LAIAs More Effective Than Oral Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia

For patients with schizophrenia, long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIAs) are associated with a lower risk than oral antipsychotics (OAs) for disease relapse and hospitalization ― and they carry no increased risk for adverse events, new research shows. Investigators analyzed data for more than 70,000 patients with schizophrenia and found that, compared with OAs, LAIAs were associated … Read more

Social Isolation, Loneliness Tied to Death, MI, Stroke: AHA

People who are socially isolated or lonely have an increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and death, independent of other factors, the American Heart Association (AHA) concludes in a new scientific statement. Crystal Wiley Céné “Over four decades of research has clearly demonstrated that social isolation and loneliness are both associated with adverse health … Read more

Metabolic Syndrome Raises Dementia Risk in Under-60s

The more components of metabolic syndrome a person has in midlife seems to raise their risk of dementia, although that relationship seems to go away after age 70, a post hoc analysis of data from a major European cohort study has found. A team of European researchers reported online in the journal Diabetes Care that … Read more

Primary Hyperparathyroidism Raises Fracture, CV Risk

Dr Mattias Lorentzon Patients with untreated primary hyperparathyroidism show significant increases in the risk of hip fracture, cardiovascular events, and mortality, however, the risk is reduced when treated with parathyroidectomy, results from a large sample of patients in Sweden show. “Our results indicate that the risk of these severe outcomes is lower after surgery than … Read more