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Laser Microscope At Cornell Images Serotonin In Live Cells
...depressant Prozac (fluoxetine) is thought to treat depression
by inhibiting re-uptake of serotonin into cells from which secretion occurs. The Cornell technology may be useful in gaining an understanding of a broad spectrum of physiological and psychological effects of this -- and other -- neurotransmitters. T...
Early Menarche Puts Young Girls In Peril
...isorders, substance abuse, dropping out of school, depression
and suicide," Brumberg says. Brumberg warns: "Contemporary girls are in trouble . . . young women develop physically earlier than ever before, but within a society that does not protect or nurture them in ways that were once a hallmark of American l...
New Gene For Mental Illness
...26 times morelikely to require hospitalization for depression
and/or suicide attempts thanpeople who do not have a mutation in this gene. The authors estimate that 1percent of the population, and 25 percent of the patients hospitalized for suchpsychiatric difficulties, may be carrying the gene. Individuals wh...
Women Can Inherit Drinking Problem Too, Study Finds
...m inwomen as in men. "It used to be believed that depression
predicted increased risk of alcoholproblems in wom...ems predictedalcoholism risk in men. We found that depression
is a potent predictor foralcohol dependence in both men and women," said Heath. "A history of behavi...
Possible Trigger For Heart Failure Identified In Lab Animal Studies
...hamber of the heart in laboratory rats, as well as depression
of themain pumping chamber of the heart, thus mimicking what happens in patients withheart failure. These investigators also showed that the harmful and noxiouseffects of TNF could be partially reversed using a soluble "antagonist" (adecoy) that bin...
New Treatment Successful With Hepatitis C
...ever. Hair loss, anemia, thyroiddisease and severe depression
occur less frequently. Amantadine has fewer side effects, including: difficulty in concentration,constipation and rare cardiac symptoms in some elderly patients. Anotherdrawback of interferon treatment is that only 50 percent of the patientsrespond...
Depression A Risk Factor For Coronary Artery Disease In Men
... Head-Heart Connection Men with clinical depression
are more than twice as likely to developcoronary a... a JohnsHopkins study has shown. "Clinical depression
appears to be an independent risk factor forcoronary artery disease, even several decades after the ...
Women's Shame Stalls Abuse Disclosure To Physicians
...blems, vaginal bleeding, weight changes, insomnia, depression
andanxiety. Although most women did not recognize an association between abuse andthese symptoms, one in three noticed improvement when she left the relationshipor discussed it with a health professional. The study also found that: ...
Enzyme's Structure Yields Blueprint For Antibiotic Resistance
...neurotransmitter important in the control of mood, depression
and anxiety. Inanother incarnation, a structurally similar enzyme acts as a switch that freesDNA to become active and begin expressing messenger RNA. Such widespreadbiological activity gives the discovery importance for a wide range ofinvestigations....
Study Shows First Significant Genetic Evidence For Schizophrenia Susceptibility
...gns, but may also suffer frommood problems such as depression
or mania. This study was funded by grants from the National Institute of MentalHealth, from Novartis Pharmaceuticals and from donations by individuals. Co-researchers were Jean-Louis Blouin, Corrine Gehrig, UppalaRadhakrishna and Sty...
Discovery Of Possible New Weight Control Role For Leptin Announced By Yale University School Of Medicine Researchers
...akthroughs in thetreatment of Parkinson's disease, depression
and other mental disorders. Yaleranks fourth among American medical schools in research dollars granted by theNational Institutes of Health. IPD operates the Institute for Diabetes Discovery, which is developingdrugs for the treatment of dia...
School Breakfast Participation Leads To Academic, Psychosocial Improvements
...d greaterimprovement in student-reported levels of depression
and anxiety and, for theBaltimore students, reduced levels of hyperactivity, as reported by teachers. Changes in reported behavioral problems from the parental interviews were notstatistically significant. No significant changes were seen in non-math...
Genetic Link Shows Children With Allergies Have Greater Tendency To Have Behavior Problems Than Children With No Allergies
...ificant behavior problems, such as aggressiveness, depression
andirritability than children with no allergies, a...elationship between allergies andbehaviors such as depression
and aggression," Dr. Wamboldt said. By studying identical twins, who have the same DNA, and fraterna...
Inherited Depression Linked To Shortage Of Cells In Brain Region
St. Louis, Oct. 23, 1998 -- People who suffer from depression
have fewercells in a certain part of the brain, a ...rder runs in the family, suggesting that inherited depression
maydiffer from depression
that comes out of the blue. "One of the things we hope may result ...
New Hypothesis Proposed For Cause Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
...ding low-grade fevers, body aches, malaise, and depression
among other signs. The condition seems more pr...nes are steadily being identified. Stress and depression
may be playing a related role as well, Kiecolt-Glaser said. Earlier research has repeatedly show...
Hopkins Study Shows Brain Damage Evidence In "Ecstasy" Users
...dy looking into applications ofthe method to study depression
and Parkinson's disease. Ecstasy is especially popular at "raves," the late-night, music-drivenparties that attract hundreds of young adults. Other researchers on the team are Robert Dannals, Ph.D., UrsulaScheffel, Ph.D., and Zsolt...
Genetically Engineered Mice Exhibit Anxiety, Offering Insight Into Role Of Serotonin In Brain
...those controlling other responses,such as anxiety, depression
and aggression," said the senior author of thestud... "reuptake blockers," such as Prozac,used to treat depression
and a variety of anxiety disorders, enhance the actionof serotonin, but do so unspecifically by alte...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Forms Institute For Coffee Studies
...s the brainand whether coffee can be used to treat depression
and to prevent relapse inpatients who have successfully undergone alcoholism treatment. "Studies of coffee and caffeine have shown that drinking three or four cups ofcoffee a day is not harmful in healthy people," said Dr. Peter R. Martin, professor ...
Women With Low Cholesterol May Be At Risk For Depression And Anxiety
...dl -- were morelikely to score high on measures of depression
and anxiety than women withnormal or high choleste... the women in his study were not being treated for depression
oranxiety, their scores on standard personality profiles clearly put them at riskfor developing depr...
Environmental Health Institute report concludes evidence is 'weak' that electric and magnetic fields cause cancer
...nylink to such non-cancer diseases as Alzheimer's, depression
and birth defects. Christopher Portier, Ph.D., the associate director of the EnvironmentalToxicology Program at NIEHS who coordinated the evaluation effort, said, "Thisrisk assessment gains strength and reliability from the conduct of extensive newr...
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