Tag Archives: Research

Has the US Funded Bioweapons Research in Ukraine?

According to Russian officials, the U.S. government has been financing and helping Ukraine develop a secret bioweapons program.1 The U.S. State Department has shrugged it off as “total nonsense,”2 and fact checkers have published countless “consensus statements” emphatically denying the Russian claim over the past few weeks. As usual, it’s difficult to discern the truth,… Read More »

New Research from the CWMH: No Increase in Major Malformations in Children Prenatally Exposed to Aripiprazole

Despite the increasing use of the newer atypical or second-generation antipsychotic agents to treat a spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, major depression, PTSD and other anxiety disorders, we have relatively little data on the reproductive safety of these newer atypical agents. In response to this deficit, the National Pregnancy Registry for… Read More »

New Research Study: Pregnenolone Neurosteroid for the Treatment of Menopausal Depression

Over the last few years we have heard a great deal about neurosteroids, also known as neuroactive steroids.  This class of compounds are steroid hormones produced in the brain and endocrine tissues which can modulate neurotransmission.  Animal studies have demonstrated that neurosteroids have a broad range of activities, including antidepressant, anxiolytic, sedative, analgesic, anticonvulsant, neuroprotective,… Read More »

Irish Life Health of the Nation research shows the impact of COVID-19 on people in Ireland

Irish Life Health has today launched its Health of the Nation research which shows some insights into the impact COVID-19 restrictions have had on the health and wellbeing of people in Ireland. The research found that although 67% of us feel in control most of the time, more of us are experiencing stress more frequently than… Read More »

New Research from the CWMH: Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Psychiatric Illness

Individuals with psychiatric disorders are at higher risk for obesity than the general population, as well as for medical comorbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.  Because obesity is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, we examined the effect of obesity on neonatal and maternal outcomes in a group of… Read More »

Fitbit research shows people's general health and fitness is improving during lockdown

Fitbit has released data from 200,000 Fitbit users showing the resting heartrate of the world’s population is declining, while people pay more attention to their general health with their newfound free time on lockdown. Fitbit research shows people’s general health and fitness is improving. Their research showed that when comparing Fitbit users’ baseline data from… Read More »