Month: August 2019

Over 400 genes associated with schizophrenia discovered

August 13, 2019

Over 400 genes associated with schizophrenia discovered

Mental Health

In one of the largest studies carried out so far, comprising of more than 100,00 people, scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified nearly 413 genetic associations of schizophrenia. The researchers located these associations by applying a novel machine learning methodology and found them to be true across 13 regions…

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Patients with manic BD add an increased risk for cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction

August 12, 2019

Patients with manic BD add an increased risk for cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction

Mental Health

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic and a debilitating mental condition. People grappling with BD are highly susceptible to multiple metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of mortality in this population. In fact, in the U.S., individuals with BD are at a five-fold increased susceptibility of developing cardiovascular disorders, and…

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After 30 long years, deaths due to drug overdose finally dips in the U.S.

August 08, 2019

After 30 long years, deaths due to drug overdose finally dips in the U.S.

Addiction Substance Abuse

In a much-needed relief from the usual undesirable news associated with the opioid epidemic, it has been reported that deaths due to drug overdoses, especially opioids, have stopped increasing for the first time in the last 30 years. In fact, the preliminary data shows a 5 percent decline in the overall rate of overdose deaths…

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NQF, BCBS release practical guidelines extending MAT for opioid use disorder

August 07, 2019

NQF, BCBS release practical guidelines extending MAT for opioid use disorder

Addiction Substance Abuse

The death toll from drug overdoses continues to escalate in the U.S. More than 702,000 people succumbed to drug overdoses between 1999 and 2017. In 2017, more than 70,000 deaths from drug overdoses were reported making it the leading cause of injury associated deaths in the U.S. Unfortunately, 68 percent of these deaths were attributed…

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