• Infections during childhood increase the risk of mental disorders

    11 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A new study shows that the infections children contract during their childhood are linked to an increase in the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence. This knowledge expands our understanding of the role of the immune system in the development of mental disorders.
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  • Childhood Infection Linked to Subsequent Mental Health Disorders

    11 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Highest risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorders
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  • Infections in the Young Tied Mental Illness Risk

    11 days ago - By Web MD

    The risk appeared greater for severe infections that required hospitalization. But less severe infections treated with drugs were also linked to an increased risk for mental disorders, the researchers found.
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  • Increased access to medication, prevention interventions vital to combat opioid crisis

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Strategies that expand access to medication for opioid use disorder and improve treatment retention are critical to address the opioid crisis, researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse wrote in a review published in JAMA Psychiatry.
    Improving opioid prescription practices for pain management is no longer enough to combat the epidemic, according to the authors.
    “The current opioid crisis, which is currently claiming 130 American lives daily, is one of the most urgent public health crises of our time. Nora D. Volkow, MD, director of NIDA, told Healio.com/Psychiatry.
    “It is
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  • Menopausal HT may increase risk for breast cancer subtypes

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Among postmenopausal women, current use of menopausal hormone therapy may double the risk for developing several hormone receptor-positive breast cancers, according to a case-control analysis published in PLOS ONE.
    “Breast cancer risk increases with increasing duration of use of HT,” Usha Salagame, MSc, program manager at the Centre for Health Record Linkage, Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, New South Wales in Sydney, and colleagues wrote in the study background. “A total of around 500,000 women in Australia were estimated to use HT in
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  • Patients with PFO at risk for stroke during lead removal for device-related infection

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Among patients with an implantable cardiac device undergoing transvenous lead removal due to infection, those with a patent foramen ovale were at increased risk for stroke, according to findings published in HeartRhythm.
    The researchers retrospectively analyzed 774 patients who underwent transvenous lead removal due to CV implantable electronic device, or CIED, infection at three Mayo Clinic centers between 2000 and July 2017 to determine risk factors for stroke in this population.
    Among the cohort, the total stroke rate was 1.9% (95% CI, 1.1-3.2; periprocedural, 0.9%; 95%
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  • Childhood Infections May Trigger Mental Illness

    12 days ago - By Medscape

    A study provides 'compelling' evidence that severe infections, as well as treatment with antibiotics, place children at heightened risk of developing a mental disorder.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • Infections may increase risk for mental disorders, psychotropic use

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Severe infections requiring hospitalization were linked to subsequent increased risk for hospitalization for any mental disorder and psychotropic medication use in Denmark, according to a nationwide cohort study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
    Schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, personality and behavior disorders, autism and ADHD were associated with the highest risks for hospitalization after infections, the findings suggest.
    “Infections have been linked with the development of mental disorders,” Ole Köhler-Forsberg, MD, of Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, told
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