FDA Proposes Changes To Mammography Standards For First Time In More Than 20 Years

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time in over 20 years prosed changes to mammography standards today.  The changes are being made to improve quality in mammography screening  aiming at improving quality and modernizing breast cancer screening according to FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.  He says that mammography is

New Drug Could Help Postpartum Depression—If You Can Afford It

Feelings of sadness are quite common for new mothers, just after giving birth, in a phenomenon known as postpartum depression. While some also report these feelings while still pregnant, the condition is categorized by overwhelming emotions of anxiety, sadness, panic, frustration, and hopelessness, typically after giving birth.  Fortunately, the common condition is

Could A Common ADHD Medication Increase Psychosis Risk in Younger Patients?

ADHD medications are on the rise, particularly among teens and young adults, and that is something of great concern.  The latest data shows that some medications used to treat this condition could cause extreme side effects in some younger patients.  These symptoms could include things like delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, and hearing voices.  

$25 Million Philanthropic Donation for VA Patients

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be providing VA patients with precision medicine through a partnership with a private donation from South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and a matching amount from Sanford Health Systems.  The Sanford HealthSystem will provide genetic testing that will help physiciansprescribe medication and dosages that

Diet is No Substitute for Depression Medication (But It Could Help Prevent It)

If depression medications operate on the function that the body is simply not making the right balance of neurotransmitters, it should make sense that nutritional intervention should help correct that imbalance, right? Well, apparently that is not the case.  A new study testifies that dietary changes and nutritional supplementation are

Serious Infection During Pregnancy Can Increase Fetal Autism and Depression Development Risk, Study Says

Pregnant women who have severe infections while carrying their child have an increased natal risk for autism spectrum disorder and depression. This the alarming result of a new study that suggests serious infections—like sepsis, pneumonia, and even the flu—during pregnancy, can have a profound impact on the stasis of the