AI program can help identify signs of childbirth-related PTSD

Researchers have adapted an AI program to identify signs of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress disorder (CB-PTSD) by analyzing short narratives of patients who have given birth. The AI model successfully identified a large proportion of participants likely to have the disorder, with the potential to identify more with further refinements. CB-PTSD affects around 8 million people…

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Evenamide meets primary endpoint in phase 2/3 study of patients with schizophrenia

Newron Pharmaceuticals announced positive topline results from a phase 2/3 study of evenamide for patients with chronic schizophrenia who have an inadequate response to current antipsychotic therapy. The study met its primary endpoint of improvement on the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). Evenamide was well-tolerated, with no new safety concerns identified. A key secondary…

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Could Better Inhalers Help Patients, and the Planet?

Miguel Divo, a lung specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, sits in an exam room across from Joel Rubinstein, who has asthma. Rubinstein, a retired psychiatrist, is about to get a checkup and hear a surprising pitch — for the planet, as well as his health. Divo explains that boot-shaped inhalers, which represent…

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Coral decline: is sunscreen responsible?

UV filters are found in many household products and are entering the aquatic environment, posing potential harm to coral reefs. There are two types of UV filters: inorganic and organic, with the latter being the focus of recent research. While there is limited evidence to suggest that organic UV filters are causing significant harm to…

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