Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly commentary on the most interesting new medical studies. This week: A study appearing in Nature Scientific Reports strongly suggests a link between vitamin D levels at birth and the subsequent risk for schizophrenia.
Off-label use of high-dose antipsychotics significantly increases the risk of unexpected death in children and youth, new research shows.
Deaths from drug overdose in the United States increased by 54% from 2011 to 2016 — with opioids, benzodiazepines (benzos), and stimulants the most commonly used drug classes involved, a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), shows.
Natural Blaze, June 2, 2016
A dietary supplement containing a blend of thirty vitamins and minerals–all natural ingredients widely available in health food stores–has shown remarkable anti-aging properties
Kate Johnson, May 11, 2016
As the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) ponders updating its controversial prostate screening recommendations, new evidence gives further support to the idea that the recommendations were ill-advised in the first place.
Medicalpress, March 21, 2016
A new study from Newcastle University has shown that people who reverse their diabetes and then keep their weight down remain free of diabetes
Marcia Frellick, March 23, 2016
Nonsmokers who stayed out of the sun had a life expectancy similar to smokers who soaked up the most rays, according to researchers who studied nearly 30,000 Swedish women over 20 years
These diagnoses were often triggered by the child being the youngest (and therefore most immature) student in their kindergarten class.