Lithium May Lower Osteoporosis Risk in Bipolar Disorder

NEW ORLEANS — People with bipolar disorder – particularly men – show a significantly increased risk of osteoporosis, compared with the general population, but treatment with lithium appears to offer a significant protective effect against the bone disease, according to results from the largest study of its kind. Dr Soren Ostergaard “Our findings emphasize that … Read more

Texas Killings Leave Nation’s Doctors Grieving, Seething

As details emerge about yet another mass killing of children, America’s physicians have reacted with a mix of outrage, grief, and frustration to the murders. On Tuesday, an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a town of about 15,000 people almost 80 miles west … Read more

EFF: Don’t Let Police Turn Our Cars Into Surveillance Platforms

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has an important warning for us about autonomous vehicles, as well as other vehicles with cameras: We’ve learned this lesson before. Maybe we should just call it the Amazon Ring Hypothesis: Absent strict protections, any sensors that collect data and footage about people will eventually become a tool of police … Read more

US sees record Q1 renewables build but clean power faces ‘many hurdles’ to growth: ACP

The US installed a record 6.62GW of utility-scale onshore wind, solar, storage capacity in the first quarter and up 11.5% from a year ago, but the renewable energy sector’s outlook is clouded by macro and issues policy, according to a new report the American Clean Power Association (ACP). “The record-breaking quarter for clean power is … Read more