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Childhood trauma linked to impaired social cognition later in life for patients with major psychiatric disorders - Dotemirates

Childhood trauma linked to impaired social cognition later in life for patients with major psychiatric disorders

A new report published in European Psychiatry identified a significant association between childhood adversity and impaired social cognitive functioning among adults diagnosed with major psychiatric disorders. Through a comprehensive review of all research conducted to date, the investigators established that a traumatic early social environment frequently leads to social cognitive problems and greater illness severity for individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, major depressive disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder. "Early childhood neglect, abuse, and/or trauma puts patients at greater risk for developing cognitive impairments that will later affect social perception and interaction, a core aspect of disability in...


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A new article by bipolar disorder experts reveals that people with this diagnosis often do not receive appropriate early care. Sufficient research around treatments for bipolar disorder is also lacking, and the specialists call for better practice and more in-depth studies to improve people's quality of life.Many people do not receive appropriate early care for bipolar disorder. A new article in The Lancet Psychiatry has assessed existing evidence and argues that many people with bipolar disorder have a poor quality of life because they did not receive appropriate care at the right time. The argument belongs to a team of...
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San Francisco bans e-cigarettes: Is it legal? Is it safe?

San Francisco will become the first U.S. city to ban e-cigarette sales, after a unanimous vote by its board of supervisors on Tuesday. The mayor has indicated she plans to sign the measure.The city is legally able to pass the ban "unless and until it's challenged," according to CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman. In California, Klieman explained, there are ballot initiatives – and "Juul is already prepared to get the signatures to get on the November ballot to absolutely get rid of this ordinance." "Juul may carry the day," she added, "because adults — particularly adults in places like...
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What we aren't eating is killing us, global study finds

(CNN)Which risk factor is responsible for more deaths around the world than any other? Not smoking. Not even high blood pressure. It's a poor diet. "In many countries, poor diet now causes more deaths than tobacco smoking and high blood pressure," said Ashkan Afshin, an assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacksAnd it's not just that people are choosing unhealthy options such as red meat and sugary sodas. Just as critical, said Afshin, the lead author of...

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She lived for 99 years with organs in all the wrong places and never knew it

(CNN)On an early spring day in 2018, the faint smell of formaldehyde floating in the air, 26-year-old medical student Warren Nielsen and four of his classmates prepped a cadaver in the chilly dissection lab at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Similar groups of five gathered around bodies on the other 15 tables in the anatomy class, all eager to explore the mysteries of the human body they had seen only in textbooks.The cadaver assigned to Nielsen's team was a 99-year-old woman who had died of natural causes. Her name was Rose Marie Bentley, but the students didn't know...
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This teen's vape exploded, shattering his jaw

(CNN)The 17-year-old traveled 250 miles with a bloody mouth, broken teeth and a hole in his jaw, trekking from a small town in Nevada to a pediatric hospital in Utah with his mother. There, doctors rushed him into surgery, working to reconstruct and repair shattered bone.What he told doctors shocked them: The boy was vaping when, without warning, his e-cigarette exploded in his face. The freak accident, described in a case study published Wednesday, is just one of thousands in recent years."People need to know before they buy these devices that there's a possibility they're going to blow up in...
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Half of tobacco and vape shops don't ID teens, undercover research finds

(CNN)An undercover operation in California found that half of tobacco and vape shops failed to check IDs for teens purchasing e-cigarettes and other nicotine products, despite a state law raising the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21.Researchers sent 18- and 19-year-old "decoys" into stores without ID, instructing them to tell the truth about their age if asked. The teenagers then attempted to purchase vape products -- e-cigarettes or e-liquids with nicotine -- and a chaperone watched to see if the store asked for ID and made a sale.Almost half of tobacco and vape shops illegally sold nicotine-containing products...