By: Terry Graedon August 24, 2017 6 Comments
    Can Lithium in Water Supply Prevent Dementia?

    The chances are good that you are exposed to some lithium almost every day of your life. That's because this natural element is plentiful in nature. It is found in rocks and soil all over the earth. T…

    By: Terry Graedon June 2, 2016 3 Comments
    How Risky Is Ritalin for Kids’ Hearts?

    Parents often worry about the possible side effects of drugs prescribed for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Often they are reassured that there are no serious problems, but a new stud…

    By: Joe Graedon December 3, 2015 0 Comments
    How Well Does Ritalin Work for ADHD?

    For decades a mainstay in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has been the stimulant drug Ritalin. It is also sold under the generic name methylphenidate and brand name…

    By: Joe Graedon December 3, 2015 0 Comments
    ADHD Stimulant Treatments Keep Kids Awake

    Stimulant medications like methylphenidate (Concerta, Metadate, Methylin, Ritalin, etc.) appear to interfere with children's ability to get a good night's sleep. The investigators noted that stimulant…

    By: Joe Graedon June 25, 2015 1 Comments
    ADHD Drug Daytrana Can Cause Permanent Disfiguri…

    A "Drug Safety Communication" from the FDA (June 24, 2015) is alerting physicians, pharmacists and patients that the Daytrana¬†skin patch containing the drug methylphenidate can cause permanent skin c…

    By: Joe Graedon January 15, 2015 1 Comments
    Be Wary of BPA Substitutes

    Consumer demand has led many plastics makers to remove bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and other containers. BPA is an endocrine disruptor that mimics the action of estrogen. Scientists have worri…

    By: Joe Graedon February 2, 2009 3 Comments
    Modern Mind Medicines Lose Luster

    Hundreds of years ago, people with mental illness might be burned at the stake or locked away in a dungeon. In the early 20th century, some patients with schizophrenia were lobotomized with an ice pic…