The world needs up to 10 billion syringes for coronavirus doses, and manufacturers are pulling out all the stops to meet the demand. The pandemic’s racial disparities persist in the U.S. vaccine rollout. The C.D.C. links restaurant dining and a lack of mask mandates to the virus’s spread in the U.S. As officials in Texas and […]
People aged 20 to 49 years were “the only age groups” sustaining the COVID-19 resurgence last fall in the United States, according to a study published in Science. “We were intrigued by early studies indicating that children were substantially less likely to get infected with COVID-19 than adults, which is atypical for respiratory infectious diseases,” Alexandra Blenkinsop, […]
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Cannabis use disorder was associated with self-harm, all-cause mortality, unintentional overdose death and homicide among youth with mood disorders, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Cynthia A. Fontanella, PhD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Ohio State University, and colleagues conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study using Ohio Medicaid claims data linked with death certificate […]
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Mississippi voters in November passed a ballot initiative that proposes amending the state constitution to legalize medical cannabis and for the state to govern its distribution. Now the Mississippi Supreme Court will decide whether Initiative 65 was unconstitutional. The question hinges on voter signatures needed to get the initiative on the ballot. The AMA and […]
Repeated intravenous infusions of ketamine provide rapid relief for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, new research suggests. In what investigators are calling the first randomized controlled trial of repeated ketamine administration for chronic PTSD, 30 patients received six infusions of ketamine or midazolam (used as a psychoactive placebo) over 2 consecutive weeks. Between baseline and week 2, those receiving ketamine […]
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Repeated ketamine infusions may lead to rapid symptom improvement in people with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suggests a study in AJP in Advance. Participants who received six ketamine infusions over a two-week period experienced greater drops in PTSD symptoms and comorbid depressive symptoms compared with participants who received the sedative midazolam. The findings are “an important next […]