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Blood test reveals amyloid plaques; cannabinoids’ weak case for treating mental disorders


Blood test might rival PET scan for brain amyloidosis
By M. Alexander Otto
A blood test that measures the plasma ratio of amyloid-beta 42 peptide to amyloid-beta peptide 40 can accurately screen cognitively normal individuals for brain amyloidosis.

Other news:
Evidence lacking for using cannabinoids to treat mental disorders
Scant evidence exists to recommend medical cannabinoids to patients with depressive disorders, anxiety, or other mental disorders.

SUSTAIN 10: Glycemic control, weight loss better with semaglutide than liraglutide
Once-weekly treatment with subcutaneous semaglutide yielded greater reductions in HbA1c and body weight than once-daily liraglutide.

Severe hypoglycemia, poor glycemic control fuel fracture risk in older patients with type 2 diabetes
The association between severe hypoglycemia, poor glycemic control, and fracture risk seems to be stronger in men than in postmenopausal women.

Demeaning patient behavior takes emotional toll on physicians
Deciding how or whether to respond was often dictated by the level of support from colleagues, a professional responsibility to peers.

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