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Researchers recently observed veterans diagnosed with psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder, and found that they are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
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According to the Veterans Affairs department, US authorities are investigating suspicious deaths at a veterans hospital in West Virginia.
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“Although screening for prediabetes and diabetes could permit earlier detection and treatment, many in the at-risk population do not receive the necessary screening,” said lead author Mary Rhee, MD, a physician-researcher with the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Emory University.
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Among a study population of older adults with type 2 diabetes who were US veterans, researchers found that the use of metformin for more than 2 years was associated with a lower incidence of neurodegenerative disease.
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“Unfortunately, we did not achieve a statistically significant reduction in the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score in this study,” said Acadia Pharmaceuticals president Serge Stankovic, MD.
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Researchers recently identified a treatment associated with a significant, positive effect of increased overall survival in type 2 diabetes patients with pancreatic cancer and lymphoma.
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Most oral antipsychotics are effective for acute treatment of multi-episode schizophrenia in adults, but it's not clear which, if any, is best, according to a new network meta-analysis comparing 32 drugs.
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Alkermes plc is expanding its New Drug Application (NDA) for the investigational drug ALKS 3831—a combination of the antipsychotic olanzapine and the novel molecular entity samidorphan—to include the treatment of bipolar I disorder as well as schizophrenia, the drugmaker recently announced.
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Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday its add-on treatment for schizophrenia failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study.
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Cognitive decline continues for years after the onset of schizophrenia and other psychoses, although it varies across cognitive functions and diagnoses, according to a study published online in The American Journal of Psychiatry.
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