Arthritis drug boosts effectiveness of antidepressant medication

Giving severely depressed patients the arthritis drug celecoxib (Celebrex ®) dramatically boosted the effectiveness of their antidepressant medication, a new study has found.
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It’s no exaggeration to say that lives are transformed by the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Look what happened to Susanne after her health was ruined by being gluten-free, reversed by following the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox. Food manufacturers, out of ignorance or ruthless profiteering, have chosen to replace wheat and gluten with cornstarch, rice flour, tapioca starch, or potato starch—among the few foods that provoke high blood sugar and insulin more than even our favorite grain to bash, wheat. It means that people who are gluten-free and consume such garbage replacement products gain weight in visceral inflamm...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates Detox gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
Abstract Dietary long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids belong to omega (ω)-3, -6 or -9 series. Both experimental and clinical studies demonstrated the beneficial effect of ω -3 fatty acids of fish oil, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) against human ailments including cardiovascular diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. They are metabolized in cyclooxygenase and lipooxygenase pathways and also by cytochrome P450 isozymes. Biological importance of DHA in the development of brain and retina are established as well. Recent studies highlighted the beneficial effect of ω-3 fatty...
Source: Current Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
Authors: Mertens A, Raedt R, Gadeyne S, Carrette E, Boon P, Vonck K Abstract INTRODUCTION: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has become a valuable treatment option for refractory epilepsy and depression. To improve clinical efficacy and minimize side effects, novel device technology for vagus nerve stimulation is under development and investigation. Areas covered: For epilepsy, the AspireSR® and SenTiva™ VNS therapy systems are the 2 most recently developed VNS devices. These novel devices have implemented a closed-loop approach and contain a cardiac based seizure detection algorithm. The mechanism of action ...
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic follicular occlusion disease that has a tendency to affect the axillae, perineum and inframammary regions. Although primarily thought of as a cutaneous disorder, HS is now not only acknowledged to have skin manifestations, but is increasingly recognized as having systemic manifestations and being associated with other conditions including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, lipid abnormalities, inflammatory bowel disease and depression. This poster aims to shed light on the articular manifestations associated with HS so that dermatologists may recognize this arthritis and arrange early ...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
A new research review has plenty of good news for people who love a good sauna session: Studies overwhelmingly suggest that the relaxing habit is also a healthy one. A paper published Wednesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings gathered existing findings on Finnish sauna bathing, the practice of spending time in relatively dry rooms heated to between 80 and 100 degrees, interspersed with periods of cooling. The results were culled from more than 70 studies published up through February 2018. Overall, the research suggests that “sauna bathing, an activity used for the purposes of pleasure, wellness, and relaxation, is linked...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news
Authors: Savarese G, D'Amario D Abstract Heart failure (HF) represents a global pandemic health problem with a high impact on health-care costs, affecting about 26 million adults worldwide. The overall HF prevalence and incidence are ~2% and ~0.2% per year, respectively, in Western countries, with half of the HF population with reduced ejection fraction (HFpEF) and half with preserved (HFpEF) or mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF). Sex differences may exist in HF. More males have HFrEF or HFmrEF and an ischemic etiology, whereas more females have HFpEF and hypertension, diastolic dysfunction, and valvular pat...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The psychological impact of RA on caregivers appears to be associated with patients' mood, disease activity and upper extremity functionality. PMID: 30039721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract Source Type: research
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than 3-6 months. It is a complex health condition that is difficult to treat. Chronic pain is stressful, and can lead to serious and costly physical and mental health problems. Many people affected by chronic pain can become addicted to pain medications, like opioids. It can also lead to depression and loss of income from days out of work. The most common causes are low back pain, arthritis, and headaches.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Organization News Source Type: research
Conclusions: Focusing on body functionality can improve body image and reduce depression in women with rheumatoid arthritis. The intervention technique is easy and affordable to deliver and could be a fruitful addition to extant treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)
Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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