Antidepressants, antipsychotics and benzos all increase suicide attempts in a new study

A new study a JAMA network open found that antidepressants do not prevent suicide. The researchers concluded that antidepressants, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines were all associated with increased suicide attempts in people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Mood stabilizers had no effect on suicide attempt rates. ADHD stimulant drugs were the only drug class associated with … Read more

First Canadian study successfully uses phage therapy to stop life-threatening UTIs caused by superbugs

First Canadian study successfully uses phage therapy to stop life-threatening UTIs caused by superbugs

The first Canadian study using phages to treat superbug infections is underway with scientists reporting a preliminary but encouraging initial success story. “You are considered clinically and biologically clear,” Victoria Marshall said as she read a text message from her doctor about the results of her latest tests. It brought her to tears. “Good, I … Read more

Pharmaceutical CEO, others attempt contradictory critiques of serotonin debunking study

Last summer, an in-depth analysis hit what Psychology today called a decisive blow to the myth of the chemical imbalance of depression. That outdated theory that a lack of serotonin causes depression has been debunked many times over the past few decades, but it clings to the public consciousness, perhaps in large part due to … Read more

Study: Intermittent fasting may not be better than counting calories for weight loss

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Research has found that people lost the same amount of weight on an intermittent fasting diet as they did on a calorie counting diet. People in both groups were able to maintain weight after one year. Nutritionists say there are a few factors to consider when choosing one over the other. Intermittent fasting has been … Read more

New study: vegetarian diets vs. non-vegetarians in the battle against cardiometabolic diseases

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In a recent study published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases Journal, researchers conducted a comprehensive review to compare the impacts of vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets on the outcomes of major cardiometabolic and other noncommunicable diseases. Study: A comprehensive review of the health effects of vegetarian diets. Image Credit: Elena.Katkova/Shutterstock.com Background Opinions on the association … Read more

This is the best time to exercise to improve blood sugars, according to a new study

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The timing of exercise can affect blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. People who exercised in the afternoon were more likely to have lower blood sugar levels. Experts point out that exercising at any time of day is important for diabetes management. Exercise is a useful tool in … Read more

USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Releases Part Three of Their Mental Health Study in a Film Titled Misrepresentations: Popular Movies Misrepresent the Reality of Mental Health Conditions

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EXCLUSIVE: Mental health is on the minds of medical professionals, policy makers, parents and advocates these days. Yet a new study reveals that one area where little has changed for mental health is popular movies. The new report, by Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, is the third in a series … Read more

New Eli Lilly drug leads to 24% weight loss in study

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Share on PinterestEli Lilly is studying a new weight loss drug. Cristina Arias/Cover/Getty Images A new drug under development led people to lose about 25% of their body weight in a recent study. The drug called retatrutide is a weekly injection. The researchers also found that the most common side effects of retatrutide were nausea, … Read more

New study: Immune activation in depression is more common than previously thought

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Research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at Kings College London suggests that the prevalence of immune system activation in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) may be higher than previously thought, with this activation independent of inflammation levels as measured by C-reactive protein (CRP). This finding could lead to a better … Read more

16.5 million Americans at risk of stroke from excessive exercise: study

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Health From Adriana Diaz June 26, 2023 | 3:32 pm Push it but not too hard. Nearly 16.5 million Americans are at risk of stroke from exercising too strenuously, according to a new study. Published in the scientific journal Physics of Fluid, the researchers concluded that an elevated heart rate can induce a stroke in … Read more