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Venlafaxine significantly effective for children and teens with generalized anxiety disorder

...sness because the symptoms are chronic and include alarming reactions that can occur for no apparent reason. If left untreated, children with GAD may have social difficulties, school problems, low self-esteem and increased risk for other serious conditions including substance abuse, depression, and suicide. ...

Pfizers 'tune-up for life' (TM) identifies heart disease risks among race fans

...Both are risk factors for heart disease. What is alarming about these findings is the revelation that many individuals, especially men, are not in touch with significant and treatable risks to their health that can pose serious threats over time if left untreated, said Tracie Snitker, Director of Public Aff...

Heart health should be the front line of diabetes care

...k factors, he says. The syndrome is particularly alarming in adolescents. It is a multi-tiered problem that starts with obesity and continues to the metabolic syndrome and diabetes, Grundy explains. Changes that are spread out in most adults who gain weight over many years are compressed into a few short ...

University of Pittsburgh transplant researchers present findings at international meeting

...p more effective interventions and help reduce the alarming incidence of lung cancers that develop in transplant patients with a history of smoking. Special ultrasound technology that quantifies the strength of the heart is an accurate way to determine if a patient's previously failing heart is showing signs...

Burnout of young doctors affects careers, recruiting and patient care

...ty must respond immediately and effectively to the alarming financial and psychological distress expressed by many of trainees....

Childhood eating habits may persist into adolescence and lead to obesity

...s of cancer," Wang said. "We are also observing an alarming increase in childhood obesity not only in industrialized countries but also in many developing countries. It's important to realize that childhood and adolescence are critical periods for individuals to develop healthy eating habits and to lay the fo...

Obesity growing threat to world health

...s inhabitants. In fact, obesity is spreading at an alarming rate, not just in industrialized countries but in developing countries, where obesity often sits next to malnutrition. "This places an additional economic burden on poorer countries that they can ill afford, " according to Marquisa LaVelle, a biolog...

Maya children in U.S. more likely to be overweight and obese than whites or blacks

...ght and longer legs may indicate better health, an alarming number of the Maya-American children exhibit weight problems: nearly half are overweight and 42 percent are obese, according to Barry Bogin, professor of anthropology at the UM-Dearborn. And this childhood overweight is likely to lead to health probl...

UF researchers: rural residents less apt to seek Alzheimer's care from family doctors

... impairments did not seek services is particularly alarming and suggests that a significant proportion of people have unmet needs in terms of detection, diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias," said Chumbler, an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine's department of h...

New PTSD study examines treatment methods

... cope psychologically with a painful, frightful or alarming experience. This new study will focus on the treatment method known as prolonged exposure where the therapist leads the patient through a vivid memory of a traumatic event until the patient no longer experiences a strong emotional response. This meth...

Common prostate cancer treatment may cause severe bone loss, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, June 4 -- Men may be losing bone at an alarming rate as a result of a commonly used treatment for prostate cancer, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The findings, published in the June issue of the Journal of Cl...

UC Davis child abuse conference focuses on emerging trends, including self-mutilation, violent young males

...communicate prevention strategies to reverse these alarming new trends," Peterson said. The conference will feature a nationally recognized keynote speaker each of the three days. John Briere, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern Cali...

Depression turns generation gap into a chasm

...disease. Clinical depression in adolescents is an alarming illness, made much more so by the finding that adolescents and their parents often disagree about the extent of the problem; or even whether there is a problem at all. Dr Michael Sawyer is in no such doubt about the problems posed by adolescent depr...

Novartis receives FDA approval for Starlix, a new treatment for type 2 diabetes

...with serious consequences that is increasing at an alarming rate among Americans. Starlix, a D-phenylalanine (amino-acid) derivative, is the first in a new class of drugs for type 2 diabetes. It is indicated for use as both monotherapy and in combination with metformin, another oral antidiabetic medication,...

First human studies promising for popular nutritional supplement

...ricans have type 2 diabetes, which is rising at an alarming rate, according to lead researcher Martha Belury, Ph.D. It is of great benefit to find alternatives to pharmaceutical therapy that may aid in the delay and/or management of this disease, says Belury. Coupling CLA with pharmaceuticals could help reduc...

Club drugs take center stage in new national education and prevention initiative by NIDA and national partners

...ing our members and the patients they serve to the alarming increase in club drug use and the serious health consequences that can ensue, said Clarice Kestenbaum, M.D., president, AACAP. ## NIDA supports more than 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The I...

Spouses of heart disease patients face high risks themselves

... higher than their husbands, which is particularly alarming because the women tended to be younger than their mates and were not being screened for potential heart disease." In many cases, one risk factor shared between spouses was high body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is d...

HIV prevention program targets young gay men through social networks and peer support for safe sex

...e in high-risk behavior and are contracting HIV at alarming rates, so there is an urgent need for effective prevention programs that truly reach this group," said Thomas J. Coates, PhD, project co-investigator and executive director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute. "A social focus was adopted as the or...

Keep taking the medicine, diabetes research warns

...f over 13,000 patient records has revealed that an alarming number of individuals with type 2 diabetes stop taking their medication, as reported today in a new study presented at this year's congress of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). The research also showed that individuals who st...

Mitral valve repair at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center gets Los Angeles dentist on the road to recovery

...Gs. Then last October, Dr. Bredberg experienced an alarming episode while visiting in Santa Fe that determined the need for more aggressive treatment. "I could tell that my heart was beating irregularly, and I called the paramedics," he remembered. " I was experiencing atrial fibrillation, and a defibrillator...

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