31 Mar '13, 2pm

Shrimp on #Prozac commit suicide

Shrimp on #Prozac commit suicide

Throughout history, there have been far too many people who become suicidal because somebody called them a "shrimp." Antidepressants can have the unfortunate and ironic side effect of causing suicidal tendencies. But real shrimp pitching themselves into the open mouth of a predator because they're on Prozac? It sounds too absurd to be true, but according to Salon , a recent study found that shrimp exposed to Prozac display suicidal behavior. As humans ingest and excrete untold amounts of pharmaceuticals, many of those drugs — including fluoexetine, Prozac's main ingredient — end up in the water. After ingesting Prozac, are legions of shrimp losing all hope and wishing to die? Not exactly. Study author Dr. Alex Ford is quick to note that shrimp aren't people, but fluoexetine does have an effect upon the shrimps' brains, making their nerves more sensitive to seratonin, the b...

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Taliban suicide bomber kills 12 in Peshawar

longwarjournal.org 29 Mar '13, 4pm

The Taliban claimed credit for today's suicide attack in Peshawar the killed at least 12 people, including three Frontier ...