Volume 7 Issue 148
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 28-May-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 29-May-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Teenage depression can be enduring, but is more often short-lived

Teenage depression is widespread and can become a life-long illness, but is more often transitory, said UCLA Psychology Professor Constance Hammen, who will discuss her research at an invited address May 27 at the American Psychological Society's annual convention in Los Angeles. more  

New data demonstrate that Benicar and Benicar HCT significantly reduces systolic hypertension

Data from two clinical studies presented at the American Society of Hypertension's Twentieth Annual Scientific Meeting (ASH 2005) in San Francisco demonstrated that BENICAR® (olmesartan medoxomil) and BENICAR HCT® (olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide) were effective in treating the difficult patient with Stage 2** hypertension, as well as the less complicated Stage 1** patient, helping both achieve nationally recognized blood pressure goals. more

Free nicotine patches could substantially increase the likelihood of them quitting

Giving smokers easy access to free nicotine patches could substantially increase the likelihood of them quitting, concludes a study in this week’s issue of The Lancet. more  

Corticosteroids do not help head injuries

Corticosteroids should not be used in the treatment of head injuries, conclude the final results of a randomised trial published online today (Thursday May 26, 2005) by The Lancet. more

FDA advises consumers about recalled drugs from Able Laboratories  

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking action to ensure that the public is fully aware that Able Laboratories of Cranbury, NJ, is conducting a nationwide recall of all of its manufactured drugs (mostly generic prescription drugs, including drugs containing acetaminophen) because of serious concerns that they were not produced according to quality assurance standards. Able Laboratories has ceased all current production. more

Sound advice about age--related hearing loss 

The popular notion that older people are "hard of hearing" is often true. Hearing loss occurs gradually in most people as they age. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health, about 1 out of every 3 U.S. adults between the ages of 65 and 75 has a hearing loss. The NIDCD further estimates that about half of people 75 and older have some degree of hearing loss. more

UNC launches study of liver injury caused by drugs

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered the critical sequence of events by which insulin stimulates the entry of glucose into fat cells. more


FDA announces nation-wide recall of several important drugs manufactured by Able laboratories.