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Probiotics for Mania

The micros in our gut have important roles in inflammatory response and neurologic functioning. Because some patients with acute mania have... Read more »

Inhalers are Used Incorrectly by Majority of Patients with Asthma

Many of those with asthma may be using their inhalers incorrectly, thereby increasing their risk of asthma attack, according to new... Read more »

Type of MRI Scan Could Improve Understanding of Dopamine Function in Schizophrenia

Researchers have identified the neuromelanin-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (NM-MRI) scan as a potential biomarker for psychosis. This  signal is a marker... Read more »

New Drug: Yupelri Approved for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The FDA has approved revefenacin (Yupelri) for the maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A long-acting muscarinic... Read more »

Alzheimer’s Burden Projected to Double by 2060

Nearly 14 million Americans aged 65 and older will have Alzheimer disease or related dementias (ADRD) by 2060, according to new... Read more »

Best Approaches to Patients With Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

The diagnosis of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) is common in epilepsy centers and is a serious condition because these patients may... Read more »

Appendix Linked to Toxic Parkinson’s Protein

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination and symptoms usually... Read more »

Home Videos May Speed Autism Diagnosis

Short home videos may provide enough information to determine whether or not a child is on the autism spectrum, a new... Read more »

New Drug Approvals: FDA Clears First Generic Version of Seizure Drug Sabril (Vigabatrin)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic version of the antiseizure medication Sabril (vigabatrin,manufactured by Lundbeck).... Read more »

Low-Dose Aspirin and Minocycline as Treatments for Bipolar Depression

Findings that inflammatory processes can contribute to psychiatric syndromes have inspired studies examining whether anti-inflammatory drugs could help patients with these... Read more »