Commonly used anticholinergic drugs for schizophrenia linked to greater cognitive impairment

Writing in the May 14, 2021 issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry , a multi-institution team of scientists led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that medications commonly prescribed to reduce the severity of physical and mental health symptoms associated with schizophrenia may have a cumulative effect of […]

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Trial evaluates safety and effectiveness of systemic therapeutic hypothermia in anterior STEMI

Results of the interim analyses performed after 12 months in the first 111 patients enrolled in phase II Cool AMI trial evaluating safety and effectiveness of systemic therapeutic hypothermia as an adjunctive therapy in anterior STEMI undergoing PCI as compared to PCI only. Analyses showed significant differences among treatment groups, including longer randomisation-to-balloon time and […]

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More targeted cancer prevention and early detection strategies needed in breast cancer survivorship

A new study finds breast cancer survivors in general have higher risk of new cancer diagnosis compared to healthy individuals. The article, which appears in Cancer, states that compared to the general population in the United States, the risk of new cancer diagnoses among survivors was 20% higher for those with hormone receptor (HR) positive […]

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Icing muscle injuries may delay recovery

A study using a mouse model of eccentric contraction has revealed that icing injured muscles delays muscle regeneration. The discovery was made by a research group including Associate Professor ARAKAWA Takamitsu and then Ph.D. Student KAWASHIMA Masato from Kobe University’s Graduate School of Health Sciences, and Chiba Institute of Technology’s Associate Professor KAWANISHI Noriaki et […]

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