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Lady Gaga told Oprah she takes an antipsychotic, and without it she would ‘spiral very frequently’

Lady Gaga appeared on Oprah’s “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” tour Saturday, when she discussed her battle with fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder after multiple sexual assaults. The award-winning singer and actress said taking an antipsychotic medication “helped me tremendously” and that she would “spiral very frequently” without it. […]
Lady Gaga told Oprah she takes an antipsychotic, and without it she would ‘spiral very frequently’
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Could treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and concussions be hanging out unused in your medicine cabinet? This think tank thinks so — and wants to put them to work.

A new project from the think tank Helena aims to find new treatments for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and concussions by taking another look at drugs that already exist. This approach, called “generic drug repurposing,” can be faster and cheaper than other ways of developing drugs, but isn’t financially incentivized […]
Could treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and concussions be hanging out unused in your medicine cabinet? This think tank thinks so — and wants to put them to work.
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A woman’s skin turned blue after using a common pain reliever for a toothache

A 25-year-old woman was hospitalized with blue skin, shortness of breath, and dizziness after using an over-the-counter pain medication for a toothache. Doctors said the condition was a rare, sometimes life-threatening reaction to benzocaine, a medication commonly used as a topical anesthetic. The woman’s blue skin was caused by methemoglobinemia, […]
A woman’s skin turned blue after using a common pain reliever for a toothache
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A new study finds certain antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs may increase your risk of dementia, and you may not even know you’re on them

New research has found a significant link between anticholinergic drugs – including common antidepressants– and risk of dementia in the long term. Daily use of one of these drugs for three consecutive years or more increased the likelihood of a dementia diagnosis, particularly for middle-aged and elderly patients. Anticholinergic drugs […]
A new study finds certain antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs may increase your risk of dementia, and you may not even know you’re on them
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Drugs that cost as much as a house are on the way to treat rare and devastating diseases. The US is scrambling to figure out how to pay for them.

New medications that treat disease at the genetic level, called gene therapies, are incredibly promising. They could also come with million-dollar price tags. Many more gene therapies are expected to become available in the coming years, but experts say the US health system isn’t prepared. New gene therapies could present […]
Drugs that cost as much as a house are on the way to treat rare and devastating diseases. The US is scrambling to figure out how to pay for them.
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How long you can take medications like ibuprofen and aspirin after opening them

Though all medications have an expiration date on their packaging, most stay potent long after that date. Tablet medications like ibuprofen remain effective for years after being opened. Probiotics and liquid medicines deteriorate faster. Just like food, medication is required by law to have an expiration date on its packaging. […]
How long you can take medications like ibuprofen and aspirin after opening them
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