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Marijuana in Massachusetts

Find out what is happening with legal marijuana across Massachusetts

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Daytona Motor Mouths: Back to NASCAR podcast business

After two weeks of separation, News-Journal sports columnist Ken Willis and Motorsports Editor Godwin Kelly are reunited inside the Sixth Street Studio in this week’s Daytona Motor Mouths podcast.For those keeping track, Ken went off to cover the Masters golf tournament and when he got back, Godwin was taking a …

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FLEXIBLE FITNESS: Physical therapy can help with constipation

Have you experienced constipation? Constipation is the most common digestive complaint in the United States. It is estimated that close to 2.5 million doctor visits are for people suffering from constipation. Medications to treat constipation cost Americans hundreds of millions of dollars. Constipation can cause a lot of anxiety and …

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Physician-Patient Relationships: The Benefits of Long-Term Medical Practice

Long-term physician-patient relationships are increasingly rare in the era of electronic documentation.

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Effective of Combined Chronotherapy for Unipolar, Bipolar Depression

A combination of sleep deprivation and light therapy may alleviate symptoms in patients experiencing depressive episodes.

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Self-Direct Care Model Associated With Superior Client Outcomes, Lower Resource Costs

Investigators conducted a randomized controlled trial of a mental health self-directed care program, assessing participant outcomes, service satisfaction, and cost.

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Postnatal Paternal Depression Associated With Depression in Girls

Study showed an association between depression in fathers during the postnatal period and subsequent depression in girls at age 18 years.

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Global Migration and Health Outcomes: Examining a Complex Relationship

A UCL-Lancet Commission set out to examine data related to the health and well-being of international migrants.

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Risk for Instability Increased in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder and Comorbid ADHD

In patients with major depression, having a comorbid diagnosis of ADHD may be associated with bipolar disorder diathesis, mixed features, and multiple psychiatric comorbidities.

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Brain Stimulation for Post-Stroke Depression

Noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques are a potential alternative to the use of medications for the treatment of poststroke depression.

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Early Adverse Life Events, Severity of Trauma Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A greater number of early adverse life events as well as more severe traumatic experiences were found to be associated with an increased risk for developing irritable bowel syndrome.

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Prenatal Valproate Exposure Associated With Increased Risk for ADHD

Researchers sought to determine whether prenatal exposure to valproate and other antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) increases the risk for ADHD in offspring.

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Bipolar Inventory of Symptoms Scale Displays High Sensitivity, Low Specificity for Comorbid Anxiety Disorders

Investigators examined the prevalence and impact of comorbid anxiety in patients with bipolar disorder using the Bipolar Inventory of Symptoms Scale.

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Missed General Practice Appointments Linked To Increased Morbidity, Mortality

For patients with both physical and mental health-related long-term conditions, missing healthcare appointments is associated with an increased risk of multimorbidity.

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Benzodiazepines, if Prescribed, May Not Affect Methadone Treatment Retention

The use of benzodiazepine, only if prescribed, may not affect retention of methadone medication-assisted treatment.

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Describing Cognitive Domains in Individuals With Bipolar Disorder

Investigators sought to identify cognitive subgroups in patients with bipolar disorder, no known neuropsychological performance issues, and no drug or alcohol dependence or abuse issues.

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Utilizing Family Risk Profiles to Predict Subsequent Anxiety, Depression in Children

Data underscore the prospective impact of parental drinking and psychiatric symptoms on childhood mental health outcomes.