Nielsen's Ratings: Easy Peel Garlic Cloves & Drugs That Can Remove Depression In Hours

To peel garlic without whacking it to smithereens, immerse the clove(s) in a bowl of cold water for 20 minutes. Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon, and the skins should fall off easily with just a gentle rub. If you're short on time, you can also drop the cloves into boiling water for 60 seconds, drain, then peel.

Drugs to Lift Depression in Hours? Time will tell.

The hunt is on for a faster-acting, more effective antidepressant. Many people take Prozac or Celera, which often take a month or more to give relief. And they don't work for everyone.

"You can control seizures and control hypertension within minutes and hours," says Carlos A. Zarate, chief of the experimental therapeutics and pathophysiology branch within the National Institute of Mental Health.

Some of the fast-acting treatments being studied are ketamine and scopolamine, by using them in a different way. "The new fast-acting drugs work on the brain in an entirely different way than popular antidepressants like Prozac and Paxil," continued Zarate.

Upfront, scientists tell us that only about one-third of the nearly 3,000 patients taking Celexa achieved remission from their depression. That means back to the drawing board, but ultimately they hope for a 50% recovery rate.