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Study describes associations between gender-affirming hormone therapy and body weight changes

Gender-affirming hormone therapy is the bedrock of medical therapy for many transgender and gender diverse individuals. Some adult transgender individuals decide with their health care provider to start hormone therapy – testosterone for transmasculine people and generally a combination of estrogen and antiandrogens for transfeminine people – specifically for the physical and psychological effects these […]

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How bullying and obesity can affect girls’ and boys’ mental health

Depressive symptoms are more common in teenage girls than in their male peers. However, boys’ mental health appears to be affected more if they suffer from obesity. Irrespective of gender, bullying is a considerably greater risk factor than being overweight for developing depressive symptoms. These conclusions are drawn by researchers at Uppsala University who monitored […]

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How bullying and obesity can affect girls’ and boys’ mental health

Depressive symptoms are more common in teenage girls than in their male peers. However, boys’ mental health appears to be affected more if they suffer from obesity. Irrespective of gender, bullying is a considerably greater risk factor than being overweight for developing depressive symptoms. These conclusions are drawn by researchers at Uppsala University who monitored […]

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CVD Risk Factors May Further Impair Cognition in Schizophrenia

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) are strongly associated with global cognitive impairment in patients with schizophrenia in new findings that suggest the need for an aggressive management approach. Investigators found that metabolic syndrome (MetS), hypertension, and diabetes were associated with poorer performance in specific cognitive domains, including attention/vigilance, reasoning and problem solving, speed of […]

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‘Doctor, I’d Like You to Change My Medical Record’

“I had a patient recently who demanded that I remove the diagnosis of opioid use disorder [OUD] from his chart. He’s been on them for years, and has had abnormal urine drug screening. At that point, OUD isn’t a ‘thought,’ it’s a fact.” One radiologist apparently copied and pasted notes into various medical records. A […]