By Francesco Carelli, University of Milan, Rome
With about 170 works from the Museum of Arts in Budapest, it is come to Ara Pacis in Rome a major exhibition on the painter bohemienne Toulouse-Lautrec, of the late nineteenth century, that traces the artist’s life, shortly before his death at only 36 years.
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a meta-analysis is performed on the cardiovascular risk of antidepressant drugs.Antidepressants are commonly prescribed medications, but their long-term health effects are debated. Antidepressants disrupt multiple adaptive processes regulated by evolutionarily ancient biochemicals, potentially increasing mortality. However, many antidepressants also have anticlotting properties that can be efficacious in treating cardiovascular disease.
Autumn is flu season and that means it is high season for pharmacies selling over-the-counter cold and flu remedies. Those who aren’t reminded by their own running noses, are sure to be alerted to these types of pharmaceutical drugs by advertisements and posters. A team of researchers has recently studied the extent to which pharmaceutical advertising supports the so-called self-empowerment of patients. The investigation focused on Brazil, the fastest-growing pharmaceutical drug market in the world.
A randomized controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic reports on the use of mindfulness in chronic insomnia. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a potential treatment for chronic insomnia. Authors evaluated the efficacy of MBCT for insomnia (MBCT-I) by comparing it with a sleep psycho-education with exercise control (PEEC) group.
Girls who skipped breakfast as part of a study into energy intake and physical activity were found to consume 350 fewer calories *(kcals) a day.
A new clinical guide summarizes the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the risk of osteoporosis after the menopause.
Men develop atrial fibrillation, about a decade earlier than women on average, and being overweight is a major risk factor, according to a large new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Untreated atrial fibrillation increases the risk of heart-related death and is linked to a five times increased risk of stroke. In the new research, having the condition more than tripled a person’s risk of dying.
Findings of a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings have potential implications for mechanisms as well as prevention of SCA
The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation, according to preliminary research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
A new study by researchers at the Institut en santé mentale de Montréal demonstrates that sustained used of cannabis is associated with an increase in violent behaviour in young people after discharge from a psychiatric hospital.