August 6, 2021
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The Latest In Psychiatry News: Aug 6, 2021


This week, we’re sharing the most recent top stories in psychiatry news.

Read more on these stories below:

Can Older Adults Walk Their Way Out of Dementia? Medscape Medical News, Aug 5, 2021

Low to moderate levels of physical activity in later life significantly mitigate the increased risk for age-related dementia, new research suggests.

Social Media Disinformation Bots May Harm Psychiatry American Psychiatric Association, June 28, 2021

MIT analyzed over 125,000 tweeted messages and found that misleading or incorrect stories traveled six times more quickly and reached more users than true stories.

Repurposed Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Alzheimer’s Medscape Medical News, Aug 5, 2021

Interestingly, preclinical evidence showed that masitinib restores normal spacial learning performance and promotes recovery of synaptic markers in mouse model of AD.

Gut microbiota underdeveloped in children with autism spectrum disorder Healio, Aug 4, 2021

Novel bacterial markers predicted autism spectrum disorder in children and showed persistent underdevelopment of the gut microbiota among these children, according to new research.

Mood disorders should be considered preexisting condition for increased COVID-19 risks Healio, Aug 5, 2021

People with preexisting mood disorders had increased risk for COVID-19 hospitalization and death, according to a meta-analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry.

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