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  • Depression, Chemicals, And Drugs

    08/20/2014 8:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/20/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    The recent death of Robin Williams has put a spotlight on the matters of depression, how it’s treated, and the role of prescribed and illicit drugs. According to the American Psychiatric Association, “Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression has a variety of symptoms, but the most common are a deep feeling of sadness or a marked loss of interest or pleasure in activities.” Three primary types are identified: bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder (clinical depression), and persistent depressive disorder. The Association details typical symptoms… Changes...
  • Zoloft & Prozac Linked to Child Suicides & Mass Shootings

    04/30/2014 4:50:02 AM PDT · by mgist · 38 replies
    nsnbc International ^ | 4/29/14 | Susan Posel
    Zoloft & Prozac Linked to Child Suicides & School Shootings Susanne Posel (OC) : Researchers with the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Gillings School of Global Health (GSGH) published a study that found “children and young adults initiating therapy with antidepressants at high-therapeutic (rather than modal-therapeutic) doses seem to be at heightened risk of deliberate self-harm.” Matthew Miller, lead author of the study and associate professor at HSPH asked : “The design of the study was meant to really address the question, does dose matter? If I were a parent, I definitely wouldn’t want my child to start...
  • Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs?

    04/04/2014 9:29:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Above Top Secret.com ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | gladtobehere
    Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs? "Lopez was undergoing a variety of treatments for conditions including depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances, McHugh said. He was prescribed drugs that included Ambien, a sleep aid. Lopez was fully examined last month by a psychiatrist. There was no record of any sign he was likely to commit violence against himself or others, according to McHugh. "So the plan (going) forward was just to continue to monitor and treat him as deemed appropriate," he said." They say that he was "prescribed drugs" but only named one, Ambien, which...
  • Branded Curcumin Matches Effects of Prozac on Depression

    07/28/2013 11:19:21 AM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    WholeFoods Magazine ^ | 7/24/13 | NA
    Chester, NJ—A recent clinical trial published in Phytotherapy Research indicated that a high-absorption curcumin (BCM-95 from Dolcas Biotech, based here) had similar effects as a generic form of Prozac (fluoxetine) on depression, sans the adverse effects. “It is a novel and surprising application for this natural medicine,” said Ajay Goel, Ph.D., Baylor Research Institute and Charles A Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center and study co-author. “People with depression have higher levels of inflammation in the brain. Also, people with depression have lower levels of neurogenesis in the brain, meaning they make fewer new brain cells than people with no...
  • Antidepressant medication linked with increased risk of superbug infection

    05/09/2013 1:30:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07, 2013 | NA
    Certain types of antidepressants may put people at an increased risk for developing a deadly superbug infection, a new study suggested. Researchers from the University of Michigan revealed that individuals who suffer from depression and those taking antidepressants such as mirtazapine and fluoxetine had a much higher chance of contracting Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) – a life threatening infection that can cause severe diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. One of the most common infections acquired by patients at hospitals, C. difficile has been occurring with more and more frequency, resulting in the deaths of 14,000 individuals in the United...
  • Suicides and Homicides in Patients Taking Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft: Why They Keep Happening

    02/13/2013 11:12:14 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 32 replies
    MedicationSense.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jay S. Cohen M.D.
    Suicides and Homicides in Patients Taking Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft: Why They Keep Happening -- And Why They Will Continue Underlying Causes That Continue to Be Ignored by Mainstream Medicine and the Media From almost the day that they were introduced in the late 1980s and early 1990s, sudden, unexpected suicides and homicides have been reported in patients taking serotonin-enhancing antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft. I'm not surprised this problem hasn't disappeared, nor will it unless we look deeper. I never hesitate to say that these drugs -- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) -- help millions of people....
  • VIDEO: PIERS MORGAN SHOUTED DOWN BY GUN NUT IN FIERY INTERVIEW OVER US GUN LAWS

    01/08/2013 4:10:51 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | January 8, 2013 | Andy Wells
    PIERS Morgan managed to keep his calm in the face of an explosive rant during an interview for his TV show. Morgan interviewed Alex Jones, the man who set up a petition to have the Brit deported from America over his views on gun control, for his CNN show. But instead of giving an interview, the furious Jones shouted non-stop at Morgan for nearly 15 minutes - and even offered to FIGHT the former BGT judge in a boxing ring. Morgan invited Jones to appear so they could debate the thorny issue of gun control in America in the wake...
  • Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect? (PROZAC, OTHER SSRIs VIRTUALLY WORTHLESS)

    02/19/2012 6:07:06 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 121 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes ^ | Tonight | Lesley Stahl
    (CBS News) Do antidepressants work? Since the introduction of Prozac in the 1980s, prescriptions for antidepressants have soared 400 percent, with 17 million Americans currently taking some form of the drug. But how much good is the medication itself doing? "The difference between the effect of a placebo and the effect of an antidepressant is minimal for most people," says Harvard scientist Irving Kirsch. Will Kirsch's research, and the work of others, change the $11.3 billion antidepressant industry? Lesley Stahl investigates.
  • Meaning of a Dream/vanity

    12/11/2010 5:56:09 PM PST · by Dianer0839 · 52 replies
    I've never posted before and understand if this is not posted or is inappropriate..please delete. I have not been able to find an answer to the meaning of a dream I had as follows.
  • Tax Deal: Lefties Go Wild, Obama Presidency Hits Apocalypse (Multiple Updates from O’s Presser)

    12/07/2010 1:20:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies · 5+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 7, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    If the commenters at the Huffington Post, and the hosts and guests at MSNBC, are any guide, the Bush tax cut deal has rendered the Obama presidency a zombie.  It looks alive and is even able to move and groan a bit, but it’s mostly dead. foxinretreat—CLASS WARFARE and some civil unrest , brewing in a neighborhood near you. Hey oligarchs how it turns out is anybody’s guess. I hope Wikileaks unleashes its info on the banks ASAP, I could care less if WS has to tank to stop this madness.mjtaylor22—THEY GOT MOR EBANG FOR THEIR BUCK, HOW BOUT...
  • Barking moonbat atheist explodes on youtube

    12/03/2010 11:39:51 AM PST · by mainestategop · 25 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | 12/1/10 | Mainestategop
    <p>YOUR **** RELIGION IS B****T AND YOUR GOD IS *%*&*% MAKE BELIEVE! I have exactly ZERO FEAR of what exists only in your rasist narrow simpleton mind. Your god is NOT AN OBJECTIVE REALITY and yet you keep pushing him on us. You are nothing but a bunch of stupid retarded bigots and hypicrites, PLEASE **$# OFF AND DIE. I am sick you your STUPID JEEEEEEESUS *%*&%* hijacking the legacy of the founding fathers to promote your controlling agenda. $&*^* YOUR STUPID &$&$* OF A GOD [long screed of swearing and curing and liberal slogans] ON YOUR IDIOT BI-BULL, IT BELONGETH IN DA TOILET! Are you so STUPID that you think quoting from theidiot BI-BULL will do anythimng besides make me LAUGH HYSTERICoLLY. The bi-BULL is a [more screaming and gibberish] that is good for nothing except wiping %&*^#. It is fiulled with STUPID, RIDICULOS errors and silly moronic fairy tales. It is the product of hateful rasist people. Its god is exclusive, racist, genocidal cunt of a monster whop loves only those who willingly ignore rational thought and become his sheeple. HE DOESN'T EXIST!</p>
  • Teenager Bludgeoned His Father To Death After GP Prescribed Him Prozac

    02/07/2009 11:34:08 AM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies · 1,056+ views
    Dail Mail (UK) ^ | February 7, 2009
    Teenager bludgeoned his father to death after GP prescribed him Prozac By ANDREW LEVY 06th February 2009. Edward Belben bludgeoned his father to death and attempted to murder his mother A teenager bludgeoned his father to death with a hammer and crowbar weeks after a GP prescribed him the controversial anti-depressant Prozac. Edward Belben, 15, battered his father Gary at least 30 times with the weapons before plunging a knife into his head. He then attacked his mother, Tanya, 43, with the bloody crowbar and stabbed her in the face with some scissors before she managed to escape.
  • Antidepressants may damage more sex lives

    12/15/2008 6:33:47 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 19 replies · 1,148+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 15 December 2008 | Carey Goldberg
    Such sexual symptoms have long been known side effects of the popular Prozac class of antidepressants, but a growing body of research suggests that they are far more common than previously thought, perhaps affecting half or more of patients. And a handful of recent medical and psychological journal articles document a small number of cases in which sexual problems remain even after a patient goes off the drugs. "This is such an upsetting issue," said Aline Zoldbrod, a Lexington psychologist and sex therapist. "There are people for whom SSRIs are really life-saving, I think, but the idea that someone would...
  • Parrot given Prozac after owner dies

    11/20/2008 6:41:31 PM PST · by BGHater · 42 replies · 828+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 20 Nov 2008 | Charlotte Bailey
    A parrot is taking Prozac for depression following the death of its owner. Fred, an African Grey parrot, was owned by George Dance, who had rasied him from a chick. After Mr Dance died nine months ago, Fred became depressed and bit off all of his neck feathers. He also began to bob his head up and down all day as a result of his low mood. The bird has now been prescribed a twice-daily liquid dose of a bird-friendly version of Prozac, called Clomicalm. George's widow Helen, from Somerset, told The Sun: "He has been in quite a state...
  • Doctors Visit (Vanity)

    09/26/2008 7:34:05 AM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 31 replies · 959+ views
    Had to go to the doctor yesterday and there I was, stuck in a small waiting room with no way to escape. See, there was this flatpanel on one wall tuned into CNN and I couldn't change the channel or sound, and unfortunately, McCain was speaking. I expect blather, falsehoods, socialism, innuendos, garbage and BS from BO but there is McCain with blather, falsehoods, socialism, innuendos, garbage and BS. I was looking for the nearest chair to put thru the screen. Decided it probably was not the best thing to do. If he had half a brain, and I'm sure...
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac) May Help to Curb Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis

    05/11/2008 5:55:46 PM PDT · by balls · 12 replies · 223+ views
    British Medical Journal via DGNews ^ | May 6, 2008 | British Medical Journal
    LONDON -- May 6, 2008 -- The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluoxetine (Prozac) may help to curb disease activity in patients with the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis (MS). That's the finding of preliminary research published ahead of print in the journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The research team randomly allocated 40 patients with the relapsing-remitting form of MS to treatment with either 20 mg daily of fluoxetine (Prozac) or placebo for 24 weeks. All patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging every 4 weeks to check for new areas of neurological inflammation, a hallmark of active disease. In total,...
  • America’s Unhappiest Millionaire: Michelle Obama’s gospel of misery

    05/05/2008 8:28:51 PM PDT · by Alouette · 60 replies · 343+ views
    National Review ^ | May 5, 2008 | Yuval Levin
    By her husband’s logic, Michelle Obama must be a heavily armed xenophobic religious zealot, because boy is she bitter. This C-SPAN video of a speech delivered by Mrs. Obama in North Carolina last Friday is characteristic of her peculiar recent performances on the stump. It is an hour-long talk to supporters who just want something to cheer about, and who get some opportunities at the outset, but then find themselves treated to a profoundly and relentlessly negative vision of American life.
  • An Ill For Every Pill

    03/05/2008 7:33:12 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 2 replies · 146+ views
    once had a conversation with an eminent professor, of great and even intimidating erudition (though, of course, erudition is not quite the same thing as talent), about the degree of man’s self-understanding. I maintained that it had not increased in any fundamental way, notwithstanding our startling technological progress, and that, in this respect, the neurosciences were greatly oversold, as in the past physiognomy, phrenology, social Darwinism and other doctrines had been oversold. This was not to deny, of course, the very real achievements of science, but for the great majority of the time, and for the great majority of people,...
  • Army of therapists to push aside pills for depression (prozac doesn't work?)

    02/26/2008 4:49:00 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies · 159+ views
    Guardian ^ | 2-26-08 | Sarah Boseley
    The government yesterday released details of its Ł170m plan to train 3,600 more psychological therapists in the wake of a study showing that antidepressant drugs such as Prozac are no more effective than a placebo.About 900,000 more people will be treated for depression and anxiety under the plan, according to the Department of Health, which predicts that 450,000 of them will be completely cured. The department also believes that 25,000 fewer people will claim sick pay and benefits because of mental health problems.
  • Suicidal pets get anti-depressants

    02/25/2008 10:58:09 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 50 replies · 570+ views
    www.news.com.au ^ | Feb 25, 2008 | staff
    Suicidal pets get anti-depressants By staff writers February 25, 2008 02:19pm PETS at risk of self-harm are increasingly being prescribed anti-depressants because they cannot discuss problems in their lives with others, a leading veterinarian says. Zoo and wildlife medicine specialist with the UK’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Romain Pizzi, told the Telegraph that more pets were being prescribed Prozac. ***** “Firstly, we will change the environment of the animal and make sure it has more stimulation and toys,” Mr Pizzi told the newspaper. "When we have ruled out underlying medical problems, we try to break the cycle by using...
  • Girlfriend: [NIU] Shooter was taking cocktail of 3 drugs

    02/20/2008 3:31:12 PM PST · by do not press 2 for spanish · 146 replies · 502+ views
    CNN Special Investigations Unit ^ | 2/20/2008 | Abbie Boudreau and Scott Zamost
    Steven Kazmierczak had been taking three drugs prescribed for him by his psychiatrist, the Northern Illinois University gunman's girlfriend told CNN. Jessica Baty said Steven Kazmierczak was irritable but not erratic before his shooting rampage. Jessica Baty said Tuesday that her boyfriend of two years had been taking Xanax, used to treat anxiety, and Ambien, a sleep agent, as well as the antidepressant Prozac. Baty said the psychiatrist prescribed the medications, a fact that made her so "nervous" that she tried to persuade Kazmierczak to stop taking one of the drugs.
  • Reports of Gunman’s Use of Antidepressant Renew Debate Over Side Effects (NIU shooting)

    02/20/2008 2:37:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies · 217+ views
    NYT ^ | 2-19-08 | BENEDICT CAREY
    Steven P. Kazmierczak stopped taking Prozac before he shot to death five Northern Illinois University students and himself, his girlfriend said Sunday in a remark likely to fuel the debate over the risks and benefits of drug treatment for emotional problems. A funeral on Monday in Cicero, Ill., for Catalina Garcia, 20, who was one of five students killed in a shooting Thursday in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University. Over the years, the antidepressant Prozac and its cousins, including Paxil and Zoloft, have been linked to suicide and violence in hundreds of patients. Tens of millions of people...
  • Police Say Campus Shooter Off Medication

    02/15/2008 10:25:01 AM PST · by Cagey · 55 replies · 272+ views
    Local 6 News ^ | 2-15-2008
    Northern Illinois University police said the gunman in Thursday's campus shootings had stopped taking prescribed medications and had begun acting erratically in the days before he walked into a science lecture and opened fire. Police said the suspect identified as 27-year-old former student Stephen Kazmierczak killed five students, wounded at least 15 others and then killed himself. It was reported that a sixth student had died Friday morning, but Coroner Rusty Miller told the media that there was a communication error between his office and the hospital. About The Shooter Police have yet to uncover a motive. Kazmierczak was an...
  • Talking Back to Prozac

    12/03/2007 4:19:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 325+ views
    The New York Review of Books ^ | December 6, 2007 | Frederick C. Crews
    The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder by Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield Oxford University Press, 287 pp., $29.95 Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness by Christopher Lane Yale University Press, 263 pp., $27.50 Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression by David Healy New York University Press, 351 pp., $18.95 (paper) 1. During the summer of 2002, The Oprah Winfrey Show was graced by a visit from Ricky Williams, the Heisman Trophy holder and running back extraordinaire of the Miami Dolphins. Williams was there to...
  • Dog-owners to be offered beef-flavoured Prozac for their depressed pets

    04/25/2007 11:20:12 AM PDT · by bedolido · 22 replies · 520+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 04-25-2007 | staff writer
    When a dog is looking a little down in the mouth the traditional remedy is to take it for a walk. But the makers of Prozac reckon some dogs are so depressed they need to be medicated to get them through the day. They have now launched a special canine version of Prozac on the pet market which comes in a chewable form and tasty beef flavour.
  • Black Box Backfire

    04/21/2007 12:08:00 PM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 8 replies · 469+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-21-07 | By Gilbert Ross
    On her popular blog, Arianna Huffington stopped just short of blaming antidepressant medications for Cho Seung-Hui's lethal rampage at Virginia Tech this week. Anti-pharmaceutical demagogues love to blame drugs for all society's ills. Yet if antidepressants had anything to do with the massacre, it's likelier that it was the premature cessation of medication that led to Cho's violently disturbed state of mind. That's one conclusion that can be drawn from a new analysis on the benefits and risks of antidepressants for children and adolescents published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. The analysis found that the risks of...
  • How to stop the next campus killing

    04/19/2007 6:49:12 AM PDT · by brityank · 90 replies · 2,044+ views
    The First Post ^ | April 19, 2007 | Alexander Cockburn
    How to stop the next campus killing There are lessons to be learned from the Virginia Tech massacre, says alexander cockburn Since there undoubtedly will be a next time, what useful counsel on preventative measures can we offer faculties across America?Arm teachers and students. There have been the usual howls from the anti-gun lobby, but it's all hot air. America is not about to dump the Second Amendment giving people the right to bear arms.A better idea would be for appropriately screened teachers and maybe student monitors to carry weapons. This is not as outre as it may sound...
  • Virginia Tech shooter reportedly on anti-depression meds, increasingly angry leading up to massacre

    04/17/2007 11:41:34 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 137 replies · 4,917+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/17/07 | AP
    BLACKSBURG, Va. - The gunman suspected of carrying out the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead was identified Tuesday as an English major whose creative writing was so disturbing that he was referred to the school's counseling service. News reports also said that he may have been taking medication for depression, that he was becoming increasingly violent and erratic, and that he left a note in his dorm in which he railed against ''rich kids," ''debauchery" and ''deceitful charlatans" on campus. Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old senior, arrived in the United States as boy from South Korea in 1992...
  • US drug company knew that 'Prozac could lead to violence'

    04/17/2007 9:51:55 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies · 598+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Fri 31 Dec 2004 | RHIANNON EDWARD
    CONFIDENTIAL drug company documents appearing to suggest a link between a popular anti-depressant and suicide and violence have been handed to authorities in the United States, it emerged today. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) received the documents concerning the drug fluoxetine (Prozac) from an anonymous source and has now turned them over to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Thursday, March 08, 2007

    03/08/2007 2:31:58 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 200 replies · 1,568+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • Recession clouds darken 2007 outlook

    12/27/2006 6:46:17 AM PST · by Hydroshock · 36 replies · 1,241+ views
    cnn ^ | 12-26-06 | Chris Isidore
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The economy is stumbling at the end of 2006, setting off alarm bells that growth might not just slow next year but that the nation could tumble into a recession. The recent trend of slower growth is not expected to be reversed any time soon. Home building and the broader real estate market are both already in a recession by most accounts and are expected to stay there well into next year. Manufacturing could soon follow, according to some recent readings. The details See more More on 2007 Stocks: What to expect On balance, prospects look...
  • Is Putin Being Set Up?

    11/27/2006 2:00:34 PM PST · by Risha · 95 replies · 2,529+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | by Patrick J. Buchanan
    Is Putin Being Set Up? by Patrick J. Buchanan Posted Nov 27, 2006 PARIS—Whoever poisoned Alexander Litvinenko had two goals: a long and lingering death for the KGB defector and pointing a finger of accusation for his killing right in the face of Vladimir Putin. Which leads me to believe Putin had nothing to do with it. In an assassination, one must ask: Cui bono? To whose benefit? Who would gain from the poisoning of Litvinenko? Certainly not Putin. Litvinenko's death puts him, the Kremlin and the KGB, now the FSB, under suspicion of having reverted to the terror tactics...
  • 1 in 40 Infants Experience Baby Blues, Doctors Say, Mental Health of Parents Can Effect Child

    11/10/2006 9:45:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 43 replies · 763+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11.09.06
    Parents do a lot of guessing on what could be troubling a fussy baby.  If he's crying, he may be hungry or tired. But could he be depressed?  Any parent knows that young children have to be protected from a mind-boggling number of risks, but many will be surprised to learn that infant depression could be one of them.  "Babies can be depressed," said Dr. Jess Shatkin, director of education and training at New York University's Child Study Center. "It's not a terribly common phenomenon. We think maybe one in 40 or so — but it can certainly happen."Although it's...
  • Krugman-Herbert: Double-Dip of Doom-n-Gloom

    10/30/2006 3:10:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 770+ views
    I looked around when I heard someone crying, and there was Pollyanna bawling her eyes out. That's how depressing was the one-two punch of pessimism in Paul Krugman's and Bob Herbert's New York Times pay-to-peruse columns of today.Just in time for the elections, the pair paint a picture of America so dreary you half-expected the Google logarithm to place Prozac ads on the page. Krugman tries to talk down the economy, while Herbert sees a more deep-seated malaise. Annotated excerpts:Krugman: "Bursting Bubble Blues" "The housing boom became a bubble . . . the question now is how much pain the...
  • The Projectionist: Times Columnist Claims Right Wins With Psychology, Not Values

    09/29/2006 4:24:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies · 806+ views
    New York Times/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 29, 2006 - 06:54 Rejection is painful. Spurned suitors often-if-contradictorily condemn the very object of their affection, while reserving a good measure of bile for their successful rivals. Democrats have suffered a lot unrequited political desire in recent years, and the strain is really starting to show. We all know about Bush Derangement Syndrome. Yesterday I described a new strain, Gas Price Derangement Syndrome, and mentioned an even more insidious disease afflicting many on the left - Controlled Demolition Dementia. Today comes more evidence of the left's painful struggle to deal with its diminished standing and...
  • Study confirms suicide rates dropping

    09/29/2006 12:26:18 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 749+ views
    Scientific American ^ | September 28, 2006 | Maggie Fox
    Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suicide rates among the youngest and oldest Americans have steadily declined since the late 1980s, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday in a finding that contradicts popular conceptions that rates were rising. The study suggests that new antidepressant drugs may not raise the risk of suicide after all, the researchers said, but they acknowledge they are mystified by what might be causing the decline, because it is not affecting people aged 25 to 64. "For 40 years adolescent suicide rates rose," said Dr. Robert McKeown, a professor at the University of South Carolina's school...
  • Chris Wallace: Clinton Chewed Out His Staff After Interview While Still at Fox-TV Studio

    09/25/2006 4:51:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 646 replies · 21,561+ views
    Fox TV Morning Show (25 September) ^ | 25 September 2006 | AmericanInTokyo
    Chris Wallace (FOX TV) just stated on the Monday morning news segment of Fox TV (aired in the 7:00 a.m. EST hour) that, not only did Bill Clinton retain his anger at Wallace after the interview was over and the cameras were off (despite Wallace trying to part on friendly terms), Clinton absolutely fumed at his own personal staff, right then and there while still on the Fox TV premises, for getting him into the interview with Wallace where he had earlier lost his head.Wallace said Clinton's blow up at his staff for this mistake was very visible and...
  • Iranian chief of staff: We have conventional weapons that will defeat the enemy

    09/22/2006 3:48:47 AM PDT · by Flavius · 3 replies · 393+ views
    ynet ^ | 9/22/06 | ynet
    Iranian military commander, General Atalla Salahi, said Friday that "we don't have a need to produce unconventional weapons like chemical weapons. We produced conventional weapons with enough power to defeat the enemy in any situation. We have no doubt that we will defeat the enemy in any area it attack us," he said. During a military march in Tehran, Salahi addressed the war in Lebanon, and said: "We are not telling you to be frightened of us, but to pay attention and learn a lesson from your last defeat." (Dudi Cohen)
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,140 replies · 219,508+ views
  • GOP talk of vibrant economy rings hollow

    09/18/2006 5:32:03 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 120 replies · 1,915+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-18-06 | LIZ SIDOTI
    FALMOUTH, Ky. - Used boots fetch $3 and old salt-and-pepper shakers bring in a buck at a makeshift flea market along Highway 27, presumably not what President Bush and Republicans have in mind when they herald a vibrant economy. ADVERTISEMENT Times are "very good for the rich and very, very bad for the poor" who "can't afford to live," laments Larry Mitchell, 43, a now-and-then merchant peddling his wares recently in a submarine sandwich shop parking lot. He says the middle class is "having a hard time." In the Ohio River Valley, where people decry high gas prices, stagnant wages,...
  • Lawmakers to probe housing "bubble," mortgages

    09/13/2006 5:52:11 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 27 replies · 993+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-12-06
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers will question some leading government and industry economists about the perils of a possible 'housing bubble' in a Wednesday hearing. Lawmakers wanted the session "because we've heard a great deal about the possibility of a housing bubble for several years now," said Sen. Wayne Allard, a Republican from Colorado. The hearing, "The Housing Bubble and its Implications for the Economy," will be held in an open session of the Senate Banking Committee at 10 a.m.. Next week, the same committee will hold a hearing on the growth of innovative mortgage products that have mushroomed along...
  • How low will real estate go?

    09/12/2006 6:02:11 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 120 replies · 2,804+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 9-11-06 | Lacey Rose
    Get used to it ˇŞ the seller's market is closing up shop. The days of fat, fast home value increases are gone. Pack away those flipping fantasies. "The boom is definitely over, there's no debate about that," said Mark Zandi, chief economist of West Chester, Pa.-based research firm Moody's Economy.com. "Now the question is more how hard is it going to land, if it lands at all." The answer? Depends who you ask ˇŞ and what location you're talking about. How to feel about it? Depends which side of the market you're on ˇŞ and what location you're talking about....
  • A Humbling Lesson for Realtors' President

    09/09/2006 1:26:07 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 31 replies · 1,204+ views
    WashPost ^ | 9/9/2006 | Sandra Fleishman
    He, of all people, should have known better. The president of the National Association of Realtors, Thomas M. Stevens of Vienna, admits he didn't follow his agents' advice when the real estate market started to cool. That, he says, is why his old house in Great Falls has now been on the market for a year at the price of $1.45 million. "What I should have done," confessed the senior vice president of NRT Inc., parent of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, "was listened to my agent and cut the price by $50,000 to $100,000 early on, and the property would...
  • Risk of U.S. recession growing: HSBC

    09/08/2006 10:57:03 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 34 replies · 930+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 9-8-06
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investment bank HSBC has revised downward its forecast for 2007 economic growth and cautioned that the risk of an outright recession is growing as a retreat in housing threatens household balance sheets. ADVERTISEMENT The company argues that while corporate profits have remained sky-high, the incomes of most Americans have effectively fallen over the last 18 months. That, say economists Stephen King and Ian Morris, could be a recipe for hard times in an economy that relies on consumers for over two-thirds of its strength. "Never before have households been so hard hit at a time companies...
  • `Priced below Assessment'

    09/07/2006 11:33:38 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 59 replies · 1,802+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 9/07/2006 | Kimberly Blanton
    Falling prices have created a new twist in the suburban Boston real estate market: More homes are selling for less than their assessed values. Massachusetts house prices slumped 3.5 percent in July, the biggest monthly drop since 1993, as a slowdown in sales brought about by rising interest rates created a glut of homes on the market. which are the estimated values communities place on homes to determine property taxes, their primary source of revenue. State law requires communities to assess properties at ``full and fair cash value." * * * But for the past five years, most homes sold...
  • Realtors lower forecast for home sales

    09/07/2006 7:56:35 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 18 replies · 699+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 9-7-06
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home sales will be a good deal weaker this year than earlier thought as potential buyers remain on the sidelines waiting for better deals, a national real estate group said on Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT The National Association of Realtors said sales of existing homes were likely to drop 7.6 percent this year to 6.54 million. A month ago, the group thought existing homes sales would fall only 6.5 percent to 6.61 million. The association, which said housing prices were likely to dip temporarily below year-ago levels, also revised lower its forecasts for new homes sales and housing...
  • SAVAGE NATION! Monday, August 7, 2006

    08/07/2006 2:55:19 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 128 replies · 1,364+ views
    Live as it happens! PSYCHOLOGICAL NUDITY, the naked TRUTH delivered to MATURE listeners by the most exciting talkshow host in the country!
  • Painful ARM Twisting: Resets of adjustable mortgages will leave costly stretch marks

    08/06/2006 8:59:22 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 51 replies · 2,254+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 8/6/2006 | Chuck Jaffee
    BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- It is becoming increasingly obvious that financial advisers, real estate experts and parents will someday point to what is happening in the mortgage market today and use it as a cautionary tale of what can go wrong when a buyer stretches to get too much house during a market that seems invincible. Real estate has been booming in most markets over the last five years or longer, fueled by interest rates that reached four-decade lows and by consumers who used new mortgage products to extend their buying power. Many home buyers stopped worrying about buying a home...
  • A Psychotropical Paradise

    07/26/2006 4:35:49 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 29 replies · 1,044+ views
    If the pursuit of happiness was once an ideal in American life, the entitlement to happiness may now have replaced it. Since the late 1980s, when psychotropic drugs first came on the market, grateful Americans have been lining up at the counter. Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Wellbutrin and a host of other antidepressants have been embraced as practical solutions to everyday unhappiness. More than 15% of Americans now use one of the above. Needless to say, they are not all clinically depressed. Whereas Sigmund Freud once described the goal of psychotherapy as "transforming hysterical misery into ordinary unhappiness," many doctors now...
  • Michael SAVAGE LIVE!! Thread, Friday, June 23, 2006

    06/23/2006 3:08:36 PM PDT · by whatisthetruth · 142 replies · 1,834+ views
    Come get your SAVAGE take on the news!!!!