Health Alert: Antidepressant Prescriptions Drop, Teen Suicides Rise

(CBS)- Government warnings about the dangers of antidepressants and young people may have back fired.  Harvard researchers found when prescriptions for antidepressants dropped after the warnings, teen suicide attempts went up.  The food and drug administration has now revised the warning, telling doctors to also consider the risks of not prescribing antidepressant drugs.


(CBS)-  Many people have spent years concerned about low levels of  "bad" cholesterol and high levels of "good" cholesterol.  A new study posted in the New England Journal of Medicine by Massachusetts researchers shows four gene mutations that lower triglycerides, a type fat in the blood.  The study found lowering triglycerides can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease.   


(CBS)-  Physically fit children may get higher grades in school.  Researchers in Spain studied more than 2 thousand children.  They found muscle strength, motor ability and other components of physical fitness have beneficial effects on the brain that can improve academic performance.


(CNN)-  Soccer has taken the U.S. by storm and if you're a fan there is no more exciting time than now because the World Cup is underway.  Soccer is obviously good exercise because of the running and sprinting.  All of this aerobic conditioning helps strengthen the heart and may help control high blood pressure.  Those who play regularly burn lots of calories, which can help keep the weight down and decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  All of the running and ball handling is great for building muscle and strengthening bones.  


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