Children born to parents with schizophrenia are at increased risk of developing a variety of neurological disorders, as well as visual and hearing disorders, at an early age, a study has found. The same is true for those born to parents with a major depression.
Antipsychotic drug treatment appears to be less effective in patients with higher polygenic risk score (PRS) for schizophrenia, suggests a study. PRS burden appears to be useful as a prognostic biomarker.
Psychosis as a manifestation of neuropsychiatric (NP) systemic lupus erythematosus occurs rarely, taking place after SLE onset and negatively affecting health status, a study reports. Short- and long-term outlook appears to be good for most patients, although vigilant follow-up is needed.
Preschoolers are likely to follow an unhealthy dietary pattern, and patterns high in processed food and snacks contribute to an increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), whereas a pattern high in vegetables exerts a protective effect, according to a study from China.
A strong belief in the necessity of medication is associated with better adherence to oral disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or prednisone, while higher self-efficacy correlates with poor adherence, in a diverse cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggests a study.
Compelling evidence indicates weight bias, in which obese students appear to do less well in tertiary education than their healthy weight peers, according to a systematic review. University/college attainment appears to be less impacted by socioeconomic factors than school-based achievement.
Apixaban slashes the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) by 90 percent in cancer patients compared with the low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) dalteparin, with no increase in major bleeding risk, according to the ADAM VTE study presented at ASH 2018.