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FDA approves TMS as form of OCD treatment
NeuroStar is the first FDA-approved transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) system developed to treat major depressive disorders. With the new FDA approval, this TMS system will allow physicians to better treat patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) without the need for additional hardware.
Neurology May 17th 2022
“There’s a Real Risk There”: Cannabis Use Exacerbates Depression
Cannabis use increases the likelihood that patients will develop several negative health conditions, such as insomnia, anxiety, psychosis, and depression. As such, cannabis use should be prescribed carefully by physicians.
Family Medicine/General Practice May 10th 2022
Study Dispels Myths on Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss
New research into intermittent fasting has found that the practice is generally safe, producing few gastrointestinal, neurologic, hormonal, or metabolic effects. Additionally, the research found that intermittent fasting is on par with traditional calorie-restricted diets for weight loss.
Cardiology April 19th 2022
Was Will Smith’s Slap a Trauma Response?
There’s been a strong response to actor Will Smith’s behavior at this year’s Academy Awards, including in the medical community. In this article, psychiatrist Melissa Hankins analyzes the psychology behind the “slap heard around the world.” And commenting readers disagree vehemently.
Family Medicine/General Practice April 12th 2022
Even Mild COVID-19 May Change the Brain
A study published in Nature makes the case that even mild COVID-19 can lead to long-term changes in the human brain. Researchers at Oxford University reported that several months after study participants had COVID-19, they had more gray matter loss and tissue abnormalities, mainly in the areas of the brain associated with smell, and more brain size shrinkage than participants who hadn’t been infected with the virus.
Allergy & Immunology April 5th 2022
Long-Term Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) Survivors Have Increased Risk of Neurocognitive Impairment
According to the researchers, “The findings from this study suggest that survivors of [HL] require life-long regular screening for early detection of chronic health conditions and that healthy lifestyle behaviors need to be strongly encouraged as these survivors appear more vulnerable to neurocognitive and psychosocial sequelae from these events.”
Neurology March 29th 2022