Depression appears to be a stronger predictor of absenteeism than symptom severity in patients with chronic constipation, suggests a study, adding that depression may partly contribute to the indirect costs of chronic constipation.
A robust association exists between substance-induced psychosis and the development of severe mental illness, a recent study has shown, adding that a long-follow-up period is warranted to identify most of these cases.
Adolescents and young adults appear to have a significantly increased risk of suicide following nonfatal self-harm, a study reports. Among this high-risk population, those who have used violent self-harm methods, particularly firearms, are at especially greater risk.
Infants delivered via caesarean section may be at increased risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, according to a US study. Altered microbiota colonization is a possible explanation for this risk, although clear biological mechanisms have yet to be established.
Treatment with danegaptide does not improve myocardial salvage in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention, according to the results of a phase II study.