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New Research from the CWMH: Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Psychiatric Illness

Individuals with psychiatric disorders are at higher risk for obesity than the general population, as well as for medical comorbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.  Because obesity is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, we examined the effect of obesity on neonatal and maternal outcomes in a group of… Read More »

Coronavirus symptoms: Six signs to watch out for as the deadly illness rips through China

“SARS symptoms often included fever, chills, and body aches which usually progressed to pneumonia.” No human cases of SARS have been reported anywhere int he world since 2004. Coronavirus is believed to have originated in a seafood market in Wuhan, central China. Head of Chinese government expert team, Zhong Nanshan, said two people in Guangdong… Read More »

Mystery Pneumonia, Respiratory Illness, Has Afflicted 44 People In Wuhan, China

Pictured here is the Yangsigang Yangtze River bridge leading to Wuhan, the capital of central … [+] China’s Hubei Province. (Photo by Xiong Qi/Xinhua via Getty) Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images Sometimes you want some mystery in your life. This is not such a situation. “Mystery pneumonia” are two words that you never want to hear… Read More »

CDC says it’s made a breakthrough in finding possible cause of deadly vaping illness

U.S. health officials finally have a potential breakthrough in the vaping illness outbreak that’s killed at least 39 people, narrowing in on vitamin E acetate as a “potential toxin of concern,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday. The compound used in supplements, cosmetics and some vaping products was detected in all 29… Read More »

First death reported from vaping-related lung illness, officials say

Two young women vape outside the shop they work at, Cloud99 Vapes, in Manhattan borough, New York. Melissa Fares | Reuters One person has died after being hospitalized with a severe lung illness after using an e-cigarette, the first death doctors have linked to vaping, Illinois officials said Friday. The death comes as federal and… Read More »

Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is ‘inaccurate’ and ‘stigmatizing,’ experts say

“We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary involuntary confinement,” Trump said during a public address on Monday. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.” Yet mental health experts,… Read More »