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Neonatal abstinence syndrome, maternal opioid-related diagnoses up

(HealthDay)—From 2010 to 2017, there were significant increases in the estimated rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and maternal opioid-related diagnoses (MOD), according to a study published in the Jan. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Ashley H. Hirai, Ph.D., from the Department of Health and Human Services in Rockville, Maryland, […]

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Swiss shut up shops due to virus variant fears

Switzerland announced Wednesday it was imposing new restrictions aimed at “drastically” reducing contact between people, fearing a rapid upsurge in COVID-19 cases due to new variants of the coronavirus. The Swiss had been expected simply to extend the closure of bars and restaurants until the end of February. But the government went much further, imposing […]

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Plant-based diet ramps up metabolism, according to new study

A plant-based diet boosts after-meal burn, leads to weight loss, and improves cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight individuals, according to a new randomized control trial published in JAMA Network Open by researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The study randomly assigned participants—who were overweight and had no history of diabetes—to an intervention or […]

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Virus-drained nurses hang up uniforms for other jobs

One is a pastry-cook. Another dreams of becoming a bookseller. All have slammed the door on the hospitals where they used to work, exhausted by wave after wave of COVID-19 patients. Nolwenn Le Bonzec, a former nurse who moved from her native Brittany to the Belgian capital Brussels, recounted how she hung up her surgical […]

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Mortality Risk Up With Newer Antipsychotic Use for Depression

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2020 — For nonelderly patients with depression, augmentation with newer antipsychotics is associated with an increased mortality risk, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in PLOS ONE. Tobias Gerhard, Ph.D., from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and colleagues examined all-cause mortality of newer antipsychotic augmentation for adult depression […]