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New hope for digital drug discovery

We can provide the industry with candidate compounds and the knowledge to take the discoveries further, says scientist.

Depression meds almost doubled in last decade for teenage girls

Far more teenagers are now using medications for mental health disorders than ten years ago, a Norwegian study shows. ADHD medication is more prevalent among boys.

Fish in drug-tainted water see some benefits

Swedish freshwater perch have been seen to thrive in water contaminated by anti-anxiety medications. Researchers think most studies, which look solely at the negative aspects of pharmaceutical pollution, could be missing some perks for perch.

Docs dish out pills after suicide attempts

People who attempt to poison themselves with an overdose of prescription drugs have usually had access to plenty of pills. Physicians prescribe even more of these kinds of drugs to patients who survive drug overdose suicide attempts.