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Benzodiazepine Use May Increase Risk for Pneumonia

January 29, 2019 Share this content: The risk for pneumonia was slightly higher in recent benzodiazepine users compared with former users. Patients who either are currently or have recently taken benzodiazepines may have an increased risk of developing pneumonia, according to study results published in The International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Using the PubMed and EMBASE… Read More »

As More Smoke Pot, Are Their Jobs at Risk?

Print this page TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 — As increasing numbers of Americans use marijuana, there is a rising risk of job loss among those who use the drug, a new study suggests. “Job loss may be an overlooked social cost of marijuana use,” said study author Cassandra Okechukwu, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School… Read More »

A skin test after a traumatic event may identify those at risk of PTSD

Some people develop PTSD after a traumatic experienceMuchlis Akbar/EyeEm/Getty By Clare Wilson Only some people who go through a traumatic event get post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but for those who do, the condition can be devastating. A quick skin test could help spot those most at risk so they can be given support earlier. People with PTSD can… Read More »