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Opioid overdose deaths 85% higher in areas with auto plant closures, study finds

An exterior view of the GM Lordstown Plant on November 26, 2018 in Lordstown, Ohio. Jeff Swensen | Getty Images Adults in the U.S. are far more likely to die from opioid overdoses if they live in an area where an automobile assembly plant closed in the past five years, according to new research published… Read More »

Mental Ills May Put Veterans at Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 — Veterans who suffer from depression, anxiety, psychosis or bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or die from heart disease, a new study finds. Those who have most severe mental health problems, such as schizophrenia, are at greatest risk. Although it’s unclear how mental problems affect… Read More »

Vegetarians might have higher risk of stroke than meat eaters, study says

However, a new study suggests that vegetarians and vegans may be at a higher risk of stroke than their meat-eating counterparts — although those who don’t eat meat have a lower chance of coronary heart disease, according to the new paper, published in the medical journal the BMJ on Wednesday. “It does seem that the… Read More »

Lithium and Anticonvulsant Mood Stabilizers: No Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

For women with bipolar disorder, choosing whether to maintain or discontinue treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy is challenging.  This is a process which requires careful and thoughtful consideration, weighing the risk of adverse outcomes associated with exposure to a particular drug against the risk of recurrent illness in the setting of medication discontinuation.… Read More »