• S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) Supplements May Improve Depression Medication Results

    A pilot study has found that for patients who were not responding well to depression medication, adding the over-the-counter supplement S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) improved their condition. The research appeared in the April 2015 edition of Advances in Integrative Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal. About 40% of depressed patients who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) have mixed … Continue reading “S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) Supplements May Improve Depression Medication Results”

  • Dose Size of Sleeping Pill Ambien Lowered Due to Negative Effects

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that the block-buster sleeping pill Ambien (zolpidem) dose be lowered, especially for women, due to negative side-effects. The drug stays in women’s system much longer than in men’s. Too many car accidents the day after taking Ambien have lead to the government agency to halve the recommended … Continue reading “Dose Size of Sleeping Pill Ambien Lowered Due to Negative Effects”

  • Snoring and Insomnia Can Lead to Metabolic Syndrome

    Snoring and insomnia are often seen as nuisances, either to the person who just cannot fall asleep or to the partner who has to listen to all that racket.  They may be real cause for concern, however. New research finds that both snoring and insomnia can predict one’s likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome.  Snoring and … Continue reading “Snoring and Insomnia Can Lead to Metabolic Syndrome”