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By Louise Gagnon OTTAWA, Ontario -- March 26, 2021 -- Emotional dysregulation is linked to disruptions in memory and attention in women with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) , according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association...
By Walter Alexander NEW YORK -- March 25, 2021 -- Adding ertugliflozin 5 mg or 15 mg to metformin and sulfonylureas led to improved glycaemic control and reduced body weight, compared with placebo, in patients with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes and established atherosclerotic...
By Walter Alexander NEW YORK -- March 24, 2021 -- Concerns over possible increased breast cancer risk with glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists were allayed by results of a large-scale review of 52 randomised controlled trials, presented at the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of The...
A study published in the American Journal of Infection Control indicates that influenza vaccination presented no harmful effect on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) susceptibility or increased disease severity, and points to a possible association between the vaccine and decreased risk of COVID-...
By Walter Alexander NEW YORK -- March 23, 2021 -- An investigation into whether changes implemented in UK hospitals in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic were detrimental to the care of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes found better glucose control in this...
By Louise Gagnon OTTAWA, Ontario -- March 23, 2021 -- Real-world data on the use of esketamine nasal spray (Spravato), combined with an oral antidepressant to manage treatment-resistant depression, revealed no new safety signals, according to a study post-marketing study presented at the Virtual...
By Louise Gagnon OTTAWA, Ontario -- March 23, 2021 -- A single infusion of ketamine lessened pain and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in veterans, without persisting dissociative symptoms or side effects, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the...
Most surgical patients with a history of penicillin allergy can safely be given the guideline-recommended antibiotic cefazolin to prevent infection instead of several penicillin alternatives that are less effective and more expensive, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. The study found...
Beta-blocker therapy was not associated with depression or other psychiatric adverse events, with the possible exceptions of sleep-related disorders, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, published in the journal Hypertension. “We found no evidence to...
There were no significant differences in health outcomes for pregnant women who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes or their babies using 2 different clinically recommended screening methods, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Although there is evidence...

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