The relationship between maternal antidepressant use and fetal health has long been of concern to both the women’s health and pediatrics communities. Research into how antidepressants affect a growing fetus has led to some actionable information on which antidepressants are safest and if and how certain women can stay on antidepressants while … [Read more...]
New Information on the Link Between Maternal Antidepressant Use and Birth Defects
New Data Show Arthritis and Migraine May Be Linked
Arthritis and migraine are two chronic conditions that often involve pain that can be hard to effectively treat. Arthritis, which is a joint disorder featuring inflammation, is very common, affecting more than 3 million people in the United States each year. Migraine, which often involves severe pain that includes throbbing in the head, is as … [Read more...]
Can Antidepressants Prevent Severe COVID-19?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, physicians and researchers have investigated the factors that predict how well people manage COVID-19 once infected and have looked to the potential effects of existing drugs on COVID-19 severity. A new study published in Molecular Psychiatry highlights the possibility that psychiatric medication may be beneficial … [Read more...]
New Evidence Suggests Alcohol May Not Be Linked to Dementia in Older Adults
There has long been speculation that alcohol consumption may contribute to dementia risk. As dementia incidence has been accelerating in recent decades, concerted research efforts have aimed to understand the mechanisms underlying the disease so that we can more effectively prevent or halt the disease. With the population living longer and dementia … [Read more...]
Does Fetal Cannabis Exposure Affect Metabolism?
Cannabis is becoming more popular as laws around its use are relaxed and more and more cannabis-based products hit the market. Given the increased use and growing perception that cannabis use is safe, it is critical that we accelerate research into understanding the specific effects of cannabis use and the contexts in which it may be helpful or … [Read more...]