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Therapy Best Treatment for Complicated Grief Due to Suicide

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/894495?nlid=121571_4502&src=wnl_dne_180328_mscpedit&uac=27343DV&impID=1592451&faf=1 For grief, therapy bests medications!

NAC for schizophrenia shows good results in a replication study; the theory and data are coming through.

Effects of 12-month, double-blind N-acetyl cysteine on symptoms, cognition and brain morphology in early phase schizophrenia spectrum disorders Schizophrenia Research — | March 28, 2018 Breier A, et al. – Given that N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) mitigates the deleterious effects oxidative stress, inflammation and glutamatergic excitotoxicity (the three pathological processes hypothesized to contribute to progressive brain […]
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Z-drugs and Risk for Falls and Fractures in Older Adults

March 27, 2018 A link to the following Medscape article was sent to you by: joris wiggers This shows that older folks at at 200% increase risk of falls (odds are 2x normal) while taking zopiclone and a 160% increase risk of a fracture. Z-drugs and Risk for Falls and Fractures in Older Adults Age […]
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Long-term use of valproic acid and the prevalence of cancers in bipolar disorder patients in a Taiwanese population: An association analysis using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) – Journal of Affective Disorders

http://www.jad-journal.com/article/S0165-0327(17)32206-1/fulltext?rss=yes

Cannabidiol (CBD) as an Adjunctive Therapy in Schizophrenia: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial | American Journal of Psychiatry

https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.17030325

Chronic fatigue syndrome possibly explained by lower levels of key thyroid hormones: Discovery of a crucial link between chronic fatigue syndrome and lower levels of key thyroid hormones raises hopes for treating this common yet debilitating disease

Chronic fatigue syndrome possibly explained by lower levels of key thyroid hormones: Discovery of a crucial link between chronic fatigue syndrome and lower levels of key thyroid hormones raises hopes for treating this common yet debilitating disease https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180320084337.htm A new study reveals that chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating condition with unknown causes, can be explained […]
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Vitamin D might be key to syndrome affecting half of women aged 50 or plus: Research with postmenopausal women, found a 57.8 percent rate of metabolic syndrome among women presenting vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency.

Vitamin D might be key to syndrome affecting half of women aged 50 or plus: Research with postmenopausal women, found a 57.8 percent rate of metabolic syndrome among women presenting vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180320141323.htm Research with postmenopausal women, found a 57.8 percent rate of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among women presenting vitamin D insufficiency […]
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Meta-analysis and review of dopamine agonists in acute episodes of mood disorder: Efficacy and safety | Read by QxMD

https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543103/meta-analysis-and-review-of-dopamine-agonists-in-acute-episodes-of-mood-disorder-efficacy-and-safety list of DA agonist

False-positive results released by direct-to-consumer genetic tests highlight the importance of clinical confirmation testing for appropriate patient care | Genetics in Medicine

https://www.nature.com/articles/gim201838 Alarming 40% error rate in private companies offering genetic sequencing, including ancestry.com and 23andme.

Calorie restriction trial in humans suggests benefits for age-related disease

Calorie restriction trial in humans suggests benefits for age-related disease https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180322141008.htm One of the first studies to explore the effects of calorie restriction on humans showed that cutting caloric intake by 15 percent for two years slowed aging and metabolism and protected against age-related disease. The study found that calorie restriction decreased systemic oxidative stress, […]
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