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IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:
August 2016

Diet and Heart Health: a Paradigm Shift?
Recent meta-analyses have found that reducing cholesterol in the diet does not decrease the risk of death from heart disease.

rTMS for Anorexia Nervosa?
One session of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) showed a trend of reduced symptoms in patients with anorexia nervosa in a small double-blind parallel-group study.

Anticholinergic Drugs in Patients with Dementia
The coprescription of cholinesterase inhibitors and anticholinergic medications in elderly patients with dementia increases with the number of physicians seen.

In Brief
ß-amyloid May Protect against Microbial Infection; Long-Term Use of Tricyclic Antidepressants May Lower Risk of Gliomas

Raloxifene in Postmenopausal Women with Schizophrenia
The selective estrogen receptor modulator raloxifene (Evista) shows promise as an adjunctive treatment for schizophrenia in postmenopausal women.

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