An epidemiologist applied some of the lessons learned battling infectious disease epidemics in Africa to street violence in Chicago. Medscape Medical News

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Elevated blood levels of inflammatory proteins may serve as a biomarker for suicidal risk in individuals with major depression. Medscape Medical News

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With a mean annual income of $186, 000, US psychiatrists are in the bottom third of the compensation ranks compared with other specialists, according to Medscape’s 2013 Psychiatrist Compensation Report. Medscape Medical News

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A new report highlights the potential benefits and pitfalls of online communication and social media relationships. Medscape Medical News

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Users of illicit drugs are now combining xylazine with other drugs of abuse and may be increasing their risk of death, according to new research. Reuters Health Information

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The anesthetic ketamine is a novel, fast-acting and effective agent for treatment-resistant depression, but researchers caution the drug is still “not ready for prime time.” Medscape Medical News

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Psychiatric inpatients are at extreme risk for suicide within 2 weeks of being discharged from hospitalization, but high-quality aftercare may be protective, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News

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High-intensity sunlight appears to be associated with a lower prevalence of ADHD, new research shows. Medscape Medical News

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The New York State Psychiatric Association’s class action lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group over parity violations may be a harbinger of more suits to come, says APA. Medscape Medical News

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More control over their schedules and fewer hassles with third-party payers may explain why psychiatrists suffer less from burnout than most other physicians. Medscape Medical News

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