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5 Lottery Winners Who Got in Trouble With the Law
One of New Jersey’s richest Powerball winners was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child, prosecutors said, landing him on a growing list of lottery winners who have either befallen misfortune or been accused of a crime. Pedro Quezada, 49, won $338 million — one of the state’s biggest Powerball jackpots in history — in 2013. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a young girl for about three years when the child was between 11 and 14 years old, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said in a statement. The alleged crimes took place before Quezada won the lotter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Crime Lottery onetime Source Type: news

Antidepressants Tied to a Significantly Increased Risk for Death Antidepressants Tied to a Significantly Increased Risk for Death
A new meta-analysis shows a 33% increased risk for death with antidepressant use in the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Rural Uganda Gets a Health Worker Boost
September 21, 2017The sight of serene hills stretching into the horizon calmed my nerves as we snaked our way through steep and narrow dirt roads deep in Buhweju district, in South Western Uganda, 319 kilometers from the capital, Kampala.  Suddenly, it dawned on me why this district is considered “hard to reach” as I imagined what it would be like to traverse the same ground during a rainstorm or at night.It ’s here that I meet Janet Alupo, 20, an operating theatre assistant at Nsika Health Center IV who plans to take this same journey—plus an additional 332 kilometers—every three months ...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: lfreeze Source Type: news

Montelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, Adults Montelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, Adults
A review of voluntary adverse event reports found that asthma medication montelukast was linked to increased reports of depression and nightmares in adults and children, and aggression in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Survival and Cause of Death in Multiple Sclerosis Survival and Cause of Death in Multiple Sclerosis
While patients with MS continue to have a shorter life expectancy and almost threefold higher mortality rate than those without, this long-term population study shows promising improvements over time.Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Study links brain inflammation to suicidal thinking in depression
(Elsevier) Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry by researchers at the University of Manchester. Dr. Talbot and colleagues found that the increase in the inflammatory marker was present specifically in patients with MDD who were experiencing suicidal thoughts, pinning the role of inflammation to suicidality rather than a diagnosis of MDD itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Specific Efforts May Aid Quality of Life for Schizophrenia Caregivers
Supportive interventions would cut affiliate stigma, enhance family - centered care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers ’ Prices
Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Magnesium Levels Tied to Dementia Risk
Both too high and too low of levels tied to increased dementia risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Will an E - Cigarette Harm Your Heart?
The nicotine may cause adrenaline levels to spike, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Three Suicide Prevention Methods'Highly' Cost-effective Three Suicide Prevention Methods'Highly' Cost-effective
Two follow-up interventions for patients, identified during ED visits as being at high risk for suicide, were found to be cost-effective, and another lowered costs compared to usual care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

From Hopeless to Healer: Persecuted in Nigeria, Stonewalled by the NFL
(MedPage Today) -- Early struggles prepared Bennet Omalu for character assassination in the U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Football in Childhood Tied to Cognitive Disorders in Adults Football in Childhood Tied to Cognitive Disorders in Adults
Playing organized football before age 12 may increase the risks for depression, apathy, and impaired behavioral regulation in adulthood.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

You Asked: Can a Breakup Make You Sick?
Love hurts, but a breakup can be agony—even beyond the emotional pain. If you’ve gone through a highly emotional split, researchers say your immune system can take a significant hit. “Breaking up with a partner leaves people feeling blue and lonely, even when it’s something they wanted,” says Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University. “Time heals wounds, and people recover, but the time course for recovery is related to how much a person continues to be preoccupied with thoughts of their former...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized break up Breakup Divorce ex boyfriend ex-girlfriend how to get over a breakup how to get over someone how to recover from a breakup immune system Love Relationship relationship advice relationships Sex/Relationshi Source Type: news

Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence
Fewer are killed in states that mandate that firearms be removed when restraining orders filed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Who ’ s Likely to Fall for Fake News?
Trust the evidence, not your'gut,'study suggests (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Morning Break: Antibiotics Running Out; Teen Sex Interest Drops; Children Drive to OR
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Outcome trajectories and prognostic factors for suicide and self-harm behaviors in patients with borderline personality disorder following one year of outpatient psychotherapy - McMain SF, Fitzpatrick S, Boritz T, Barnhart R, Links P, Streiner DL.
This study examined suicide and self-harm trajectories in 180 individuals with BPD receiving dialectical behavior therapy or general psychiatric management in a randomized controlled trial. Suicide and self-harm behaviors were assessed at baseline, every f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Where Psychiatric Care Is Scarce, Religious Institutions Are Stepping In
“We don’t have the resources to meet the demand through the public system of care. I wish we did." (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder (Mania) Quiz: Test Your Emotional Wellness IQ
Title: Bipolar Disorder (Mania) Quiz: Test Your Emotional Wellness IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 9/18/2012 1:28:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:33:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Caring for a Sick Pet Can Really Drain You
Title: Caring for a Sick Pet Can Really Drain YouCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Are weight loss drugs the next tool to combat cocaine addiction?
(Boston Medical Center) Boston Medical Center's (BMC) psychiatry team is studying a drug called lorcaserin, which targets the brain's serotonin receptors and could help reduce cocaine cravings as well as dampen the rewards associated with taking cocaine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Total of 0.21 Years Lost Due to Opioid - Related Poisoning Deaths
Drug - related poisoning deaths up from 2000 to 2015, with most of the increase due to opioid deaths (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs
Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Cancer Treatment Can Affect Your Food Preferences
Metallic tastes can appear for many patients on chemo (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

New Study Links Playing Youth Football to Later Brain Damage
If children play tackle football before they are 12 and continue to play through high school, they may be putting their brains at risk. That’s the key takeaway from a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature’s Translational Psychiatry. Researchers from Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center studied 214 former football players, including 43 who only played at the high school level, 103 who played in college, and 68 who played professionally. The scientists found that playing tackle football before the age of 12 increased the odds of problems with behavioral regulation, apathy ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Boston University Brain Damage CTE Football head trauma NFL Youth Football youth sports Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: Real Costs of the Opioid Crisis; Spinal Cord Stimulator Okayed
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA Clears Liquid Extended-Release Amphetamine for ADHD FDA Clears Liquid Extended-Release Amphetamine for ADHD
Adzenys ER, a liquid extended-release amphetamine product, is another treatment option for patients aged 6 years and older with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Gun Laws Targeting Domestic Abusers Tied to Fewer Homicides Gun Laws Targeting Domestic Abusers Tied to Fewer Homicides
When people convicted of domestic violence or covered by restraining orders are not only banned from buying guns but forced to give up firearms they already own, they may be less likely to murder their intimate partners, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide
Legalization would affect trust in the patient - physician relationship, and in the medical profession (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nephrology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Immunology, News, Source Type: news

Caring for a Sick Pet Can Really Drain You
Emotional burden is steep, study shows, but vets can help owners cope (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Leaders Move to Tackle Burnout in Neurology, Psychiatry Leaders Move to Tackle Burnout in Neurology, Psychiatry
Leaders in psychiatry and neurology meet to discuss factors contributing to physician burnout and what can be done to promote wellness in the medical profession.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Focus on Just One Sport Can Mean Stress for Girls
Study of soccer players shows diversity of activity might help (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

MD's Appeal in PHP, Medical Board Lawsuit Denied MD's Appeal in PHP, Medical Board Lawsuit Denied
An appeal by a physician whose lawsuit against the North Carolina PHP and the state medical board was thrown out by a lower court has been denied. But Kernan Manion is pursuing another route to justice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psychiatric comorbidity pattern in treatment-seeking veterans - Richardson JD, Ketcheson F, King L, Shnaider P, Marlborough M, Thompson A, Elhai JD.
OBJECTIVE: To compare physical and mental health outcomes of  Canadian military personnel with probable mild traumatic brain injury(mTBI) to outcomes of those without and to report implications for collaboration and treatment. METHODS: One hu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression
A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Is Cardiovascular Fitness a Risk Factor for ALS? Is Cardiovascular Fitness a Risk Factor for ALS?
A new study demonstrates that death from cardiovascular disease is significantly lower in parents of patients with ALS--but what are the implications?Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Cell model of the brain provides new knowledge on developmental disease
(Karolinska Institutet) By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are creating cell models of the human brain. In a new study published in Molecular Psychiatry the researchers describe how cells from patients with the severe developmental disease lissencephaly differ from healthy cells. The method can provide vital new knowledge on difficult-to-study congenital diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Computational Psychiatry: Opportunities and Challenges for the Future
The NIMH Office of Director held a scientific workshop on computational psychiatry. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Psychiatric Genomics in the Era of Team Science Symposium
The NIMH Office of Genomics Research Coordination and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research led a symposium on the state of the field of neuropsychiatric genomics. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Why Patients Skip Filling Scrips: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, U.S. senator publishes opioid investigation findings (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers
Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Experts: Better Treatment of Pain Is Key to Ending Opioid Abuse
(MedPage Today) -- New ways to measure pain and track use disorders are needed (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Virtual Reality App Aims to Curb Teen Drinking
(MedPage Today) -- Australian group develops gamified alcohol education program (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Behavioral therapy increases connectivity in brains of people with OCD
UCLA researchers report that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, when treated with a special form of talk therapy, demonstrate distinct changes in their brains as well as improvement in their symptoms.In the study, published in  Translational Psychiatry, people with OCD underwent daily cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, to learn how to better resist compulsive behaviors and to decrease distress. Within one month, they had developed extensive increases in the strength of the connections between regions of their brains — which may reflect the participants gained new non-compulsive behaviors and thought p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Spinal Stimulation Device for Intractable Pain FDA Clears New Spinal Stimulation Device for Intractable Pain
The FDA has approve the   Intellis spinal cord stimulation platform   for the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs associated with a variety of conditions.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

AAP: Cellphone Ownership Linked to Cyberbullying in Children
Cellphone owners in grades 3, 4 were significantly more likely to be victims of cyberbullying (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Narrow Networks in ACA Marketplace for Mental Health
Plan networks include 11.3 percent of all mental health care providers in given state - level market (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Morning Break: Insurers and Opioid Crisis; Zika Vaccine? Latest Diet Poop, Really
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news