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How Often Do Antidepressants Make People Suicidal?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Sep 02 - Antidepressants rarely trigger suicidal thoughts or behaviors, suggests a large study of patients in European psychiatric hospitals.

But some experts question the data in the study, saying suicidal thoughts or behaviors were probably written off as part of the patient's illness, or that some cases of patients feeling or acting suicidal might have been missed altogether.

Study: Presence of murine leukemia virus related gene sequences found in CFS patients

Researchers have found murine leukemia viruses (MLV) related gene sequences in blood samples collected from patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and some healthy blood donors, according to a study published online today by the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Direct Relationship Seen Between Plasma Amyloid Levels and Cognitive Decline

There is a direct and linear association between plasma beta-amyloid (Aβ) levels and multiple aspects of cognitive decline over time, including cognitive changes that constitute conversion to Alzheimer's disease, according to new findings from a population-based, ethnically diverse longitudinal sample of older adults.