Biomarkers, apps predict suicide risk
In a study of 217 men with diagnosed mental illnesses, researchers with VA and Indiana University used blood biomarkers and tablet-based questionnaire apps to predict which of the men would be most likely to begin thinking about suicide, or to attempt it.
Parasite-mood link studied
A team of VA and university researchers has raised the question of whether the parasite T. gondii might be partly to blame for the mood disorders that some troops experience after deployment.
Colonoscopy 'withdrawal time' tied to cancer risk
Research by a VA team has confirmed that longer-lasting colonoscopies—those with a longer "withdrawal time"—are associated with lower cancer rates. The findings were based on nearly 77,000 procedures.
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