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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted. That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way healthcare information is delivered to low literacy communities.

The customizable 16-page book, read by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood by everyone across the world.

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Olanzapine Appears to Activate Food-Related Reward Systems

The antipsychotic olanzapine, which has been associated with weight gain, appears to enhance reward systems in the brain that respond to food, according to a study published online in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Data from magnetic resonance imaging before and after a one-week treatment with olanzapine showed enhanced activations in the inferior frontal cortex, striatum, and anterior cingulate cortex to the anticipation of a food reward. Also seen was a decrease in activation in the lateral orbital frontal cortex, an area of the brain thought to exercise inhibitory control on feeding.

These brain changes were associated with significant increases in weight, food consumption, and disinhibited eating among 25 subjects receiving olanzapine.

To learn more about the link between olanzapine and weight gain, see Psychiatric News here. Read an abstract of the Archives report here.



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