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Weight Gain Could Depend on the Medicines You’re Taking

Weight gain may not always be due to what you eat. Researchers in Texas find your medication can cause serious weight gain.

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Effects of Magic Mushrooms May Lead to New Anti-Depressants

Back in the psychedelic era of the 1960s, many said magic mushrooms could “expand your mind.” But scientists these days say the exact opposite is true — and those findings may lead to new drugs used to treat depression.

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Is Your Coffee Fix Getting in the Way of Medication? — Health Check

The average American adult drinks about three cups of coffee a day, and while many can’t imagine a morning without it, people taking certain drugs may want to think twice.

Studies show that more than a dozen medications — antidepressants, estrogen, and thyroid and osteoporosis drugs, for example — can be affected by coffee, which can block absorption or enhance the effects of the drugs.

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1 in 10 US Adults Take Antidepressants

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in ten adults in the US take antidepressants, and that many more should.

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