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More seniors taking inappropriate antidepressants, College of Pharmacy study finds

Antidepressant prescriptions for the elderly nearly doubled over a ten-year period, according to a recent study from the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy. But, many of those prescriptions were inappropriate and exposed seniors to unnecessary risks and adverse effects.

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Research Snapshot: A detailed look at HTLV-1, the retrovirus that causes T-cell Leukemia

It is generally believed that virus particles need to be fully formed to transmit a virus. But a recent study by researchers in the Academic Health Center’s Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) shows this may not be the case.

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CUHCC legal clinic merges human rights with medical care

At the Community-University Health Care Center, a long-standing medical-legal partnership offers patients legal resources alongside care.

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Make refugee health care great [again], writes UMN assoc. professor

Many health care providers aren’t fully educated on the unique challenges and circumstances refugees may experience, which can negatively influence their care.

Philbrick recently published a commentary detailing these challenges in the May issue of the American Journal of Public Health. It is titled “Make Refugee Health Care Great [Again].”

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Why are opioids addictive?

Neuroscientist Patrick Rothwell, Ph.D., answers some commonly asked questions about opioid addiction, like what causes dependency, how do opioids affect the brain, and most importantly: what makes them so addictive?

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Research Snapshot: Depression screening in older adults

The number of antidepressants prescribed in the U.S. is skyrocketing as more primary care providers give antidepressants to patients even though many of them don’t have a psychiatric diagnosis.

A group of University of Minnesota researchers set out to study how that trend might be affecting older adults.

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