Women who became first-time mothers as teens were significantly more likely than older mothers to have greater risks for heart and blood vessel disease later in life, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.
Sonia Delaunay. A life as avant-garde, in collaboration with husband, working till forces and voice permittedWritten by Francesco Carelli
By Prof. Francesco Carelli, Milan
Being screened again after the age of 60 reduces the risk of cervical cancer in women who have previously had abnormal smear tests and in women who did not have smear tests in their 50s, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show.
Helicobacter pylori is a widespread bacterial pathogen that infects the lining of the stomach, where it can cause ulcers and even cancer. As a new study shows, its genetic variability complicates efforts to develop an effective vaccine.
Healthcare staff who regularly share the emotional, social or ethical challenges they face in the workplace experience less psychological distress, improved teamwork and increased empathy and compassion for patients and colleagues, a new study commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research reports.
Reducing the availability of alcohol by increasing unit pricing is one of the measures that is being recommended in a new British Psychological Society report 'Changing behaviour: Responsible alcohol consumption'.
Bernard Coleiro, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
Behçet’s syndrome is a condition characterised by different clinical manifestations including the commonly occurring recurrent mouth aphthae as well as other less common features. When the latter features are the predominant form of presentation this may pose a diagnostic challenge. Treatment for Behcet’s disease may also be problematic as patients may fail to respond to immunosuppressive therapy. This presentation will discuss some of the challenges involved in the diagnosis and treatment of Behçet’s disease.
Isotretinoin – how to use it and how to manage the risks of depression, suicide and inflammatory bowel diseaseWritten by TheSynapse Network
Catalin Popescu, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
Isotretinoin has dramatically changed the lives of patients with nodulo-cystic acne. In low dose it is also very effective in less severe acne cases, in which other therapies have failed to achieve long-term remission. However, isotretinoin is frequently underutilised due to fears of rare but severe adverse effects such as depression, suicide and inflammatory bowel disease. Are these fears justified? What is the best available evidence regarding these risks? How should they be managed?
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) describes hair loss and scarring characterised by progressive frontotemporal hair line recession.
A new British Journal of Dermatology study explores the relationship between seasonality and hair loss at a population level using Google Trends data. Across all eight countries analyzed in the study, summer and fall were associated with greater hair loss.
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a new analysis discloses that increasing the dosage of antidepressant drugs does not carry benefits. As many patients with unipolar depression do not respond sufficiently to initial antidepressant monotherapy, a dose increase of the current administered antidepressant (dose escalation, high-dose treatment) is frequently carried out as next treatment measure.
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a new analysis discloses insights into the long term effects of antidepressant drugs.
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics there are data about the long term-effects of a form of psychotherapy in depression compared to medication. Compared to episodic depression, only a limited number of follow-up studies for chronic depression exist despite its poor long-term course.