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2012-04-05 09:33:06

Mouse model of anorexia offers opportunity to study drugs effective for disorder Low doses of a commonly used atypical antipsychotic drug improved survival in a mouse model of anorexia nervosa, University of Chicago researchers report this month. The result offers promise for a common and occasionally fatal eating disorder that currently lacks approved drugs for treatment. Mice treated with small doses of the drug olanzapine were more likely to maintain their weight when given an...

2012-03-02 05:53:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Elderly folks ages 65 and up who are living in a nursing home and taking certain antipsychotic medications for dementia could be hastening their death. The Harvard Medical School undertook the largest study ever among US nursing home residents, researchers looked at 75,445 older nursing home residents from 45 US states between 2001 and 2005. All nursing home residents studied were at least 65 years of age. Risks of mortality were examined over a 6 months period. The...

Antipsychotic Medication Death Rate Among Dementia Patients Analyzed
2012-02-27 06:21:22

A new Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women's Hospital study has discovered that some types of antipsychotic medication present more of a risk of death in older dementia patients than others. According to MedPage Today North American Correspondent Michael Smith, Dr. Krista Huybrechts of the Boston hospital and colleagues looked at six medications used to treat dementia in more than 75,000 nursing home residents over the age of 65 who had started using the drugs between 2001...

2012-02-23 18:00:25

Research: Differential risk of death in older nursing home residents prescribed specific antipsychotic medications: Population-based cohort study Nursing home residents over the age of 65 who take certain antipsychotic medication for dementia are at an increased risk of death, suggests a research paper published today on bmj.com. The Harvard Medical School study, the largest ever undertaken among US nursing home residents, looked at 75,445 older nursing home residents from 45 US states...


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