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Antidepressant Nation

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A serious conversation is under way in the United States on the subject of psychiatric drugs The debate consists of three fundamental issues: first, whether antidepressants actually treat depression; second, the vast, growing body of evidence that psychotropic medications (more).

Medical Research: Seeking a Better Return

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Critics of the National Institutes of Health argue that the $30 billion the government pours into medical research and innovation through the organization each year is not making Americans healthier. (more)

Behold the Food of the Future
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Want some Frankenfood with your superfood? How about those functional foods? As you might imagine, a preview of what we may be eating -- or at least what we may be told is good for us -- in the future is best taken with a grain of salt.

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In this installment of Brave New Films' "Senator Sanders Unfiltered," the independent federal legislator from Vermont points out what's becoming hard to dispute or ignore, however much other members of Congress might do both: Wall Street, along with the pharmaceutical and insurance industries, practically runs Washington.

Americans Double Down on Antidepressants

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The number of Americans who are exploring the concept of better living through antidepressant chemistry nearly doubled in the decade from 1996 to 2005, according to a study published in Archives of General Psychiatry -- and that was well before the economic meltdown.

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