing their treatment, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and published...|
|12/5/2012 - The issue of water fluoridation has been in the news recently, with the City Council in Portland, Ore., voting recently to start putting fluoride in the water supply (despite stiff opposition from residents) while voters in Wichita, Kan., rejected a proposal to add fluoride to city water in November,...|
|10/16/2012 4:42:15 PM - If I sprayed your salad with some "RAID" roach killer right now, just a little bit right on the lettuce and maybe a little more on the tomatoes, would you still eat it all, and just assume your body will simply filter out those "small amounts" of toxins? Better yet, what if I paid for it, a nice big,...|
|7/16/2012 - We live in a world full of drugs whose primary objective is to relieve symptoms instead of heal. Most of these drugs come with side effects, some of which may be quite dangerous. That is especially true when it comes to drugs prescribed for the elderly who are the largest consumers of prescription and...|
|4/4/2012 - Often no matter how bad you think it is, the reality is worse than imagined. This is the case with pharmaceutical side effects. It's so bad that even mainstream medical research acknowledges there are more adverse side effects than disclosed.
But their viewpoint still holds pharmaceuticals as the...|
|3/28/2012 - For a great majority of Americans who consume processed food, food additives are an ever-present component of the menu and one with serious health effects. In the United States as well as in Canada, aspartame - an artificial low-calorie sweetener - has been used as a food additive as early as 1981 after...|
|3/14/2012 - Aspartame, an artificial sweetener commercially known as Nutrasweet, Spoonful and Equal, has infiltrated the world market and has become almost as ubiquitous as the sugar it seeks to replace. From soda drinks to chewing gum, it offers a low-fat, low-calorie and no-sugar option enticing to diabetics...|
|3/2/2012 - If you have been drinking diet soda and chewing gum, chances are you have been enjoying aspartame in generous quantities. Aspartame is a popular sugar substitute that can be found in diet soda drinks, chewing gum, fruit spreads and sugar-free products to name a few. It is also known by the brand names,...|
|1/31/2012 - No one can disagree with the fact that children are the future of the world. Without children, there would be no future. As educators you are responsible for not only teaching young minds, but also for the children's physical health and well-being for several hours each day.
The SaneVax team knows...|
|12/7/2011 - 2007 Ohio: 21 year old college student, Brittney (http://sanevax.org/brittany-from-ohio/), was told by her family doctor she needed the Gardasil vaccine to protect her from getting an HPV (human papillomavirus) infection via an accident at her college lab. Afraid that the doctor may be right and after...|
|11/17/2011 - A close friend was put into a long term antibiotic regimen for a very unusual and difficult bacterial chronic lung infection. She started noticing nerve pains, arthritic symptoms and insomnia after a few months despite dosing up heavily with probiotics. After visiting an amoxicillin forum, she discovered...|
|11/8/2011 - Alzheimer's disease is becoming an epidemic among baby boomers. But mainstream medicine cannot reverse Alzheimer's. They do offer medications intended to make dementia more bearable, but with unbearable side effects. Meanwhile, Big Pharma's quest for patents ignores evidence of a few safe natural substances...|
|10/13/2011 - You often hear that older prescription drugs are pretty safe. After all, if countless people have been taking them for many years, doctors would know by now if they were dangerous, right?
Unfortunately, that's a myth for several reasons. First, it can take decades for links between the use of a drug...|
|9/15/2011 - If you have ever seen a commercial for a pharmaceutical drug, you are probably familiar with the long list of dangerous side effects that are rattled off in the last five seconds of the advertisement, just after viewers are told how Drug "X" is going to save their lives, improve their memories or give...|
|3/2/2011 - Canola oil and canola-based products have been at the centre of controversy for quite a few years. While some say that it helps to lower cholesterol levels, it actually has a few nasty side-effects as well (note: Only animal studies have been done regarding the toxic effects that it has on living organisms)....|
|12/28/2010 - The November 2010 issue of Nature reported that several large pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline, have chosen to pull out of the psychiatric pharmacology in the treatment of schizophrenia. The reason is obvious, according to Nature author, Abbott: The first generation...|
|9/20/2010 - The FDA has announced that it is investigating reports of at least 775 serious side effects, including 30 deaths, associated with Tylenol and other over-the-counter drugs recalled by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil.
The side effects were reported by consumers who experienced them after taking...|
|8/27/2010 - The attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Adderall is known to cause serious physical side effects including heart attack, stroke, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, and even sudden death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware of this and more, but insists that people...|
|7/31/2010 - Even though the side effects of the popular Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) drug, Adderall, are potentially deadly, many college students are now using the drug to increase energy levels and brain power in order to get good grades, according to new reports.
A potent cocktail of amphetamines,...|
|6/18/2010 - In recent years a great variety of joint health supplements have become more widely available for treating gout joint pain and the disabling effects of rheumatoid arthritis. As helpful as this form of joint support may be, each product has possible side effects that should be considered before using....|
|5/6/2010 - New research shows that information on potentially lethal side effects of the blockbuster painkiller Vioxx was "neglected, restricted, distorted and silenced" by pharmaceutical giant Merck, writes London-based physician and author John Briffa in The Epoch Times.
Vioxx was first approved for sale...|
|1/4/2010 - One in every five patients readmitted to the hospital within a year of an inpatient treatment ends up there because of an adverse drug reaction, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.
The research was presented at the...|
|11/12/2009 - A teenage Virginia athlete is in a wheel chair now after suffering Guillain-Barre Syndrome within hours after receiving an H1N1 swine flu vaccine shot. 14-year-old Jordan McFarland developed severe headaches, muscle spasms and weakness in his legs after being injected. He will need "extensive physical...|
|10/6/2009 - As the swine flu vaccination campaigns begin sweeping across America, NaturalNews has created a new website where victims of swine flu vaccine side effects can post their true stories about what happened to them or their children. The website is www.SwineFluVaccineReport.com and it was created by NaturalNews...|
|7/28/2009 - Schizophrenia is a scary and difficult chronic mental illness- both for the person AND for their family who all have to live with the diagnosis. In most cases, antipsychotic medications need to be taken forever to control the disturbing symptoms. But rarely is anyone told that these medications not...|
|6/4/2009 - Conventional cancer treatments for Hodgkin's Disease are extremely dangerous to your health. Both radiation and chemotherapy are extremely toxic, and according to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, undergoing such treatments increases the risk of future cancers by three hundred percent.(1)
|3/11/2009 - A 17-year-old former student opened fire near Stuttgart, Germany, killing at least 16 people. The teenager was a former student at a Winnenden school, where he initiated the shooting spree. Three teachers and at least 10 students were killed by his actions.
The media is reporting that Tim Kretschmer,...|
|2/5/2009 - Pharmaceutical companies have discovered a way to circumvent federal rules that require the listing of side effects in any direct-to-consumer ads: running ads that never mention specific drugs by name but merely direct consumers to a Web site that promotes the company's products.
|11/3/2008 - The Supreme Court may rule that pharmaceutical companies cannot be sued for dangerous or even deadly side effects from their drugs if those side effects arise from an FDA-approved use.
Under a legal argument known as "pre-emption," the FDA's approval of a drug absolves companies of any responsibility...|
|2/28/2008 - In the month after the announcement that the popular diabetes drug Avandia may lead to an increased risk of heart attacks, reports of the drug's side effects from doctors to the federal government tripled.
On May 21, 2007, the New England Journal of Medicine and the FDA released the results of a...|
|2/21/2008 - Doctors are overwhelmingly inclined to dismiss patients' complaints about potential side-effects from cholesterol-reducing statins and rarely report those complaints to the FDA, according to a survey conducted by researchers from the University of California at San Diego and published in the peer-reviewed...|
|12/11/2007 - European health agencies have warned that the weight-loss drug rimonabant -- marketed as Acomplia, Zimulti, Riobant, Rimoslim and Slimona -- may cause dangerous psychological side effects, including suicidal thoughts.
Rimonabant acts to suppress appetite by blocking receptors in the brain that...|
|1/8/2007 - Millions of Americans take statin drugs to help lower their cholesterol, making it one of the most popular classes of prescription drugs on the market today, but like most prescription medications, these drugs are often unnecessary, as most Americans could lower their LDL (bad) cholesterol levels simply...|
|12/23/2006 - The New York Times recently obtained documents that show Eli Lilly worked to downplay the link between its best-selling schizophrenia drug Zyprexa and obesity, increased blood sugar levels, and an increased diabetes risk.
The documents -- which include emails, marketing material, sales projections...|
|11/20/2006 - One of the most-prescribed drugs in America, a bisphosphonate manufactured by Merck called Fosamax is now facing growing concerns about side effects including osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Often referred to as 'Dead Jaw', ONJ is a rare syndrome where the jaw bone tissue dies. This Fosamax side effect...|
|9/27/2006 - A study published in Monday's issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine found that doctors frequently prescribe medications to patients without clearly explaining dosages and side effects.
Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine examined surveys of patients...|
|9/11/2006 - An estimated 1.3 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed last year, according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Most of those cases required treatment that produced side effects such as weight gain or loss, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. University of Missouri-Columbia...|
|9/8/2006 - An estimated 1.3 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed last year, according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Most of those cases required treatment that produced side effects such as weight gain or loss, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. University of Missouri-Columbia...|
|8/16/2006 - -- New research published in the Aug. 18 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found that the side effects and additional costs of chemotherapy for breast cancer patients are higher than previously thought.
A team of researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston...|
|8/8/2006 - Elaine Hollingsworth put Aldara on her nose thinking that it was the "benign salve" that her dermatologist made it out to be; instead, it was the beginning of her nightmare. After using the pharmaceutical skin cancer treatment for only two weeks, a "disgusting, thick, crusty, black scab" covered her...|
|7/25/2006 - Before you reach for the antacids to deal with troublesome heartburn, you might want to consider simply changing your eating habits. Most people are aware that eating too quickly or eating certain foods can trigger heartburn, yet few people are willing to change how and what they eat. Instead, they...|
|7/3/2006 - A recent survey of 2,000 HIV and AIDS patients in Britain found that 69 percent were concerned with the long-term toxic side effects of HIV medications.
The survey, conducted by the UK Coalition of People Living with HIV and AIDS, also found that HIV patients were concerned about short-term drug...|
|5/17/2006 - Everybody is excited, it seems, about the new weight loss drug Alli, which will soon be sold over the counter (no prescription necessary). An FDA review panel gave it the thumbs up, saying it thought the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks to health. Alli is based on the prescription drug Orlistat,...|
|4/10/2006 - In June 2001, a jury in Wyoming determined that the antidepressant drug Paxil caused a man to kill his wife, daughter and granddaughter before killing himself. The jury awarded the surviving family $8 million in damages, according to American Medical Publishing's Prescription Medicines, Side Effects...|
|3/10/2006 - Following the well-publicized fact that anti-inflammatory prescription drugs have killed at least 60,000 Americans, and that NSAIDs (over-the-counter painkillers) kill at least another 16,500 each year, combined with the new realization that ADHD drugs are now killing children, Sidney Taurel, Chief...|
|12/4/2005 - The bipolar medication lithium is so toxic that it often causes major kidney damage, yet most patients must use it for lifetime maintenance of manic-depressive disorder. Similarly, schizophrenics often spend lifetimes on neuroleptics with long-term side effects such as tardive dyskinesias, or uncontrollable...|
|10/25/2005 - "If cancer specialists were to admit publicly that chemotherapy is of limited usefulness and is often dangerous, the public might demand a radical change in direction—possibly toward unorthodox and nontoxic methods, and toward cancer prevention. ...The use of chemotherapy is even advocated by those...|
|7/31/2005 - A cute, animated ball bounces around very sadly until he takes a magic potion; suddenly, it becomes happier than ever. No, that isn't the plot of a new children's movie. On the contrary, it's the storyline of a Zoloft commercial – yes, Zoloft, a powerful antidepressant drug. In the 1990s, direct-to-consumer...|
|7/15/2004 - Here's a quick list of known side effects caused by taking statin drugs. People who take statins have suffered ravaging health consequences, including permanent damage to their liver, muscles and nervous system. Statins frequently cause people to lose their memories or feel confused. Here's the full...|
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|7/8/2004 - Chemotherapy is bad enough to begin with -- it's an entirely unproven therapy, with absolutely no scientific merit. It doesn't improve a person's lifespan a single day, and yet it remains a widespread treatment for cancer. Minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy (which is, after all, an extremely...|
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