Friday, March 19, 2004

Social costs of gambling nearly half that of drug abuse, new book concludes: "The social costs of gambling, such as increased crime, lost work time, bankruptcies and financial hardships faced by the families of gambling addicts, have reached epidemic proportions, costing the economy as much as $54 billion annually, Earl L. Grinols, an Illinois economist, has written in ..."

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Antidepressants for kids necessary or negligent?: "The use of antidepressants 'is substantial in children and adolescents and appears to be increasing rapidly,' Gianna Rigoni of the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Drug Safety told an FDA advisory committee last month"
Poor depression prognosis linked to thyroid problem --- HealthandAge: "People who do not respond to antidepressants could have a subtle kind of thyroid problem. A link between depression and underactive thyroid has long been discussed. Indeed, many patients with depression already receive thyroid function testing..."