School Of Medicine Research Contributed To First Pill Approved For Postpartum Depression

Stressed mother in silhouette pushing a stroller

Unlike the only previous approved treatment for postpartum depression that is delivered intravenously for 60 hours at a health care facility, zuranolone is a single pill that is taken orally for just two weeks. Getty Images   On Aug. 4, 2023, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved zuranolone (Zurzuvae) as the first oral … Read more

Large language models in medicine: Current limitations and future scope

Study: The future landscape of large language models in medicine. Image Credit: a-image/Shutterstock.com

In a recent study published in Communications Medicine, researchers provided a comprehensive overview of the potential and limitations of artificial intelligence (AI)-based large language models (LLMs) in medical research, education, and clinical practice. Study: The future landscape of large language models in medicine. Image Credit: a-image/Shutterstock.com Background These tools generate text (language) on a topic, akin to … Read more

Can living near parks and lakes boost your mental health? A 10-year study says yes

Study: Ambient greenness, access to local green spaces, and subsequent mental health: a 10-year longitudinal dynamic panel study of 2·3 million adults in Wales. Image Credit: Dmitrijs Bindemanis / Shutterstock

In a recent study published in the journal Planetary Health, research conducted a massive, long-term, population-scale study comprising 2.3 million individuals from Wales to elucidate whether greater exposure to green and blue spaces (GBS) could be linked with mental health outcomes. Results from this 10-year-long longitudinal dynamic panel study revealed that greater exposure was associated … Read more

Exploring the link between drugs and microbiota: a growing imperative in precision medicine

Study: Drug-microbiota interactions: an emerging priority for precision medicine. Image Credit: Helena Nechaeva/Shutterstock.com

In a recent article published in Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy, researchers extensively reviewed the intricate interactions between gut microbiota and drugs commonly used against several human systemic diseases, e.g., cancer, endocrine disorders, and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Study: Drug-microbiota interactions: an emerging priority for precision medicine. Image Credit: Helena Nechaeva/Shutterstock.com Background In particular, they focused on investigating the … Read more

Can artificial intelligence transform public health nutrition?

Study: Artificial Intelligence Applications to Public Health Nutrition. Image Credit: metamorworks/Shutterstock.com

In a recent editorial published in the Nutrients Journal, researchers described the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to population well-being and nutrition. Study: Artificial Intelligence Applications to Public Health Nutrition. Image Credit: metamorworks/Shutterstock.com Background Public health research covers a wide range of topics, from studying the effects of government measures such as taxing soda and nutritious food … Read more

Adaptability and promising potential of synthetic information in healthcare

Study: Harnessing the power of synthetic data in healthcare: innovation, application, and privacy. Image Credit: PopTika/Shutterstock.com

In a recent perspective article published in npj Digital Medicine, researchers discussed the possible benefits and limits of artificially generated data in the context of healthcare analytics. Study: Harnessing the power of synthetic data in healthcare: innovation, application, and privacy. Image Credit: PopTika/Shutterstock.com Background Data-based decision-making underlies predictive analytics and innovation in clinical research and public health. … Read more