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Determination Of The Safety Planning Intervention In ED

According to a study, researchers determine whether the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI), administered in EDs with follow-up contact for suicidal patients, was associated with reduced suicidal behavior and improved outpatient treatment engagement in the 6 months following discharge, an established high-risk period.

Use of the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI) plus follow-up phone calls for suicidal patients presenting in the emergency department cuts suicidal behavior and increases the likelihood of outpatient mental health treatment over the next six months. The study was published online in the JAMA Psychiatry.

Antivirals Against Herpes linked to Alzheimer's

A new commentary on a study by epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. When the authors looked at subjects who suffered severe herpes infection and who were treated aggressively with antiviral drugs, the relative risk of dementia was reduced by a factor of 10.

Symtoms Of Eczema Leads To Impaired Quality Of Life

If never suffered from eczema, also known as Atopic Dermatitis, you probably are not aware of the negative impact it can have on the quality of life. The severe itching, redness and excessively dry skin all make life miserable for those who suffer from the allergic disease. A new study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) surveyed 602 adults with eczema

A Little Effect Of Hormone Therapy On Artery Thickness

A new study connects these two facts to demonstrate the little effect of hormone therapy on artery thickness as a precursor to heart disease. Heart disease is still the number one killer of US women, and hormone therapy remains a top treatment for menopause symptoms. The study was published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

New Anti-obesity Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials

A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long-term weight loss and improved metabolic health in mice eating a high-fat diet, in new studies from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. The drug, Metabocin, was designed to slowly release capsaicin throughout the day so it can exert its anti-obesity effect without producing inflammation or adverse side effects.