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NICE issues guidelines for preventing drug misuse

A third of individuals aged 16-59 y have used an illegal substance at some point in their lives.

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Can probiotics ease depression?

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Heavy drinkers but also quitters at significant risk for cardiovascular diseases

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Melanoma: smoking raises risk for SLN metastasis

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Testosterone replacement improves bone density but increases coronary artery noncalcified plaque

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Cognitive training found beneficial in MS

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Suboxone: 43% of users fill opioid scripts during addiction therapy

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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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30% of neonatal unit admissions may be unnecessary

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BMA survey: 42% of European GPs may leave UK

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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Long sleep duration tied to dementia

Prolonged sleep duration may be useful in identifying patients at risk of progressing to dementia.

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Teen suicide attempts drop in states with same-sex marriage laws

Effect driven by teens self-identifying as sexual minorities.

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Depression improves with internet obesity treatment

The study is the first to look at the effect of an internet-based weight loss treatment on depressive symptoms.

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Stress linked to frequent device checking

Devices are nearly ubiquitous among Americans.

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Schizophrenia’s toll: nearly 15 years

The study is the first systematic review to look at life expectancy in patients with schizophrenia.

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Are teens developing online gambling and gaming addictions?
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Are teens developing online gambling and gaming addictions?

The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs report has identified a significant rise in online gambling and gaming among 15-16 year olds.

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Psychotic symptoms not tied to cats

Previous studies had shown a connection between psychosis and Toxoplasma gondii infection.

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Patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis at increased risk for depression

What is the strength of the association?

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2 postpartum anxiety risk factors identified

Postpartum depression and its risk factors are well-studied, but less research has been done on postpartum anxiety.

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Postnatal depression linked to pre-pregnancy obesity

The association between obesity and depression during and after pregnancy has not been well studied.

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Psychiatric illness may increase stroke risk | ISC
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Psychiatric illness may increase stroke risk | ISC

Odds of a stroke were 3.48 times higher within 15 days after diagnosis and 3.11 times higher within 30 days.

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Collaborative care helps mild depression
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Collaborative care helps mild depression

Collaborative care allowing older people with subclinical depression access to behavioural activation reduced depressive symptoms more than standard care...

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Does iron dysregulation affect response to treatment for cocaine addiction?
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Does iron dysregulation affect response to treatment for cocaine addiction?

Iron regulation in general is disrupted in people with cocaine addiction, according to the author of a new study.

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Watch for “soft signs” of child abuse
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Watch for “soft signs” of child abuse

Professionals who work with children should be curious about “soft signs” that could signal abuse or neglect, a draft guideline from the National Institute...

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