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Lithium and Anticonvulsant Mood Stabilizers: No Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

For women with bipolar disorder, choosing whether to maintain or discontinue treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy is challenging.  This is a process which requires careful and thoughtful consideration, weighing the risk of adverse outcomes associated with exposure to a particular drug against the risk of recurrent illness in the setting of medication discontinuation.… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: Skipping this meal even once a week may increase your risk says study

Type 2 diabetes is a life-long condition that requires daily upkeep to prevent the condition from spiralling. The condition occurs when poor insulin production fails to control rising blood sugar levels. If left untreated, the condition can pose serious health risks including stroke and heart disease. Neglecting certain activities can greatly increase the risk of… Read More »

Higher HDL Cholesterol Levels Linked To Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Higher HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels seem to be linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk in older individuals. High total cholesterol and triglycerides (dyslipidemia) and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease are highly prevalent in western societies. Approximately 1% of individuals age 65 to 69 years develop Alzheimer’s, with the prevalence increasing to over 60% for individuals older than 95… Read More »

Drinking sugary drinks including fruit juice increases risk of cancer

Drinking sugary drinks including fruit juice could increase your risk of getting cancer, research indicates. The effect of the sugar on vital organs and the associated increase in blood sugar levels are believed to be among the possible reasons. Additives in some soft drinks could also play a role. The French Institute of Health Research… Read More »

Fried food DOES increase your risk of coronary artery disease

Fried food DOES increase your risk of coronary artery disease: Scientists discover fries block the blood vessels that supply the heart after years of ‘conflicting’ results Past studies have been mixed on how fried food affects our blood vessels Latest research shows eating deep-fried ‘treats’ once a week raises the risk Heating oils causes blood… Read More »