Mental illness claims the lives of too many in music. A new helpline seeks to change thatWhen Jess Cornelius named her 2016 album Give Up on Your Health, she did so as a warning to herself not to get sick – physically, or mentally. As an artist, she co…
TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.
New catalogue lists ‘gender incongruence’ is now listed under ‘conditions related to sexual health’Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a new U…
Which? says Brexit is chance to update law to help shoppers faced with bewildering array of nutritional dataA consumer group is calling for mandatory “traffic light” food labelling post-Brexit, after warning that inconsistent information on popular adu…
The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcar…
(Reuters Health) – For young adults, the adverse effect of negative social media experiences on mental health outweigh any potential benefits of positive experiences, a study of university students suggests.
Portugal’s parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill on Friday to legalize marijuana-based medicines, after rejecting earlier proposals to allow patients to grow the drug at home. Reuters Health Information
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators can be lifesaving for some people, but as patients age they may face difficult conversations about when to replace or deactivate the devices. Reuters Health Information
Novartis on Friday touted safety and efficacy of its biosimilar copies of Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade (infliximab) and Amgen Inc’s Enbrel (etanercept), citing studies it hopes will help convince doctors that switching from the original medicines is a …
Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Inc said on Friday it would discontinue a trial testing its drug for the treatment of chronic cluster headache, after an analysis showed that the drug was unlikely to meet the study’s main goal. Reuters Health Information
About third of those arrested in England have mental health issues. The BBC met the nurses who help them.
Studies of classroom attendance patterns in undergraduate students have shown that attendance and performance go hand in hand — attending class is the key to reaping the rewards of academic achievement. However, many of these studies were completed be…
(Reuters Health) – Fathers’ use of antidepressant medications around the time mothers become pregnant does not increase babies’ risk of preterm birth, birth defects, autism or intellectual disability, according to a study in the BMJ.
Provisional vaccine guidelines for people with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic disease are in the final stages of review and will be released later this year. Medscape Medical News
This story talks about the idea of having a “good death” and what that means.
A new program, the Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons (MHSSPACS), aims to develop a fully integrated military-civilian trauma system. Reuters Health Information
Regulators say the company’s AFX endovascular graft system with Strata material — used for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair — is at greater risk for type III endoleaks compared with other devices for the same indication. News Alerts
A new study shows that only about 10 of 88 deaths in children with epilepsy were due to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Medscape Medical News
(Reuters Health) – People who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be more likely to develop autoimmune diseases than individuals who don’t, a Swedish study suggests.
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