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Women skip medications more in the US than other countries

For patients, especially those living with chronic conditions, nonadherence to prescription medicines due to cost is a common problem. By not filling prescriptions, skipping doses, delaying refills, or splitting pills, patients risk compromising the therapeutic benefit of their treatments. To understand the extent of this problem, Jamie Daw, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management […]

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Girls more negatively affected by pot than boys

Early use of cannabis affects the working memory of adolescents, but its deleterious effect is more pronounced in girls, posing a risk to their academic success as well as to their memory when they reach adulthood. These are the findings of a study conducted by Sima Noorbakhsh of the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, under the […]

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Personal accounts of childhood maltreatment matter more for mental health than records

Personal accounts of childhood maltreatment show a stronger association with psychiatric problems compared to legal proof that maltreatment occurred, according to a new study co-written by a King’s College London researcher. The findings indicate that clinical work that focusses on an individual’s memories and thinking patterns around abuse and neglect could be more influential on […]

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Fewer than 1,000 virus patients in intensive care in Italy

Italy on Monday reported fewer than 1,000 people in intensive care treatment for the novel coronavirus for the first time since March 10 when the country went into confinement, the civil protection agency said. The number of daily deaths rose slightly to 179 from the last report of 165, but was still the third consecutive […]