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Gut Microbiota and Obesity Unrelated After All?
  |  Rachel Lutz
In a recent literature review, researchers from the University of Michigan pull the other side of the rope in the speculative tug-of-war over just what medical outcomes can and can't be attributed to gut microbiota.
Ethnic Disparities in Pediatric Psychiatric Treatment Hard to Ignore
  |  Rachel Lutz
“It has become increasingly clear that minorities are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and underrepresented in the receipt of mental health care,” researcher Lyndonna Marrast explained. “We need to look closely at how equitably our health care institutions are serving all segments of society.”
For Veterans, Painkiller Use Turns to Heroin Addiction Far Too Often
  |  Rachel Lutz
Veterans who misuse painkillers often next turn to heroin, according to a study conducted over 10 years that included nearly 3,400 military veterans. Soldiers, due to their unique experiences, are at particular risk for addiction.
Bipolar Patients' Skin and Stem Cells Aid Global Research Initiative
  |  Rachel Lutz
The stem cells can be turned into brain cells in laboratories, which can give scientists a better understanding of the genes and characteristics of brain cells that bipolar disorder patients have.
Strokes are a Risk Factor for Vascular Cognitive Disorder
  |  Rachel Lutz
The prevalence of vascular cognitive impairment and vascular dementia are increasing among the elderly. This presents a diagnostic problem, as about 40 percent of patients have coincident vascular cognitive disorder and Alzheimer’s disease pathologic processes
Heredity an Important Factor in ADHD, Alcoholism, and Binge Eating
  |  Rachel Lutz
“We have shown for the first time that the correlation between ADHD symptoms and binge eating in women depends mainly on a common hereditary susceptibility for the two disorders,” Johansson Capusan explained. “Much of the correlation between alcohol dependence and ADHD can also be explained by genetic factors."
Fecal Microbiota Transplant has Ancient Roots
  |  Rachel Lutz
The study authors learned that fecal microbial transplant was used in the society of fourth century China, when “yellow soup” was thought to treat diarrhea. However, contemporary treatments see the fecal transfer through donor feces to break the imbalance and infection in patients with C. difficile multiple recurrent infections.
Online Software Can Boost ADHD Symptom Analyses in Children
  |  Rachel Lutz
Online software can reduce attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) behaviors in children, according to findings published in Pediatrics.
Decrease in Fatal Strokes Related to Decrease in Smoking Rates?
  |  Rachel Lutz
In Finland, subarachnoid hemorrhage prevalence decreased by 45 percent and 38 percent among women and men under age 50 years, respectively. Additionally, in women and men over 50, SAH prevalence decreased by 16 percent and 26 percent, respectively. During the same period, smoking among the population aged 15-64 years decreased by about a third.

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