Health Problems

Not all antipsychotics increase the risk of diabetes and raise cholesterol—some may be protective

Millions of people worldwide are prescribed antipsychotics every year. While these drugs are effective in treating the symptoms of schizophrenia, they can also have significant side-effects, causing weight gain, diabetes and raised cholesterol. These are all risk factors for cardiovascular disease—the biggest killer of people with schizophrenia. However, our latest study found that not all […]

Kids Health

Prenatal opioid exposure may alter brain function in babies

Connectivity in an area of the brain that regulates emotion may be altered in infants exposed to opioids while in utero, according to a new study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Opioid use in pregnancy has become a major public health crisis. Opioids can […]

Health Problems

Optic nerve ultrasound may ID increased intracranial pressure

(HealthDay)—Optic nerve ultrasonography can help diagnose increased intracranial pressure with high specificity and sensitivity for patients with traumatic and nontraumatic brain injury, according to a review published online Nov. 19 in Annals of Internal Medicine. Alex Koziarz, from University of Toronto, and colleagues conducted a systematic review to examine the accuracy of optic nerve ultrasonography […]